Fender American Special Telecaster - 3-tone Sunburst with Rosewood Fingerboard

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Single-coil Pickups - 3-Tone Sunburst
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An American Tele at an Amazing Price

Fender's American Special Telecaster solidbody electric guitar gives you a US-made Tele at a price that's nearly unheard of. An alder body offers a wide frequency response and plenty of snap for classic Tele tone. Fender's easy-playing maple neck and rosewood fingerboard combo sports jumbo frets for maximum string control. And a duo of Texas Special single-coils dishes out distinctive Tele twang with a little added muscle. We guitarists here at Sweetwater are a picky bunch, so trust us - you're going to love the Fender American Special Telecaster.

Fender American Special Telecaster Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • American-made quality at an unbeatable price
  • Cut through the mix
  • Greasebucket tone control rolls off highs without adding bass
American-made quality at an unbeatable price

Fender's American Special Series exists to do one thing: give you access to genuine US-made Fenders at unbeatable prices. The American Special Telecaster gives you a great selection of cool Tele features, including a supremely playable maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, and jumbo frets, two Texas Special single-coils, and Fender's innovative Greasebucket tone control. All in all, it's quite a potent music-delivery system. And it's made right here in the USA, in Fender's state-of-the-art Corona, California, factory.

Cut through the mix

You're sure to cut through the mix, thanks to a duo of Fender's Texas Special single-coils. These pickups give you classic tones that have been with us since the dawn of the Tele. But these pickups have a little something extra that sets the American Special Tele apart from previous Tele incarnations: Fender's way-cool Greasebucket tone circuit! If you're looking for an American-made Tele with unbeatable bang for the buck, then you need the American Special Telecaster.

Greasebucket tone control rolls off highs without affecting volume

Fender has fitted the American Special Telecaster with their proprietary Greasebucket tone control. With this system you're able to take the bite off of single-coils or get the "Woman Tone" without making your sound too muddy. The Greasebucket is designed to evenly rolls off highs without adding bass or affecting your volume. It gives you explicit control over your tone onstage without your having to compensate for a less-than-ideal sound.

Fender American Special Telecaster Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • American-made quality at an unbeatable price
  • Classic alder Tele body
  • Supremely playable maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, and jumbo frets
  • 2 Texas Special single-coil pickups
  • Fender's innovative Greasebucket tone control
  • Vintage-style 3-saddle string-through-body Tele bridge gives you amazing sustain
Fender's American Special Telecaster HSS: an affordable US-made Tele.

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Telecaster
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Alder
Body Finish Gloss Polyurethane
Color 3-Tone Sunburst
Neck Material Maple
Neck Shape Modern C
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay White Dot
Number of Frets 22, Jumbo
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.6875"
Nut Material Synthetic Bone
Bridge/Tailpiece Vintage-style bridge with three brass saddles
Tuners Vintage Style
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Texas Special Nickel cover single-coil
Bridge Pickup Texas Special single-coil
Controls 1 x volume, 1 x tone with Greasebucket circuit, 3-way blade pickup selector
Strings Fender® USA 250L, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)
Case Included Deluxe Gig bag
Manufacturer Part Number 0115800300

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Sweet, Toneful Tele

First, let me say I'm not what you'd call a "Fender Guy", when it comes to guitars. Having said that, I have a Strat that I love, even though it took me many years to find one that was a keeper. Ditto for Telecasters, but I found that keeper a month ago with this American Special, three-tone sunburst with a rosewood fretboard. To say it exceeded my expectations is an understatement, to the point it has become my "Number 1" over the Strat, a Les Paul, a Carvin and an Epi ES-339. The neck is much thinner than I'm used to, but I adapted to it quickly. This neck is very fast. Also a first for me after 50-plus years of playing guitar are the jumbo frets.I like them. A LOT!!!!! And they make bends and general playing super fast and greasy easy. The Texas Special pickups work exceptionally well in this Tele. Great tone and punch and clarity. Very musical. I had them in an earlier Strat I once owned and was not impressed. In this Tele, they kick butt. This a very full-sounding guitar (think "meat 'n' taters" guitar. Solid, tight, chunky low end with sweet highs (not ice-picky at all). I am so glad I gave this one a try. Truly a fun guitar to play and a genuine keeper.
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