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Fender American Deluxe Telecaster Electric Guitar Aged Cherry Burst, Maple Neck 886830161018

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The Fender American Deluxe Telecaster Electric Guitar has a new compound-radius fretboard for effortless string bending anywhere along the neck. The staggered locking tuners improve tuning stability f... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Fender American Deluxe Telecaster Electric Guitar has a new compound-radius fretboard for effortless string bending anywhere along the neck. The staggered locking tuners improve tuning stability for stunt guitarists who like to bend behind the nut. New N3 noiseless pickups provide improved Telecaster tones for snappy bell-like chime with no hum.

Other features include a bound-top body with belly cut, S-1 switching, chromed brass bridge saddles, bound top and a beveled neck heel. Fender includes a new molded Fender-exclusive SKB case with glass-reinforced latches and TSA locks, cable, and strap locks with the American Deluxe Telecaster.

Fender N3 Noiseless pickups
N3 Noiseless pickups deliver the best of yesterday and today, because they deliver landmark vintage Fender tone and response without the hum that can plague single-coil pickups. Using an improved stacked coil-coil design, N3 Noiseless pickups are specially tailored for each Telecaster pickup position. The insulated metal core of each pickup position type differs in thickness and composition for enhanced tone.

Fender has fine-tuned the sized, shape, and wire gauge of the pickup coils to balance the magnetic responsiveness essential to great tone. Fender N3 pickups represent a welcome return to the warmth and clarity of alnico magnets. An Alnico 5 magnet is used in the bridge position, Alnico 2 in the middle position, and Alnico 3 for the neck position.

  • Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Alder Select
  • Body finish: Gloss Urethane
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: C soft
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Satin Urethane
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Maple or Rosewood
  • Radius: Compound
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: SS
  • Neck: N3 single-coil
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: N3 single-coil
  • Brand: Fender
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: S-1 switching
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: 6-saddle string through body
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Locking
  • Color: Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States
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FenderAmerican Deluxe Telecaster Electric Guitar

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(26 of 26 customers found this review helpful)


twang paradise

By Strokemeister

from McAllen TX

Comments about Fender American Deluxe Telecaster Electric Guitar:

This guitar is a dreaam!! Great attention to detail the finish is impecable and the pickups are just to die for!! Great spanky twangy tone (best when combined with maple neck) this guitar is perfect for country, blues, rock punk or almost any type of music although i didn't LOVE the sound with heavy distortion on. Great sounds like the Clash and classic blues... the neck is fast and smooth, action was just perfect on mine absolutely loved it!! =D

(19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)


Keep coming back

By Will Hunter

from Boston, Ma.

Comments about Fender American Deluxe Telecaster Electric Guitar:

This is my second American Deluxe Tele, and my fourth Tele overall. I kept buying them, trading for something else I thought I wanted, and always returned to the Telecaster. I won't make that mistake again. This American Deluxe is the best of the bunch. Elegant and raunchy at the same time, this guitar does what it's supposed to do. Crystal clean bell like tones from the noiseless pickups, then kick in a pedal, or B channel on the amp, and it sings, spits and growls with the best of them, all the while retaining what it is that make this guitar an all time favorite: the tone. This one is in Olympic white pearl, with a maple neck and fretboard. The pickguard is tortoise shell as is the binding, and the look is stunning. Fit and finish are perfect, as they should be for this price. Comfort and playability are perfect as well. I was a Strat guy for a long time, and I really wanted to be a Les Paul guy, but I always found my way back to the Telecaster. And I'm glad I did. This guitar is a keeper.

(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)


Great Tele

By Astrid

from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about Fender American Deluxe Telecaster Electric Guitar:

Definitely a great telecaster. For a person who is a fan of all guitars, this one is very much recommended. Worth the price and hours and hours of great tone from this bad boy. A MUST!

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)


You must try this guitar!

By Brian

from San Antonio, TX

Comments about Fender American Deluxe Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I was in Guitar Center, not particularly looking for a Tele at all, but trying out new amp heads. I went through my usual barrage of Les Paul's, SG's, Gretsch, PRS and ESP models. I didn't currently own a guitar with single coil pickups but I wanted to put the amp through all it's paces. I picked up a few Strats that sounded good & I liked what the amp was doing. I saw this gorgeous Tele hanging high up on the wall in Aged Cherry Burst with the white binding and figured it has to sound at least half as good as it looks. I immediately noticed the feel. The weight of the instrument was certainly lighter than a Les Paul, but still had more heft than I expected from the other Fender's I'd been trying out. The neck was smooth as silk to play and not at all "sticky" as some finished maple necks can be. Giving it the once over, the quality control from Fender is impecable! The instrument is physically flawless. Of course all the expected Tele twang was there right away with the bridge pickup. The neck pickup was smooth and rich. I tried the middle position which sounded very cool, and then hit the "S1" switch and was FLOORED by the sound! All of this warm, harmonically rich and driving tone came pouring out of this instrument and I was DONE! I was totally hooked on this guitar!!! The cleans are like the glassy surface of a calm lake and the drive you get is smooth and articulate. But it also screams on high gain lead settings too! Letting you hear all the notes and voicings clearly. I threw a few bucks down and put it on layaway, came back with a few old pedals to trade in and took her home on my next paycheck! Now of course no guitar is ever perfect. As musician's we all know this. There's no instrument that gives you every sound in the world which is the only reason I can't give it 5 stars. I wish I could give a 4.75 stars on the rating. But if you're a guitar lover you will not want to pass this up! It's a phenomenal instrument! I love playing it, and light up every time I see it hanging up on the wall in my studio. Go and check it out today!

(6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)


The American Fender Deluxe Telecaster

By Ronnie Burns

from Bogata, TX

Comments about Fender American Deluxe Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I own the American Deluxe Telecaster and I love playing this guitar. Easy playing neck and like all telecasters has its own unique sound. I actually purchased this guitar new from Guitar Center. I would recommend this guitar to the novice or expert player.

(5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)


Excellent, great playing guitar

By Tim

from NJ

Comments about Fender American Deluxe Telecaster Electric Guitar:

This guitar sounds great, plays amazingly, and is very light in my (les paul) opinion. I walked into a guitar center looking for something completely different and was floored by how well it sounded. Great cleans, can be twangy if you're into that. Also great blues crunch, sounds fantastic out of an old fender. Not to mention it looks great. Definitely will not dissapoint!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Would've, could've, Should've...

By iridium Lee

from nY, NY

Comments about Fender American Deluxe Telecaster Electric Guitar:

When I was in the market for a fender, I was advised that I should get a tele. I ended up getting a strat anyways. I play hard rock/metal. It's really hard to explain, but the tele just sounds heavier and dirtier than a strat. If I could go back in time, or find someone to sell my strat to, i'd get the tele instantly. Strats and teles play very similar, it's the sound and tone that is different. I'd recommend this for you hard rockers.. Perfect tone..

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


Turning heads regardless if its plugged in or not

By Justin W. Taylor

from Ponca City, OK

Comments about Fender American Deluxe Telecaster Electric Guitar:

My first few electric guitars were 300 to 400 dollar-range low end versions of the Fender Telecaster. I just couldn't find the sound that I was looking for. I slowly realized after listening more closely that I was producing mediocre sound using mediocre equipment. Oh man, if I could do it all over again. About two months ago I purchase the Aged Cherry Burst Fender American Deluxe Telecaster with maple neck...a gorgeous professional grade instrument that gets just as many compliments in the rack on-stage as when it's being played. The belly cut body makes those hours on stage and at practice much more comfortable and the S-1 switching gives me a greater range of tonal possibilities for finding just the right one. If you are looking for an electric guitar with great looks, accurate sound, and excellent quality, this is the guitar for you. I was so impressed with the guitar, I sold off all my lower end electric guitars and purchased my second Fender American Deluxe Telecaster in Olympic Pearl with maple neck and Rosewood fretboard just so I can have a second one waiting in the wings in a different tuning. Now all I have to do is find another song in a third tuning to have a good excuse to purchase another one! If your are a serious musician contemplating a Fender American Deluxe Telecaster but not sure if the extra cost is worth it, believe me, you will be money ahead by going ahead with this quality guitar. My hats off to Fender on this one. - JT Ponca City, OK

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


An American Icon

By Adam

from Dallas, Texas

Comments about Fender American Deluxe Telecaster Electric Guitar:

Where to start? One of these sweet babies caught my eye in a Guitar Center I was at. I could NOT help it. I absolutely HAD to try it! Everyone from the likes of John 5 (Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie) to Weezer uses Telecasters. With that in my knowledge, I took it down from the rack and hooked it up to the nearest amp (which by the way was a Line 6). As I sat in the provided stool, I noticed the feel of the neck. the smoothness. How thin it was. The weight of the guitar startled me. It felt like a feather. I then made myself comfortable and adjusted the knobs and pickup switch to my liking. Then, I began to shred. After playing this American Icon for what seemed like a few hours, I finally had to put it up, for if I didn't, it would probably have been stolen. This guitar was irresistible in every way. If you don't have one of these hanging/standing in your preferred playing area back at home, you defiantly need to pick one up. Telecasters have been around since it's debut as the "Broadcaster" in 1949. It became Telecaster in late 1950 due to the wide-growing popularity of television. With the respect this guitar has earned, ask yourself this: "Why don't I have one?"

(3 of 10 customers found this review helpful)


A Fender

By Jason B.

from Winnetka,CA

Comments about Fender American Deluxe Telecaster Electric Guitar:

Too clean sounding for my taste, however perfect for more clean sounding music. The feel is really nice, the quality is very nice, but as far as the price goes, it's kind of disappointing. Many other lower priced Telecasters/Strats cost the same, and tbh play very close. I would recommend going for a cheaper Fender that plays about the same. -1 star for price.

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