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Fender American Elite Telecaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar Tobacco Sunburst

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Fusing classic Telecaster style with modern sound and features, the American Elite Telecaster is the original solidbody electric guitar reimagined for the modern guitarist who needs more from their in... Click To Read More About This Product

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Fusing classic Telecaster style with modern sound and features, the American Elite Telecaster is the original solidbody electric guitar reimagined for the modern guitarist who needs more from their instrument. With its stunning style, easy-playing performance and flexible sound that matches any playing situation, this Tele® was made to tear it up on stage or in the studio.

Featured on all American Elite instruments, the new 4th generation Noiseless pickups are only available in this series, and represent a quantum leap in pickup design. Combining authentic, vintage-style sound with effectively noise-free performance, these are the pinnacle of Fender’s noiseless pickup designs, generating sparkling cleans and fat, overdriven tones that scream with pure rock ‘n’ roll power.

Engineered for fast playing and effortless position changes, the compound profile neck with a 9.5”-14” compound radius fingerboard is ideal for all playing styles. A modern “C”-shape at the nut, the profile morphs along the length of the neck to a modern “D”-shaped profile at the updated neck heel, providing plenty of comfortable support for fret hand antics. Locking, all short-post tuning machines provide increased break angle at the bone nut for buzz-free performance. The truss rod wheel is positioned at the butt end of the neck for easy accessibility when adjusting neck relief.

Fender is renowned for head-turning style, and this guitar is no different—from the refined ergonomic rear contour that hugs the player’s body to the black chrome headstock logo and large pearloid fret markers this instrument will dazzle the audience with elegant style. The American Elite Telecaster is a bold new addition to the Fender family tree, a top-notch performer that can handle whatever music you might you throw at it. Includes a redesigned Elite Molded Case with TSA locks to provide increased protection for your cherished instrument.

Features
  • Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: Modern C to D
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: Compound
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: SS
  • Neck: 4th Generation Noiseless
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: 4th Generation Noiseless
  • Brand: Fender
  • Active or passive electronics: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: S-1 switching, No-load tone control
  • 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 American Tele with chromed brass saddles
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Deluxe sealed
  • Color: Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: Strap locks, Deluxe leather strap, Cable, Adjustment wrenches
  • Country of origin: United States
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FenderAmerican Elite Telecaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Good pick up (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Recording (4)
  • Practicing (3)
  • Rock concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4)

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3.0

Returned 2 already, about to be on my 3rd

By Julien

from Woodland Hills, CA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Distorted Neck Pick Up, Cutting In and Out
  • Poor Pick Up
  • Poor Quality Check

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording

Comments about Fender American Elite Telecaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

Okay, let me start by saying this, the feel, make, and tone of this guitar is awesome. All the new things Fender has implemented on the 2016 teles are great, from the S1 switch, Noiseless pickups, tapered body, etc.

Now, the reason I'm giving it only 3 stars (and I feel I'm being generous) is because I've bought, returned, bought and now am about to return again two of these telecasters already. Specifically the 2016 Fender American Telecaster Elite in Tobacco Sunburst.

The issue on the past two Elite's I had were the same. The Neck Pickup. First Elite I had, it didn't work at all, returned it. Second Elite got shipped in, and I opened it up right in the store, and again, neck pickup not working. Gave it to the guitar tech on hand and some how with his magic fingers he managed to get sound out of neck pickup. Took it home and not more than a week later, neck pickup is cutting in and out again, to the point of being unplayable really.

I'm just really upset that Fender is selling these for close to $2000 and they can't even get the quality assurance people or whoever checks these guitars out before shipping them to make sure the pickups, particularly the neck, are working properly.

And on top of all that, I work for Guitar Center. How am I supposed to pitch these guitars to my customers when I myself got two of them that were not working properly?

Anyways, I'm about to return the 2nd one again, and I hoping the third one will be the charm. But beware, CHECK THE NECK PICKUP before purchase.

 
5.0

Top notch guitar - great improvements

By AA Media Music

from McLean, VA

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recording

    Comments about Fender American Elite Telecaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

    I purchased this guitar for recording purposes and I'm extremely impressed with it. So far, it's the best guitar I own and I've decided to upgrade my Strat to the elite series version as well. I find all the claims made by Fender to be accurate. It wasn't cheap, but it's well worth the expense. No flaws what-so-ever and looking fantastic is a plus maybe I didn't need, but is very welcome.

     
    5.0

    Simply the best Telecaster ever.

    By Drfatz

    from Mattawan MI

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Pick Up
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Recording

      Comments about Fender American Elite Telecaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

      I have several high end guitars. I've owned four telecasters in the past. This one is light in weight and the sculpted body is comfortable to play standing or sitting. Craftsmanship is superb. The pickups are dead quite but still have classic sounds. S1 switching in middle position increase loudness which is nice for lead playing. The guitar is stunning in its looks and has many sonic options. Overall this guitar is outstanding. The case is rugged and classy.

       
      5.0

      Fender Tele Elite - So Awesome! This thang rocks!

      By Party Pete

      from Inner Earth, Saint Leo, FL

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Looks awesome
      • Plays great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender American Elite Telecaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

        I Love this guitar! It is a pro version. I added a leather pick guard and matching leather strip. Feels, sounds, & looks great! The case is cool. my bandmates are jealous, I let them play it for a while, just to see (and hear) what she looks like in someone else's hands.
        The pick ups have great tone, the color is amazing

         
        5.0

        Great Guitar!

        By Evil Steve

        from Tennessee

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender American Elite Telecaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

          Great Tele, and exactly what you would expect... with a few cherries on top that is! 4th gen pickups are as noiseless as advertised, and this guitar sounds great! I'm so pleased with the purchase as well as the enhancements for 2016. I must admit though, not sold on the parallel/in series on-off option for the middle position on the switch. I can't really tell a drastic difference, and wonder if it could be an additional point for electronic failures further down the road. Paranoia aside, great guitar and would buy again without a 2nd thought!

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          History is made! Fender Tele Elite!

          By Party Pete

          from Inner Earth, Saint Leo, FL

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Has great sound!
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • Stained scratch under clear coat

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Rock, Country, Blues, Funk
          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about Fender American Elite Telecaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

          This Tele has all the coolest features, the best of all worlds. The C to D shaped neck, short posts, N4 pickups, S1 switch, and cool colors. Sounds great running through a tweed Blues Jr. 15w. It's got twang, growl, plus the classic "chicken pickin'." sound! Looks great, plays great, all my bandmates are green with envy. I love the wood grains and the Tobacco Burst finish. The Rosewood fret board has light and dark striped natural wood grains running in it. I think it looks really cool, very unique, one of a kind.

          The hard case is super cool! TSA ready. Looks like a bazooka carry case with lock! Plus, case is stackable for when I start adding to the Elite collection. This is as good as it gets and to me worth the extra coins. I have ordered a custom leather pick guard (+1 C-note), this thing is going to be a one of a kind gem.

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