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The Fender American Nashville B-Bender Tele Electric Guitar was modeled after the personally customized instruments of some of Nashville's top players. It features the Parsons-Green B-Bender system an... Read More

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The Fender American Nashville B-Bender Tele Electric Guitar was modeled after the personally customized instruments of some of Nashville's top players. It features the Parsons-Green B-Bender system and adds a Texas Special Strat pickup in the middle position and 5-way Strat-o-Tele switching.

Features
  • Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Body finish: Gloss Urethane
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: C modern
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Satin Urethane
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: SSS
  • Neck: American Standard single-coil Tele
  • Middle: Texas Special single-coil
  • Bridge: American Standard single-coil Tele
  • Brand: Fender
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 5-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: 6-saddle string through body
  • Tailpiece: B-Bender system
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast sealed
  • Color: Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: B-Bender system
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States
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FenderAmerican Nashville B-Bender Tele Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 6 reviews)

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5.0

Great tones and action even without the B-Bender

By Erstwhile Musician formerly known as Bri

from Denver

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

  • B-Bender String may break frequently

Best Uses

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

Comments about Fender American Nashville B-Bender Tele Electric Guitar:

I've owned this guitar for 10+ years. Traded my 1990s MIM HSS Strat for it and haven't regretted it. The GC I went to was out so they ordered direct from Fender, I think. It was worth the extra wait time. Set up well out of the case as I remember. I own an American Strat, G&L F-100 Series (Leo Fender made and basically replicates an early 60s strat with humbuckers and 80s features such as coil splitting and out of phase switch) and Gibson SG with the P90s pups. The action on this Tele is comparable to all those. I've never gotten used to the B-Bender. It's fun but that string breaks easily if it's too light or you don't lube the heck out of the bridge. Despite that, I love this guitar. The Tele pickups are unique for me in that I've never had that sound and I wanted both a Country AND Blues sound. When people think Blues and Fender it's usually the Strat they go for but I've heard many bluesman get great tones from the Tele pups. The extra Texas Special in the middle ensures you can get that Strat Blues sound mixed in with the Teles. Very cool. 5 very distinct tones.

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5.0

My new favorite guitar

By Ed

from Denver, CO

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender American Nashville B-Bender Tele Electric Guitar:

      I play for fun and this b bender is more fun than anybody should have! The range of sound from 3 pickups and a 5 way switch is amazing. I've quit using pedals. I'm tempted to sell my other guitars so they'll get some use.

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      (4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Before you buy this guitar...

      By jackson

      from Sunnyvale

      Site Member

      Comments about Fender American Nashville B-Bender Tele Electric Guitar:

      When I bought this guitar for my birthday I was expecting tons of quality considering the price, and the fact that it is American-Made. But to be completely honest, it wasn't as great as I had expected. If you're like me, any sound you hear when you hit the string like string buzz, saddle buzz, or nut buzz will drive you absolutely crazy, and that iss a lot of what I got when I bought this guitar. Right off the bat I noticed a saddle that was terribly heightened. It wasn't even straight with any of the others and since the Allen screw is so small, you can't get one in a normal set. I was lucky that I owned a screw driver that fit in there, but this was also a problem and I will explain that later. When I got that fixed, the guitar was nice for a while until I needed to intonate it. I took my screwdriver and started twisting the screws in the back of the bridge and I noticed each saddle was twisting around every time I turned it, so I decided to take each screw out of the saddle and found every screw that holds the saddle to the bridge has gotten twisted or gone haywire, so there was another thing I had to buy. I bought a brand new set of intonation screws. Where I plug in the guitar, the input jack is loose and when I tighten it, it digs into the wood but when I go to plug it in again it is still loose. Now the guitar has fret buzz, I'm pretty sure the frets were not leveled correctly because I've adjusted the truss rod and the height of the saddles but I still get fret buzz. It is annoying but I've sanded a little bit of the fret and I think it is good now. Going back to the screwdriver I used to adjust the height of the saddles; on the right of the one of the low E facing the body, the Allen screw has now been stripped so i can't adjust that one anymore. I really like the sound of the guitar, it sounds like a Tele and plays like one plus the bender is a cool little contraption, but when I string through it, I get saddle buzz on the saddle that it is strung through. After a year of having this guitar I still really like it and enjoy the sound even though there are a few issues, but I can't help but go online and look at other guitars with a tiny voice in the back of my head telling me that I might have made a mistake.

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      5.0

      A Fantastic Instrument

      By eugene

      from Fairfield, NJ

      Comments about Fender American Nashville B-Bender Tele Electric Guitar:

      Purchased my Sunburst B-Bender from my local store a few weeks ago. Playing a Rickenbacker 360 12 in a band in the sixties, where 80% of our material was Byrds covers, I was always mesmerized by the playing of Clarence White. It's only now all these years later that I could afford this instrument. The finish and workmanship is first rate, the action is wonderful, and the set-up was perfect, right out of the box. While I have a ton of practice ahead of me, my first couple of weeks with the guitar have been loads of fun. Can't wait to keep working on technique and expanding my repertoire . I would also like to extend my compliments to my local Guitar Center store for their wonderful, error free processing of my order, and to the professional service I received for a phone inquiry while I was waiting for the guitar to be delivered. Couldn't be more satisfied.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      New Favorite

      By Roy

      from Hillsboro, TX

      Comments about Fender American Nashville B-Bender Tele Electric Guitar:

      Just picked this baby up a month ago. Wanted to spend some time with it before I wrote this review. When I picked it up I invited a buddy to test it out with me to test her out. First thing we both noticed when the case was opened was how white the maple neck was. We both own several strats everything from a 1976 black one with a maple neck to a 40th anniversary tobacco sunburst. The quality of this instrument is amazing. Of all the guitars I've owned from a 72 Black Beauty Les Paul and my all time favorite a BC Rich Mockingbird This one has them all topped for for overall ease of playing to purity of the tone throughout the instrument. We both check every note on every fret before we left and neither could find a flaw anywhere! Though I bought the B-Bender primarily for Country, I have found it very interesting to use in classic rock. Delivers the purest Keith Richards tone I have ever heard and beautiful on Led Zeppelin. Glad to see this level of quality and craftsmanship is still alive!

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      5.0

      Versatile Tele

      By Scott

      from Missouri

      Comments about Fender American Nashville B-Bender Tele Electric Guitar:

      I purchased this Tele looking for a guitar that could twang but could also rock in a pinch. It twangs with the best of 'em and the B-bender has a sound that you can't find elsewhere, plus the combination of the neck & middle pickups makes for a more than passable rock rhythm sound. My only real complaint here is the weight - thanks to the B-bender its at least a couple of pounds heavier than my Les Paul!

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