Fender

Description

With over two years of R&D behind it, the American Ultra Series Telecaster launched in 2019 as Fender's most advanced, highest-performance Tele ever. For players who dreamed of a classic Made-in USA Tele vibe in a guitar with modern playability, it was intended as the ultimate production version of the long-time classic. What could be better? This Guitar Center-exclusive edition resulted from partnering with Fender to create a Tele that features a stunning Denim Burst finish with painted silver-logo headstock, AA flame maple top and a smooth-playing striped ebony fingerboard. Like the regular American Ultra Telecaster, it has Fender's fifth-generation Noiseless pickups, advanced electronics, tapered heel and body contours, a redesigned neck shape and super-comfortable rolled edges on the fingerboard. This is a Tele that will fit you like your favorite pair of broken-in jeans. But don’t let these modern updates fool you. The vibe of the American Ultra Denim Burst Telecaster is still classic Fender.

Fender American Ultra Denim Burst Tele Main Features

  • Dual vintage single-coil noiseless pickups
  • Master Volume with series/parallel S-1 switch, master tone, three-way pickup switch
  • Sculpted neck heel for easy upper-fret access
  • Modern D-shaped tapered maple neck

Ultra Noiseless pickups

Fender first went noiseless back in 1998; the American Ultra Denim Burst Telecaster features the 5th generation of these pickups, with decades of refinement behind them. It’s classic Tele single-coil sounds without the hum.

Advanced electronics

An S-1 switch is nested into the volume knob giving you the option of series or parallel wiring. A treble bleed circuit maintains the highs even when you’re dimed out.

New heel contour

A first for Fender, the American Ultra Denim Burst Tele's sculpted neck heel allows for effortless access to the upper frets. It’s a significant reduction in bulk at the base of the neck, super thin, but structurally sound, with maximum resonance.

New neck shape

The American Ultra Denim Burst Tele neck has a modern-D profile. It’s flatter than a standard-D, with a faster back and a little more “meat” on the shoulders. Fender created an all-new process to apply a thin coat of satin urethane, giving the neck a completely smooth, raw wood feel. Your hands won’t stick here. The special striped ebony fingerboard has amazingly comfortable rolled edges for serious ease of play.
Features
  • Dual vintage single-coil Noiseless pickups
  • Modern D-shaped tapered maple neck with sculpted neck heel
  • Rolled compound-radius ebony fingerboard
  • Alder or ash single-cutaway Telecaster body
  • Master tone and volume controls with 3-way switching
  • Sturdy fixed bridge
Specifications
Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Body wood: Alder or ash
  • Body finish: Gloss
Neck
  • Neck shape: D
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
Fingerboard
  • Material: Ebony 
  • Radius: Compound
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
Electronics
  • Configuration: SS
  • Neck: Proprietary Covered Single Coil
  • Bridge: Proprietary Open Single Coil
  • Control layout: Master volume, Master tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed Bridge
  • Bridge design: Individual saddle
  • Tailpiece: String thru body
  • Tuning machines: Locking
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Orientation: Right-handed
  • Country of Origin: United States

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