Fender American Special Telecaster, Lake Placid Blue

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Product Ref: 64238

  • Texas Special Single Coil Pickups
  • Alder Body with Bolt-On Maple Neck
  • 22 Jumbo Fret Rosewood Fingerboard
  • 3-Saddle American Vintage (String Thru) Bridge
  • Greasebucket Tone Circuit

Fender American Special Telecaster, Lake Placid Blue

The Fender American Special Telecaster offer premium American construction and materials to deliver a professional grade electric guitar. Featuring an Alder body with bolt-on Maple neck and 22 fret Rosewood fingerboard the American Special Telecaster provides an effortless playability and rich, resonant tone. The American Special Tele also has a 3-saddle American vintage (string thru) bridge, Standard sealed/cast tuners, Texas Special single coil pickups and innovative Greasebucket tone circuit.

Product Ref: 64238

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Alder Body & Maple Neck

The Fender American Special Telecaster has an Alder body and produces a resonant and balanced tone with plenty of clarity and body. Fender have used Alder as their tonewood of choice for electric guitars since the 1950's as the balanced response and slight upper middle definition makes it perfect for rock and blues playing. Paired with a modern ‘C’ shaped Maple neck the American Special Telecasters offers iconic Fender playability and sustain required by experienced musicians.

Texas Special Pickups

Loaded with two, clear and dynamic Texas Special single coil pickups the American Vintage Tele delivers a distinctive mid-range punch, sparkling highs and focused bass response. Featuring an overwound single coil design, alnico 5 magnets and staggered pole pieces the Fender Texas Special pickups produce an array of professional tones ideal for a range of genres and playing styles.

Greasebucket Tone Circuit

The Fender American Special Tele incorporates a unique Greasebucket™ Tone Circuit which delivers a whole new style of tonal shaping. Apposed to standard tone controls that simply reduce the high frequencies leaving the bass frequencies more predominant, the Greasebucker™ tone circuit provides a high and low frequency roll off allowing you to create unique and natural clean tones.

Resonant Synthetic Bone Nut

Featuring a carefully fitted synthetic bone nut the American Special Tele delivers an increased resonance and brighter tonality. When compared to traditional plastic and Tusq materials used to construct guitar nuts, synthetic bone improves the vibration transfer between the string and tuning machines without dampening the tone.

The History of the Telecaster

The rich history of Fender guitars begins with the Telecaster. An indispensable instrument, the Telecaster was the world's first successful solid-body electric guitar. Perfected after two years of development - and a name change or two - the Telecaster debuted in February 1951 and began its steady ascent towards the stage and studio. Ingeniously engineered with the ability to be heard both loud and clear, it was a marvel of simple design elegance and workhorse functionality. It is perhaps fitting testimony to its essential original rightness that the Telecaster design has hardly changed ever since.


  • Model: American Special Telecaster
  • Model Number: 0115800302
  • Series: American Special
  • Colour: Lake Placid Blue

Body & Bridge

  • Body: Alder
  • Body Finish: Satin Polyurethane
  • Body Shape: Telecaster
  • Bridge: 3-Saddle American Vintage String-Thru with Brass Saddles

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Satin Urethane
  • Neck Shape: Modern ''C''
  • Scale Length: 25.5'' / 648mm
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5'' / 241mm
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Size: Jumbo
  • String Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.6875'' / 42.8mm
  • Position Inlays: White Dot

Hardware & Electronics

  • Bridge Pickup: Texas Special Single-Coil
  • Neck Pickup: Texas Special Single-Coil
  • Controls: 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone
  • Additional Electronics: Greasebucket Tone Circuit
  • Pickup Configuration: SS
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade
    • Position 1: Bridge Pickup
    • Position 2: Bridge and Neck Pickup
    • Position 3: Neck Pickup
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Control Knobs: Knurled Dome
  • Tuning Machines: Fender Standard Cast/Sealed
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
  • Case/Bag: Fender Gig Bag