Fender American Special Telecaster RW, 3-Tone Sunburst

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Product Ref: 67459

  • Highly Resonant and Lightweight Alder Body
  • Two Texas Special Single-Coil Pickups
  • Maple Neck with a Modern ''C'' Profile
  • Greasebucket Tone Circuit
  • 3-Saddle American Vintage String-Thru Bridge with Brass Saddles

Fender American Special Telecaster RW, 3-Tone Sunburst

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The Fender American Special Telecaster electric guitar delivers genuine U.S-made Fender quality into the hands of beginners and professionals alike. Combining the resonant Alder body with a Maple neck and Rosewood fingerboard, the American Special Telecaster provides a smooth and comfortable playing experience. The two single-coil Texas Special pickups in a SS configuration produce a bright and full tone that's ideal for country, blues and more.

Product Ref: 67459

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Alder Body & Maple Neck

The Fender American Special Tele 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 Telecaster offers iconic Fender playability and sustain required by experienced musicians.

Texas Special Pickups

Loaded with three clear and dynamic Texas Special single coil pickups the American Vintage Telecaster 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 Telecaster 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.

Specifications

  • Model: American Special Telecaster®
  • Model Number: 0115702300
  • Series: American Special
  • Colour: 3-Colour Sunburst

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: Black Dot

Hardware & Electronics

  • Bridge Pickup: Texas Special Single-Coil
  • Middle 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: Aged White
  • Tuning Machines: Fender Standard Cast/Sealed
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
  • Case/Bag: Fender Gig Bag