Fender American Elite Telecaster RW, Tobacco Sunburst

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  • New Noiseless N4 Single-Coil Pickups
  • Highly Resonant and Lightweight Ash Body
  • New Cutaway Neck Heel and Double Action Truss Rod
  • 6-Saddle American Tele Bridge with Chromed Brass Saddles
  • Maple Neck with a Modern ''C'' to ''D'' Profile

Fender American Elite Telecaster RW, Tobacco Sunburst


The Fender American Elite Telecaster is an innovative instrument that's perfectly designed for todays modern guitarist, seamlessly melding classic Telecaster style with modern sound and features. The Maple neck with a Rosewood fingerboard has a new compound modern ''C'' to ''D'' profile that provides comfortable chording in the lower registers and a more oval shape higher up - suitable for lead work. The American Elite Tele features two Noiseless single-coil pickups that define a new standard in Fender's pickup technology, whilst also screaming out with pure rock 'n' roll power. With its stunning style, easy-playing performance and versatility, this Telecaster was made to tear it up on stage and in the studio.

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Ash Body & Maple Neck

The Fender American Elite Tele has an Ash body that produces a resonant and balanced tone with plenty of clarity and body. Fender have used Ash 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' to 'D' shaped Maple neck the American Elite Telecaster offers iconic Fender playability and sustain required by experienced musicians.

Resonant Synthetic Bone Nut

Featuring a carefully fitted synthetic bone nut the American Elite 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.

New For 2016

Brand new to the American Elite instruments are the 4th generation Noiseless pickups which represent a quantum leap in pickup design. Combining vintage-style tones with an effectively noise-free performance, this innovative new design defines a new standard in Fender's noiseless pickup technology. Offering pristine cleans and fat, overdriven tones the Fender Noiseless pickups scream with pure rock 'n' roll power.

Designed for fast playing and effortless position changes, the compound profile neck is perfect for all playing styles. With a modern ''C'' shape at the nut, the profile then transitions along the length of the neck to a modern ''D'' shaped profile at the new neck heel, helping to provide plenty of support and ensuring comfortable playing sessions. Additionally, the new locking, short-post tuning machines deliver an increased break angle at the nut for buzz-free performance.

Fender is renowned for head-turning style and unbeatable versatility and the American Elite Telecaster is certainly no exception. From the newly refined, sleek and deeper contours that hug the your 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 guitar for any brave guitarist who is setting out to cross uncharted musical terrain. This beautiful instrument also includes a redesigned Elite Moulded Case with TSA locks to provide increased protection for your cherished Telecaster.

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 Elite Telecaster®
  • Model Number: 0114210752
  • Series: American Elite
  • Colour: Tobacco Sunburst

Body & Bridge

  • Body: Ash
  • Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
  • Body Shape: Telecaster
  • Bridge: 6-Saddle American Tele with Chromed Brass Saddles

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Satin Urethane
  • Neck Shape: Compound Modern ''C'' to ''D''
  • Scale Length: 25.5'' / 648mm
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Compound Radius: 9.5'' - 14'' / 241mm - 355.6mm
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • String Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.6875'' / 42.8mm
  • Position Inlays: Pearloid Dots

Hardware & Electronics

  • Bridge Pickup: New Noiseless™ N4 Single-Coil
  • Neck Pickup: New Noiseless™ N4 Single-Coil
  • Controls: Master Volume with S-1™ Switch, 1 x Master No-Load Tone
  • 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 Flat-Top
  • Tuning Machines: Fender Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking (All Short Posts)
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply
  • Case/Bag: New Elite Moulded Case with TSA Latches