Fender Telecaster American Elite

Supercharged Classic

Packed with a baker’s dozen of innovations, the American Elite Telecaster is the original solidbody electric guitar reimagined for modern players who want bleeding-edge performance with timeless visual style. The future of workhorse guitar design, this Tele® guitar’s stunning style, easy playing feel and flexible sound that meets any musical need, was made to tear it up on stage or in the studio.

Features

Designed for 21st-century players, the American Elite Series sports a new compound neck profile designed for comfort and the ultimate playability. A modern "C"-shape at the nut, the rear of the neck morphs along the length of the neck to a modern "D"-shaped profile at the updated neck heel, providing plenty of ergonomic support.

With the all-new 4th generation Noiseless pickups, exclusive to the American Elite Series, we’ve achieved the sonic equivalent of cold fusion—authentic vintage-style Fender sound combined with noise-free performance. A quantum leap in pickup technology, these bleeding-edge pickups are the pinnacle of our pickup designs, offering crisp, clear cleans as well as gigantic overdriven tones that are bursting with pure rock power.

For improved upper register access and elegantly functional modern style, the American Elite Series' new cutaway neck heel blends into the asymmetrical neck volute for comfortably enhanced playing feel.

The new double action truss rod adjustment wheel makes it a snap to adjust the instrument's neck relief without any special tools.

Enjoy lightning-fast, easy re-stringing and enhanced playability from the new locking short post tuning machines. Not only do they provide increased break angle at the nut, they also increase tuning stability.

The S-1 switch on this model activates series or parallel wiring options when using both pickups for even more tonal variations. Discreetly placed atop the volume control, it engages or disengages at the tap of a finger for on-the-fly adjustments.

 

Technical specifications

Body
  • Body Material
    Alder
  • Body Finish
    Gloss Polyurethane
  • Body Shape
    Telecaster®
  • Body Binding
    White
 
Neck
  • Neck Material
    Maple
  • Neck Finish
    Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
  • Neck Shape
    Compound Back Shape, Modern "C" to "D"
  • Scale Length
    25.5" (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard Material
    Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius
    9.5"-14" Compound Radius (241 mm-355.6 mm)
  • Number of Frets
    22
  • Fret Size
    Medium Jumbo
  • Nut Material
    Synthetic Bone
  • Nut Width
    1.685" (42.8 mm)
  • Position Inlays
    Large Pearloid Dots
  • Truss Rod
    Dual-Action
  • Truss Rod Nut
    Heel-Mounted Spoke Wheel Adjustment
 
Electronics
  • Bridge Pickup
    New 4th Generation Noiseless
  • Neck Pickup
    New 4th Generation Noiseless
  • Controls
    Master Volume (with S-1™ Switch) Master No-Load Tone
  • Switching
    3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Configuration
    SS
  • Special Electronics
    S-1™ Switch
 
Hardware
  • Bridge
    6-Saddle American Tele with Chromed Brass Saddles
  • Hardware Finish
    Chrome
  • Tuning Machines
    Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking
  • Pickguard
    3-Ply Mint Green
  • Control Knobs
    Knurled Flat-Top
  • Switch Tip
    Barrel Style
  • Neck Plate
    4-Bolt Asymmetrical
 
Miscellaneous
  • Strings
    Fender® USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
  • Legal Notice
    Product Prices, Features, Specifications and Availability Are Subject To Change Without Notice
 
Accessories
  • Case/Gig Bag
    Elite Molded Case