Fender American Elite Tele MN Butterscotch Blonde

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The Elite Telecaster improves on the ‘Original’ in a number of intelligent, practical and creative ways. It’s still very much a Tele but there are some great details here to improv... read more

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What we say:

The Elite Telecaster improves on the ‘Original’ in a number of intelligent, practical and creative ways. It’s still very much a Tele but there are some great details here to improve your experience of playing.

The neck itself is worth talking about: the compound profile goes from the familiar ‘Modern C’ shape at the nut to a D shape up in the nosebleed area to make extended fretboard excursions more comfortable and ergonomic for you. On the fret side of the neck, the radius is also a compound: 9.5” at the nut end for nice easy chording and 14” up at the top to allow big wide bends over the flatter radius. All of this translates into an essentially invisible but instantly felt improvement across the entire neck, front to back and top to bottom.

And that’s just the neck! The pickups are the newly redesigned Noiseless models, now more organic sounding than earlier iterations. The S1 switch - a Fender favourite for many years now - is included, which changes the guitar’s wiring between series and parallel at the touch of a discrete button. The allows much more tonal versatility.

On top of all of this, you also get a great new hard case, locking tuners and an easy access truss rod adjustment heel. The body has top edge binding too for a real touch of class. What a package, in it's classic '52-style livery of Butterscotch blonde with a black guard!


Featured on all American Elite instruments, the new 4th generation Noiseless pickups are only available in this series, and represent a quantum leap in pickup design. Combining authentic, vintage-style sound with effectively noise-free performance, these are the pinnacle of Fender’s noiseless pickup designs, generating sparkling cleans and fat, overdriven tones that scream with pure rock ‘n’ roll power. Engineered for fast playing and effortless position changes, the compound profile neck with a 9.5”-14” compound radius fingerboard is ideal for all playing styles. A modern “C”-shape at the nut, the profile morphs along the length of the neck to a modern “D”-shaped profile at the updated neck heel, providing plenty of comfortable support for fret hand antics. Locking, all short-post tuning machines provide increased break angle at the nut for buzz-free performance. The truss rod wheel is positioned at the butt end of the neck for easy accessibility when adjusting neck relief.

Fender is renowned for head-turning style, and this guitar is no different—from the refined ergonomic rear contour that hugs the player’s 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 addition to the Fender family tree, a top-notch performer that can handle whatever music you might you throw at it. Includes a redesigned Elite Molded Case with TSA locks to provide increased protection for your cherished instrument.

Series: American Elite

Body Material: Alder, (except Ash on 750, 752)

Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane

Neck Finish: Satin Urethane with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face

Fingerboard: Rosewood or Maple, 9.5”-14” Compound Radius (241 mm-355.6 mm)

Position Inlays: Large Pearloid Dots (Rosewood), Large Black Pearloid Dots (Maple)

Nut (Material/Width): Synthetic Bone, 1.685” (42.8 mm)

Tuning Machines: Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking (all short post)

Scale Length: 25.5” (648 mm)

Neck: Maple, Compound back shape, Modern “C” to “D”

Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo

Bridge: 6-Saddle American Tele with Chromed Brass Saddles

Pickups: New 4th generation Noiseless (Bridge and Neck)

Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup

Controls: Master Volume (with S-1TM Switch), Master No-Load Tone Control

Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top

Hardware Finish: Chrome

Case/Gig Bag: New Elite Molded Case

Other Features: New Modern String Tree, Asymmetrical Neck Heel, Black Chrome Fender Headstock Decal