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Fender American Special Telecaster, Maple Neck with Bag - Black

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SKU: # 505307
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17-0196-306

Sale Price: $1,199.97 CDN
Original Price: $1,349.99 CDN

Limited stock available in select stores only

The American Special Telecaster puts U.S-made Fender quality into the hands of players at any level. For the guitarist who wants a combination of timeless Fender style and contemporary features, this guitar delivers traditional Tele design with some extra elements for modern tone and performance, including dual Texas Special pickups and special circuitry, modern neck profile and fingerboard radius, and more. Great sounding, great looking and feeling, and made in the United States. Features include: Maple neck with a Modern "C" profile, 9.5"-radius maple fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets, Dual Texas Special single-coil Telecaster pickups, Three-way pickup switch, Greasebucket tone circuit (rolls off highs without adding bass), Vintage-style string-through-body Telecaster bridge with three brass saddles.

Includes deluxe gigbag.

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Closest StorePeterborough, Ontario
My first foray into Fender USA has been a good one. Being primarily a Gibson player I have really noticed the "off the shelf" quality of the Fender line to be outstanding. I have owned a Mexican made Stratocaster since new in 2006 which seems to me rivals the quality of American made that I just don?t see in the modern MIM lineup, that has been my only real Fender experience until now. This telecaster was instantly home for me with the satin neck and round C shape. Compared to the new Mexican made FSR blonde telecaster deluxe this guitar was slightly more expensive but had a sleekness and an open sound that the other did not have which I believe is in part to how much lighter it is and isn?t slathered in so much laquer. The Mexican made rival was a fantastic guitar that I would recommend on a smaller budget but this one really pushes it over the top with feel and tone. A big plus is the brass barrel saddles, extremely robust tone and a comfortable place to put your hand. The Texas special pickups have less output to me than the ones in the MIM tele, but a clearer brighter tone that spoke to me. I will forever be a Gibson guy but this has opened my eyes to Fender USA for some serious consideration upon my next guitar purchase. Well done Fender - sincerely, a Gibson lover with internal conflict.
Posted by Chris on Dec 21, 2018
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Closest StoreCharlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Plays fantastically. Classic tele sound but with a boost from the Texas special pick-ups. Nice feel to the neck, plays easy. This is the guitar that played the lead in stairway to heaven. Try it, you will like it if you are a fender fan. Mine is cream in color. -
Posted by anonymous on Oct 19, 2018
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Solid, heavy, top quality, unique growl, vintage electronics0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Like me, it's heavy and handsome. An obvious boost in quality over the Mexican made. Not much to say, the telecaster isn't an elaborate instrument but it does nothing wrong. Electronics and tuning knobs are very solid. You'll want to get a padded shoulder strap due to its weight. Got great advice from L&M and you get a free service within the first year of ownership. Gig bag is of good quality. If you're buying off the rack, check the guitar carefully for scratches, especially the black paint. As collectible as it is solid.
Posted by Darcy on Jun 2, 2018
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