Fender American Special Telecaster (Lake Placid Blue, Rosewood)

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The Fender American Special Tele is great value for a guitar that is made in the USA. Normally when you see made in the USA you will expect a price tag of £1000+ but with the American Special you won't be paying anywhere near that for a guitar that still delivers the same quality build as the Standard and Deluxe models.

Made In USA

The American Standard may be a fair bit cheaper than the American Standard or deluxe models but don't feel like you are missing out. While this may not have all of the bells and whistles of the higher end models it still has a premium USA build using the same parts and techniques.

With an alder body, maple neck and rosewood fingerboard this guitar has been crafted to perfection. This is so you can have the best tone and feel possible without having to break the bank. Nothing feels like an American Tele and this captures that feel perfectly.

Texas Special Pickups

This guitar has been fitted with a set of the powerful but vintage sounding Texas Special pickups. These take inspiration from a wide range of different classic pickups we all know and love but with a twist. By overwinding the pickups you get extra output and warmth with a tight midrange which will suit a wider range of styles.

Traditional Hardware

There are certain things you want with a classic Tele and this guitar has them. With a 3 saddle American vintage string through body bridge finished with brass saddles, 'T' roller string tree and a 70's style decal on the headstock. Some of those are tonal others just visual but it all makes a difference to the guitar.

Here's what Fender say about the American Special Telecaster

Fender introduces the American Special Series Telecaster guitar, which puts everything you want in an affordable U.S.-made instrument within your reach. Features include an alder body, maple neck with 9.5"-radius fingerboard and jumbo frets, Texas Special pickups, vintage-style string-through-body Telecaster bridge with three brass saddles, and gloss urethane finish. The American Special Series - guitars for the times.


Model Name: American Special Telecaster

Series: American Special


Body Shape: Telecaster


Neck Shape: Modern "C"

Number of Frets: 22

Fret Size: Jumbo Frets

Position Inlays: Dot

Neck Material: Maple

Nut Width: 1.6875" (43 mm)

Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)

Neck Plate: Standard 4 Bolt

Truss Rod Nut: 1/8" American Series


Pickup Configuration: S/S

Bridge Pickup: Texas Special Tele Single-Coil

Neck Pickup: Texas Special Tele Single-Coil

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

Special Electronics: Greasebucket Tone Circuit (rolls off high without adding bass)

Controls: Master Volume, Master Greasebucket Tone Circuit (Rolls off High Without Adding Bass)


Hardware Finish: Chrome

Bridge: Vintage Style 3-Saddle Strings-Thru-Body Tele Bridge

String Nut: Synthetic Bone

Tuning Machines: Standard Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines

Switch Tips: "Barrel" Style


Strings: Fender USA Super 250L, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)

Unique Features: Satin Urethane Finish, Texas Special Pickups, Greasebucket Tone Circuit, Brass Bridge Saddles


Strap Locks: Vintage Style Strap Buttons

Control Knobs: Chrome Dome Style