Fender American Special Telecaster

American Special Electric Guitars by Fender

American Special Telecaster by Fender
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American Special Telecaster is a model from the American Special series, a line of electric guitars and basses ranked just below the American Standard. However, it`s models offer very similar level of quality, as the guitars from the American Standard line. Body of this Tele is flat, solid and made of alder. It is finished in gloss over both the 3-Color Sunburst and Olympic White color schemes. On the top of the body, there`s a tray bridge with three saddles and string-through-body construction. Pickups, both the bridge and neck, are from the Texas Special line and are made especially for the Telecaster. Master volume, Greasebucket tone and three-position blade switch comprise the controls unit. Maple neck is equipped with C contour and topped with a 21-fret maple fingerboard.


American Special Telecaster Full Specs

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Body Shape Tele®
Finish Gloss
Body Wood Alder
Neck Wood Maple
Neck Shape C-shaped neck
Fingerboard Material Maple
Fingerboard Radius 9.50"
Fret Size Jumbo
Number of Frets 22
Body Type Solid Body
Bridge Tele bridge
Bridge Pickup Type Single Coil
Neck Pickup Type Single Coil
Controls Volume
Controls Tone
Fingerboard Inlays Black Dot
Hardware Chrome
Pickup Switch Type 3-Position Blade
Neck Joint Bolt-on
Number of Pickups 2
Number of Strings 6
Pickguard Yes
Tuners Fender
Nut Width 1.6875" (1-11/16")
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Body Shape
Tele®
Strat
Finish
Gloss
Urethane
Body Wood
Alder
Alder
Neck Wood
Maple
Maple
Neck Shape
C-shaped neck
C-shaped neck
Fingerboard Material
Maple
Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius
9.50"
9.50"
Fret Size
Jumbo
Jumbo
Number of Frets
22
22
Body Type
Solid Body
Solid Body
Bridge
Tele bridge
String Through
Bridge Pickup Type
Single Coil
Humbucker
Neck Pickup Type
Single Coil
Single Coil
Controls
Tone/Volume
Tone
Fingerboard Inlays
Black Dot
White Dot
Hardware
Chrome
Chrome
Pickup Switch Type
3-Position Blade
5-Position Blade
Neck Joint
Bolt-on
Bolt-on
Number of Pickups
2
3
Number of Strings
6
6
Pickguard
Yes
No
Tuners
Fender
Fender
Nut Width
1.6875" (1-11/16")
1.6875" (1-11/16")
1 User Review

B.L.U.E.S. Bob M on 2015-09-06 19:54:37

At my age I've had a couple of classic Teles. I've owned a 1964 a 1976 standard and a mid-90's B-bender Tele. This Am. Special is all I now have left as far as Tele's go. I own it in white. I bought mine in 2012 and it has the Telecaster 60th anniversary neck plate on it. It plays smooth. The workmanship is good, no picky fret ends, nice finish... The pickups and the pots are top notch. I was never one for individual adjustment saddle bridges on a Tele. That better suited for Strats. Because of it's original style 3-pc brass bridge setup, the authentic tele sounds are all there; snap, crackle and crunch from the bridge pup or smooth blues/jazz tele sounds from the neck and it renders a classic Tele middle position sound. For the money this Tele is a great value. I feel I got my money's worth without breaking the bank. Try one!

Fender American Special Telecaster 4.16 out of 5 based on 21 ratings

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