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Fender American Deluxe Telecaster Electric Guitar

(3-Color Sunburst Rosewood)  Sku #423690004064645

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Updated with a select alder body, noiseless pickups and soft C shape neck.

The Fender American Deluxe Telecaster Electric Guitar has a new compound-radius fretboard for effortless string bending anywhere along the neck. The staggered locking tuners improve tuning stability for stunt guitarists who like to bend behind the nut. New N3 noiseless pickups provide improved Telecaster tones for snappy bell-like chime with no hum.

Other features include a bound-top body with belly cut, S-1 switching, chromed brass bridge saddles, bound top and a beveled neck heel. Fender includes a new molded Fender-exclusive SKB case with glass-reinforced latches and TSA locks, cable, and strap locks with the American Deluxe Telecaster.

Fender N3 Noiseless pickups
N3 Noiseless pickups deliver the best of yesterday and today, because they deliver landmark vintage Fender tone and response without the hum that can plague single-coil pickups. Using an improved stacked coil-coil design, N3 Noiseless pickups are specially tailored for each Telecaster pickup position. The insulated metal core of each pickup position type differs in thickness and composition for enhanced tone.

Fender has fine-tuned the sized, shape, and wire gauge of the pickup coils to balance the magnetic responsiveness essential to great tone. Fender N3 pickups represent a welcome return to the warmth and clarity of alnico magnets. An Alnico 5 magnet is used in the bridge position, Alnico 2 in the middle position, and Alnico 3 for the neck position.

Features Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Alder Select
  • Body finish: Gloss Urethane
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: C soft
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Satin Urethane
Fretboard
  • Material: Maple or Rosewood
  • Radius: Compound
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: SS
  • Neck: N3 single-coil
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: N3 single-coil
  • Brand: Fender
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: S-1 switching
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: 6-saddle string through body
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Locking
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender American Deluxe Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    Super guitar. Allows for many tone sounds. Like having a tele and strat in one guitar.

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    Comments about Fender American Deluxe Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    I've been playing electric guitar since 1969. I bought my American Deluxe Telecaster, rosewood neck, 3-color sunburst, in 2004. It's the best electric guitar I've owned since the 1979 Strat I bought new (wish I still had it), and my first Tele.

    The build quality is excellent. There are no visible flaws in the finish. The sunburst is very smoothly shaded. The abalone dot markers look classy.

    The stock .009 strings are a bit too thin, if you play hard. This guitar works better with a standard .010" - .046" set, in my view. With slightly thicker strings, I can really dig in.

    The neck shape is very easy to play, it sits in my palm nicely. The frets are big, but not too big. The edges of the fingerboard are very slightly rounded, which gives the guitar a most appealing "broken-in" feel.

    This guitar has hum-canceling pickups, important to me since I use distortion pedals. (I hate single-coil pickup noise, but I love the snappy single-coil sound.) The Fender S-1 switch on the volume knob pushes in, to put the two pickups in series, giving me a thicker, almost Gibson-like sound that I use when I turn on my Rat pedal, for a faux-Santana lead tone.

    (One minor gripe: the volume pot, though tightened-down, feels loose. Suggestion to Fender: put the S-1 switch on the tone pot, rather than the volume pot, which is constantly being turned during the course of a gig. That way, one could cheaply replace the volume pot as needed, without messing with the pickup switching system.)

    The four-bolt neck plate has a little cutaway on the treble side to enable easy access to the top frets. I can put my left hand right up at the top of the neck and grab those super-high notes easier than I could with a full-size neck joint.

    The guitar as I bought it had standard pickup heights, such that the bridge pickup was a bit louder than the neck pickup. I understand that most Teles are this way; this is part of the Tele vibe. Since I like them more evenly matched in volume, I got out the Phillips screwdriver and adjusted them to suit me.

    There's a little contour on the back of the body to fit your stomach. The top is nicely bound, but sometimes I wish there were a contour on the lower left portion of the body (like a Strat), to accommodate my right forearm, which rubs there. Now I know why the bodies of old Teles are worn down in this spot.

    The sound is clean and crisp. I can play funk rhythms and country leads all day and all night with this guitar. I go to the neck pickup and I get a mellow jazz tone without any of that low-midrange sludge that Gibson-style guitars can have.

    A great guitar. If the 2011 version is even better than my 2004, then - wow. Two thumbs up.

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