Fender American Special Telecaster, Vintage Blonde - Box Opened

£879.00 RRP £901.00 (including VAT @ 20%)

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  • Brass Saddles w/ Vintage Style Tele Bridge
  • Modern 'C' Shape Maple Neck
  • 2 x Texas Special Tele Pickups
  • Alder Body in Vintage Blonde Finish
  • Deluxe Fender Gig Bag Included

Fender American Special Telecaster, Vintage Blonde - Box Opened

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The Fender American Special Telecaster in Vintage Blonde is styled on classic 50s Telecaster models and provides a vintage sound and feel. Thanks to a combination of unique features including brass saddles, jumbo frets and a satin finish, this guitar is the perfect instrument for modern day guitarists who strive for vintage style and tone without the hefty price tag of an original 50s Tele. This American Special Tele is loaded with 2 Texas Special single coil pickups that produce a heavy wound, warm vintage tone.

Please note, the box has been opened as part of our quality control inspections and as such all the seals have been broken. The item itself is brand new and has never been used.

This is a great opportunity to buy a fully functioning product at a discounted price, supplied with a one year warranty.

Product Ref: 82317

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Alder Body & Maple Neck

The Fender American Special Tele has an Alder body and produces a resonant and balanced tone with plenty of clarity and body. Fender have used Alder as their tonewood of choice for electric guitars since the 1950's as the balanced response and slight upper middle definition makes it perfect for rock and blues playing. Paired with a modern ‘C’ shaped Maple neck the American Special Telecaster offers iconic Fender playability and sustain required by experienced musicians.

Texas Special Pickups

Loaded with three clear and dynamic Texas Special single coil pickups the American Vintage Telecaster delivers a distinctive mid-range punch, sparkling highs and focused bass response. Featuring an overwound single coil design, alnico 5 magnets and staggered pole pieces the Fender Texas Special pickups produce an array of professional tones ideal for a range of genres and playing styles.

Greasebucket Tone Circuit

The Fender American Special Tele incorporates a unique Greasebucket Tone Circuit which delivers a whole new style of tonal shaping. Apposed to standard tone controls that simply reduce the high frequencies leaving the bass frequencies more predominant, the Greasebucker tone circuit provides a high and low frequency roll off allowing you to create unique and natural clean tones.

Resonant Synthetic Bone Nut

Featuring a carefully fitted synthetic bone nut the American Special Telecaster delivers an increased resonance and brighter tonality. When compared to traditional plastic and Tusq materials used to construct guitar nuts, synthetic bone improves the vibration transfer between the string and tuning machines without dampening the tone.

The History of the Telecaster

The rich history of Fender guitars begins with the Telecaster. An indispensable instrument, the Telecaster was the world's first successful solid-body electric guitar. Perfected after two years of development - and a name change or two - the Telecaster debuted in February 1951 and began its steady ascent towards the stage and studio. Ingeniously engineered with the ability to be heard both loud and clear, it was a marvel of simple design elegance and workhorse functionality. It is perhaps fitting testimony to its essential original rightness that the Telecaster design has hardly changed ever since.

Specifications

  • Model: American Special Telecaster
  • Model Number: 0115802307
  • Series: American Special
  • Colour: Vintage Blonde

Body & Bridge

  • Body: Alder
  • Body Finish: Satin Polyurethane
  • Body Shape: Telecaster
  • Bridge: 3-Saddle American Vintage String-Thru with Brass Saddles

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Satin Urethane
  • Neck Shape: Modern ''C''
  • Scale Length: 25.5'' / 648mm
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5'' / 241mm
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Size: Jumbo
  • String Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.6875'' / 42.8mm
  • Position Inlays: Black Dot

Hardware & Electronics

  • Bridge Pickup: Texas Special Single-Coil
  • Neck Pickup: Texas Special Single-Coil
  • Controls: 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone
  • Additional Electronics: Greasebucket Tone Circuit
  • Pickup Configuration: SS
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade
    • Position 1: Bridge Pickup
    • Position 2: Bridge and Neck Pickup
    • Position 3: Neck Pickup
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Control Knobs: Knurled Dome
  • Tuning Machines: Fender Standard Cast/Sealed
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
  • Case/Bag: Fender Gig Bag