Familiar tones with a twist
Onboard the American Elite Telecaster is a duo of Fender's 4th-generation Noiseless single-coil pickups. These improved designs deliver the Telecaster's familiar punch and twang, but the Noiseless circuitry eliminates unwanted signal noise and hum, making the guitar ideal for live performance and touring. The S-1 switch — embedded in the volume knob — adds new pickup combinations for additional Tele tones. And the alder, maple, and rosewood construction is a tried-and-true combination that has proven itself for decades.
Neck designed with you in mind
Fender has been known for their iconic neck profiles since the beginning. The American Elite Telecaster continues the tradition with a comfortable contour that's not too thin or wide. The 9.5"–14" compound fretboard radius ensures comfort while chording, and it flattens out up high for unimpeded string bending and vibrato. And the neck's rolled fretboard edges feel like a well-worn guitar as soon as you open the case.
Additions you're sure to appreciate are the belly and arm comfort contours on the body of the American Elite Telecaster. The guitar will sit optimally and offer natural strumming movement when you're performing, all while keeping the standard Telecaster body shape. And building the S-1 switch into the volume knob ensures the American Elite Tele looks and functions just like your favorite Teles from the past.
Fender American Elite Telecaster Electric Guitar Features:
- Upgraded American Telecaster
- 4th-generation Fender Noiseless pickups
- S-1 switch offers more sonic options
- Ideal 9.5"–14" compound-radius fretboard
- Comfort belly and arm contours
- Includes strap locks and adjustment wrenches