Fender rolls out the American Special Telecaster Electric Guitar that delivers a healthy combination of modern and traditional tones at a price that won’t drain your wallet. But don’t let the stripped-down price fool you into thinking it’s a stripped-down guitar.

It starts with an alder body, offering strength in construction and clarity in tone. The unique pickups on the Fender American Special Telecaster provide distinguishing sonic characteristics. The Texas Special single-coil Tele neck pickup delivers a full and meaty tone, the Texas Special Tele bridge pickup delivers that familiar Tele bite with a touch of warmth, and the Greasebucket tone circuit rolls off the highs without adding bass.

The subtle 9-1/2″ radius maple neck, maple fingerboard, and jumbo frets make this Fender guitar very finger-friendly. Other features include an original-style Tele bridge with three brass saddles, an oversized ’70s-style decal, and black pickup covers, plastic parts, and dot position inlays.

Includes a gig bag.


 Body shape: Single cutaway
 Body type: Solid body
 Body material: Solid wood
 Top wood: Not applicable
 Body wood: Alder
 Body finish: Gloss Urethane
 Orientation: Right handed
 Neck shape: C modern
 Neck wood: Maple
 Joint: Bolt-on
 Scale length: 25.5"
 Truss rod: Standard
 Neck finish: Satin Urethane
 Material: Maple
 Radius: 9.5"
 Fret size: Jumbo
 Number of frets: 22
 Inlays: Dot
 Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
 Configuration: SS
 Neck: Texas Special single-coil
 Middle: Not applicable
 Bridge: Texas Special single-coil
 Brand: Fender
 Active or passive: Passive
 Series or parallel: Series
 Piezo: No
 Active EQ: No
 Special electronics: Greasebucket tone circuit
 Control layout: Master volume, tone
 Pickup switch: 3-way
 Coil tap or split: No
 Kill switch: No
 Bridge type: Fixed
 Bridge design: 3-saddle vintage-style
 Tailpiece: String thru body
 Tuning machines: Die-cast sealed
 Color: Chrome
 Number of strings: 6-string
 Special features: Pickups
 Case: Gig bag
 Accessories: None
 Country of origin: United States