Fender American Special Telecaster - Lake Placid Blue

Item ID: 0115800302


Fender American Special Telecaster - Lake Placid Blue

Item ID: 0115800302

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Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, and Rosewood Fingerboard- 2 Texas Special Single-Coil Tele Pickups


American Special Series

The American Special series offers solidly crafted, great-sounding instruments designed with enhanced features for players ready to step up to a fine U.S-made Fender guitar.

U.S. Tele Style

The American Special Telecaster puts U.S-made Fender quality into the hands of players at any level. For the guitarist who wants a combination of timeless Fender style and contemporary features, this guitar delivers traditional Tele® design with some extra elements for modern tone and performance, including dual Texas Special™ pickups and special circuitry, modern neck profile and fingerboard radius, and more. Great sounding, great looking and feeling, and made in the United States.


Fender American Special Telecaster Features:

  • Maple neck with "C" profile
  • 9.5"-radius maple fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets
  • Dual Texas Special™ single-coil Telecaster pickups
  • Three-way pickup switch
  • Greasebucket™ tone circuit (rolls off highs without adding bass)
  • Vintage-style string-through-body Telecaster bridge with three brass saddles

Vintage-Style Bridge

The American Special Telecaster borrows the stylishly classic bridge from its American Vintage series cousins, with a rock-solid string-through-body design and three brass “barrel” saddles for an extra touch of original-era authenticity.

Greasebucket Tone Circuit

The tone-control electronics in this American Special guitar include Fender’s Greasebucket tone circuit. When dialing down the tone knobs, this circuitry rolls off high end without creating additional emphasis on bass. That keeps the tone from getting muddy, and it helps create sparkling clean tone and great overdriven sounds too.

Gloss Urethane Finish

The shiny gloss urethane finish on American Special instruments imparts a beautifully glassy sheen and especially vivid color in a highly durable coating that effectively resists the ravages of weather, aging and fading.

Jumbo Frets

The largest of the fret sizes, jumbo frets are tall and wide, which lets you get a better grip on the strings, enabling more control over them and making bends and vibrato easier. A good choice for players with larger hands and thicker fingers.

Modern Neck with "C" Profile and Satin Back Finish

American Special guitars feature a modern neck designed for comfort and performance, with a contemporary “C”-shaped profile (the shape of the neck in cross section) and a smooth satin finish. Ideal for those who play with the thumb on the back or side of the neck.

Texas Special Pickups

Single-coil Texas Special pickups are over-wound for big Texas-blues tone with dynamically scorching output. With alnico 5 magnets, enamel-coated magnet wire and staggered pole pieces for balanced output across each string, they sing, scream and everything in between with tight bass, focused midrange and crystalline highs.


Product Specifications:


Body Type: Solidbody
Body Shape: Stratocaster
Left/Right-Handed: Right-Handed
Number of Strings: 6
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Color: Lake Placid Blue
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Shape: Modern "C"
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood, 9.5" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay: White Dots
Number of Frets: 22, Jumbo
Scale Length: 25.5"
Nut Width: 1.685"
Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
Bridge/Tailpiece: 3-Saddle American Vintage Strings-Through Body w/ Brass Saddles
Tuners: Fender Standard Cast/Sealed
Number of Pickups: 2
Neck Pickup: Texas Special Single-Coil Tele
Bridge Pickup: Texas Special Single-Coil Tele
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Strings: Fender USA 250L, NPS (.009-.042)
Case Included: Deluxe Gig Bag
Manufacturer Part Number: 0115800302

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