From Fender –
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.
- Body shape: Single cutaway
- Body type: Solid body
- Body material: Solid alder
- Body finish: Blond 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
- Bridge: Texas Special single-coil
- Brand: Fender
- Active or passive: Passive
- Series or parallel: Series
- Special electronics: Greasebucket tone circuit
- Control layout: Master volume, tone
- Pickup switch: 3-way
- Coil tap or split: No
- Bridge type: Fixed
- Bridge design: 3-saddle vintage-style
- Tailpiece: String thru body
- Tuning machines: Die-cast sealed
- Colour: Chrome
Country of origin: United States
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 colour in a highly durable coating that effectively resists the ravages of weather, aging and fading.
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.
This US built American Special Telecaster 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 delivers in every way that a modern Tele should – the neck pickup delivers a full and meaty tone, and the bridge pickup delivers that familiar Tele bite with a touch of warmth, while the clever Greasebucket tone circuit rolls off the highs without adding bass.
This one presents was bought new by its one owner in 2016, and it presents in the same condition today. Apart from some very light swirls on the guard there is no sign of player wear at all.
Its one modification is the Hipshot bridge installed shortly after purchase. The owner will include the original Fender Vintage spec bridge in the sale.
This is a modern US Tele in excellent condition for way less than new price.
Comes in its original Fender gig bag with tags etc.
Video demo of same model - https://youtu.be/Tj55FQowHkI