Fender American Elite Telecaster Maple Fingerboard Mystic Black
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The Fender American Elite Telecaster, Mystic Black enhances the original solid-body guitar with high-quality hardware and electronics designed for the modern musician. Its classic alder body is coupled with a maple neck and fingerboard, delivering beautifully bright, warm tones with plenty of punch and sustain to suit a wide array of playing styles. The neck also features a smooth compound radius profile, offering a modern ''C'' to ''D'' shape for comfortable chording at the lower register and smooth lead work at the higher register. The set of 4th generation Noiseless Tele pickups deliver stunning vintage tones with a noise-free performance, while the addition of an S-1 switch provides further wiring options for added versatility. The American Elite is also equipped with an enhanced string-though-body bridge and a synthetic nut to improve string sustain and resonance. With its stunning style, easy-playing performance, versatility, and delivered in an elite moulded case, the American Elite Telecaster was made to tear it up on stage and in the studio.
The American Elite Telecaster features a classic alder body, producing a resonant and balanced tone with plenty of clarity. The tonewood provides a decent amount of sustain, creating bright, sizzling highs, excellently rounded lows, and beefy mids. Fender have used alder as their tonewood of choice since the 1950s, as the balanced response and slight upper middle definition makes it perfect for rock and blues playing.
Designed for fast playing and effortless position changes, the compound profile neck is perfect for all playing styles. With a modern ''C'' shape at the nut, the profile then transitions along the length of the neck to a modern ''D'' shaped profile at the neck heel, providing plenty of support and ensuring comfortable playing sessions. Maple is used for both the neck and fingerboard, resulting in a bright characteristic with sizzling highs, firm lows, and a snappy midrange attack.
The American Elite is equipped with 4th Generation Noiseless single-coil pickups, which represent a quantum leap in pickup design, combining vintage and modern construction. These pickups deliver vintage-style tones and an effectively noise-free performance. Offering pristine cleans and fat, overdriven tones, the Fender Noiseless pickups scream with pure rock 'n' roll power. The American Elite is also equipped with a special S-1 Switch, which is located on the volume pot, allowing players to switch between series and parallel wiring for more tonal options.
The Telecaster incorporates a string-thru body construction to improve the overall tonality and sustain, transferring the vibrations and resonance from the strings to the body. The American Tele bridge features chrome brass saddles to keep the strings stable, allowing the guitar to be played harder without it going out of tune.
Featuring a carefully fitted synthetic bone nut, the Telecaster delivers an increased resonance and a bright 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 American Elite series of instruments are delivered in an elite moulded case, featuring body-hugging contours which holds the guitar firmly in place. TSA latches are also included for enhanced security and easy access. This durable case also features a stacking ability, for easy storage and transport.
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 a fitting testimony to its essential original rightness that the Telecaster design has hardly changed ever since.
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