The American Deluxe Telecaster® Thinline guitar is an elegantly appointed and versatile-voiced beauty, with a comfortably light semi-hollow ash body, single f hole and tortoiseshell binding (white binding on Three-color Sunburst model). Its one-piece maple neck has a “modern C” profile, satin finish and Bi-Flex™ truss rod, while the fast compound-radius (9.5”-14”) maple fingerboard has 22 medium jumbo frets.
Other premium features include dual N3 Noiseless™ single-coil Telecaster pickups with three-way switching, S-1™ switch for series wiring in middle pickup position, four-ply tortoiseshell pickguard (white pearl pickguard on Three-color Sunburst model), two knurled chrome control knobs (master volume and tone), comfortable contoured neck heel, staggered locking tuners, locking strap buttons and four-bolt neck plate with Micro-Tilt™ adjustment mechanism. Available in Three-color Sunburst, Olympic White and Natural gloss finishes. Hard-shell case, leather strap and 10’ cable included.
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I was at Motor City Guitar looking at the higher end gear and this Natural beauty caught my eye. The first thing I noticed was how freaking comfortable the neck was. I wasn't very familiar with compound radius necks. All I knew was that instantly I HAD to plug this baby in and check it out. The longer I've had this guitar, the more surprises on finding out about it.
Whenever my friends come over this is the first guitar they want to pick up and play. I have right now I think 10 or 11 guitars. Various Fenders and Gibsons, high-end and low-end guitars. This Tele is consistently the first or second one people want to pick up when they come over. Also, the tortoiseshell binding is just classy! I think this guitar is worth a lot more than when I paid for it and I think it'll be my number one or number two guitar for a long time to come no matter what other guitars I may find down the road.
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|Model Name:||American Deluxe Telecaster® Thinline, Maple Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst|
|Body Material:||Semi-Hollow Ash|
|Body Finish:||Gloss Urethane|
|Neck Material:||1-Piece Maple|
|Neck Finish:||Satin Urethane|
|Neck Shape:||moderne "C" Form|
|Scale Length:||25.5" (64.8 cm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||9.5"-14" Compound Radius (241 mm - 355,6 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||22|
|Fret Size:||Jumbo medium|
|String Nut:||Sattel aus synthetischem Knochen|
|Nut Width:||1.685" (42.8 mm)|
|Position Inlays:||schwarze Punktpositionseinlagen|
|Bridge Pickup:||Noiseless™ N3 Tele® Steg-Pickup|
|Neck Pickup:||Noiseless™ N3 Tele® Hals-Pickup|
|Controls:||Master Volume (S-1™ Switch), Master Tone|
|Pickup Switching:||3-Weg Klingenschalter: Position 1. Steg-Pickup, Position 2. Steg- und Hals-Pickups, Position 3. Hals-Pickup|
|Special Electronics:||S-1™ Switch Activates Series Wiring Option in Middle Pickup Position|
|Bridge:||American Tele mit 6 verchromten Messing-Saitenreitern|
|Tuning Machines:||deluxe Stimmmechaniken, gestaffelt, gegossen/versiegelt, arretierend|
|Pickguard:||4-Ply Aged White Pearloid|
|Strings:||Fender® USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)|
|Unique Features:||Compound Radius Fingerboard, New Noiseless™ N3 Tele® Pickups, Locking Tuning Machines, Contoured Heel|
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