The look, sound and vibe of the Telecaster resonate throughout the history and soundscapes of popular music. From orchestra pits to mosh pits; small clubs to stadiums and garages to recording studios, its signature sound is everywhere.
The new American Standard Telecaster still has the hand-rolled fingerboard edges, alnico V pickups and staggered tuning machines for playability, tone and stability, and now includes great new features including:
- A new bridge with improved bent-steel saddles mounted to a stamped-brass bridge plate for increased resonance and sustain. - A new neck treatment—tinted for a richer presentation, with the maple or rosewood fingerboard buffed to a high gloss. The back of the neck still has that silky, comfortable satin finish. - A thinner finish undercoat that lets the body breathe and improves resonance. - A new Fender-exclusive SKB molded case. - Two beautiful new finish options, Blizzard Pearl and Crimson Red Transparent.
- Body: Alder - Neck: Maple, Modern "C" Shape (Gloss Headstock Face with Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck) - Fingerboard: Rosewood (p/n 011-0500) or Maple (p/n 011-0502), 9.5" Radius (241mm) - No. of Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo Frets - Pickups: 2 American Tele® Single-Coil Pickups (Neck & Bridge)
Controls: - Master Volume, Master Delta Tone™ - ("Delta Tone" system includes high output bridge pickup and special No-Load tone control)
Pickup Switching, 3-Position Blade: - Position 1. Bridge Pickup - Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups - Position 3. Neck Pickup
- Bridge: American Tele with New American Standard Bent Steel Saddles and Stamped Brass Plate - Machine Heads: Fender® Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines - Hardware: Chrome
3-Ply Parchment On: - 3-Color Sunburst - 2-Color Sunburst - Black - Candy Cola - Blizzard Pearl
3-Ply Black On: - Natural - Crimson Red Transparent
Unique Features: - All New Five-Screw Mounted Brass Bridge Plate for Sonic Stability, Loaded with Improved Bent Steel Saddles with Elongated String Slots, for Increased Resonance and Sustain - Thinner Undercoat Finish for Improved Body Resonance - Tinted Neck - Maple Fingerboard Neck: Satin Finish on Back, Gloss Finish on Front - Rosewood Fingerboard Neck: Satin Finish on Back, Gloss Finish on Headstock Front with Buffed Fingerboard - 4-Bolt Neck Attachment with Micro-Tilt™ Adjustment - Bi-Flex Truss Rod System - Rolled Fretboard Edges - Staggered Tuning Keys - H/S/H Pickup Routing - New Molded Fender/SKB Case with TSA Locks, Glass Reinforced Nylon Trigger Latches, and Form Fitted Plush Interior - Rolled Fingerboard Edges - Sharper ‘52 Style Body Radius