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Fender American Deluxe Telecaster, Maple Fretboard - Aged Cherry Sunburst

by Fender
5 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
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  • A compound allows exhilaratingly effortless string bending anywhere along the neck.
  • New N3 noiseless pickups provide improved Telecaster tones for snappy bell-like chime with no hum.
  • S-1 switching offers even more knockout tonal options.
  • Hi Tech Molded SKB Case, Cable, Strap, and Strap locks included.
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Product Description

Tone, tradition and innovation. Fender's new American Deluxe Telecaster is the 21st century way to rock with a Telecaster. The compound radius freeboard allows effortless string bending anywhere along the neck, and staggered locking tuners improve tuning stability for stunt guitarists who like to bend behind the nut. New N3 Noiseless pickups provide improved Telecaster tones for snappy bell-like chime with no hum; other features include a bound-top body with belly cut, S-1 switching, chromed brass bridge saddles and beveled neck heel.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 44.5 x 6 x 17 inches ; 20 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 21.2 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B003C1JQJ0
  • Item model number: 0119402731
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #111,624 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 12, 2010

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UPDATE, September 25, 2013....
This past Sunday, I was recording, and decided to try my 2007 Fender American Standard Telecaster as well. I was quite surprised to discover that (even though both Teles have the same pickup height and action the way I like them, plus identical string sets- Rotosound light/heavy .009-.046 installed the same day, plus maple necks on both, played through the same amp at the same settings), the American Deluxe was noticeably louder!! And not just with the S-1 switch pushed but in the usual middle, as well as separate bridge and neck positions!! I was definitely not expecting this very pleasant surprise, and I recall no literature by Fender mentioning this possibility! Very cool indeed!

Original review....
Not only a great-looking guitar (though I think I'd prefer a 'plain' standard white pickguard), but a great player as well! I tried one in my local 'Long and McQuade' music store in the Toronto area, before ordering the one pictured here (it wasn't in stock at the time) and I swear, it rivals my beloved 2007 American Standard Tele!

Some people claim that the Standard has more bite and twang, and that may have been true at one time, but (to my ears anyway), this has all the bite, twang and snarl, but with the added benefit of no noise from single coil pickups, like I get on my American Standard- the '60 cycle hum' I think it's know as. If my ears are decieving me just a little, then all one need do is turn up the treble a wee bit on their amp if a slight difference is noticed.
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I had been looking at various Teles as a compliment to my American Standard Strat. After looking at all the available options: MIM, Special, Standard, and Deluxe, I decided to purchase a 2009 Amer Tele Deluxe (Cherry Sunburst) with a maple neck. This is just a fantastic looking, feeling, and playing guitar.
I am surprised there are not more reviews on Amazon. Here is a breakdown and my brief evaluation for the different models.

MIM - I just did not like the rough unfinished feel of the neck nor did I care for the pick-up sound. Also, the model I tried didn't even have the strings sitting in the saddles properly. To me this just shows a lack of care in the instrument finishing and set-up. The body was solid and felt very nice but I was not going to be happy with the MIM (made-in-Mexico) version. The MIM body has a polyester paint finish which is actually slightly harder and more durable than the American body finish.

Deluxe Nashville - If this version had been made in America I might have sprung for this one... to me it just had the same quality faults as the regular MIM version. I liked the pick-up selection and sound better than the regular MIM but not enough to buy it.

American Special - For me, the price was too close to the American Standard to really consider this one. For the slight difference in price it just seemed the Amer. Standard was a better overall deal.

American Standard - If you are in the $1,000-$1,200 range for a NEW Tele this is the route to go. They are built very well, sound terrific, and hold their resale value extremely well, probably better than any other Tele version.

Amer Deluxe Tele - The 2010 to current versions of this Amer Deluxe guitar have the N-3 noiseless pick-ups v.
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I am the proud owner of a 2008 Fender American Deluxe Telecaster Aged Cherry Burst Maple Neck. Comes with a really nice guitar shaped case as opposed to the rectangular case which I really like because it is easier to transport and keeps the guitar protected. Now the instrument is absolutely "Top Of The Line". Staggered Schaller Tuning Machines are very solid, no need to switch to locking tuners as these work great. The string tree for the high E and B strings is the circular style like on the early 1950's Telecasters. The nut is cut and fashioned to perfection (not sure what material Fender used for the nut?). The maple neck has a super comfortable feel and fast action. The fretboard inlays are abalone dots which add a nice touch of class as does the silver headstock Fender logo. It has a (4) bolt neck with a really nice carve at the heel improving comfort when playing up to the 22nd fret. The alder body is light weight with a belly cut on the back and white binding on the front that really makes the body look better. the Aged Cherry Burst finish is flawless and has a really nice visible wood grain underneath the gloss finish. The bridge plate and bridge saddles are chrome covered brass which is axiomatic for maximum sustain. It has string through body design as opposed to a top loading bridge. The pickguard is faux mother of pearl adding to the visual appeal. The pickups are Fender Samarian Colbalt N3 Noiseless designed by "Bill Lawrence". The guitar is wired with the traditional 3-way switch for bridge, neck & bridge in series, and neck. It also has the Fender S-1 Switch built into the top of the volume knob when depressed only works on the middle position changing the neck & bridge pickups from series to parallel. A really nice feature.Read more ›
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