Fender American Deluxe Telecaster, Maple Fretboard - Aged Cherry Sunburst
- 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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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!
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is one heck of a guitar. Besides the unparalleled music that this baby plays, the sheer beauty of it is unbelievable. I got one as a present not to long ago. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kevin G.
Really awesome and beautiful guitar. I bought two of these recently and could not be more happy. there is nothing like a fender.Published 2 months ago by DMI