Fender Telecaster American Special | 2009
Here we have one of our favorite recent acquisitions. A stunning alder-blonde, custard & cream Telecaster model from 2009. Made in California’s Corona factory this American made reissue of a classic and sought over model is a real head turner.
From the moment you get this USA made classic into your hands – the apparent custard and cream tones of the alder finish jump straight out at you. The maple neck feels slick and playable to the touch and the jumbo style frets take an already beautiful style of electric guitar and adds a welcome layer of sustain, an embellishment of the tone and a more comfortable/clean bend to your playing.
Reminiscent of the Jeff Beck model this guitar is both a sonic and visual feast for the senses and belongs in every collector’s arsenal. With honey warm neck tones and that infamous Telecaster crunch this one is hard for us to part with!
Fender's American Special Telecaster® solidbody electric guitar gives you popular Tele® features at a price that's nearly unheard of for a US-made FENDER®. It all starts with an alder body for classic Tele tone, all wrapped up in a great-looking gloss urethane finish. Fender's easy-playing trademark maple neck/fingerboard combo sports jumbo frets for easy shredding, while in the tone department, a duo of Texas Special™ single-coils dish out distinctive Tele twang.
- Classic alder Tele body
- Supremely playable maple neck/fingerboard and jumbo frets
- Two Texas Special single-coil pickups
- Fender's innovative Greasebucket tone control
- Vintage-style 3-saddle strings-thru-body Tele bridge gives you amazing sustain
Finish Details: Original Vintage Blonde
Body Material: Alder
Neck Material: Maple
Fingerboard Material: Maple
Neck Profile: "C" profile
Neck Thickness (IN): .85" (1st fret), .88" (12th fret)
Fingerboard Radius: 9.50"
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Scale Length: 25 1/2"
Neck Details: Bolt-on maple neck with unbound maple fingerboard, dot inlays, and truss rod adjustment at the headstock
Electronics: Original Fender Texas Special pickups and electronics, with 3-way blade selector switch and master volume/tone controls
Modifications/Repairs: Change of pickguard to a Fender Original Parchment model from the same year.
Case Details: Non Original tick soft case.
Cosmetic Condition: The guitar shows light signs of use; the finish is glossy with light scratches and minor blemishes. There are a few small dings on the body, and a finish chip on the back edge of the treble bout. There is some rust on the bridge hardware as well.
Serial Number: Z9555192
Tech Notes: Plays well with low action and optimal neck relief; the guitar is currently set up with NYXL 10s. The frets are wide and tall with light wear.