Fender American Elite Telecaster Thinline

Infusing the esteemed semi-hollow design with Fender’s latest innovations, the American Elite Telecaster Thinline is for the 21st-century guitarist who embraces innovation in both instrument design and their own playing. Genuine and amazingly flexible Thinline tone, our latest technologies and classic Fender style work in harmony to create an easy-playing instrument you won’t want to put down.The foundation of the American Elite Series sound, the new fourth generation Noiseless pickups, combine authentic, vintage-style sound with hum-free performance. The pinnacle of Fender’s noiseless pickup designs, they generate glistening cleans and fat, overdriven tones that scream with pure rock ‘n’ roll power. The new Elite Suspension Bridge with three intonatable brass saddles is a unique design engineered specifically for the Thinline Telecaster—a screwless mount increases the vibration transfer, driving the top for nearly endless sustain and lively response. Engineered for fast playing and effortless position changes, the compound profile neck with a 9.5”-14” compound radius fingerboard is ideal for all playing styles. A modern “C”-shape at the nut, the profile morphs along the length of the neck to a modern “D”-shaped profile at the updated neck heel, providing plenty of comfortable support for fret hand antics. New locking short-post tuning machines provide increased break angle at the synthetic bone nut for buzz-free performances. The truss rod wheel is positioned at the butt end of the neck for easy accessibility when adjusting neck relief.Fender is renowned for head-turning style, and this guitar is no different—from the lightweight, highly resonant Thinline semi-hollowbody design to the black chrome headstock logo and large pearloid fret markers this instrument will dazzle the audience with elegant style. The American Elite Telecaster is a bold new addition to the Fender family tree, a top-notch performer that can handle whatever music you might you throw at it. Includes a redesigned Elite Molded Case with TSA locks to provide increased protection for your cherished instrument.

Single cutaway semi-hollowbody electric guitar

Two all-new fourth generation Noiseless single-coil Telecaster pickups

S-1™ switching switches between parallel and series pickup wiring

Compound profile neck; redesigned contoured neck heel

9.5”-14” compound radius fingerboard

Locking short-post tuning machines

Includes redesigned ABS Elite Molded Case with TSA locks

Fender American Elite Telecaster Thinline

Natural, Maple

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  • All-New American Elite Neck
  • All-New 4th Generation Noiseless Pickups
  • All-New American Elite Neck Heel
  • New Suspension Bridge
  • New Double Action Truss Rod Adjustment Wheel


Model Name
Fender American Elite Telecaster® Thinline, Maple Fingerboard, Natural
Model Number
American Elite


Case/Gig Bag
Elite Molded Case


Body Finish
Gloss Polyurethane
Body Material
Semi-Hollow Ash
Body Shape


Fingerboard Material
Fingerboard Radius
9.5" to 14" Compound Radius (241 mm-355.6 mm)
Fret Size
Medium Jumbo
Neck Finish
Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
Neck Material
Neck Plate
4-Bolt Asymmetrical
Neck Shape
Compound Back Shape, Modern "C" to "D"
Number of Frets
Nut Material
Nut Width
1.685" (42.8 mm)
Position Inlays
Large Black Pearloid Dots
Truss Rod
Truss Rod Nut
Heel-Mounted Spoke Wheel Adjustment


Auxillary Switching
S-1 Switch Down (On): Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge Pickup in Series with Neck Pickup, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Bridge Pickup
New 4th Generation Noiseless
Pickup Configuration
Master Volume (with S-1™ Switch) Master No-Load Tone
Neck Pickup
New 4th Generation Noiseless
Pickup Switching
3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup


New Elite Suspension Bridge
Control Knobs
Knurled Flat-Top
Hardware Finish
3-Ply Brown Shell
Tuning Machines
Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking (all short posts)


Fender® USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)