Fender American Elite Telecaster

Packed with a baker’s dozen of innovations, the American Elite Telecaster is the original solidbody electric guitar reimagined for modern players who want bleeding-edge performance and timeless visual style. The future of workhorse guitar design, this Tele® guitar’s stunning style, easy playing feel and flexible sound that meets any musical need, was made to tear it up on stage or in the studio.Featured on all American Elite instruments, the new fourth generation Noiseless pickups are only available in this series, and represent a quantum leap in pickup design. Combining authentic, vintage-style sound with effectively noise-free performance, these are the pinnacle of Fender’s noiseless pickup designs, generating sparkling cleans and fat, overdriven tones that scream with pure rock ‘n’ roll power. 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 performance. 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 refined ergonomic rear contour that hugs the player’s body 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 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

Mystic Black, Maple

Loading product options


  • All-New American Elite Neck
  • All-New 4th Generation Noiseless Pickups
  • All-New American Elite Neck Heel
  • New Double Action Truss Rod Adjustment Wheel
  • Locking Tuning Machines with All Short Posts


Model Name
Fender American Elite Telecaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Mystic Black
Model Number
American Elite
Mystic Black


Case/Gig Bag
Elite Molded Case


Body Binding
Body Finish
Gloss Polyurethane
Body Material
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 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
Special Electronics
S-1™ Switch
Pickup Switching
3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup


6-Saddle American Tele with Chromed Brass Saddles
Control Knobs
Knurled Flat-Top
Hardware Finish
3-Ply Black
Tuning Machines
Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking


Fender® USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)