Built in Fender’s top-of-the-line Japanese facility, the Fender Aerodyne Special Telecaster breathes fresh new life into the grandaddy of solidbody electric guitars! Right from the get-go, this Tele takes a wild detour from the typical T-style formula with a pickguard-less design, a bound basswood body, and aerodynamic lines, yielding a decidedly modern character. Despite its appearance, under the hood, this Tele’s pair of Aerodyne Special Telecaster single-coils boast a vintage-voiced bark and twang that’s sure to please even the pickiest single-coil slingers. What’s more, the maple neck’s rosewood fingerboard is studded with easy-playing medium-jumbo frets that are leveled into a flat 12-inch radius, resulting in effortless playability that allows you to excel in any style. Finally, the locking tuners and Babicz Z-series FCH-Tele bridge round the Aerodyne Special Telecaster off with the precise intonation and the unshakeable reliability that modern guitarists require from their instruments.
While the Aerodyne Special Telecaster may not look like a golden-era Tele, it sure sounds like one! This guitar’s Aerodyne Special Telecaster pickups are specially voiced to replicate the magical twang, thump, and bark of a vintage-style Telecaster, with a dose of modern power thrown in for good measure. From searing country leads to rough-and-ready rhythms, this Tele’s Aerodyne Special pickups cover the entire sonic spectrum of 6-string tones.
The Aerodyne Special Telecaster’s neck is loaded with high-performance appointments that will appease even the most demanding of guitarists! Starting off with the classic combo of a maple neck and rosewood fingerboard, this guitar’s flat 12-inch radius and medium-jumbo frets are quite a departure from the standard Fender formula, yet they deliver a seriously smooth and effortless feel that facilitates light-speed licks and massive multi-step bends. Additionally, the Modern “C” shape offers a quick, fast-playing base when laying out your licks, and the headstock is loaded with Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking tuners for maximum stability.
Fender’s Aerodyne Special series is a futuristic take on their most famous guitar and bass models, loaded with high-performance features and smooth, sleek Aerodyne aesthetics. Each model in the Aerodyne Special series features a lightweight pickguard-less basswood body that’s carved with aerodynamic lines, then finished off with body binding for a touch of class. The result is an instrument that’s undeniably Fender, but updated for the 21st century. However, as stylish as these guitars look, the Aerodyne special treatment is much more than a visual update — every instrument in this series is loaded with a rock-solid custom Babicz Z-series bridge and custom Aerodyne special pickups for the utmost tone and performance.
The Aerodyne Special Series offers a contemporary take on classic Fender® designs. Distinctive aerodynamic lines, custom voiced pickups, state-of-the-art hardware, dazzling finishes, and unmistakable silhouettes combine to create instruments that are pure, purposeful, instantly familiar and radically new. The Aerodyne Special Telecaster® features a sleek new look with vibrant colors adorning the elegantly bound basswood body and the matching headcap. A modern “C” shape satin finished neck with 12” radius fingerboard ensures effortless playability, while newly designed vintage-voiced Telecaster pickups and a Babicz® Z-Series FCH-Tele® bridge deliver a perfect balance of high-performance and classic Fender tone. The made-in-Japan Aerodyne Special Telecaster® inspires with futuristic style, premium appointments and exceptional tone. The bold and original designs that inspired generations live on in the Aerodyne Special serie.
Basswood is a premium tonewood celebrated for its balance of clear highs, powerful midrange and warm lows. The body’s sleek “aerodynamic” contours add comfort and style.
The Modern “C” profile feels fast and smooth while the 12” radius makes big bends and speedy runs effortless.
An elegant matching painted headstock complements each unique finish.
The new Aerodyne Special pickups are designed to provide each model with full, articulate Fender tone.
Babicz Full-Contact Hardware bridges offer more contact between the strings, the saddles and the body of the instrument for increased sustain and resonance.
Deluxe Locking tuners increase tuning stability and make string changes quick and easy with a modern look.
|Body Shape||Aerodyne Special Telecaster|
|Number of Strings||6|
|Body Finish||Gloss Polyester|
|Neck Shape||Modern C|
|Fingerboard Inlay||White Dots|
|Number of Frets||22, Narrow Tall|
|Nut Material||Synthetic Bone|
|Bridge/Tailpiece||Babicz Z-Series FCH-2 point Tremolo|
|Tuners||Deluxe Die-cast Locking|
|Neck Pickup||Fender Aerodyne Special Telecaster Single-coil|
|Bridge Pickup||Fender Aerodyne Special Telecaster Single-coil|
|Controls||1 x master volume, 2 x tone, 3-way blade pickup switch|
|Strings||Fender USA 250L, .009-.042|
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