Fender's American Performer Series exists to do one thing: give you a genuine US-made Fender at an unbeatable price. The American Performer Telecaster gives you a great selection of cool Tele features, including a supremely playable maple neck and rosewood fingerboard, jumbo frets, Yosemite pickups, and Fender's innovative Greasebucket tone control. All in all, it's quite a potent music-delivery system. And it's made right here in the USA, in Fender's state-of-the-art Corona, California, factory. The guitarists here at Music Experience are impressed with the incredible price-to-performance ratio that’s supplied by the American Performer Series.
While the Fender American Performer Telecaster is teeming with vintage-tinged tone, its modern output and wiring give it a sound all its own. This Tele’s Yosemite single-coil pickups feature flat-staggered pole pieces, yielding a vintage tonal balance and amp-brutalizing punch. There’s plenty of tone shaping onboard, with a master tone knob, tone control, and a 3-way pickup selector switch.
Fender has fitted their American Performer Telecaster with their Greasebucket tone control, which rolls off highs without adding bass or affecting your volume. This is seriously cool, because it gives you explicit control over your tone onstage without your having to compensate for volume loss — making the American Performer Tele a serious tone machine.
The Corona, CA.-crafted American Performer Telecaster combines exceptional Fender tone and authentic feel with modern materials and player-oriented features designed to inspire while propelling your playing to new heights.
Sonically versatile and musically useful, American Performer Yosemite pickups are crafted around special alnico blends and specifically voiced for each instrument and position.
Combining vintage style with a modern 18:1 gear ratio, the ClassicGear tuning machines have smooth action and make it easier to fine-tune your instrument.
Jumbo frets make it easier to achieve wide, expressive bends that add your personal touch to your music.
For authentic Telecaster twang and snap, this guitar sports 3 brass saddles for classic Fender style and sound.
Featuring a “Modern C”-shaped profile that works well with almost any playing style, the neck also hosts a satin finish on the back, giving it a smooth, fast playing feel.
This uniquely Fender tone system lets you cut treble without losing gain or “muddying” your sound, preserving your carefully shaped tone.
|Number of Strings||6|
|Body Finish||Gloss Polyurethane|
|Neck Shape||Modern C|
|Fingerboard Inlay||White Dots|
|Number of Frets||22, Jumbo|
|Bridge/Tailpiece||3-saddle String-thru Tele Bridge|
|Neck Pickup||Yosemite Tele Single-coil|
|Middle Pickup||Yosemite Tele Single-coil|
|Bridge Pickup||Yosemite Tele Single-coil|
|Controls||1 x master volume, 1 x master tone, 3-way blade pickup switch, Greasebucket tone circuit|
|Strings||Fender USA, .009-.042|
|Case Included||Gig Bag|
|Manufacturer Part Number||0115112384|