The Fender American Elite Telecaster Thinline brings a smorgasbord of innovations to one of the best-known instruments produced by a company known for innovation. Introducing the new fourth generation noiseless pickups in the bridge and neck, this model takes it even further with an S-1 blade switching system and brass saddles for true Tele tone. Top it all off with improved body contours and finish options like Mystic Blue and you've got a new heavy hitter in the world of semi-hollow guitars.

Product Specs

  • American Elite Telecaster Thinline
  • 3-Color Sunburst
  • Champagne
  • Mystic Ice Blue
  • Natural
  • Satin Jade Pearl Metallic
  • 2010s
Made In
  • United States
Body Material
  • Ash
Body Shape
  • T-Style
Body Type
  • Semi-hollow Body
Finish Style
  • Gloss
  • Metallic
Fretboard Material
  • Maple
  • Medium Jumbo
Neck Material
  • Maple
Number of Strings
  • 6 String
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Scale Length
  • 25 1/2"

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Reviews for the Fender American Elite Telecaster Thinline
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  • Elite? - Indeed!

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    Great Tele! A home run for Fender.

  • Tele Elite Thinline

    Verified Purchase

    I love this guitar. Plays really well, no extra pickup noise. I have the mystic ice and cosmetically as well as functionally it is my number one gig guitar these days.

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  • Truly Incredible

    I have this model in the natural finish and can't imagine how someone could bring themselves to get rid of it. From tone to ergonomics to aesthetics, this guitar gets 10's across the board. The sonic clarity is astounding, and the embedded S-1 switch can beef up your tone if necessary. The compound …

  • My favorite modern guitar!

    Verified Purchase

    Sounds, looks, plays amazing!! My old guitars need a vacation and will get one...