Fender introduced the American Special Series in 2010 in an effort to offer more affordable American-made guitars. The American Special Telecaster is similar in most ways to the American Standard Telecaster, but uses different electronics and has 21 frets instead of 22.

Years of Production:
2010 - present

Design Elements: Two single-coil pickups, '70s-style headstock logo, dot inlays, two control knobs

Notable Tele Players: Keith Richards, James Burton, Jonny Greenwood

Product Specs

  • American Special Telecaster
  • Lake Placid Blue
  • 2010s
Made In
  • United States
Body Shape
  • T-Style
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Number of Strings
  • 6 String
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed

From the Price Guide

Reviews for the Fender American Special Telecaster Lake Placid Blue
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  • Spot on!

    Verified Purchase

    Fabulous American Tele. You won’t be disappointed

  • Wonderful!

    Verified Purchase

    Beautiful guitar, and it sounds incredible as well. Best guitar I've had so far, and I've had a Les Paul, Jackson USA Select Soloist, ESP etc. I'm in love with this guitar!

  • Verified Purchase

    Nice plays great.

  • As advertised

    Verified Purchase

    Quick and easy and got exactly what I expected.