A departure from Fender's traditional tone wood choices, the 2017 Limited Edition American Elite Mahogany Tele Thinline tempers the traditional Tele bite with the rich sound and warm look of mahogany. Over the course of its journey from the forest floor to the player's hands, this body wood has been rescued from Hurricane Mitch, acquiring more than a little mojo along the way.
The 2017 Limited Edition American Elite Mahogany Tele Thinline is loaded with a single 4th Gen Noiseless single-coil Telecaster bridge pickup and a fat-sounding ShawBucker Special Wind humbucking neck pickup (coil-splittable via the S-1 switch) for noise-free, high-output tone. The Elite Suspension Bridge is a unique design; a screwless mount increases the vibration transfer, driving the top for nearly endless sustain and lively response. The compound-profile neck sports a 9.5"-14" compound-radius maple fingerboard, ideal for most playing styles, and topped by 22 medium jumbo frets for a familiar feel.
With its one-of-a-kind sound and style, the 2017 Limited Edition American Elite Mahogany Tele Thinline is a rare, inspiring example of Fender's craftsmanship.
Body Binding - White
Body Finish - Gloss Polyurethane
Body Material - Rescued Hurricane Mitch Honduran Mahogany
Body Shape - Telecaster®
Bridge Pickup - New 4th Generation Noiseless
Bridge - New Elite Suspension Bridge
Case/Gig Bag - Hardshell Case
Colour - Natural
Configuration - SH
Control Knobs - Knurled Flat-Top
Controls - Master Volume, Master Tone (with S-1™ Switch for Coil Splitting the Neck Pickup)
Fingerboard Material - Birdseye Maple
Fingerboard Radius - 9.5"-14" Compound Radius (241 mm-355.6 mm)
Fret Size - Medium Jumbo
Hardware Finish - Nickel/Chrome
Neck Finish - Satin Urethane Finish on Back, Gloss Urethane Finish on Front
Neck Material - Birdseye Maple
Neck Pickup - Shawbucker™ 1T
Neck Plate - 4-Bolt Asymmetrical
Neck Shape - Compound Back Shape, Modern "C" to "D"
Number of Frets -22
Nut Material - Bone
Nut Width - 1.685" (42.8 mm)
Orientation - Right-Hand
Pickguard - 4-Ply Aged White Pearloid
Position Inlays - Black Dot
Special Electronics - Special 500K/250K combo pot on Volume Control.
Strings - Fender® USA 250L, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)
Switching - 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Truss Rod Nut - Heel-Mounted Spoke Wheel Adjustment
Truss Rod - Dual-Action with Wheel
Tuning Machines - Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking (all short posts)