Hello from Blues Domino! Here's a rather lengthy review of the all new 2016 Fender Telecaster Elite Thin Line. Enjoy!
Classic style with compound profile neck and updated electronics.
Infusing the esteemed semi-hollow design with Fender’s latest innovations, the American Elite Telecaster Thinline is for the 21st-century guitarist who embraces innovation in both instrument design and their own playing. Genuine and amazingly flexible Thinline tone, the latest technologies and classic Fender style work in harmony to create an easy-playing instrument you won’t want to put down.
The foundation of the American Elite Series sound, the new 4th generation Noiseless pickups, combine authentic, vintage-style sound with hum-free performance. The pinnacle of Fender’s noiseless pickup designs, they generate glistening cleans and fat, overdriven tones that scream with pure rock ‘n’ roll power. The new Elite Suspension Bridge with three intonatable brass saddles is a unique design engineered specifically for the Thinline Telecaster—a screwless mount increases the vibration transfer, driving the top for nearly endless sustain and lively response.
Engineered for fast playing and effortless position changes, the compound profile neck with a 9.5”-14” compound radius fingerboard is ideal for all playing styles. A modern “C”-shape at the nut, the profile morphs along the length of the neck to a modern “D”-shaped profile at the updated neck heel, providing plenty of comfortable support for fret hand antics. Locking, all short-post tuning machines provide increased break angle at the bone nut for buzz-free performance. The truss rod wheel is positioned at the butt end of the neck for easy accessibility when adjusting neck relief.
Fender is renowned for head-turning style, and this guitar is no different—from the lightweight, highly resonant Thinline semi-hollowbody design to the black chrome headstock logo and large pearloid fret markers this instrument will dazzle the audience with elegant style. The American Elite Telecaster is a bold new addition to the Fender family tree, a top-notch performer that can handle whatever music you might you throw at it. Includes a redesigned Elite Molded Case with TSA locks to provide increased protection for your cherished instrument.
Body shape: Single cutaway
Body type: Semi-hollow or chambered body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: Not applicable
Body wood: Ash
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck shape: Modern C to D
Neck wood: Maple
Scale length: 25.5"
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss
Fret size: Medium jumbo
Number of frets: 22
Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
Neck: 4th Generation Noiseless
Middle: Not applicable
Bridge: 4th Generation Noiseless
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Series or parallel: Series
Active EQ: Yes
Special electronics: S-1 switching
Control layout: Master volume, tone
Pickup switch: 3-way
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: New Eilite suspension bridge
Tailpiece: Not applicable
Tuning machines: Die-cast locking
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: New Modern String Tree, Asymmetrical Neck Heel, Black Chrome Fender Headstock Decal
Case: Hardshell case
Accessories: Strap locks, Deluxe leather strap, Cable, Adjustment wrenches
Country of origin: United States