• Home
  • Fender Limited Edition American Performer Telecaster in Butterscotch Blonde
Home

Fender Limited Edition American Performer Telecaster in Butterscotch Blonde

An affordable US-made workhorse with classic looks!

UNAVAILABLE

This product is not currently available.

SKU: 0174701750

    Product Description

    The Fender American Performer Tele is one of the most affordable 'Made in the USA' guitars available in Fender's catalogue. However, its modest price isn't a reflection of poor quality, as this instrument beautifully displays Fender's class-leading craftsmanship in all of its glory.

    Appointed with the typical features that you'd expect on a Telecaster, the American Performer does however boast some thoughtful modern features to bring it up to scratch. Sporting brand new Yosemite pickups, a smooth satin-finished neck and the desirable 'Greasebucket' tone circuit, this instrument can serve as the perfect live workhorse for any guitarist.

    Construction

    Fender's long-established tonewood combinations remain intact with the American Performer Tele. Featuring an Alder body, this popular material ensures balanced lows, lively mids and a crisp top-end, serving as the perfect tonal foundation for the spanky-sounding single-coils.

    The Alder body is paired with a Maple neck, accentuating the highs even more to allow your playing to really cut through in a mix. The bolt-on construction also gives notes a definitive snap, so that you can play with plenty of articulation.

    Featuring a modern "C" profile, this neck will suit contemporary players looking for a slim feel, while offering enough thickness for vintage aficionados. Finished with satin polyurethane, this ultra-smooth neck lacquer won't hinder fast or technical playing at all, so even shredders will adore its playability! Fitted with jumbo frets too, you can gain more control and precision over the entire fingerboard.

    Electronics

    The most noteworthy aspect of the American Performer Telecaster is its set of pickups. Installed with a pair of Fender's new Yosemite single-coils, these pickups are designed to project rich and expressive tones. With flat-staggered pole pieces that increase their output, these pickups also have a shellac coating that controls feedback without choking their sound.

    Making this instrument suitable for a number of styles, these pickups unlock even more versatility. It doesn't end there either, as the 'Greasebucket' tone circuit is yet another thoughtful addition. Letting you roll off the top-end without adding any bass frequencies, you can use your tone control in a more useful and musical manner - not turning your guitar tone to mush!

    Hardware

    While the electronics will appeal strongly to modern players, the hardware is far more traditional and familiar to Fender fans. Fitted with a classic ashtray-style bridge with 3 saddles, you can thread the strings through the body for increased warmth and sustain.

    At the other end of the instrument you'll find a set of Fender ClassicGear tuners. Offering a smooth feel for precise pitching, these tuning machines will keep the strings stable and secure.

    Specifications

    Body

    • Body Material: Alder
    • Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane

    Neck

    • Neck: Maple, Modern “C”
    • Neck Finish: Satin Polyurethane
    • Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5” (241 mm)
    • Frets: 22, Jumbo
    • Position Inlays: Black Dots
    • Nut (Material/Width): Synthetic Bone, 1.650” (42 mm)
    • Tuning Machines: Fender ClassicGear
    • Scale Length: 25.5” (648 mm)

    Electronics & Hardware

    • Bridge: 3-Saddle Strings-Thru-Body Tele
    • Pickguard: 1-Ply Black
    • Pickups: Yosemite Single-Coil Telecaster (Bridge/Neck)
    • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickups, Position 3. Middle Pickup
    • Controls: Master Volume, Master Greasebucket Tone Circuit
    • Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
    • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome

    Other

    • Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
    • Case/Gig Bag: Deluxe Gig Bag
    Elliot Stent author picture

    Written by Elliot Stent

    Loyalty Points

    Earn loyalty points whenever you shop at Andertons. Points can be earned and used online, in store or over the phone: earn and use points however you choose to shop! No need to sign up - points are added automatically when you make a purchase! The more you shop, the more you save, so start earning points now!

    What are points worth?

    One point is worth a 1p discount, and there's no limit on the number of points used per purchase! For example, if you have 1000 points, you can redeem them for a £10 discount on any purchase.

    How many points will I earn when I shop?

    We display the number of points available for a product on the product's page on our website. Normally we'll give you one point for every pound you spend, but watch out for double and triple points deals for even more savings!

    Delivery

    Here at Andertons Music Co. we believe that we stock some of the best musical equipment in the world. That's why we want to make it as quick and easy as possible for you to get your order, safe and sound!

    We offer a wide range of delivery options to help fit around your busy lifestyle without compromise. This includes free, named-day delivery for most UK postcodes on orders over £99 which are in stock, Saturday & Sunday deliveries, and competitive delivery rates worldwide.

    Please note: Some UK postcodes including remote areas and Northern Ireland are subject to charges.

    You can find full details about the services we offer, including details on our international delivery charges, on our main delivery page. Click here to read more.

    Customer Reviews

    4.5

    2 reviews

    Value

    Looks

    Durability

    Sound

    Terry27th Dec 2020

    Value 4Looks 5Sound 5

    Trusted Customer30th Mar 2020

    Nothing is perfect, but for the price this is pretty close. The guitar plays really well and the satin finished neck feels great. Sound is agressive and twangy as you would expect from a tele and the playability is really good. Great no-nosense workhorse guitar as you would expect. Good job from fender on this model. Good value for the money.

    Value 4Looks 4Durability 4Sound 4

    Finance available at checkout for orders £300+

    How do I use instant finance?

    It's simple! Just add the products you want to your basket and click the "Checkout" button in your basket. Go through the checkout process and tick the "Finance" option under "Select Your Payment Method". You can then choose which finance term you'd like to apply for, and change your deposit if you wish.

    At the end of the checkout you'll be taken to the V12 Finance web site. This is where your finance application is processed. Assuming your application is accepted you'll be able to place your deposit and confirm your order right there.

    Then, your order will come through to Andertons and we'll send you the goods. Get approval before 3pm and we'll send your order out the same working day (stock permitting) for next working day delivery!

    Who can apply for finance?

    You must: spend over £300, be at least 18 years of age, have been a UK resident for 3 years or more, be able to make repayments by Direct Debit, be in regular employment (minimum of 16 hours per week) including self-employment, or in permanent residence with your partner who is in regular employment.

    Read More About Online Finance

    Andertons Music Company's Registered Office: 58-59 Woodbridge Road, Guildford, GU1 4RF. Andertons Music Company acts as a credit broker and not a lender and only offers credit products from Secure Trust Bank PLC trading as V12 Retail Finance. Andertons Music Company is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Credit provided subject to age and status.