In the late ‘60s and early ‘70s guitarists wanted hum-free tone based on the sound of an amp about to blow up. You asked—so we listened and created the Telecaster Deluxe in 1973. Today’s version, the American Professional Telecaster Deluxe ShawBucker, brings modern, player-oriented features to the stage and studio, and can still make an amp sizzle without breaking a sweat.
With its flexible sound and vintage-voiced pickups, the Telecaster Deluxe adds a touch of girth to the traditional Telecaster twang and bite. From pop and punk to the most brutal modern metal, the Telecaster Deluxe has powered countless recordings and infinite stages, creating the music we love.
The pair of warm, rich-sounding ShawBucker humbucking pickups are voiced specifically for each position, producing powerful, nuanced tones with original Fender sonic DNA. Retain high end clarity when adjusting the volume controls, thanks to the new treble-bleed tone circuit that lets your tone shine through in all its glory. The new modern "Deep C”-shaped neck profile feels just right in your hand while the narrow-tall frets make it easy to bend strings accurately and play perfectly intonated chords.
The best of yesterday and today, the American Professional Telecaster Deluxe ShawBucker is the latest form of electric inspiration from Fender. Step up and stake your claim to a legend.
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Body Shape: Telecaster®
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
Neck Shape: Modern "Deep C"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 22
Frets Size: Narrow Tall
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.685" (42.8 mm)
Position Inlays: White Dot
Truss Rods: 1/8" Hex (Allen)
Bridge Pickup: Shawbucker 2T
Neck Pickup: Shawbucker 1T
Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup w/ Treble Bleed), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup w/ Treble Bleed), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Up: Neck Pickup, Middle: Bridge and Neck Pickups, Down: Bridge Pickup
Pickup Configuration: HH
Bridge: 6-Saddle Strings-Through-Body Strat Hardtail with Bent Steel Saddles
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines: Fender Standard Cast/Sealed Staggered
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
Control Knobs: Skirted Amp Knobs
Strings: Fender® USA 250L, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)
Case: Elite Molded Case Included