Three's Company on This Tele!Can't get enough of that Tele magic? Then you need Fender's Deluxe Blackout Tele! The first thing you notice about this classy axe (aside from its ultra-cool black and chrome accents) is the 3-pickup configuration. That's right: three! This trio of vintage-style Tele single-coils gives you all the legendary twang options you could ever want. Add the 5-way selector switch and you have totally happening Telecaster tones with Strat-style switching. You'll also dig the ultra-comfortable C-shaped neck and the primo hardware. Lots of class and tons of tone, at a very friendly price!
You know and love this icon of a solidbody electric guitar; from Nashville to New York City to New Orleans to Nor Cal (and everywhere in-between), axe-slingers all over the place swear by the Tele. Why? Start with the history: over a half-century after the first Telecaster flew out of Fullerton, California, this solidbody retains essentially the same design. That's doing it right the first time! The classic pickup arrangement, easy switching, comfortable neck shape, and time-tested hardware combine to give you exactly what you want out of an electric guitar, no matter what kind of music you play.
Springsteen plays one. So does Tom Petty. And Andy Summers from the Police. Want to talk twang? Look no further than the Teles strapped to Merle Haggard or the legendary James Burton. Keith Richards brought dozens of rock's most memorable licks to life on a Tele, and Joe Strummer used his Telecaster to blend punk's snarl with smart songcraft. Don't forget Roy Buchanan and Albert Collins; their Teles helped to define electric blues. And, who can forget all those amazing R&B records Steve Cropper put his Telecaster magic on? We're just scratching the surface here, folks... you simply can't go wrong when you strap on a Tele!
Fender Deluxe Blackout Tele Solidbody Electric Guitar Features at a Glance:
- Color: Black
- Body: Alder
- Neck: 1-piece tinted maple, "C"-shape
- Fingerboard: Maple, 9-1/2" radius, with black dot position inlays
- No. of Frets: 21, medium-jumbo
- Scale length: 25-1/2"
- Width at nut: 1.650"
- Hardware: Chrome
- Machine heads: Fender/Ping cast/sealed tuning machines
- Bridge: Standard 6-saddle strings-through-body design
- Pickguard: 3-ply black/white/black
- Pickups: 3 vintage-style Tele
- Pickup switching: 5-position blade
- Controls: Master volume, master tone
- Deluxe Gig Bag included
NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.