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Fender American Performer Telecaster - The Music Zoo

Classic Fender Looks with Modern Features That Players Want!

The new American Performer Series from Fender delivers fantastic American build quality, classic Fender design and tone, with new performer-friendly specs to create guitars that you’ll want to bring on stage right out of the box! Here is the American Performer Telecaster Hum, built with an alder body, modern “C” shaped neck with a 9.5” radius, 22 jumbo frets, and a DoubleTap humbucker with a bridge Yosemite single-coil designed for rich,
expressive tones. With flat-staggered pole pieces to increase output and a shellac potting that lets the coil breathe while controlling feedback, Yosemite pickups produce dynamic sounds ideal for any musical situation. The American Performer Telecaster Hum also features Greasebucket™ tone circuitry that lets you shape your highs without adding bass, and a coil-tap for single-coil neck tones!

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American Performer Telecaster Hum Specs

  • Aubergine Finish
  • Alder Body
  • Modern "C" Shape Maple Neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • 25.5" Scale Length
  • 1.650" Nut Width
  • 9.5" Radius
  • 22 Jumbo Frets
  • Yosemite Single-Coil and DoubleTap Humbucker
  • 3-Position Pickup Switch
  • Fender ClassicGear Tuners
  • 3-Saddle Strings Through Body Bridge
  • Chrome Hardware

American Performer Telecaster Hum Tone

All your favorite quacky Tele tones with the modern upgrades of a push-pull pot on the tone control, where you can coil tap the humbucker for crystal clear single-coil neck tones. This is great for thinning out the rhythm tones and letting you get some great funk sounds. The American Performer also has a Greasebucket tone system, letting you roll down on volume to clean up, but without muddying up the tone with too much bass. It's features like these two that make it no wonder Fender calls this the American Performer: it has everything you need to get the tone you want on stage!

American Performer Telecaster Hum Feel

This model features a Modern "C" neck profile paired with a 9.5" radius and 22 medium jumbo frets, which are great for both rhythm and lead playing without feeling like it should specialize in one or the other.

Why We Like It

It seems like Fender truly paid attention to what younger players were looking for in a guitar that could be someones first 'pro' instrument; Made in America, awesome finish options, and under the hood features like the neck pickup coil-tapping push-pull control that make it a unique guitar.

You Might Also Consider

If you're one who likes a bit more grit and 'chunk' out of your guitar, try out the American Performer HSS, which comes with a DoubleTap bridge humbucker, which can be a better choice for heavier music.

American Performer Telecaster Hum Price

$1099.00 Retail at the time of this post. Pricing subject to change.

American Performer Telecaster Hum Colors

The American Performer Telecaster Hum is available in 3-Color Sunburst (Maple Fretboard), Vintage White (Maple Fretboard), Aubergine, and Satin Surf Green (Rosewood Fretboard)

American Performer Telecaster Hum Case

A Fender Padded Gigbag is Included

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