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Love for the American Elite telecaster

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by joebloggs13, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. joebloggs13

    joebloggs13 Tele-Meister

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    Jun 14, 2017
    Canada
    Just gotta say....that this guitar really is something else. I could go on and on about the neck profile, fretboard profile heel cut, and the 4th Gen pups.... All in all, it is the best introduction to fender I could have ever had(being a hard core Gibson guy). The Mystic Black/Maple fretboard combo is the icing on the cake. Best of all...it's a Tele! I love this guitar!
    JoeB
     
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  2. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    I dig em’.
    I want a black one with the ebony fretboard.
     
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  3. jannodude

    jannodude Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    Aug 10, 2016
    SF Bay Area/California
    Glad you're happy! I think it's better to be happy with your guitar than upset with "small details". I know I feel that way and when you find something you like, it's a win win situation.
     

  4. joebloggs13

    joebloggs13 Tele-Meister

    194
    Jun 14, 2017
    Canada
    I know how you feel....sometimes you really like something on a guitar you are considering purchasing, but there are maybe one or two things you would like different. I can honestly say that in my case, I wouldn't change a thing. For me, right now, this Tele is amazing.

    Down the road if I want something different, I will buy a custom shop Tele. I will never change my Elite. Love it!
     

  5. tomtama

    tomtama TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

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    Jul 23, 2016
    Taunton
    I love mine! The neck is fantastic for me!
     
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  6. MA6200

    MA6200 Tele-Meister

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    May 12, 2017
    Maryland
    Love mine too. Just feels right.
     
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  7. Sean65

    Sean65 Tele-Holic

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    Oct 19, 2011
    London
    They look great. Apart from the features the colours are also great as well. I never noticed from the pictures that the black finish had a sparkle until I saw it in the flesh. Very Outlaw!

    But the new turquoise with tortoise shell pick guard looks so cool.
     
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  8. joebloggs13

    joebloggs13 Tele-Meister

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    Jun 14, 2017
    Canada
    I agree. The neck is something I have never felt before. Makes transitions effortless.
     
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  9. MLaVache

    MLaVache TDPRI Member

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    Jan 1, 2017
    East Bay, California
    I really like that guitar but i don't like binding on a tele. Plus I've got my Deluxe that plays just as fine as could be.
     

  10. Old Tele Hack

    Old Tele Hack TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

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    Mar 31, 2017
    Virginia
    I love my Elite - the neck is the best thing I've ever felt on any guitar. I just got a '52 AVRI, though, and am seriously considering a pickup swap on the elite to something that's close the '52 pickups - they really are magical.
    The rest of the guitar? Perfect outta the box -
     
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  11. qblue

    qblue Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 12, 2009
    Clarks Summit, PA
    I was gonna ask you to expand on what you don't like about the 4th gen noiseless Fender pickups
     

  12. joebloggs13

    joebloggs13 Tele-Meister

    194
    Jun 14, 2017
    Canada
    I actually really like the 4th gen noiseless pups on the Elite. I was able to try out an older Deluxe with 3rd gen, and I did not like them as much.
     

  13. Evil Funk

    Evil Funk TDPRI Member

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    Sep 23, 2017
    Montana
    nice! i have the same exact one. i run it through my Z-Wreck and don't even use pedals anymore. it's fantastic. best tele they have imho. the new appointments put the rest of them to shame.
     
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  14. biblebound

    biblebound TDPRI Member

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    Jan 16, 2017
    Woodville, Mississippi
    I really love my 2016 Elite as well, especially the contoured body and the neck profile/finish, however, though the gen 4 pickups weren't bad, I did swap them out with a Rio Grande 'TallBoy' in the neck and 'MuyGrande' in the bridge for a real upgrade IMO. Also, I swapped out the bridge plate/saddles, and turned the switch plate around for the perfect mix of vintage/modern. This guitar is a lifer...
     

  15. Old Tele Hack

    Old Tele Hack TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

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    Mar 31, 2017
    Virginia
    I don't *dislike* the N4s, but after playing the 52, those pups are more Tele.
     

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