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NGD 2015 American Special

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by pcasarona, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. pcasarona

    pcasarona Tele-Meister

    Age:
    52
    129
    Mar 27, 2013
    Auburn, AL
    Wow, I had no idea that Fender was making affordable guitars that played like this. I love my new American Special. One night and I can tell already that it is going to be one of my go to guitars. Just when I was becoming one of those "Fender doesn't make great guitars anymore" guys too. If that is you as well, you owe it to yourself to try one of these. Mine is two years old, but other than some light pick marks on the guard, this thing is mint, sounds great, plays great, made in the U.S., and I'm into it for $750 with new strings and set-up. Texas special pups, 22 jumbo frets, grease-bucket tone circuit, thin urethane transparent finish, brass saddles, and classic tele looks. I'm thrilled with this guitar!

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  2. IronSchef

    IronSchef Tele-Meister Platinum Supporter

    she's a beauty - HNGD!!
     
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  3. tele12

    tele12 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Dec 2, 2006
    NY
    Nice guitar!
    If I was buying a new Tele the American Special would be my first choice.
     
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  4. esetter

    esetter Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Sep 1, 2011
    MI
    Real nice! HNGD!
     
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  5. pcasarona

    pcasarona Tele-Meister

    Age:
    52
    129
    Mar 27, 2013
    Auburn, AL
    I heard recently that Fender may be discontinuing this model. I hope this is not true, but it may be that they made them a little too good for the money!
     

  6. tele12

    tele12 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Dec 2, 2006
    NY
    I heard that rumor a few years ago. The way Fender has been going lately I wouldn't be surprised if the model is replaced with a price hike.
     
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  7. Crobbins

    Crobbins Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Jul 10, 2014
    Meiners Oaks CA.
    Congrats.
     
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  8. tce63

    tce63 Tele-Holic

    586
    Jan 18, 2013
    Sweden
    HNGD, looks great
     
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  9. -Hawk-

    -Hawk- Friend of Leo's

    Oct 14, 2015
    IL, USA
    Looks good!
     
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  10. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free + Supporter

    Apr 20, 2013
    Northeast Ohio, USA
    Nice. Those are really nice Teles.
     
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  11. Sean65

    Sean65 Tele-Holic

    566
    Oct 19, 2011
    London
    Nice guitar! I love the satin necks and the pickups sound really good!
     
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  12. Ripradiant

    Ripradiant Tele-Holic

    876
    Jul 31, 2014
    Alberta Canada
    Love it. That is the modern mans' blackguard...its the reeeaaal thing.
     
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  13. Randypttt

    Randypttt Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    66
    Feb 8, 2010
    Elyria Oh
    I have a 2015 (SB) that I bought last year brand new. Didn't see the date til I got it home. But no complaints. I really love mine as well.
    They're fine guitars and the pups really kick keister.
    I've kept it stock (what could you do to improve it?!) except I switched out the pg for a white one so I could have a twin for my Am St Strat.
    Enjoy!
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  14. dsutton24

    dsutton24 Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

    Dec 29, 2010
    Illinois
    I've got a 2011. According to the spec sheet that Fender sent me, the Special was discontinued in March, 2015.
     

  15. dustoff

    dustoff Tele-Meister

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    119
    May 23, 2005
    Glenview Illinois
    Nice axe !
     
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  16. Twang Tone

    Twang Tone Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    45
    Apr 15, 2005
    UK
    Congtrats. I'd be all over the AS if they didn't have jumbo frets...
     
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  17. fatcat

    fatcat Friend of Leo's

    Jul 6, 2010
    Very Deep South
    Then im lucky I got mine when I did.
     
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  18. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    51
    Jan 1, 2014
    .UK
    Congratulations!
     
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  19. Tullecaster

    Tullecaster TDPRI Member

    Age:
    42
    5
    Oct 31, 2017
    Maryland
    The American Special is basically a Highway One without Nitro correct? If the pups are anything like my Highway One you will not be disappointed. Love that guitar! Congrats.
     
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  20. pcasarona

    pcasarona Tele-Meister

    Age:
    52
    129
    Mar 27, 2013
    Auburn, AL
    This is my first Tele with Jumbo frets, but I don't seem to have a problem with them. The guitar is very easy to play and I bend a lot so no problems there. I realize that it is very much a personal thing, but what is it that you don't like about Jumbos?
     

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