New guitar month! American Elite Super Special Run GC (OMG)

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  1. Irondog

    Irondog Tele-Meister

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    Very similar to other stories here, playing for 20 years thought the telecaster's were mostly twang machines to be avoided. But 10 years ago reading up on all of Jimmy pages antics I said eventually I'll have to try some telecaster's. Bought a knockoff telecaster from Michael Kelly with Lindy Fralin steel pole pickups, it was a great introduction, very dirty nasty pickups, just played wonderfully. Except, it didn't seem to stay in tune & very difficult to intonate, the triple barrel brass saddles sadly seemed not good adjusting.
    And I couldn't believe how insanely noisy single coils were. Several pickup swaps later with no satisfaction, out the door she went.

    Then I started watching all the American elite telecaster YouTube video reviews. Noiseless? tell me more? Went to guitar center 2 different occasions playing the American elite, very close to purchasing however I decided I wanted the ocean turquoise which they did not have. So a few weeks ago it happened, next level surprise, WOW look what I found Holy smokes! Instant love at first sight
    guitar Center had a special run for 2019. Quilted maple top, very subtly different to the 100% alder, it's just absolutely perfect tone, I absolutely am head over heels for the N4, pickups I would not have purchased another telecaster if it wasn't for these quiet pickups, and they simply seem so similar to the extremely noisy ones for subtlety and picking dynamics I think that's why everybody loves telecaster's those picking dynamics. Grand slam homerun for Fender. I literally put my Les Paul in its case and haven't played it for 40 days it's disappeared.
    I've probably owned about 40 guitars to finally find this absolutely amazing tone machine and it's unbelievably beautiful looks and tone, I've never felt a neck so perfect the satin finish just:cry::cry::cry::cry:.

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    I do not work for guitar center, I really do like guitar center, mostly.
     
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    Mighty purdy!
     
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    WOW! Are you sure this isn't a dream?
     
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    Beautiful guitar....enjoy
     
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    What a beautiful guitar I want one, now just sold my Bonnie Raitt strat I wonder if she indoors will let me err
     
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    Quite a journey. Glad you found each other. Congrats!
     
  8. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Holy [expletive] that is desperately pretty!
     
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    Have not seen that finish before...Very Nice
    ...Enjoy
     
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    In this day and age, I see no reason to buy anything other than noiseless pickups. The tone is there.
     
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    That's beautiful! I love the Tele Elites, mostly the necks and pups, but the necks....
     
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    John C Friend of Leo's

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    Very pretty - there is one of these still hanging around at my local GC - if anything these are more striking in person than in the photos.
     
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    And I thought my Mystic Black Elite was pretty smart-looking for a Tele! You’ve gone the Full PRS with that one... beautiful!
    The Elite Teles really are great guitars — keep on enjoying it.
     
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    Gorgeous! Congrats!
     
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    I love my Elite but that made me twitch a little. :D
     
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    Blue and maple, wanna make love to her !
     
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    Congratulations—she’s beautiful!
     
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    Strikingly beautiful! One of the sexiest Teles I’ve ever seen.
     
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    Congrats. Nice looking tele.
     
  20. Irondog

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    thanks to everybody:)

    I just spent some time on the guitar Center website, I didn't even know what color mine was called
    aquamarine metallic
    they have 3 different versions limited editions apparently commissioned by guitar center.

    The magic search term is

    " Fender Limited edition American elite "

    They have a black burst flame maple with ebony fretboard in stock wow
    still some in stock my version aquamarine metallic,
    and they have a thin line American elite cherry burst quilted maple wow

    Get em while they are hot.
     
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