We bought 25 pieces of this exclusive Fender American Performer Sandblasted Telecaster and the guys at Max Guitar LOVE it!! Its unique finish gives it a truly one-of-a-kind texture and appearance. This guitar isn't just about looks, however. Its light weight, combined with a comfortable Modern “C” neck, ensure that it's a joy to play as well. Heat things up with an awe-inspiring combination of vintage-tinged sonics and modern output, thanks to Yosemite single-coil pickups, while Fender’s Greasebucket tone control keeps things from getting muddy. Beyond that, a 3-saddle string-through-body bridge offers near-endless sustain. This American Performer Sandblasted Tele gives you great tones and striking looks.
The alluringly unusual finish treatment on this Limited-Edition American Performer Sandblasted Telecaster is sure to garner many jealous glances. After Fender applied a transparent finish to this guitar's ash body, it was sandblasted, leaving its surface grain pattern textured with ruts and grooves. Its black grain-filler coat was then visible beneath the color finish coat, creating a one-of-a-kind surface topography — no two sandblasted instruments are alike. Beautifully complemented by a black pickguard, this Tele is an exquisite instrument.
Vintage-tinged tone with higher output and modern wiring
While this Fender American Performer Sandblasted Tele is teeming with vintage-tinged tone, its modern output and wiring give it a sound all its own. This Tele’s Yosemite single-coil pickups feature flat-staggered pole pieces, yielding a vintage tonal balance and amp-brutalizing punch. There’s plenty of tone shaping onboard, with a master tone knob, tone control, and a 3-way pickup selector switch.
Greasebucket tone control rolls off highs without adding bass
Fender has fitted this American Performer Sandblasted Telecaster with their Greasebucket tone control, which rolls off highs without adding bass or affecting your volume. This is seriously cool, because it gives you explicit control over your tone onstage without your having to compensate for volume loss — making this American Performer Tele a serious tone machine.
Fast-playing Modern “C” maple neck
Leo Fender wasn't afraid to think outside the box when it came to guitar designs. In the 1950s and well into the 1970s, the blonde natural maple neck became almost synonymous with Fender guitars. This Sweetwater-exclusive American Performer Sandblasted Telecaster keeps the trademark maple neck and adds a rosewood fingerboard, comfortable Modern “C” shape, and 9.5" radius.
Fender Limited Edition American Performer Sandblasted Telecaster Features:
· Sandblasted finish provides a one-of-a-kind appearance
· Ash body delivers a great balance of brightness, warmth, and midrange pop
· Maple modern “C” neck supplies comfortable playability
· Easy-playing 9.5"-radius rosewood fingerboard with jumbo frets
· Yosemite single-coil pickups yield a vintage tonal balance and amp-brutalizing punch
· Greasebucket tone control rolls off highs without adding bass or affecting your volume