Fender American Ultra Telecaster Mystic Pine w/Ebony Fingerboard & Anodized Gold Pickguard

CME Exclusive 6-String Solid Body Electric Guitar with Ebony Fingerboard, Includes Hardshell Case. Made in the USA.
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Fender American Ultra Telecaster Mystic Pine w/Ebony Fingerboard & Anodized Gold Pickguard

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  • $2,199.99
More Expected April 2023

Description & Specs

American Ultra is Fender's most advanced series of guitars and basses for discerning players who demand the ultimate in precision, performance and tone. The American Ultra Telecaster features a unique "Modern D" neck profile with rolled fingerboard edges for hours of playing comfort, and the tapered neck heel allows easy access to the highest register. A speedy 10"-14" compound-radius fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets means effortless and accurate soloing, while the Ultra Noiseless pickups and advanced wiring options provide endless tonal possibilities - without hum. This versatile, state-of-the-art instrument will inspire you to push your playing to new heights.

There's more than meets the eye to our CME Exclusive Fender American Ultra Stratocasters and Telecasters. Under the pickguard, this Mystic Pine American Ultra Telecaster features routes for both a neck humbucker and a middle single-coil pickup, so it's easy to switch to an HS or triple-pickup "Nashville" configuration.

Other features include sealed locking tuning machines, chrome hardware and bone nut. Includes premium molded hardshell case.

Body: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
Fingerboard: Ebony
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Neck Finish: Satin Urethane with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
Pickguard: Anodized Gold
Position Inlays: White Pearloid Dot
Body Shape: Telecaster
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Shape: Modern "D"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 10" to 14" Compound Radius (254 mm to 355.6 mm)
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.685" (42.8 mm)
Truss Rod: Bi-Flex
Bridge Pickup: Ultra Noiseless Vintage Tele
Neck Pickup: Ultra Noiseless Vintage Tele
Controls: Master Volume (S-1 Switch), Master Tone
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: SS
Bridge: 6-Saddle American Tele with Chromed Brass Saddles
Tuning Machines: Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking (all short posts)
Case/Gig Bag: Elite Molded Case
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Matt L.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Best Tele I've Owned

This is by far the best tele I've owned, and I don't say that lightly. I'm a bit tele obsessed and have owned a lot of them in my 28 years of playing. About a decade ago I sold the previous best tele I ever owned - an american deluxe tele - due to some financial troubles at the time. I've regretted selling that guitar ever since and have been trying to find a tele that could match it since. I've bought and sold about 18 teles since then in the search, and have finally found it in this American Ultra! I previously bought an American Ultra in the Texas Tea color from another retailer, but I just did not like the rosewood fretboard on it at all, so I returned it. When I saw AMS had this one with ebony, I knew I had to have it. And the ebony is amazing, so smooth. The sound is great too! I had heard bad things about these noisless pickups, but I love them. They're so "full" - especially with the s-witch on in series mode. However, I will say that it's not super twangy in the bridge compared to some other teles I've owned. I mean, it gets twangy enough if you want to do some chicken pickin' or whatever, but it's a much milder twang. I have a Fender Vintera 50s modified and that's one of the most twangy guitars I've ever played. This American Ultra is far more versatile. Great guitar!

Chicago Music Exchange Fender American Ultra Telecaster Mystic Pine w/Ebony Fingerboard & Anodized Gold Pickguard Review
Devin R.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Fantastic Guitar!!!

I finally have a Telecaster, and not just any Tele, but possibly the nicest one I've come across. I absolutely LOVE the color scheme (though I wouldn't mind a slightly lighter colored fret board - rosewood or pau ferro)! Everything about this guitar screams quality and attention to detail. It plays well and sounds fantastic! I have a Gibson SG, Epiphone Sheraton, Fender Jazzmaster, and now this Tele Ultra and so far, I think this is the best sounding guitar out of the bunch. It's certainly the best playing and best feeling out of all of them. The Jazzmaster is close, but this Tele simply kills it! Don't sleep on this one, folks.

Chicago Music Exchange Fender American Ultra Telecaster Mystic Pine w/Ebony Fingerboard & Anodized Gold Pickguard Review
Steve H.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Love at first sight!

I own 20+ electric guitars but this is my first Telecaster. I saw CME’s video and discovered these were CME’s exclusives, made with Ebony fretboards. I have a Strat Ultra from early 90s with Ebony fretboard which plays amazingly and has not worn after all these years. Upon playing the Tele Ultra, the guitar contour fit comfortably and the compound radius neck seemed intuitive to my grip and positioning. The pups were strong yet quiet and the satin feel of the back of the neck really felt smooth. I’ll need more time getting used to playing it but so far, well made with top materials. Only con is that the anodized pickguard has a rough surface texture and my picking style with my ring and pinky fingers anchored for picking on the pickguard scratched the rough surface like dragging my fingernails across a chalkboard, not a pleasant feeling. I have to clip those fingernails short and lose 2 more picking tools or change my picking style ;-) These are beautiful guitars, the tone, the ease of play, Mystic Pine sparkle, gold Fender logo, came with a great set up in a super fitted deluxe hard case, this is an amazing guitar, I love it! Thank you Kyle, CME, and awesome staff!

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