Special-edition Tele with an Understated Elegance
When Leo Fender introduced the world to the original Telecaster in 1950, the electric guitar changed the world of contemporary music. After more than a half century, the Tele is still going strong. The Special Edition Telecaster Noir is a modern twist on this classic design that adds a touch of elegance to this workingman’s guitar. It boasts a fast-action maple neck and hot single-coil pickups for plenty of twang. But its satin finish, pau ferro fretboard, and matching headstock take this Tele to the next level.
Classic Tele construction
Over the decades, Fender has made concessions to the changing musical styles and the needs of both the novice and pro guitarist, which have led to an astonishing array of Telecasters with new colors, special finishes, and upgraded electronics. But the main recipe hasn’t changed. And though the Special Edition Telecaster Noir takes the design to a new place, it still retains everything that makes the Tele one of the most lauded electric guitars in history. That means a solid alder body with a single cutaway, a duo of mid-heavy single-coil pickups, and all the twang you need.
What separates this Tele from the pack is its dark aesthetics, lending the instrument a smoky personality. The body is cloaked in a stealthy satin black finish that is complemented by a red-trimmed black pickguard. The darker look extends to the Tele Noir’s pau ferro fretboard, which also serves to add a hint of clarity to your tone. And players agree, the black matching headstock finishes the visual appeal of this instrument in a classy way.
Maple neck capped with warm-sounding pau ferro
Your hand will feel extremely comfortable wrapped around this guitar’s Modern C-shaped maple neck. It’s a popular carve that promotes your fastest playing while remaining comfortable for chording. And to continue with the guitar’s “darker” attitude, Fender outfitted the Tele Noir with a pau ferro fretboard. The pau ferro not only imparts a unique look to the guitar, but it adds a bit of attack to the tone for a more singing quality.
Fender Special Edition Telecaster Noir Features:
- Special-edition Telecaster with monotone black aesthetics
- Familiar alder body and maple neck for classic snap and twang
- 2 hot single-coil pickups deliver iconic Telecaster tone
- Pau ferro fretboard warms up your tone
- Satin black finish is complemented by a matching headstock
- Comfortable Modern “C” neck profile
- 6-saddle bridge for optimum intonation