In fact, Leo Fender started a new kind of guitars when they launched the Telecaster in 1949, which became their first solid-body guitar, thus changing the music industry forever. The American Special series, like the Highway One and Classic Player series before it, isn’t out to offer an instrument so particular that it’s totally unlike anything already available in Fender’s … And, in this ongoing rejiggery, 2018 sees another significant change. It’s bye-bye to the American Vintage series, which was launched back in 2012, and hello to the new American Originals. As a result, it is now possible to get into an American Tele for right around $800! Fender has popularized solid body guitars for decades. Winter NAMM 2018 Coverage: The Fender American Special family has always represented the best bang for your buck! The American … As Allen Abbassi, senior product development manager for Fender… The Fender American Special Telecaster … Review of the American Special Telecaster. Next in our review of Fender’s Parallel Universe 2018 collection is the American Elite Telecaster Limited Edition. Did Fender … Read more: Fender American Acoustasonic Telecaster. Earlier this year, the American Special Telecaster was released and around the same time, Fender slashed their prices on almost all their guitars. Th is is a supercharged Telecaster with all the refinements one could need that make it an extremely versatile axe and a modern-day workhorse. New for 2018 and available at The Music Zoo, this series has been refreshed with new custom color inspired finishes including Fiesta Red, Walnut, and Sherwood Green!Boasting Texas Special pickups paired with vintage style hardware, these American Special …