Fender Telecaster Elite model in supposedly rare "Stratoburst" from the end of Fender's CBS-owned period. The USA-made Elites were only made during 1983-84, and there was also a Japanese-made 22-fret neck edition offered in late 1984.
Other than its iconic silhouette, the Tele Elite has no other traditional Tele features. Pickups are active humbuckers with a TBX guitar expander and a MDX midrange booster allowing 12dB of gain. The controls are laid out in an almost Les Paul fashion (indeed, some Tele Elites also sported a very Les Paul-esque pickguard), and other features include Fender's BiFlex trussrod system and a Freeflyte hardtail bridge.
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