Check out the American Performer Tele in action at the store:
Heres what Fender say:
Sonically versatile and musically useful, American Performer Yosemite pickups are crafted around special alnico blends and specifically voiced for each instrument and position. Combining vintage style with a modern 18:1 gear ratio, ClassicGear tuning machines have smooth action and make it easier to fine-tune your instrument. Jumbo frets make it easier to achieve wide, expressive bends that add your personal touch to your music. For authentic Telecaster twang and snap, this guitar sports 3 brass saddles for classic Fender style and sound. Featuring a “Modern C”-shaped profile that works well with almost any playing style, the neck also hosts a satin finish on the back, giving it a smooth, fast playing feel. This uniquely Fender tone system lets you cut treble without losing gain or “muddying” your sound, preserving your carefully shaped tone.