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      Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar (H76265)
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A modern Tele with a pine body that's packed with a full array of pickups.

The Modern Player Telecaster® Plus HSS is that rare bird among Telecasters-a triple-pickup model with a mini-toggle coil-split switch for the Modern Player humbucking bridge pickup. That's a lot of electronics and variety of tone packed into one guitar that's already know for being able to cover a lot of musical ground. This unique model is further distinguished by a pine body whose grain offers a warm look and feel.

Other features include C-shaped maple neck, maple fretboard with 9.5” radius and 22 jumbo frets, Modern Player single-coil Telecaster neck pickup and Modern Player Stratocaster® middle pickup, five-way pickup switching, three-ply pickguard, knurled “chrome-dome” control knobs, vintage-style Stratocaster string-through-body six-saddle hard-tail bridge, vintage-style tuners and nickel/chrome hardware.

Case sold separately.

Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar Features:

  • Warm-looking and distinct-sounding pine body
    Comfortable C-shape neck with jumbo frets
    A diverse collection of Modern Player Humbucking, Strat and Tele pickups
    5-Position pickup switch and seperate mini-toggle rear coils selector switch
    Vintage style 6-saddle strings-thru-body hardtail bridge
    Case sold separately


Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Series: Modern Player
    Body Shape: Telecaster®
    Body Material: Pine
    Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
    Neck: Maple, "C" Shape
    Neck Finish: Gloss Polyester Fretboard: Maple Fretboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
    Frets: 22, Jumbo
    Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
    Nut Width: 1.650” (42 mm)
    String Nut: Synthetic Bone
    Pickups: Modern Player Humbucking Pickup (Bridge) Modern Player Strat® Pickup (Middle) Modern Player Tele® Pickup (Neck)
    Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
    Aux Switching: Mini-Toggle Rear Coil Selector Switch
    Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
    Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
    Tuning Keys: Vintage Style Tuning Machines
    Bridge: Vintage Style 6-Saddle Strings-Thru-Body Hardtail Bridge
    Control Knobs: Knurled Chrome Dome
    Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
    Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)


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  • Fender Jumps The Shark on this One!

    As reviewed by Robert Kalberer on 12/13/2012

    I love Telecaster's and over the years have bought about two dozen of them. This is by far the worst one I ever bought (or for that matter worse guitar ever). Once I returned it I saw a second one in the store and played it and it was every bit as bad. The only positive thing I can say about this guitar is the finish looks great (made in China no EPA to deal with!). At its price range I was not expecting it to be the greatest telecaster in the world but I was expected to be at least as good as the Squier telecaster I got (made in Indonesia). In First of all the playability was poor so I had to adjust the neck and the intonation (not a complaint). Once I set it up though I realized it still played horribly and the reason was the angle of the neck to the body was not even correct! I was going to have to re shim the neck which was beyond my skill level. Even on the cheapest guitars they don't normally mess that up. Next was the sound, the best way to describe it is if you had a presence knob on your amplifier and instead of it going from 0 to 10 it went from zero to -10. This guitar makes any amplifier sound like it's presence control is on a -7 or 8! Regardless of which pickup you select it is flat out the thinnest and most sterile sounding guitar I've ever played in the last 35 years. I didn't even think it was possible to make a humbucker sound thin but somehow they were able to do it. They talk about it being made of pine (the cheapest possible wood available) like it's a big deal, there is a reason guitars are not made out of pine it's not like no one ever thought of it. If you own a bar or restaurant and want to buy a guitar just to hang up on the wall and look cool this is it. But if you are even slightly serious about playing guitar you could not pick a worse one even if you tried.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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  • Least Expensive Guitar I own

    As reviewed by Ronald Carignan on 3/21/2012

    I have all American made higher end guitars and many of them. I have been playing guitar for 40 years through many styles and playing levels. I say all that just to qualify my review. I initially bought this guitar because I wanted a playable inexpensive guitar to try different pickups on. However I really like this guitar. It is Chinese and that's a little embarrassing for an old guitar dog, but I'll get over it in this case. This guitar surprised me. the neck is nice and straight, the frets are crowned and finished, no sharp edges. The setup is reasonably good although I'll dial the setup into my playing style. the color looks nothing like the online pic's. it is almost black only showing the dark brown wood grain when looking close under light. Playability is very good right out of the box. I like all the pickups setup and sound. the coil tap produces a very thin sound when switched on and IMO is the only tone the guitar makes that for me is not useable. over all for me this was an A+ purchase. If you like having double coils and single coils on the same guitar, this guitar does that much better than the price indicates. unless you are an American made guitar snob, you really can't go wrong with this guitar.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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  • Versatile, inexpensive, and fun!

    As reviewed by Gregory Anderson on 11/30/2011

    I have wanted a Tele for a very long time but life just kept getting in the way of saving enough to buy one. When I read that Fender was coming out with this guitar I thought I would have to check it out. I've only had it 3 days and outside of my 30 some year old Yamaha SHB400 it is my favorite guitar already! With the 3 pickups and split coil bucker in the bridge you can get traditional Tele tones, Strat tones, and LP tones with one guitar. Seriously, this is one versatile guitar. Fit and finish is just wonderful, say what you want about Chinese guitars, this one is definitely a keeper. I thought I would immediately replace the tuning mechanisms with Fender locking tuners, but the originals are pretty nice, stays in tune quite well even with some heavy duty string bending. I will replace the pots with CTS versions, and might replace the single coil pups with Fender Noiseless, and perhaps a Seymour Duncan SH-11 in the bridge, but in the meantime the pups are good enough. If you didn't look at the back of the neck to see the label stating made in China, you would be hard pressed to tell this one from a much more expensive model. Thanks Fender, you made a winner!!!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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