Fender American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar  

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The Fender American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar is a pro player's axe that delivers authentic Tele vibe. American Series pickups and deluxe hardware with original '52 ash or alder body dimensi... Read More

Overview

The Fender American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar is a pro player's axe that delivers authentic Tele vibe. American Series pickups and deluxe hardware with original '52 ash or alder body dimensions deliver more resonance and tone. The maple neck has a modern C shape with rolled edges and highly finished frets for easier playability. The detailed nut eliminates rattles and improves tuning stability. Custom staggered tuning machines eliminate the need for one of the string trees. Staggered pole pieces in the pickups provide balanced output across all strings and especially improves tone for the G-string.

The return of the American Standard Series Telecaster continues Fender's tradition of commitment to the people who play Fender instruments out there in the real world. Today's American Standard Telecaster guitars are worthy heirs of their revered ancestors”mindful of player needs and taking full advantage of modern advances, yet remaining completely true to the elements and spirit that made these instruments legendary in the first place. They feature excellent bridges, neck and body finishes, and a Fender-exclusive high-tech molded case. Still there are the beloved hand-rolled fingerboard edges, Alnico V pickups, and staggered tuning machines for tone and stability guaranteed to last a lifetime (with its limited lifetime warranty)! So make history with the American Standard!

American Standard Tele Bridge
Gives sought-after tone with modern improvements (6-saddle adjustability, no ashtray edges). Redesigned plate features a classic styled Fender stamp on chrome-plated brass. Brass and steel are the secrets to the Tele sound!

Bridge Component Specifics:
'American Standard saddles - The original vintage-style Fender bent steel adjustable saddle is one of the components that give vintage Fenders their tonal 'mojo'. Fender conducted tone comparison tests, and fell in love with them all over again. They have a wider tonal range and more character many other saddles. Then Fender improved them; narrowing the spacing to afford more room (and complement the bigger frets and rolled edges), and also elongated the string slot to reduce friction and string breakage, while improving the string break angle over the primary contact point.

Bridge plate

The combination of steel saddles with a brass plate harks back to the magic combination of the most sought-after vintage Tele guitars (which had steel plate/brass saddles). The plate also features two extra mounting screws to improve resonance and body contact (as well as eliminating 'squeals'), and a stylized Fender logo to class up the instrument and nod to the design of '60s era Fenders (like Jaguar and Mustang bridges).

Neck Gloss and Tint

Seemingly a small or less important feature, this is a major feature. The old necks were satin all over primarily for the feel of the back of the neck. On these American Standards Fender kept the satin neck back, but still gave the rich tint and luster of a gloss finish to the fretboard. When looking at the old and new side by side in comparison, there is no arguing that these necks look classier and more detailed and 'finished'.

Thinner Body Undercoat
An undercoat serves to give the paint a smooth surface to adhere to so you have a nice looking finish. The thicker the undercoat, the more glass-like the finish, but the more constricted the guitar's body wood, which could affect tone. Fender switched to an undercoat that is thinner, and that allows the body to flex and resonate more, while retaining the cosmetic advantages of an undercoat.

Fender SKB Case
The case is a true advancement in guitar presentation and protection. It is stackable, it balances perfectly, it is TSA-lock-equipped, and has glass reinforced nylon trigger latches and a killer form-fitted plush interior.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

Features
  • Alnico V pickups
  • Deluxe hardware
  • Solid alder body (black, 3-color sunburst, candy cola, and blizzard pearl) or ash body (2-tone sunburst, natural, crimson red transparent)
  • Modern C-shaped maple neck with rich, deep neck tint, glossed neck fretboard with satin back and rolled edges
  • Delta-tone„¢ no-load circuit
  • Highly finished frets
  • Detailed nut work
  • Bent steel Fender saddles
  • American Standard Tele® Bridge Plate (steel saddles and brass plate) for improved resonance
  • Thinner undercoat for improved body resonance
  • Rosewood or maple fretboard
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FenderAmerican Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar
 
5.0

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5.0

Great American Tele

By GOTTFRIED BRUX

from Boston Area

Comments about Fender American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

For years I have only played PRS guitars (McCarty, Custom 22, Studio, Singlecut & Swamp Ash Special) and play an Eric Johnson Strat. I got this guitar from my wife as an Anniversary gift and really love it. It is a great playing American Tele. The neck feels great, the bridge feels smooth and doesn't make you bleed when you strum hard compared to the American Special Tele with the vintage saddles. The pickups are ok. A little thin compared to the Texas Special in the American Special and a little to much hum for my taste but still great sounding pickups. I will most likely replace them with DiMarzio Area T and Area Hot T. Other than that. Really great guitar.

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5.0

Subtly Converted

By Joe Slayton

from Greensboro, NC

Comments about Fender American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I have always been a twin-humbucker sort of guy. So, I have always bought Gibson products. My mahogany body HSS Strat started my conversion. This Telecaster in 3-Tone Sunburst with a maple neck has completed it. The build quality and sound are outstanding (as they are on my Strat). I pay more for the American made products for this reason. The playability of this guitar was shockingly evident when I first played it in the store. It seems to WANT to be played. And it is hard to stop once you start. I am delighted. In my opinion, Gibson needs to improve their current build quality. These Fenders are winning my heart. Buy one.

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5.0

Great guitar!

By Ryan Bee

from NYC, NY

Comments about Fender American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

What a great purchase! This guitar plays great and fits my hand like a glove. Awesome tone that you would expect from a strat. Some people are complaining about the price, but I think it is a steal. There are plenty of guitars out there way more expensive. Buy it, you won't regret it!

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5.0

Awesome, but one question

By Todd Franks

from Downers Grove, Illinois

Comments about Fender American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

Absolutely love it! Perfect! But can someone tell me exactly what kind of strings these come equipped with? I ended up changing the strings to what I normally use, but now I miss the ones that came on it. The strings that came with this guitar had a great feel and I could glide up and down the fretboard nicely. If these are some kind of Fender strings, I might be a new fan and have to switch brands , heh. But yeah, This guitar has all the great tone and playability that you would expect, but for me I really dig the additional flare of the neck gloss and tint. I've also always been a fan of fender maple necks in general, so it's all Fender for me.

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5.0

Sweet Stick

By Miles Larini

from Winnetka Ca

Comments about Fender American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

Just bought the 3 tone sunburst maple neck. Well crafted beautiful instrument. I read all the reviews and considered the standard tele, then I played the American Standard and there really is no comparison. the construction is super solid and flawless. playability is smooth with the rounded corners on the frets. the Tone is Crushing through my Orange dual terror. The MiM does not compare in quality and definitely not the tone. Its not even in the same league. save up the extra cash and buy the American. or rue the day.

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5.0

Amazing Guitar Right Out of the Box!

By Nick Damon

from San Antonio, Texas

Comments about Fender American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I picked up one of these guitars as a Christmas gift. I had been going to guitar center for several months playing around on a potential guitar to replace my Epiphone Les Paul. The minute I laid my hands on that maple fretboard, I knew it was meant to be. This guitar is nothing short of amazing. It truly feels professional-grade down to the last inch. From the superb pickups to the lighting fast fretboard, this guitar is phenomenal. Some people also have the common misconception that Teles are strictly "jazz" or "blues" guitars. This is simply untrue. That awesome "metal" sound and many other heavy, hard rock, tones are easily achievable on this monster. The versatility is virtually unbound. If you have the means, buy one. You will not be disappointed.

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5.0

Workhorse

By Swan Music School

from NY, NY

Comments about Fender American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I love my American Tele! It feels great and sounds good. A must have for every guitar collection.

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5.0

The Ultimate Tele

By Chabis

from Monadnocks, NH

Comments about Fender American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

Back in the `60s when I was performing and recording I was mainly a Gibson man, but kept a tele around as a beat-up guitar. But come the late `80s, early `90s, I started to find that the tele was more and more my voice - the one I heard when I wrote and arranged - and thus the search for the perfect tele began. It ended up here, once and (hopefully) forever. The American Standard Telecaster is everything a tele should be. Smooth to the touch with a great action, beautiful to look at, and with the classic tele sound. Mine is a 2008, purchased in early 2009. It was and remains flawless in every respect. If the Telcaster is your voice - or even a desirable 2nd voice - this is the Telecaster to get. Mine btw is transparent crimson with a rosewood fingerboard. It could not be more beautiful. :)

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My main guitar

By Brandon

from Easley, sc

Comments about Fender American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I originally went looking for a strat, but someone told me to try this tele. I was hooked. The owner of the music store(local store), talked to me for a good two hours while I was in there looking. I was there for about 5 hours and played this one guitar for two. I played it through a fender blues junior, and it was an amazing sound. For people who think a tele is not a versatile guitar, they are wrong, I can play anything with this guitar. It takes the right distortion to give it the ballsy sound of a lp, but you can do it.

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5.0

best tone fender

By Curt Hillis

from Dexter, Mo

Comments about Fender American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I just purchased a 2010 american standard tele in the blizzard pearl with a maple neck. This makes the 4th fender I have owned since I started playing contemporary christian music three years ago. I started with a standard tele which was a good instrument. I then traded it in on 2 fenders-a custom qmt with HH pickups and an american standard strat. I always favored the strat because the tele always seemed a little harsh. I just traded it in on the 2010 tele and WOW this is the tone I was looking for all along. The strat may be in the case for a while until the new wears off the tele. This is the best playing and sounding guitar I have encountered in my 19 years of amateur playing, and it's not even close to the top end of price for the quality. Hats off to the guys in Corona, I feel like you made mine just for me.

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