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Deluxe Series Nashville Telecaster Electric Guitar Honey Blonde Maple Fretboard

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As downhome and sophisticated as the city it's named for, the Deluxe Nashville Tele guitar comes with a Tex-Mex Stratocaster pickup in between two Tex-Mex Telecaster pickups. This array, combined with... Click To Read More About This Product

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As downhome and sophisticated as the city it's named for, the Deluxe Nashville Tele guitar comes with a Tex-Mex Stratocaster pickup in between two Tex-Mex Telecaster pickups. This array, combined with five-way Strat-o-Tone switching, makes it one of the most versatile Telecaster models Fender makes. Features include ash (Amber, Honey Blonde) or alder (Candy Apple Red, Brown Sunburst) body, maple or rosewood fingerboard with medium jumbo frets, brown shell pickguard, vintage-style tuners and vintage-style six-saddle bridge.

Includes a gig bag.

Features
  • Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Alder (or Ash)
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: C modern
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: SSS
  • Neck: Tex-Mex single-coil Tele
  • Middle: Tex-Mex single-coil Strat
  • Bridge: Tex-Mex single-coil Tele
  • Brand: Fender
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 5-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: 6-saddle vintage-style
  • Tailpiece: String thru body
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style
  • Color: Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Gig bag
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Mexico
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FenderDeluxe Series Nashville Telecaster Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 193 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (160)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (27)
  • Good tone (25)
  • Fun to play (24)
  • Good pick up (18)
  • Solid electronics (17)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (3)
  • Poor pick up (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (26)
  • Jamming (24)
  • Recording (20)
  • Small venues (19)
  • Rock concerts (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (22), Novice (4), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Zeppelin machine

OK, first the good part; this axe plays very well if you like a steep 9.5 radius. The frets are reasonably well-dressed and polished with reasonably well-trimmed ends, not to say there isn't...Read complete review

OK, first the good part; this axe plays very well if you like a steep 9.5 radius. The frets are reasonably well-dressed and polished with reasonably well-trimmed ends, not to say there isn't room for improvement here with this or any other production guitar. The Tex Mex Tele pickups, along with the single Tex Mex Strat center pup and 5 way switch sound bright & snappy with a bit more mid howl than you might expect from a regular Tele. This is perfect for tones that mimic early Led Zeppelin, which was exacly what I was looking for. Tuned into open G, I can get the exact sounds heard on the first 3 LZ albums, all of which were recorded with Page's old beat-up Telecaster. This is a Tele on steroids...plenty of clean bright snap for a country picker and lots of growl available for a heavy/blues-rock tone for Zep,The Who, et al. Very inspiring if you're into this type of music.

I would have given this guitar a much better over-all rating if not for the hardware. I'm frustrated when they insist on putting "vintage-style" hardware on a modern axe in order to satisfy a 'fad'. The six-saddle ashtray style bridge doesn't allow for the strings to pull straight behind the saddles, forcing the strings into the tension springs on the base of the saddles, making them both all cockeyed and misaligned. It might have been better with a true vintage 3-saddle set up, but IMHO, unless you're conserving an actual vintage instrument and need it to be correct, the old ones lack mass, and if you want an accurate set up for a player's axe, you need a modern tele style bridge. I replaced this one with a high-quality tele bridge from G*t*h. As far as the tuners go, these are old school design, probably mid-grade Pings, and it takes extra effort to get a new set of strings seated. They hold OK once thats done, but I would prefer a nice set of Schallers. Problem here is that you can't put on Schallers, Grovers, Sperzels or any other high quality modern tuners because the holes in the headstock will only accept "vintage" (9mm) ferrules. Have to drill it out. I may bite the bullet and just drill it, but I'm reluctant to do this...we'll see. I'd really rather have a nicer set of tuners with more mass to them.

As an additional note, I specifically went for the ash body for the tone, but can only get this with the honey-blond finish; the finish isn't too bad, actually, but I would have preferred the classic butterscotch...that would be a nice option in ash.
I'm going a bit neutral on the features here; I really like the Tex-Mex pups with the reverse strat pup in the middle and the 5-way switch. I also very much dislike the cheesy "vintage-style" bridge and tuners.
Nice quality build and finish...except for the bridge and tuners.
Lot of guitar for the money, all things considered.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good for the money but definitely needs some tinkering.

The high E string had a bad tendency to fall off so I adjusted the neck joint and that helped a little. I them changed to Gotoh aftermarket bridge and that helped too. The...Read complete review

The high E string had a bad tendency to fall off so I adjusted the neck joint and that helped a little. I them changed to Gotoh aftermarket bridge and that helped too. The middle pickup was weak on the treble strings no matter how I adjusted it. I swapped that out for a DiMarzio True Velvet. Now I'm getting very close to the guitar I wanted. Bottom line: it's a good guitar for the money but it needs some tinkering to get anywhere near its real potential. If you need a guitar to be great right out of the box, this is not the right one.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Really Great Guitar

By terrygh

from Kansas

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Excellent Workmanship
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • Small Venues

Comments about Fender Deluxe Series Nashville Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I just received this last week. It arrived in perfect condition in the original box with all the case candy. After I inspected it visually it was perfect. The neck had a little bow in it and, the action needed adjustment. After about 30min. all of the adjustments were made and, i checked the intonation which was spot on and, that was it. Plugged it into my amp checked the electronics adjusted the pickup height and, it was playing time. I got out my old American Tele which I has been a Great playing and, sounding guitar for well over 40yrs. and, I must say that the Tex-Mex pickups on this new Tele really sound Great. I love my old Tele but, this new one really shines! I've wanted one of the Nashville Telecaster's ever since they came out. I liked the idea of the 3rd PUP and, the 5way switch for the extra sound combos and, I was not disappointed in the sounds that I got. I found out that this particular model was not going to be in production anymore and, that a new one was replacing it which was going to sport a higher price tag. I think that this one was the last one that MF had, it was a level 2 and, I got a Great deal and, a Great guitar! I'm sure glad I snagged this one when I did!

 
5.0

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Best bang for your $$$

By Mestisong Pinoy

from Kokomo, IN

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone
  • Solid All The Way Through

Cons

  • No Traditional Neck+Bridge Pickup Selection

Best Uses

  • Gigs
  • Jamming
  • Practicing

Comments about Fender Deluxe Series Nashville Telecaster Electric Guitar:

Received as a Christmas gift from my wife, I've always been partial to the Telecaster sound and feel but was needing to have the Stratocaster sound on stage every once in a while. I've been unable to find a Stratocaster that I could get attached to after owning four different ones (Mexican, Japanese, American, Highway 1)
Best solution is the Nashville Telecaster - amazing sound, solid build and quality up to par with some of its American counterparts.
One downside was not having the ability to get the traditional Telecaster sound on having the neck+bridge pickup combo but that was easily rectified by adding a toggle switch to the system. Also changed the 6 saddle bridge to a more traditional 3 brass saddle bridge.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outstanding guitar! Great fit, finish and sound!

By Steve

from Medina, OH

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Country
    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Southern Rock

    Comments about Fender Deluxe Series Nashville Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    After 37 years of playing rock, metal, top 40, Southern rock, I decided to play country music. My USA Strat couldn't quite get the twang, so I went out in search of a Tele. I looked at USA and Mexi "regular" Teles, and was playing the Nashville when another guy mentioned that every one of the Nashvilles he's seen was well-build and sounded good. I had to agree on the sound - extremely versatile, from the classic Tele twang to a convincing Strat tone. I took the plunge and ordered one in Brown Sunburst with a maple fretboard. I was not disappointed. The fit and finish are as good as my Strat. Nicely dressed fret edges, solid neck, excellent electronics... The intonation is a tiny bit off, but that's easily remedied. I highly recommend this if you're looking to add a Tele to your stable but want more versatility.

     
    5.0

    Amazing guitar

    By Zack_the_guitarist

    from Atlanta, Georgia

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender Deluxe Series Nashville Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      I am the lead guitarist at my church. I wanted a good guitar to play that had good action and good tone. This telecaster has both. It is the best guitar that I've personally ever owned. The extra strat pickup in the middle is just sick along with the standard tele pickups. This is an amazing guitar and is a great quality instrument. I give 5 stars.

       
      5.0

      My go-to guitar

      By skasnotdead

      from Worcester. MA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender Deluxe Series Nashville Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        So I ordered one of these guys a couple years back. Right out of the box it was ready to go. Now I'm not wicked picky about how my guitars are set up, but I know a good one when I play it.
        Tonally this thing is def. geared towards jangly, country-fried type sounds. But I play in a punk band and it holds its own. But it won't do well in a metal setting. I can tell you that right now.
        But it's at its best doing stevie ray, electric country, and jangly indie rock.
        The array of tones this thing can produce is amazing as well. It can do the usual earsplitting tele sound as well as a nice warm jazzy sound. All in all, a great guitar, and I hardly need another (I always need another guitar..)

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Good for the money but definitely needs some tinkering.

        By LostJon

        from Tacoma WA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Tone
        • Good Value For The Money

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz
        • Needs Work To Be Playable
        • Poor Pick Up

        Best Uses

        • Project guitar
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender Deluxe Series Nashville Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        The high E string had a bad tendency to fall off so I adjusted the neck joint and that helped a little. I them changed to Gotoh aftermarket bridge and that helped too. The middle pickup was weak on the treble strings no matter how I adjusted it. I swapped that out for a DiMarzio True Velvet. Now I'm getting very close to the guitar I wanted. Bottom line: it's a good guitar for the money but it needs some tinkering to get anywhere near its real potential. If you need a guitar to be great right out of the box, this is not the right one.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        GREAT guitar and VERSATILE

        By Joe

        from Massachusetts

        Comments about Fender Deluxe Series Nashville Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        The perfect guitar for me. I play funk, blues and a little country from time to time and this guitar can do it all. It has the classic Tele twang yet middle pickup enables it to sound like a Strat when desired. As it's described by Guitar Center, this guitar is totally versatile. I got the brown sunburst... wanted the honey blonde but when I saw one in person it didn't look like it did in picture. I thought it would be a yellow/cream stain but it was more like a skin-color almost pink and could see almost no wood grain so it might as well been "skin colored" paint. The sunburst ended up being beautiful. It's supposedly two tone but mine has that third reddish ring around it that sure makes it look three tone to me! Anyway, AWESOME tone, excellent play-ability and very diverse range of tones. I give it an A+ I replaced the tortoise pick guard with a white pearl - I will play this guitar for the rest of my life.

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        • No
         
        5.0

        WOW.. Very Nice

        By Hopsy

        from Pennsylvania

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • Super Light

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender Deluxe Series Nashville Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        I would have to agree with other reviews and say that if you want crunchy metal this is not the guitar for you but I'm assuming you already realise that. I love it nonetheless. Action is set up nice. Very cool tones from the pickup configurations. Best I can say is SWEET! Its a keeper. BUY ONE....

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Nice Tele, great price.

        By David K

        from Knoxville, TN

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Fender Deluxe Series Nashville Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        Last year I got a new American Deluxe Telecaster, with the N3 PUs. It's a fine instrument, but it lacks the Tele twang.
        I came across this MIM Tele and I was really surprised by not only the sound, but also the fit and finish. The guitar I was trying out had a bit of trouble staying in tune, and I thought it could benefit from a new Gotoh bridge and better tuners. So, I ordered a Delux Nashville Tele with the intention of making those changes. To my surprise, I am quite happy with the guitar I received, as is. Maybe I'll swap out the bridge somewhere down the road, but for now, there isn't any pressing reason to do so.
        It is a really nice instrument at a very reasonable price.

         
        5.0

        Great Find !

        By john smith

        from Kentucky

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fender Deluxe Series Nashville Telecaster Electric Guitar:

            I got this as a Blem , someone had dropped it and put a serious ding to the body by the jack plate, It doesn't affect the play ability or tone of the guitar one bit. It's on the back side of the bout, no one can see it. The guitar was setup good everything was ok and just as Musicians Friend said it was, and the best thing was the price ! ! MF is my go to source !

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