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Fender Modern Player Short Scale Telecaster

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1418064353145828215
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The Modern Player Series Short Scale Telecaster features a 24" scale and slightly downsized body that make it a delight for the diminutive player. That said, its long on other great features, such as ... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Modern Player Series Short Scale Telecaster features a 24" scale and slightly downsized body that make it a delight for the diminutive player. That said, its long on other great features, such as a 9.5"-radius rosewood fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets, vintage-style single-coil Telecaster neck and middle pickups and - in a special touch - a powerful Guild "Anti-Hum" humbucking bridge pickup, a vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge, and more.

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FEATURES

Body
Body shape: Single cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: Not applicable
Body wood: Alder
Body finish: Gloss Polyester
Orientation: Right handed
Neck
Neck shape: C modern
Neck wood: Maple
Joint: Bolt-on
Scale length: 24"
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss Polyester
Fretboard
Material: Rosewood
Radius: 9.5"
Fret size: Medium jumbo
Number of frets: 20
Inlays: Dot
Nut width: 1.65" (42mm)
Pickups
Configuration: SH
Neck: "Anti-Hum" dual-coil
Middle: Not applicable
Bridge: Vintage-style single-coil Tele
Brand: Guild 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: 3-way
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
Hardware
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: 3-saddle vintage-style
Tailpiece: Not applicable
Tuning machines: Vintage-style
Color: Nickel/chrome
Other
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Pickups
Case: Sold separately
Accessories: None
Country of origin: China
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FenderModern Player Short Scale Telecaster
 
4.5

(based on 4 reviews)

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great 24 Inch Scale Option

By william

from undisclosed

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Comments about Fender Modern Player Short Scale Telecaster:

Great 24" scale guitar for my very specific needs. Plays great, sounds great, and looks fantastic. This is a very limited production model, not in Fender's catalog or on their website. Background -- while looking for a high-quality 24" scale Fender guitar to supplement my HSS Stratocaster, I thought that my only options were a Jaguar or Mustang. While shopping at GC and mulling over my limited options, a salesman said "have you seen this?" Not only was it a hot looking Telecaster with a 24" scale, it had a maple neck (my personal favorite) which was not available on any of the Jaguar or Mustang models. This is a real Fender guitar (although made in China) and not a Squier model. The neck is very good quality, the tuners not bad at all, and the nice butterscotch finished body is only slightly smaller than a real Telecaster (-3/4" in length, and -5/8" in width). Although it was a real 'looker' and very comfortable to play, the Chinese electronics were not up to my standards at all. But, with a lower price tag (and a 20% GC discount coupon), I reasoned that I could replace the electronics and still come out ahead. And, I would have a better looking guitar than any of the Jaguars or Mustangs. So, that's what I did. There was a lot of consideration given to the replacement pickups. I finally decided on Seymour Duncans – a Pearly Gates humbucker for the neck, and a Telecaster 5-2 model for the bridge. Each of these pickups gives me sounds that I cannot get on my Strat. Also, of particular importance was that these two pickups blend together very nicely with the pickup switch in the center position. Bottom-line, I'm in for a total cost that is less than either a Jaguar or Mustang, and I think I have come out way ahead in terms of both looks and sound quality.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

big fender sounds in a small package

By Olivia

from San Diego, CA

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Comments about Fender Modern Player Short Scale Telecaster:

I have always been a fan of 24" scale guitars, so I was blown away by this fender modern player. It is small and light and just a blast to play. The pickups are great, and put out genuine Fender sounds. I had a little trouble with the input jack when I first got it, but this was an easy fix. I have several guitars, but this is the one I play the majority of the time. It works well for everything from jazz to heavy metal, but it is unbeatable for blues.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

big fender sounds in a small package

By Olivia

from San Diego, CA

Site Member

Comments about Fender Modern Player Short Scale Telecaster:

I have always been a fan of 24"" scale guitars, so I was blown away by this fender modern player. It is small and light and just a blast to play. The pickups are great, and put out genuine Fender sounds. I had a little trouble with the input jack when I first got it, but this was an easy fix. I have several guitars, but this is the one I play the majority of the time. It works well for everything from jazz to heavy metal, but it is unbeatable for blues.

 
4.0

Nices and Sweet

By Les_bert

from Texas

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender Modern Player Short Scale Telecaster:

    Beatiful 50's style (tuners and brigde machine), with a colour yellow trans (you can see the wood lines). The brigde pickup have a bright and sparkly sound, the neck pickup have very fat warm sound. The neck is short and a litle bit fat. I really enjoy this Guitar.

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