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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 ele... Read More

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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.

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Features
  • Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Pine
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: C standard
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Fret size: Jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.65" (42mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: HSS
  • Neck: Modern Player Tele
  • Middle: Modern Player Strat
  • Bridge: Modern Player Humbucker
  • 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: 3-way and mini coil selector switch
  • Coil tap or split: Coil split
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: 6-saddle vintage-style
  • Tailpiece: String thru body
  • 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
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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FenderModern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 68 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (56)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (18)
  • Good feel (17)
  • Good tone (14)
  • Good pick up (13)
  • Solid electronics (12)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (16)
  • Jamming (15)
  • Small venues (10)
  • Recording (8)
  • Rock concerts (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Absolute Satisfaction!

A solidly built and beautifully finished instrument that has a perfect 'feel' and is incredibly playable!! Seven different pick-up settings provides a fantastic array of sounds. As I frequently play a lot...Read complete review

A solidly built and beautifully finished instrument that has a perfect 'feel' and is incredibly playable!! Seven different pick-up settings provides a fantastic array of sounds. As I frequently play a lot of classic alternative music (I'm a huge fan of Johnny Marr), a clean, slightly chorused/delayed, sound is incredibly important to me - and this guitar sounds beautiful on all settings! With this Tele and my Standard Strat, I feel confident in saying that I have every tone I could ever hope to produce, and that I have no interest in ever buying another guitar.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Fender Jumps The Shark on this One!

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...Read complete review

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.

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5.0

Sweet sounds from this Telecaster! Playability!

By TeleJim

from Colorado Springs, CO

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

  • After 3 hours of playing, couldn't find one!

Best Uses

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

Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar:

About 10 years ago I sold an American Custom Strat when I was laid off. It had a beautiful maple neck so I wanted something similar. I went to find another Strat but decided to pick up this Telecaster in the store and boy was I shocked. The sweet sounds, action, tones I could play with endless resonation of each. I played it straight with no effects and was amazed at how well it sounded. I couldn't stop playing it and hearing the perfect pitch and intonation. Everything sounded so much better- chords and lead! I put it down and played several others...Strats,Ibanez,Gibson, etc but none compared to this Modern Player Telecaster! I tried the Mexican and American versions but they paled in comparison this one made in Indonesia/China! The honey burst is so pleasing to the eye.

 
5.0

Great guitar

By Ninja turtle

from South Carolina

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

  • Factory setup

Best Uses

  • Anything that requires a guitar
  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar:

One of the best guitars I've played. Extremely versatile because of the switch only issues I've had are it needs a setup out of the box. Don't let the elitist jerks sway you because it's not a$10000 guitar its amazing my band is Confederate Attitude look us up and see for yourself

 
5.0

A cool, great playing Tele at a great price!

By Hawkthrower

from Seymour, CT

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar:

    I have always been a huge fan and player of Fender basses and guitars. I went to GC looking for an inexpensive guitar that had the right feel, sound, and features at a certain price point. Although I would have preferred to purchase an American made Tele, I don't have enough spare money at present. I saw the Honey Burst model, played it and fell in love with it. The feel, sound, and look were all really great, especially at this price point. My friend who is just an amazing jazz/funk/rock guitarist played it, and said emphatically - buy it! He and I demo'd it on two different amps and really put it through a work out and it played, performed and sounded great! I won't pretend that it's on the same level with the high-end Tele's, but at this price it is a great guitar. I will eventually change the pick-ups, but even with the stock ones, it is worth having.

     
    5.0

    Fantastic For The Price

    By Chris from Autumn Union

    from Dallas, TX

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar:

      I just picked this up a few days ago. I'm well aware that it's bottom-end for Fender, and that I'll probably need to update the electronics before too terribly long. BUT, that being said... the feel of this thing is killer, it has fantastic action, and the tone is as sweet as the honey-burst finish. The lipstick in the neck position is phenomenal - my new go-to for rhythm work. I really don't have anything bad to say.

       
      5.0

      Awesome guitar!!

      By Bobby

      from Fayetteville, ar

      About Me Experienced

      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 Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar:

        I went to Guitar Center to buy a new guitar and had a decent budget of around $1,000. I must of been in there for two hours playing dozens of guitars, even a Les Paul Studio. None of them compared to this Tele! For what I do, Classic Rock, Old School Country, and some Ska, it really gets the job done! The action is very low and no fret buzz. I feel like I have about three guitars in one when it is in my hand. The single/double humbucker option in the back in tremendous! And the lipstick pickup up front is very warm and sounds great on leads. I even took mine back because there was a few dings on the headstock from being a floor model and when I got there to exchange it I played several more guitars just to make sure and I still was happy with this Tele. The finish is very smooth and thick and allows your hand to glide down the neck easily. The body looks fantastic with the wood grain peeking thru the finish. Highly recommended!!!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This guitar plays as good as it looks

        By Elliot

        from Jacksonville, Florida

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Neck Finish

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar:

        All around good guitar except for the neck finish but you can sand that out

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great guitar

        By Dave

        from Hesperia Ca.

        About Me Novice

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar:

          This is my first electric. I love how easy this guitar is to play. I've wanted to go electric for a while now and after months of research and playing dozens of guitars I settled on this one because it spoke to me. I kept going back to it as I was shopping. For the price you cant go wrong. Pick one up.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Fun modern take on a Tele, worth checking out

          By Brian

          from Philadelphia

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • Fret Buzz
          • Poor Stock Setup

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar:

          Overall guitar has great versatility, nice neck, and very nice aesthetic beauty (I have the honey burst and the wood is just as gorgeous as the photos). This guitar can be set up to give you a great blues sound and the humbucker can crunch and allow you to a "rock" tone . I am not overly impressed with the electronics and will replace the humbucker though. The main issue is frett buzz and tons of it. Guitar was poorly setup on Fender's part. Almost every note on the G and b string were littered with frett buzz. Upon inspecting the neck I saw that my guitar was back bowed and adjusted the truss rod and setup up the action. This seemed to eliminate 90% of the frett buzz and now this guitar plays like a beauty. Worth checking out.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Disapointing.

          By Johntron

          from Las Vegas, NV

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Fret Buzz

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar:

              Purchased this guitar a local Guitar Center store. They had to order it and shipped it to my home. Whole order process was disorganized and unprofessional. I received the guitar and was very disappointed. It was either and open box item, or shame on the Fender company. The protective plastic on the pick guard was all marked up. The humbucker pickup was completely detached on one side; just laying inside the mount. String heights were all out of wack. And the strings had small dark spots on them; they looked corroded. The humbucker pickup had to be reattached and the guitar needed a complete setup. Also worth mention are the tuners on this guitar. Very sloppy; difficult to tune. Sorry, just not a good experience for me all the way around.

               
              5.0

              I would buy this guitar again just not from GC.

              By Birdman

              from Toledo, OH

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming

                Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar:

                Great, comfortable guitar, low action, split coil option for humbuckers, sounds heavy play a lot of metal. Guitar shipped to store because of course GC doesn't have anything in stock, floor model no extra discount as I tried to purchase, guitar came with humbucker screws out of the springs and pickup was rattling around. Was told 24 months to finance? Lol yeah it's only 12 months. Buy this guitar just from another retailer. Later!!!

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