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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 52 reviews)

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    (43)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
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    • Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Least Expensive Guitar I own

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...Read complete review

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.

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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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4.0

Great Guitar

By 

from Los Angeles CA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

  • Poor Pick Up

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • School Bands

Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar:

I've played guitar for 7 years now and this was my first "new" electric guitar. All in all beautiful build and solid sound. I recommend changing the pick ups because the bridge and neck pick ups kill the sound. After changing them myself the sound gained loads of power and tone. Really love this guitar and I would recommend it for a player with 4-7 years experience.

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3.0

looks can be deceiving

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from little falls nj

About Me Novice

Pros

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

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

    Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar:

    i dont know if the neck needs to be ajusted or the bridge
    but it has fret buzz.

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    4.0

    Great guitar

    By 

    from Los Angeles

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

    • Humbucker Slightly Loose

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar:

    Neck is super smooth. Pick up configuration gives you loads of options.

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    5.0

    First Fender

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    from SAO PAULO, BRAZIL

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands

      Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar:

      I'm feel really impressed with this guitar because HSS setting I can possible play a lot of rythms.

      Excellent price to my first Fender.

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      5.0

      Awesome Guitar!!!

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      from Ft. Myers, FL

      Pros

      • excellent quality
      • Great sound
      • Overall look
      • Playability

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gigs
        • Practice
        • Studio

        Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar:

        I would highly recommend this guitar for any beginner and intermediate players! I used to play my gibson les paul studio but sold it a couple years back because I mostly play my acoustic guitars. I wanted to get back into playing electric again so I bought this guitar and it plays beautifully. Not to mention the sunburst look is amazing.

        As for the buzz most review keep mentioning unless your really trying to listen for it, your not going to hear it at all.

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        5.0

        Best value for the money!

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        from Westminster, CO

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        Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar:

        I've been playing for 35 years, in a variety of different styles, and on a variety of different instruments. I've played Fender, Squier and Fernandez Strat and Tele style instruments for much of my professional life, and can say, that this inexpensive, versatile instrument is simply the best electric guitar I've ever owned. Cosmetically, it's just lovely--I bought the charcoal finish and it just glistens. The finish on the neck doesn't inhibit playing speed, and gives the neck a kind of burnished, aged look. The maple neck, medium frets, and relatively flat fretboard make oblique and pedal-steel type bends effortless. The action as purchased was low and smooth, making playing fast single note lines a breeze. Comping required almost no finger pressure. The pickups are slightly smoother sounding than on a standard Tele, but even that is a plus. You get the basic character but without the potential harshness. The Strat pickup and the humbucker sound great, and the addition of the 5-way switch and a coil tap allow a player to get tones almost identical to the 'notched' sounds one can get with a Strat. This guitar is affordable, and sounds better than the current Fender instruments coming from Mexico. It sounds as good as its American counterparts, and if you can accept that the purchase of an American Fender is more about prestige than any appreciable difference in quality, you'll get a terrific instrument for half the price.

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        5.0

        My Fav Chinese Guitar!

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        from Chatham, Ontario, Canada

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        Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar:

        I was very surprised at the quality and sound of this Chinese made Fender Telecaster. I've had it a week and have hardly put it down. The neck is straight, all I had to do was some minor lowering of the strings. I have a Humingbird, a Martin Custom Shop, Gretsch, Les Paul, Wildkat and an Ovation. This guitar goes on the same rack. Love it. Great price, fantastic value. Sounds great and is lots of fun to play.

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        5.0

        Telecaster Modern Player Plus - Charcoal

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        from Windsor, CT

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        Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar:

        Purchased in January 2015. Fantastic in every way, especially when played thru the Fender Acoustasonic 90 amp. The tonal combinations are remarkable.

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        5.0

        Decided to take a chance... glad I did!

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        from South Burlington, VT

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        Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar:

        Local store here did not have it in stock. Really wanted to try it out before committing to purchase. After reading all the other reviews here (vast majority positive) I decided to order it. I used to play a lot when I was younger in the 70s and early 80s and love Gibson guitars. Got back into playing a couple of years ago and decided I wanted to play around with a Fender. I prefer the look of the Tele over the Strat and came across this Modern player model. Great array of sounds from the pickups in this thing. Out of the box intonation was on. Didn't care for the stock strings and threw some new ones on it. Smooth playing and very nice feel to the fret board. String action a little high 12th fret and above compared to my Les Paul. But not enough to make me start tweaking the neck to lower the strings, right now anyway. Overall it's an awesome addition for a new Telecaster for the price.

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        5.0

        Awesome

        By 

        from Clay, New York

        Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar:

        This guitar is great! It has really good playability. My friend even said it played very similarly to his $4,000 Gibson les Paul! I love the vintage sound of the tele pickup, the strat pickup sounds amazing, and the humbucker really packs a punch! The honey burst finish looks beautiful. It does buzz a little bit but, you can only hears it if you lean up close, and it can be easily fixed. This is really an amazing guitar!

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