The Fender Modern Player Telecaster Thinline-throughout its history, Fender has always made a special point of welcoming new players to the family by offering entry-level instruments of remarkable sty... Read More
The Fender Modern Player Telecaster Thinline-throughout its history, Fender has always made a special point of welcoming new players to the family by offering entry-level instruments of remarkable style and substance (such as the Duo-Sonic, Mustang and Musicmaster models), with great sound, classic looks, solid performance and eminent affordability. The Modern Player series continues that great my-first-Fender tradition, with thoroughly modern features and several distinctively unconventional new takes on our most revered instruments-all with outstandingly attainable value.
The Modern Player Telecaster Thinline Deluxe casts an already distinctive classic Telecaster model in a whole new light with a full-throated pair of single-coil Modern Player MP-90 pickups. Other features include a mahogany body, C-shaped maple neck, maple fretboard with 9.5" radius and 22 medium jumbo frets, three-way toggle pickup switching, three-ply pickguard (parchment on Sunburst model; black-white-black on other models), four skirted amp knobs (two volume, two tone), vintage-style Stratocaster string-through-body six-saddle hard-tail bridge, vintage-style tuners and nickel/chrome hardware.
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Wow is really all I can say to this guitar. I'm by no means a gear snob, and typically play guitars in the five to eight hundred dollar range, so I can't speak for how this guitar would compete with an American fender or something of similar quality. That being said, I can say that this is probably one of the nicest guitars I've ever played, especially given it's price. The P-90's give the guitar a thick, warm sound that doesn't completely ditch the classic Tele twang and the mahogany body gives a nice full but remarkably precise tone. The lows are thick and crunchy on the bridge pick up and smooth and jazzy - if sometimes a little muddy - on the neck. The highs are where this thing really shines. I've played more than a few seven and eight hundred dollar guitars where the highs are thin and shrill, but not this beauty. Even the highest notes are clear, clean and have such a such a full body and bright shimmer that sometimes I could swear I'm playing bells. I would recommend this guitar for anyone looking to play blues, jazz, classic rock, more traditional indie rock (like The Strokes) and especially funk. It's definitely not a metal guitar, but then most metal guitars I've played aren't good for much more than metal. The construction is superb for a guitar at this price point. I used to own a MIM Telecaster that was easily more shoddily put together than this, so don't let the Made in China stamp fool you. The neck is incredibly comfortable. I can move through riffs and licks like a knife cuts through butter and the radius of the fretboard is perfect for bends, but still doesn't make it too difficult to bar. The finish is beautiful. I have the sunburst model and both the gloss and the grain of the wood is amazing. I was a little worried when I initially purchased this, but it's easily proven to be my favorite guitar. I actually have a hard time putting it down to focus on work, and if that's the only con I ever find I think I can count myself as a satisfied customer.
Picked this up day after Christmas and it's about all I could've asked for. The finish is spectacular, and the sound is great as well--you can get some good jazzy kinda feel out of the neck pickup, and a sweet dirty tone from the bridge. If you want a humbucker, the pickups are wired so the middle setting will buck all the hum! If you're not looking to break the bank and feel like a new guitar, this is a really good quality choice!
The reason i really liked this particular model guitar is that the knobs are out of the way of the area which my hand likes to rest and also palm mute. I tried a Fender Stratocaster and i really didn't like how the volume knob is literally touching my hand when i'm playing. Also, I got a discount on the guitar on the memorial day savings event. So since this guitar felt right and the price was right I thought i woulld give it a shot. I took it home and its been 2 weeks. MAN IT ROCKS, sounds so much more clean then my old guitar and stays in tune for a good amount of time. It was playable right out of the box(after tuning and stretching strings). Thanks Fender and GC
So I bought one of the modern player telecasters a couple of months ago now, and I am thoroughly pleased with it. I hadn't known about it until about a week before I decided to buy a new ax. I was eyeing the Jaguarillo, a pawn shop series from fender, but when I asked the worker there for suggestions, he said to try the modern player. So I did and it really is a beautiful guitar, very nice, clean sound, but also handles distortion well. The only real deterrent is that it seems to be a bit cheaply made, which sounds concerning at first, but it doesn't effect the performance, but its something to consider. This is such a good guitar for moderate players, its a pretty stunning guitar and sounds great. I had enough money leftover to get an amp on top of it that works well with it. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a guitar in this price range or even a little bit above.
I come buy a guitar once a year from Thailand. I wanted a maple fretboard, P90s and semi or full hollowbody. And there it was waiting for me. Inexpensive, too... Way under my budget, but had what I wanted, so what the heck. The P90s along with volume and tone controls that actually do something are a real plus. Easy to go from dirty with body to clean jazzy stuff with just a few twists of the dials (do feel like changing the knobs, however...). The sunburst is very well done. Pickguard a bit too much white for me... but does grow on you. Great neck, of course. Could find no flaws in build quality or finish. I put 11s on it and it gives it some real spank. Was concerned about the tuners, but seems to hold tune decently with the 11s. Nervous about lack of tightening in them. Could always put some Grovers on, but love that vintage stringing method. Been getting some corrosion on the posts of the tuners, but even plastic seems to rust over here. Pickups seem to be good enough, although there is lots of line noise with plugged in amp. I use a Mustang Mini 7 running on batteries at the beach (wonderful with twin reverb model), so that noise isn't an issue most of the time. All in all am very happy with it, and even get that Fender decal on the headstock.
This guitar is amazing for the price. Right off the bat, the neck is extremely playable, the P-90's give it a unique sound (beautiful in the middle position) and the look is vintage. I picked up the Sunburst color a couple weeks ago and thought it was hideous... then it started to grow on me. I think that's the best way to describe the guitar, go play one, initially it may not knock you off your stool, but give it time. I ran it through a Twin Reverb and couldn't have been more impressed. The price point is great, the quality seems to be quite good, and it's a freaking Fender Thinline! The only issue i seem to be having is with the input jack - the nut doesn't seem to stay tight, but I had that issue with a previous Tele so I'm not too surprised by that. I'm into the Post-Rock scene as far as influences are concerned (Explosions in the Sky, Gates, Moving Mountains) and this thing does "twinkly rock" as well as the heavier stuff. Go check it out, you will not be disappointed.
Love the tone and playability of this guitar! also a great looking and lightweight telecaster true to the Fender name!! love this guitar!
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