Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar  

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The Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar features the best of the old and the new: a fast-action maple neck, cast/sealed machine heads, 2 classic single-coil pickups, and a 6-saddle string-thru-... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar features the best of the old and the new: a fast-action maple neck, cast/sealed machine heads, 2 classic single-coil pickups, and a 6-saddle string-thru-body bridge. Since its introduction in the early '50s, guitarists in all musical genres have relied on the Fender Telecaster guitar for its powerful tone and smooth playability. Timeless.

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Features
  • Body: Alder
  • Neck: 1-Piece Maple, Modern "C" Shape, (Tinted Satin Urethane Finish)
  • Fingerboard: Maple,
  • Fingerboard radius: 9.5" Radius (241mm)
  • No. of Frets: 21 Medium Jumbo
  • Pickups: 2 Hot Standard Tele Single-Coil Pickups (Neck & Bridge)
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Pickup Switching:
  • 3-Position Blade:
  • Position 1. Bridge Pickup
  • Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups
  • Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Bridge: Standard 6-Saddle String-Thru-Body Bridge
  • Machine Heads: Fender/Ping Standard Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648mm)
  • Width at Nut: 1.650" (42mm)
  • Unique Features: Vintage Styling, Fender Transition Logo, Parchment Plastic Parts
  • Strings: Fender Super 250L, Nickel Plated Steel, Gauges: (.009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042), p/n 073-0250-003
  • Finish: Polyester
  • Accessories: Standard Gig Bag
  • Introduced: 11/2008
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FenderStandard Telecaster Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 50 reviews)

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(70 of 82 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AMAZING

By J5rules

from flandreau sd

Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

Get this guitar, i am a HUGE fan of fender, especially their telecaster, with its maple neck and the body being alder, it makes a decently light guitar, with a very very fast neck. the pickups a standard comes with are very hot so if you have a budget dont worry about upgrading pickups. These guitars stay in tune very well and can be used for most any type of music

(40 of 43 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Buy the one that you test drive!

By BVK

from Oswego, IL

Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

Don't let the 4 stars fool you - I absolutely LOVE this guitar. The rating is because of the big problem I've noticed with the Fender MIMs... QUALITY CONTROL. You definitely want buy this thing off a guitar shop's wall rather than blind mail order! With that out of the way, I LOVE the sound of this guitar... it makes me want to play bluesy licks, which is atypical for me, so this is a wonderful and welcome addition to my arsenal. A word of caution - the standard pups WILL hum; if this is going to be your main axe, you might want to replace them... but this is an auxilliary instrument for me, and I LOVE how the pups sound, so I can live with the hum. Add a little tube screamer with your treble & bass at 12 o'clock and your mids at about 2 o'clock, and I guarantee you'll never put this guitar back in its case.

(33 of 34 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is "THE" guitar

By am389

from New Jersey

Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I just bought this guitar a few days ago. So for awhile now, I've been looking for the perfect electric guitar. Something that would give me the most beautiful sound I've been searchin for year on end. I've always liked Fender the most...my dad has a Stratocaster and I always played it. The Jaguar always called to me as well. It wasnt till I played this Telecaster...then I found exactly what I was looking for. This guitar has it all. An amazing neck, killer look...but most of all...the sound I've been searching for, for so many years. I think this is "THE" guitar, and any guitarist, who plays any genre, would be more then satisfied with this beautiful work of art. The craftsmanship is AMAZING. This guitar literally has everything you could possibally want...Im in love.

(29 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

So happy I finally got one!

By Ben

from Marietta, Georgia

Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

So I'm no guitar expert but I've been gigging and playing for over a year now and this thing is awesome! The arctic white is surprisingly really good looking. I got a tortoise pick guard to replace the original with but idk if I actually will. The help was great and though my current rig doesn't do this baby justice I couldn't be more pleased with my purchase!

(19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Versatile Beast

By Mike

from Bronx, New York

Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

Wow here do I start with this guitar? I bought it a couple of days ago and I have not put it down since. As its my first maple fingerboard guitar, I find the beauty of it just absolutely stunning (I have the brown sunburst). This guitar is great and works with any type of music, but very rarely with metal. It's a great guitar to add to your collection but I would suggest changing the stock pickups because they hum very loudly! Well that is unless you like them like that. Great guitar BUY IT!

(18 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Not good for metal?

By Christian

from Royal Palm Beach, FL

Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

i have been wanting a Tele for a while but really didnt know much about them. I wanted one so that i could get more of a bluesy twang, being that all my other guitars are gibsons with humbuckers. My fear was that the single coils wouldnt chunk with high gain (as mentioned in other reviews). Well this one is perfect, i defenitely got the twang i wanted, but found that this thing is a beast on high gain. I play through a Line 6 Spider valve stack, and this thing chunks and squeals just fine. Its def different from the sound of a humbucker, but its a nice change. The other great thing about this guitar is the neck, def different from the 08's, much more comfortable, really fast. Def give this guitar a try.

(16 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

beastly guitar

By lessthansteve182

from Gillette NJ

Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

got this guitar for christmas '08 and it looks and sounds great! It has an amazing clean tone for ska upsrokes set in the middle position plus a great classic, high treble telecaster sound with just the bridge pickup, distortion is pretty good, high gain doesn't really work out with this guitar though, its not really built for metal. i feel a little bit out of place with all the blues and classic rock players that typically buy these guitars, considering i'm more of a pop punk, ska punk player, but trust me it works well in both areas plus its nice to be a bit different, i mean i already have a strat and everyone has a les paul so i wasn't after one. the finish looks great but i manged to chip it in 2 places already, which isn't a huge surprise considering i jump around a lot while playing and usually hit stuff. another great thing about this guitar is the controls, very simple, one tone (which i don't even use) one volume and three pickup positions, plus the controls are well out of the way unlike on my strat where i'm always hiting the pickup selector. overall a great guitar at a great price for any style other than metal.

(14 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Truly unbelievable

By William

from Chicago, IL

Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I originally wound up with my white, Mexican Tele from a swap I made in a music store in 2001. The guitar had sustained some minor chips and was deemed un-sellable. I digress. I mean it when I say that aside from the occasional one-off gig, I have played my whitey in almost every state in the union in the past few years. I have beat it to a pulp. I have bled all over it. I have thrown it at my brother, the drummer, at the end of a show. I have treated it far more poorly than many men treat their wives. It has done nothing but work properly and to the best of its ability. It's finally starting to show that genuine tour ware that Fender now sells right off the shelves. I'm sure every individual hasn't had the same experience with their Teles, but mine has stood up to the most sustained 8-year beating of its life. I should call it Tina. I love my Tele with all of my heart, and can't believe I haven't had to replace so much as a nut. (Through a Hot Rod Deluxe...Boss Tuner-->Jekyll and Hyde overdrive--> Tube Screamer-->Digitech Whammy Pedal--> Boss DD-3)

(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

beautiful guitar

By hayden marlatt

from corning, new york

Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

dont let the four stars fool you, i LOVE my guitar. i have the arctic white and it looks and plays beautifully. dont believe what you have heard about made in mexico fenders, they are pretty good, you may have to do some tweaking with them but its not hard. when i got mine it was set up pretty well so i didnt have to do anything really but change the pickup height, which is just tightening a screw. the reason for the 4 stars is the pickups arent the best. they do not have the sustain or the output that other pups have. i do a lot of bends and they just cant hold it, so i am going to replace the bridge pup to a seymour duncan hot rail for tele. if i had to do it over again, i would buy it again and again.

(10 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great buy, even if price was 2X.

By Tommy B

from The Colony, Texas

Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I have always been a Gibson fan. I have played my Les Paul ( am uch more expensive Guitar) sine 1993. I never even considered buying another guitar....until I played my Wine colored Telecaster. That being said, I have been playing the Telecaster non stop. It plays like butter, fit and finish are incredible!!!

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