Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar Ash  

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The Telecaster is the Fender guitar that started a musical revolution. So simple, yet so incredibly versatile. Since its introduction in the early '50s, professional guitarists of all musical genres h... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Telecaster is the Fender guitar that started a musical revolution. So simple, yet so incredibly versatile. Since its introduction in the early '50s, professional guitarists of all musical genres have relied on the Fender Telecaster for its powerful tone and smooth playability. This Fender Standard Tele incorporates the best of the old and new with a fast-action maple neck, cast/sealed machine heads, 2 classic single-coil pickups, and 6-saddle/string-thru bridge all built upon an ash body.

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Features
  • Traditional Telecaster ash body
  • Maple neck and fretboard
  • Modern C-shaped neck contour
  • 21 medium-jumbo frets
  • Die-cast machine heads
  • Standard Tele pickups (neck & bridge)
  • 3-position blade controls
  • Master volume, master tone
  • Tortoiseshell pickguard
  • Standard Tele bridge with 6 saddles
  • String-thru bridge
Specifications
  • 9.5" radius
  • 25-1/2" scale
  • 1.650: nut width
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FenderStandard Telecaster Electric Guitar Ash
 
4.8

(based on 34 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good for the price

I got an ash FSR in Nov '07 and let's start with what's not listed: it actually has a tortiseshell pickguard (not white), it has a 3-piece body, and it doesn't...Read complete review

I got an ash FSR in Nov '07 and let's start with what's not listed: it actually has a tortiseshell pickguard (not white), it has a 3-piece body, and it doesn't come with a gig bag (unlike the other standard teles). That said, it weighs a ton but sounds quite good. With the mexis, there is more variation in quality than the americans, so check you neck-body gap and neck well, but all in all its a great guitar. If looking for a vintage look you could easily throw on a fender vintage bridge, saddles, strap, and black pickguard and have a really nice fifties look. Highly recommended!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Hit And Miss Quality

Was looking to be a Standard MIM Tele and then saw this beauty. I compared the two and the lite ash tele sounded great. Brought it home and started going over the...Read complete review

Was looking to be a Standard MIM Tele and then saw this beauty. I compared the two and the lite ash tele sounded great. Brought it home and started going over the "if it's a keeper" test. Took it to band practice: The finish and fret work is very good. The bridge pup screams, The neck pickup is a bit muddy. Guitar intonation off. Then looked at the bridge to neck relationship and, bummer; pocket not tight; bridge misaligned enough to have it go back. GC salesguy got me another one. While the neck pocket and alignment were better, the guitar sounded like a tin toy, and being also maple, was a lot lighter than the first. The volume pot was all jacked up and it seems like they tried to do a quick fix but it sat a lot higher than the tome pot. New ??? Maybe the third one will be a charm? Not holding my breath. Too bad as the price and overall vibe was real cool. Qulaity control is real subject though.

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(122 of 147 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good for the price

By asldkfj;asldkfj/sad

from North Dakota

Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar Ash:

I got an ash FSR in Nov '07 and let's start with what's not listed: it actually has a tortiseshell pickguard (not white), it has a 3-piece body, and it doesn't come with a gig bag (unlike the other standard teles). That said, it weighs a ton but sounds quite good. With the mexis, there is more variation in quality than the americans, so check you neck-body gap and neck well, but all in all its a great guitar. If looking for a vintage look you could easily throw on a fender vintage bridge, saddles, strap, and black pickguard and have a really nice fifties look. Highly recommended!

(59 of 76 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful Guitar

By George S.

from New Jersey

Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar Ash:

I was very pleased with the appearence right off the bat. Nice and solid and a beautiful finish. The neck is like butter. It is made in Mexico, but so what? It is a Fender... You can always change things here and there on this guitar but why do that? Keep it original in stock condition, that is why you bought it in the first place. It sounds great! But I will have to take it to my set up guy and have him do a proper adjustment to the strings and neck etc.... I will put Cleartone 9's on it to boot. I am getting myself a nice SKB66 case for this also. Yes, I will pay over $2000 for that American Tele sometime in the future in Blonde or Butterscotch............but right now, I love this guitar and it will be part of my collection. You really should get this one.........

(37 of 48 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing

By Adam

from burbank, Ca

Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar Ash:

i just got this guitar and it sounds great! it stays in tune and would recommend it to anyone! wow! i love the finish and the pickguard, they go together so well! the pickups are also very amazing. i recommend not changing anything at all on this because all the stock parts are very high quality!

(22 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fender MIM Ash Tele

By CS

from Milton, FL

Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar Ash:

Don't let the MIM fool you, great guitar. The price is great and the quality and playability are Classic Fender. This guitar sounds great, the ash body gives it great tone and sustain. The neck feels like 'butter' and it is very easy on the hands. It is also a beautiful guitar to look at. The only complaint I have is that the pickups are noisy. The tone of the pickups is Vintage Tele, but the hum is present too. But, with the money that's saved, it will be easy to upgrade to some SCN or Noiseless pickups in the future.

(20 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Excellent Guitar

By Brian

from Riverside, California

Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar Ash:

This guitar is just great. When I went to the guitar shop, I wanted an American Telecaster. I played every one they had. Then, I decided to pick up this baby for comparison, just to see how much it "sucked" compared to the Americans, like I hear so much from people. Man was I blown away. I couldn't believe my ears: the tone was BETTER than the American. It had the deeper, more twangy sound that was exactly what I wanted, and it was even slightly louder. I'm a tone chaser, all I really care about is tone, so I bought it on the spot. That being said, the neck on this guitar isn't as smooth playing as an American. It's also not as much of a looker, though I think it looks awesome. The pickups are also a bit noisy. But I wouldn't think twice before making the same decision again, I'm VERY happy with my purchase. Plays well, sounds amazing, looks good, and cheap price. What's more to want?

(20 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

nice fender quality that doesnt brake the bank

By Chris Eng

from san diego. CA

Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar Ash:

Well, I'm a classic rock guy at heart so naturally i needed something with good action and tone. First thing i noticed was standard telecaster was heavier than my strat. However, this didn't hold it back one bit from being a great guitar. Who says single-coils cant sound good distorted? THIS THING ROCKS. However, I play in a christian-rock-pop sort of band, so i also needed sparkling clean tones. Standard telecaster excels in this area. Almost sounds like an acoustic with my Hot Rod Deluxe. The ash really helps the true voice of the wood shine out. Killer vintage looks and versatile sound combined into one genuine telecaster. Good job, fender. This one's a KEEPER.

(15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Tons of Twang for the Buck

By Blues Dog Paul

from Euless, Texas

Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar Ash:

I've been in the market for a good Tele for some time, but didn't want to break the bank to get it. I nabbed one of these a month ago, and can't put the thing down. Guess, I found it all with this Special Edition (made only for Musician's Friend and Guitar Center) natural ash Telecaster. Some of these might have two- or three-piece bodies, but mine is one-piece ash with some of the best figuring in the grain I've ever seen on a slab of ash. I'm not usually a big fan of stock Fender pickups, with one exception -- I love Fender's Tex-Mex PUPS. As it happens, this guitar comes with them (confirmed with serial number info via email with Fender). Some guys might prefer the vintage bridge, but for me, the stock bridge on this is perfect and I prefer it. I've had good luck with Mexi-made Fenders in the past, but this one is over the top. I have an ancient Les Paul, so this guitar does not seem overly heavy to me. A simple remedy is to hang a heavy guitar from a 2 1/2 or 3-inch wide, soft-leather strap. It distributes the weight evenly and painlessly across the shoulder. I was especially surprised by the neck and fretboard. The fret tangs are smooth (no picky ends) and the fretboard edges even feel like they're "rolled" -- smooth, broken in feel. It doesn't have the skinniest neck made by Fender -- this one is just right, with a little meat but not too much. Very comfortable on the hands and fingers (I have small hands and short fingers, and can fly on this). There are no flaws or quality issues with this guitar at all. It's a ton of guitar for small change, and truly top-shelf quality. This review is based on 45 years professional playing experience. I had the chance to air it out at an open blues jam in Kansas City last weekend, it got lots of raves from other players there. If you want that Tele twang, this is a good way to go.

(9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great tone, looks, value

By Steve R.

from Portland, OR

Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar Ash:

I was looking for a vintage butterscotch blond tele, but "settled" for this. Glad I did. Saved a bundle and got a great sounding, easy playing nice looking slab o' wood. You definitely want to play first though. The Gtr. Center I went to had two; first one was a little off. Probably the biggest knock on the MIM Fenders is quality control, so just like buying lumber at Home Depot, dig through the pile until you find one that looks good and plays straight. As others mention, the ash body makes this thing HEAVY. I haven't weighed it, but it feels like a P bass. I don't mind, but keep it in mind if you're sensitive to weight. Nutshell: classic tele design/tone/feel with great looks at an amazing price point.

(8 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I'm loving it

By Paul Maloney

from Georgia

Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar Ash:

I bought this guitar in May of 2007. I was shopping for an acoustic guitar, but all of a sudden I saw this guitar. Having already bought a used standard tele a couple months prior, I figured I would see what a brand new tele would do for me. Playing mostly punk-hardcore, I was skeptical at first, noticing that the guitar felt heavier then most, but I soon fell in love with it. It plays beautifully through every amp I plug it into, and is an extremely dynamic guitar. I would highly recommend it.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Under Priced

By Radar

from Rialto Ca.

Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar Ash:

I tried a couple of different floor models, and when I tried the Ash body I was hooked! It just had the sound I wanted. I agree it is on the heavy side,but the sound that comes out of this model is beyond compare. The neck is so smooth and easy to handle. After having my Mexican Blond for a couple weeks I parted with her for a few days to have a pro set her up, and man it was worth the wait. My set up guy praised the quality of the action and neck, he said it is as good as any MIA Tele. If you decide to buy one I recommend having it set up asap I can't put into words the difference it makes.

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