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 124 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (103)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good pick up (9)
  • Good tone (9)
  • Solid electronics (9)
  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good feel (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (8)
  • Recording (8)
  • Practicing (7)
  • Rock concerts (6)
  • Small venues (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7)

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

 

Looks better than it plays

Georgeous looking guitar from a distance. Had some build problems. The bridge was installed crooked due to a mounting screw that wasn't drilled perpendicular to the body and the shape of the headstock behind...Read complete review

Georgeous looking guitar from a distance. Had some build problems. The bridge was installed crooked due to a mounting screw that wasn't drilled perpendicular to the body and the shape of the headstock behind the nut was crooked. The bridge pickup sounded dull. The neck pickup had some snap. Overall it felt like the assemblers were rushed to get this out the door. Too bad as the neck felt great and the guitar was georgeous.

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5.0

My First Tele

By Jodi Jarrell

from Oak Hill, WV

Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar Ash:

I purchased the Fender Standard Telecaster, Natural Ash with Maple Fretboard just a couple weeks ago from GuitarCenter.com. I was even able to obtain a coupon for my purchase. Kudos to Guitar Center, as other online retailers did not offer coupons for Fender products. Anyway, this guitar has a super smooth neck and the action from factory set up is on the low side (like I like it). It stays in tune even after I leave it hanging on the wall for a few hours. The natural wood is gorgeous and the tortoiseshell pickguard it matches nicely. The gloss isn't too bright and doesn't take away from the natural finish. I should also mention that the neck does not have a gloss finish but a satin finish, which is very smooth. The quality of this guitar is spot on! I did, however, have to reattach the Tone control knob because it fell off when taking the guitar out of the plastic. No big deal and a quick fix with a small flathead screwdriver. I played several guitars prior to purchase such as a Squier Classic Vibe and the Fender Modern Telecaster. The feel of this Tele is exactly what I was looking for. I personally don't think you will be disappointed with this guitar. I have played acoustic guitar for 12 years and only recently began playing electric, so the transition was quite surprising. This Tele is very easy to play in comparison.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

lovin' this axe

By Papa Rocker

from Mentor, OH

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar Ash:

    When I saw this model advertised and read the nearly perfect user reviews, I figured now was the time to finally replace the Tele I had on the road with me in the mid '70s. I was a little disappointed with the factory setup when it arrived...the intonation was terrible on 4 strings. I got out my tuner and a screwdriver, replaced the strings, tweaked the saddles, and cranked out a very slight amount of bow from the neck. In less than an hour I had the intonation perfect everywhere on the neck with perfect action! Tone is great, as well as the fit/finish/craftsmanship/appearance. Now it's hard to decide which to call my main guitar...this or my '79 Strat.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome Right Out Of The Box!!

    By Red

    from Kansas City, Missouri

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fender Standard
    • Fsr
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Mim
    • Solid Electronics
    • Tele

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar Ash:

      Beautiful right out of the box, no scratches or anything. All I had to do is tune it. I checked intonation and it was dead on. Plus I ordered it on Saturday and it was delivered on Monday MF'S Rock!

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I love this GUitar

      By Jered McKenna

      from Greenville, SC

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar Ash:

        Heavy. Beautiful. Solid. Slick. A joy to pick up and play. Sounds amazing. For this price? How? This will be my go to electric guitar till the day I die. I was worried about the "standard pickups" being noisy, since that's what "people" say, but...i run it from clean to heavy distortion, and still don't need a noise gate. I love this guitar and have never felt better about a purchase.

         
        5.0

        This is a keeper!

        By N Collins

        from Central Ohio

        Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar Ash:

        I was in the market for a new guitar and I wanted something more vintage looking so I did some online shopping and came across this beauty! I went to my local store and there she was hanging on the wall waiting for me! I bought it almost sight unseen and I am 100% satisfied with the performance! I been playing guitar for over half my life and until now I think I found the perfect guitar at a perfect price! I play blues, rock, gospel, jazz and funk and this guitar gives me what I need for each genre I play! I'm happy...She's a keeper! Looking forward to many years with this one!

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Look no further...

        By mek0620

        from Lake Saint Louis, MO

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar Ash:

            I've owned two Fender MIM Telecasters and both have been fantastic and provided me with countless hours of entertainment and noodling. Along with this Tele, I bought a Fender Lonestar Stratocaster. I A&B'd them for a few days and ended up returning Lonestar. Shockingly, the Telecaster outshined the Strat (which costs hundreds of $$$ more). Most of my favorite guitarists play Strats, so I didn't think the competition would be close. While the Lonestar had more sensitive pickups, it did not have the bass of the lower strings like the Telecaster. The Strat had a lot more treble, so perhaps if you using it in a band setting, the Strat would work. But for sheer tone and playability, I'm all about the Tele. The only bad thing I can say about this Telecaster is that it's a little on the heavy side, but after a few days I got used to it.

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great guitar at a great price!

            By ToddAllenHooper

            from Tennessee

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fit and finish
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Looks
            • Playability
            • Price
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Blues
              • Country
              • Jamming
              • Old School Rock
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar Ash:

              This guitar sounds great. The ash adds a lot of nice "spankiness" to the tone. The neck feels great, the pickups sound good and the natural wood grain looks as good as any Am Stndrd Tele I've seen.
              It sounds great for blues, old school rock and country twang. I have zero complaints.
              I even dialed in a metal tone on my Vox amp and it even sounded good.
              You get the great look and killer tone for a lot less than the AST.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!

              By DG4020

              from Lincoln, NE

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Sounds Great

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording

                Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar Ash:

                This is my first electric guitar. I've always wanted a telecaster, and two years ago when I started to teach myself the acoustic, I said I wanted to get a telecaster by the time I turned 30. Well, a week before my birthday I bought this guitar and she's a dandy! Definitely would reccommend buying this one!

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Standard Ash Telecaster (Natural)

                By FenderGuy53

                from East Coast, USA

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • Solid Electronics

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • At Any Gig
                  • At Church
                  • At home

                  Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar Ash:

                  This Standard Ash Telecaster (Natural) has all the characteristics of a vintage Telecaster: ash body, maple fretboard, vintage-style frets and alnico Tex-Mex pickups.

                  If weight is not an issue for you (mine weighs 9.6 pounds), then there are absolutely no drawbacks or needs to upgrade this Telecaster.

                  It came out of the box looking, playing and sounding fantastic. All that was needed was a new set of strings (I use D'Addario 10's and this Tele comes with Fender 9's) and a basic setup - and as a personal preference, I added a Fender black pickguard because nothing says "Vintage Telecaster" like a black pickguard. ;-)

                  If you're on the fence about which Standard Telecaster to add to your arsenal, then jump off that fence toward the greener side and buy one of these fine instruments. I don't think you'll be disappointed.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Well worth the money!

                  By Antisocial

                  from Newburgh,IN

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Beautiful finish
                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Pick Up
                  • Good Solid Feel
                  • Good Tone
                  • Has That Tele Tone
                  • Solid Electronics

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Around Guitar
                    • Great Overall Tele
                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Rock Concerts
                    • School Bands
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar Ash:

                    This a real nicely finish, playable Ash/Maple neck Telecaster. To be honset, I had a guitar tech expert friend go over it & do a set-up after receiving it but he liked it as well. I switched to 10 gauge strings for personal taste, but the Tele is a tight, solid feeling, good looking guitar that doesn't resemble the low price for a Fender Mex-Tele.

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