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The Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar features the best of the old and the new: a fast-action gloss maple neck, cast/sealed machine heads, 2 classic single-coil pickups, and a 6-saddle string... 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 gloss 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.

Features
  • Traditional alder body in a choice of finishes
  • 1-Piece maple neck with a modern "C" shape and gloss finish
  • 2 Hot Standard Tele single-coil pickups for a warmer, thicker sound
  • Standard 6 saddle string-thru-body bridge improves sustain
  • Chrome hardware inlcuding Fender sealed tuners
Specifications
  • Body: Alder
    Neck: 1-Piece Maple, Modern "C" Shape, (gloss 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
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FenderStandard Telecaster Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 554 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (451)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (79)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (74)
  • Good feel (70)
  • Good tone (66)
  • Good pick up (52)
  • Solid electronics (48)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (8)
  • Craftsmanship (3)
  • Poor pick up (3)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (65)
  • Practicing (63)
  • Recording (45)
  • Small venues (44)
  • Rock concerts (27)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (50), Professional musician (20), Novice (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

What's not to like?

This is my second Squier Tele. My first one is (still got it) a limited edition "Obey" model with artsy graphics which is why I bought it in the first...Read complete review

This is my second Squier Tele. My first one is (still got it) a limited edition "Obey" model with artsy graphics which is why I bought it in the first place. Turned out to be a real nice acquisition. However, it has a Strat PUP in the neck position and a humbucker at the bridge so it doesn't really have that classic "Tele Twang". My current gig is a band that does a fare amount of classic country and I wanted that "chicken, pickin'" tone. I'm also partial to rosewood fret boards on Fender necks. Based on some of the reviews I read I was expecting to have to replace the pickups, have the frets planed and polished, and any one of a number of any others "repairs" done before I could use the thing. "Surprise, surprise" my amigos. This puppy delivered on every aspect. Classic Tele tone in all positions. Extremely nice finish. (Not typical of other Fenders I've owned) It is precisely what I hoped for and, let's face it, exactly what Leo had in mind when he built the original Tele's (Esquires) in the first place. Cheap, good little guitars. The frets are somewhat sharp edged but that has improved in a short span so I see no reason for that trend to change. It did require some set up out of the box. (Truss rod wasn't under any load and it showed in the slight bow in the neck.) Instantly corrected. The string height was a little on the high side, some set screw spinning took care of that. Now the action is as nice as any of my other guitars. (Gibsons, Epiphones and Fenders.) Overall, I couldn't be more satisfied especially considering we're talking about a guitar that's as affordable as it can get. Looks good, plays good and sounds good. All in all, a real nice buy.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I tried to like this Tele!

Just ordered one of these in Vintage Blonde, just to have around since I've been without a Telecaster since the 1980's, and these seemed to have a good reputation. First let me...Read complete review

Just ordered one of these in Vintage Blonde, just to have around since I've been without a Telecaster since the 1980's, and these seemed to have a good reputation. First let me say that the color in the pic shown isn't even close, so you should expect the lighter, creamy-yellow (like the old 60's Tele's had). Not a big deal, but just sayin'. Also, I noticed some black soot-like dirt on the neck pickup film, and underneath the Squire sticker which was attached to the pickguard film - - just looked and felt dirty here and there, and it was in it's original UNSEALED factory box - - hmmm??? Strange, indeed.

The most dramatic thing I noticed when unpacking this guitar was it's weight, or should I say lack of it. Light as a feather, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but since I'm used to the basswood body weight of around 7.5 lbs., this thing couldn't have weighed 5 lbs. soaking wet, and to me that really makes it easy to play with a strap and all that, but at the same time the sustain and "solid" tele feel wasn't there, and it actually felt "cheap". The frets also had a very sharp bevel on their edges, not sticking out, but just sharp on the top of the bevel, almost to the point of cutting my fingers. This I could ease with a file and emory cloth, as this is not uncommon but it was still questionable how it got though "inspection" like this.

Oh well, on to the set up. The finish was great, and tuners seemed substantial, so did the electronics and hardware (at first). I proceeded to do a complete setup (which I do to all my guitars automatically)and adjusted the truss rod just a bit. Still, a very slight hump near the body/neck joint, but I felt I could live with that. Then I set the individual string heights at the bridge and then the intonation, as I've done hundreds of times over the years. All was fine until I got to the 6th string, and while I was lowering the height, the bridge saddle piece just fell over sideways. The outer set screw hole was totally stripped, obviously drilled out too big to start with, and how this got out of the factory is beyond me. So, I had to prop up the saddle with a hex nut and it stayed upright enough to get the intonation set, and I figured that I could just replace this saddle piece instead of sending the guitar back for this one defect.

That's where the story gets nasty. Tuned it up and hooked it to my amp (after raising both pickups closer to the strings, just in case) and to say that I was disappointed in the volume and tone is an understatement. Wide open, these pups were anemic at best, not even close to my old Squire '51's stock pups which are pretty darn hot. My 51's are at the same volume at around half way compared to this Standard Tele wide open!
Don't know if I just got a bad cap or weak pups or what, but in the end I relented and sent this guitar back. Too bad, it was a good-looking guitar, but so is my Squire '51, and it was less than half the cost brand new. Just too many things not right here, and I felt it just wasn't worth it, even for this money.

Lots of stuff I'll overlook on new guitars, but I can't recommend this model. Maybe I got a bad one, granted, but it sure doesn't say much for QC at Squire. MF was super nice and handled all my return details, so couldn't be happier with their service on this one. I still think Squire makes one heck of a decent guitar, especially if you plan on modifying one to your own personal tastes, so my search goes on. I've got the Squire Vintage Modified Special Tele in Butterscotch on the way, so we'll update you guys on that one. I really wanted this Standard Tele to work out, but it just was not to be. I think the VM Tele Special is more what I expect a tele to be, and hopefully it will be "right".

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4.0

outstanding

By Bleu

from orlando

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

  • none a little heavy

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording

Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

fell in love with read in a review that the guitar chose them. Felt that way with. My wife cried because it reminded her of how I felt with the 72. A bit heavy but what a tone, forget where I am when I play it

 
5.0

Best guitar I have ever owned !

By Kevin

from Oklahoma City

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    I have been playing a Strat for almost 30 years so I decided to try a Gretsch. My easy playing Strat had me spoiled and I couldn't get used to the action and feel of the Gretsch so I returned it. I purchased an arctic white MIM Telecaster and it is the best guitar I have ever owned or played. I guess I have learned that I am a Fender guy all the way.

     
    5.0

    A Modern Classic

    By JAD6505

    from Cincinnati, OH

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    I purchased this Telecaster at a Guitar Center location. I tried several Teles and Strats, but this one just felt perfect. Fantastic neck. The frets are smooth. The brownburst finish is simply beautiful. I will say that this is the heaviest guitar I own. I could imagine the weight of the guitar might put some people off.

    Running through a 6505 amp I'm able to get very solid thrash metal tones and clean traditional tele tones as well. If you've ever considered getting a tele you can't go wrong with this one.

     
    5.0

    Love this guitar

    By TADmer

    from denton tx

    About Me Novice

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      Love this guitar well built not like over priced american standard

       
      5.0

      So Close To American Made it Boggles The Mind!!!

      By Pastor Jim

      from Joplin, Missouri

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Small adjustment of neck & bridge > perfection!
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Great sounds, really few limitations
        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        I have played for over 50 years and professionally for over 25. I have repaired and setup guitars for that long as well. In my humble opinion, if you don't have the money to afford the American Standard Tele or above, properly setup these guitars are great and very well made. I can recommend them to just about anyone.

         
        4.0

        Excellent Telecaster

        By Sill the Yak

        from Alberta

        About Me Novice

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

          The thing that struck me from the first couple minutes of playing this guitar was the quality and the sound. Pickups are fairly hot for single coils, but still give that classic Tele sound. The guitar just sounds suberb. The electronics are quality, no issues, but there is a slight difference in the resistance between tone and volume knobs (common). Fit and finish is suberb, frets are perfect, bridge, pickups ect are perfectly aligned. The finish is even and contains zero flaws with the small exception of the plastic truss rod hole insert, which had a small burr. I wish they went with wood like on the American versions, but I'm not going to complain for the value in this model. Setup was good from the factory, intonation perfect, the truss rod needed a tweak, but that can be attributed to a change in climate from the factory to my home. The neck feels great, smooth, I love the C shape and satin finish. Overall this guitar represents a pretty incredible value. Throw in the aftermarket pickups of your choice and I couldn't see a functional difference to an American model. Really impressed Fender.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love this guitar!

          By Ben Jammin

          from Boston

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

            This is a great guitar for a relatively low cost. Before I bought this guitar, I had never really thought about getting a telecaster but then I saw this tele online, did some research and purchased it (without even playing one first). I must say I have yet to be disappointed. This is a versatile guitar that feels great, sounds great and looks killer. Its great for rock, blues, reggae and hard rock. I plug this into my Marshall DSL and the tones is get are unbelievable. Playing red house by Hendrix or killing in the name of by Rage Against The Machine have never felt so good. I feel bad because since I bought this guitarI have been neglecting my Gibson Sg and Mexican Strat but hey, this guitar is the awesome!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very Nice Tele

            By Foofer

            from Ohio

            About Me Novice

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

              I had been looking for a nice Tele for a very long time. I came across the Sunburst Standard Telecaster at GC and it was love at first pluck. The tones are definitely Telecaster stuff.

              It plays quite easily. The frets are nice and smooth. The pickups are very responsive. I have several guitars, but this is one that I always go for when jamming around the house. I have really enjoyed this sweet guitar.

              I have got to express my gratitude to Guitar Center for this offering. It was marked down to at such a ridiculous discount because I purchased it during their Guitar A Thon Event. There are tons of wonderful deals at GC during that event. Thanks GC. I'm so glad I got this instrument.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I would recommend this to a friend

              By Alexander

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

              Fun To Play
              Good Pick Up

               
              5.0

              Fantastic Guitar!

              By Catdaddio

              from Kentucky

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Recording
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

                Have been playing since 1968. Not a professional but gig pretty regularly. Bought mine about 14 months ago from a local retailer. Finish is beautiful (burst), neck is superb and over all sound is exactly what I hoped for from a Tele. I play blues and blues-based rock through an older American made Blues Junior and it seems to be a perfect match for this guitar. I still get the kind of silky tone I like for that kind of music but with enough Tele twang now to give my attack the enunciation it needs to cut through the mix. MiM didn't bother me a bit. The build was flawless and the price allowed me to still support an American manufacturer.

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