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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 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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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

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

Body
  • Body Type: Not Specified
  • Cutaway: Single Cutaway
  • Top Wood: Not Specified
  • Body Wood Back and Sides: Not Specified
  • Body Bracing Pattern: Not Specified
  • Body Finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right Handed
Neck
  • Neck Shape: C modern
  • Nut Width: 1.65 in. (42 mm)
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Neck Wood: Maple
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Neck Finish: Satin
Electronics
  • Acoustic/Electric: Not Specified
Other
  • Headstock Overlay: Not Specified
  • Tuning Machines: Die-cast sealed
  • Bridge: Not Specified
  • Saddle and Nut: Not Specified
  • Number of Strings: 6 String
  • Case: Not Specified
  • Accessories Included: Not Specified
  • Country of Origin: Mexico
SPECIFICATIONS
Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Body finish: Gloss Polyester
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Modern C
  • Neck wood: 1-piece Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 9.5 in.
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.65 in. (42 mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: SS
  • Neck: Hot Standard Tele
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Hot Standard Tele
  • Brand: Fender
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: 6-saddle string through body
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast sealed
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Vintage Styling, Fender Transition Logo, Parchment Plastic Parts
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Mexico
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Review Snapshot

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FenderStandard Telecaster Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 54 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (25)
  • Good tone (25)
  • Good feel (22)
  • Good pick up (21)
  • Solid electronics (20)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (3)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (25)
  • Practicing (22)
  • Recording (16)
  • Small venues (16)
  • Rock concerts (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (17), Novice (7), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great guitar, wide range of tone

Extremely versatile guitar. Can play anything from jazz to metal to some ambient stuff. Factory set up was perfect and there wasn't any fret buzz and intonation was perfect. The neck pickup buzzes...Read complete review

Extremely versatile guitar. Can play anything from jazz to metal to some ambient stuff. Factory set up was perfect and there wasn't any fret buzz and intonation was perfect. The neck pickup buzzes a tiny bit, but it's barely noticeable and doesn't effect me unless I'm using a wah or something. I got it in lake placid boyr and it looks great!! I recommend

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

No QC

Quality control was non-existent on this guitar. The nut was miscut, the jack was wonky and the finish had several serious problems. I couldn't believe Fender let this guitar out of the factory....Read complete review

Quality control was non-existent on this guitar. The nut was miscut, the jack was wonky and the finish had several serious problems. I couldn't believe Fender let this guitar out of the factory. Very happy for Guitar Center's return policy.

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(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Now I am a fender guy.

By Jose Arellano

from San Diego, CA.

Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I own a Gibson Les Paul, and I was not a Fender fan. I tried the strat and nothing. But one day I got a tele and it turned me. The neck pick up has a deep and rich tone for those nice blues licks or thick chunk distorted rock chords. The bridge pick up has a nice twang and bightness to it that is not disturbing, pretty nice to play lead rock licks. The maple neck is fast and this guitar is just an over-all comfort to play. I truely recommend this guitar. You get your money's worth. Go out and try one today.

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good with Potential to be Great

By David Misal

from Lancaster PA

Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

To put it simply, this is a good guitar, with a decent Tele sound (twangy and bright on the bridge pup, round and warm on the neck pup), and good hardware. If you want it to be great, swap the pickups for something better - nearly anything will fix there issues. They are too bright, and too "ice-pick" in the high end. There are a million aftermarket Tele pups, many very affordable, that will take this guitar from good to great in no time flat. That's it. The one thing holding it back. If you like a more vintage thing right out of the box, I suggest the Classic Vibe Tele from Squier - it is a little less money, and more spot on for vintage Tele work. If you want a more flexible, modern guitar after a pup swap, then this is your cup o tea.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

solid sound

By ernest

from riverside, ca

Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I wasn't happy with the stock pickups, so I put a Seymour Duncan hotrail in the bridge, and a dimarzio tru velevet in the neck. I am giving this 5 stars because the guitar was great quality with a straight neck, and awesome tone. See the pic I uploaded. New pickgard gave it personality.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

amazing versatility

By Austin LeLaCheur

from Michigan

Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I have had my mexican tele for about 4 months and I love the versatility of it it works very well with pedals and every amp I've plugged it into all in all it is a great guitar for the money and just because it's a mexican doesn't mean it's bad everything works great

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

First Fender

By Michael

from Bedford, Tx

Site Member

Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I have always played Gibsons or Epiphones, but felt the need to branch out. I have always liked the sound of a Tele, so thought it was time to try one. My wife ordered me one in Lake Placid blue for my birthday from Donnie at the Arlington,Tx location, and I was in awe when I picked it up. The color was fantastic, the set up was perfect, and I could not believe how well it played. Crisp highs on the bridge pickup, and sweet tone on the neck pickup, perfect for the type of music I like, which is the blues. I could not be more happy. Now my Les Pauls just hang on the wall looking sad while I play my Tele. I did change the strings to 10's, and all intonatiom issues went away. I recommend this to anyone looking for a guitar with some bite, but also some sweet blues tone as well.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Work Horse

By CALVIN FLINT

from Mississippi delta, Home of the Blues

Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar new, four years ago when it was on sale and took an additional 20% discount. Total cost $280. I've played for over 45 years and have a USA Strat, Gibson ES339 & ES175, Taylor 410CE, Martin 000, Ovation Tornado (look it up), and a few classicals and guitar synths. Variety of amps. While this Tele is not the finest guitar I own, I seem to pick it up quite often. I gig regularly with several groups and have used it for a Chicago cover band, Classic Rock, Blues/Funk and even some contemporary jazz tunes. It also works fine in the studio. Like most single coils, there is a bit of hum, especially with some compressors, but nothing you can't deal with. Simple bare bones design, yet very flexible in the tones, from crunchy rock to clean, mellow jazz. Guitar required some set up on arrival, but nothing major. Fit & Finish are fine. Neck solid and comfortable to hold. I chose the Arctic White and it's very nice. After 4 years, I have no reservations recommending this guitar. For the money, this is probably the most guitar for the price that I own.

(5 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

No QC

By Mike

from Fontana, CA

About Me Novice

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      Quality control was non-existent on this guitar. The nut was miscut, the jack was wonky and the finish had several serious problems. I couldn't believe Fender let this guitar out of the factory. Very happy for Guitar Center's return policy.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      So Versatile!

      By adam sutkiewicz

      from Milwaukee, WI

      Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      A year ago I bought the Lake Placid blue Standard Telecaster. I used to have a strong bias against fender products until someone let my play their telecaster. I have never looked back since. This guitar offers such historic american tones, and you can alter them anyway you'd like. This thing can handle some serious beef, as well as vintage tube sounds. Nothing ever gets muddy or washed out. There is not a thing this guitar can do. You will not be able to hear the difference between this guitar and a american telecaster. The stock pickups in the guitar are the best stock pickups that have come with any of my guitars I have bought. I did however replace them, but this thing sounds phenomenal right out of the box! I get tons of compliments when I play out live on how beautiful it is.

      (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great experience

      By STEVE LUNDELL

      from Beavercreek, Ohio

      Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      Just bought this guitar and love it. It looks great and plays easy. Just what I had hoped for. I always wanted a telecaster but as a learner/hobbyist I really couldn't justify the cost of an American Tele. I adjusted the action and the pickup height, and it sounds great. Excellent buy. I ordered a tele at the store, and when it arrived, it just wasn't the color I expected. The folks at the store were very accommodating and re-ordered this one for me on the spot. When it arrived, part of my order was missing. I called the help line and a guy named Bill helped me. Very friendly, and efficient. He ordered the missing article and had it in the mail right away. Best customer service I've had in a very long time.

      (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Wonderful

      By Austin Masur

      from Edgewood MD

      Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      I got this guitar a year ago, and it is just amazing. The neck is great, and the paint is beautiful. It stays in tune very well, and has the classic tele twang! The pickups are a little bit weak, but not enough to make it 4 stars. It is an amazing guitar for the price!

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Buy It

      By Ian Snider

      from Charleston, South Carolina

      Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      So, let me put it like this. This guitar is FANTASTIC. I've been playing guitar for almost five years now and about a year ago, I decided to switch from acoustic to electric. I researched guitars ranging from Strats to Les Pauls to Jacksons, but settled on a getting a Tele because a lot of my favorite guitarists such as Keith Richards, Joe Walsh, and Waylon Jennings all played Teles at some point. When I first bought it, I was slightly worried because I bought it sight unseen. When I pulled it out of the box, however, my fears were instantly abated. This guitar is good for pretty much any genre. I usually play either country, classic rock, or blues but for sake of testing this baby out, I tried out her out with the gain turned all the way up and, I have to tell you, this guitar can hold it's own with more popular metal guitars like Les Pauls or SGs. The pickups are astounding and really sing in any position, be it the bridge, middle, or neck. The neck plays very smoothly and is pretty thin, which is nice because I've got short, fat fingers. As far looks go, this work of art has no equal. I bought it in black and she's just beautiful. The pictures online really don't do it much justice. The pickguard almost has like an aged look to it and it's just awesome. In short, she looks good, sounds good and plays good. Buy it.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Made In Mexico, Alright By Me

      By gary

      from Hurst, TX

      Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      I got the Arctic White from the great guys @ Guitar Center in Arlington TX, the neck has a great feel. The guitar is beautiful, but I changed the pickups & put in a set of Dimarzio Area Ts'. I had a Pro give me a great low action setup, & my, my. This guitar sounds badder than bad. I would bet real money, that you could not tell that this guitar was not an $1800 or $2000.00 guitar. It sounds that good to me.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great Guitar at any price

      By Den

      from Broadalbin, NY

      Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      The guitar and amp (Telecaster and Marshal 30watt Amp) came by UPS and when we opened up the boxes, We couldn't believe how beautiful it was!I haven't played in yrs but it all comes back after a lot of practice.Only thing I would have liked better is the color; The sunburst color isn't very yellow-orange in the middle - more like a burnt orange (darker) but other than that, I looked it all over and found no flaws whatsoever - unlike a lot of reviews were saying! Nothing wrong with Made in Mexico.I set it all up according to Fender's instructions and it sounds and plays beautifully. The pickups were too low and the intonation needed re-doing and the bridge components were too high. After that, I pulled the neck up closer to the strings with the truss rod adjustment so it's not like playing a cheese slicer. (my fingers are sore enough as it is) Ha ha! Between the guitar and amp, I can get just about any sound or tone that I want! Just love it! Always wanted a Telecaster and didn't go wrong with this one! Couldn't see spending $$$ on an American made one and this more than satisfies my requirements for a great guitar; Buy one, you won't regret it!Just set it up properly and You will love it too!

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Mexican Telecaster

      By M-Dawg

      from DUrham, NC

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      I love the telecaster. I have had a wonderful employee at GUitar Center (A guy named Casey, who worked at Guess road store 4 years ago). He was a very customer-focussed guy and I wanted to buy stuff from him. I tried to give him my business again, but I heard he had relocated.

      I felt the set-up wasn't great. There's a buzz in the low e. But, overall I love the guitar.

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      More than I expected!!!!

      By Guitar player

      from Ypsilanti, Michigan

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Pretty
      • Solid Electronics
      • Sounds Great

      Cons

      • Changed Strings
      • Fret Buzz
      • Needed Minor Setup Adjust

      Best Uses

      • Anything And Anytime
      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues
      • Versatile

      Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      Nicely made, no issues with the finish, the controls feel great.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Guitar! Great Buy!

      By Diego Zapata

      from NY

      Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      I?ve had the standard Telecaster for 2 years now and its great!! It has that unique fender tone and its very versatile!! Absolutely recommend this guitar to anyone!!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great guitar, wide range of tone

      By Robwerto

      from New England

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      Extremely versatile guitar. Can play anything from jazz to metal to some ambient stuff. Factory set up was perfect and there wasn't any fret buzz and intonation was perfect. The neck pickup buzzes a tiny bit, but it's barely noticeable and doesn't effect me unless I'm using a wah or something. I got it in lake placid boyr and it looks great!! I recommend

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best guitar I have ever owned !

      By Kevin

      from Oklahoma City

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      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.

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

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

        By Pastor Jim

        from Joplin, Missouri

        About Me Experienced

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        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.

          (2 of 2 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.

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