Fender Standard Telecoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar Black 889406462397

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The Fender Telecoustic”with its cool Telecaster guitar body and headstock designs and C-shape neck”make it perfect for electric players looking for a versatile acoustic electric guitar. Other features... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Fender Telecoustic”with its cool Telecaster guitar body and headstock designs and C-shape neck”make it perfect for electric players looking for a versatile acoustic electric guitar. Other features include Fender BG3-TN electronics with a built-in tuner, maple neck, and vibe that is nothing but Fender.

Features
  • Scale Length: 25-1/2" (648mm)
  • Top: Laminated spruce
  • Back and Sides: Fiberglass
  • Neck: Maple
  • Nut Width: 1.69" (43mm)
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Bridge: Rosewood with compensated saddle
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Finish: Polyurethane
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Tuners: Chrome, (die-cast)
  • Strings: D'Addario EXP 12 Phosphor Bronze 12-53
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FenderStandard Telecoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.2

(based on 41 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Worth the money, for what you get..........

OK, first things first...I read umpteen reviews on this guitar. Those ranging from "don't waste your time" to "sweet little guitar" ,and everything in...Read complete review

OK, first things first...I read umpteen reviews on this guitar. Those ranging from "don't waste your time" to "sweet little guitar" ,and everything in between. Let me tell you what I think. I just got this guitar yesterday, as a present from my wife. It's the guitar "I" wanted , even after all the negative reviews I've read over the past month or so. This thing does have a real, I mean "real" thin sound unamplified. Plugged in you get a little better, thicker sound. I bought this guitar for one thing. Songwriting. It serves it purpose very well. An for all you electric heads out there, plug this into an overdriven amp, and see what this thing will deliver!!! Nasty distorted tone..To me it was a very good purchase. Great to pick up quick and jam, & write with. Gnarly distorted sounds when overdriven.....I recommend it. The fit and finish on mine was great for the $$$$ range.....I would get another one if I had to...........Plus its cool as hell lookin'...

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

STANDARD TELECOUSTIC ACOUSTIC-ELECTRIC G

The action is so high its barely playable, if a novice tried to learn how to play on this,They would give up, and I wouldn't blame them. I'm going to have too...Read complete review

The action is so high its barely playable, if a novice tried to learn how to play on this,They would give up, and I wouldn't blame them. I'm going to have too take it apart, and shave the saddle down.
Has fender gone down hill? I don't know. But it was made in China. I would say
go to a music store and play one,maybe the guitar tech set it up better,don't buy one online like I did.
I hope this helps
JonnyKs

Reviewed by 41 customers

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4.0

Good for pacticing without having to plug in

By Henry

from CDMX

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Fun To Play

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Fender Standard Telecoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    You're not going to record a hit single on this guitar but it's good for a student who wants to practice without the hassle of having to plug into an amp. The tone is good although you won't get a lot of sustain, specially on the higher frets. It is better for open chords although it is great for picking and melody tunes. From the reviews I've read, I mean c'mon! They are reviewing it as it were a high end guitar, which it's not but it is very useful and fun to play. People that want to buy a mass made instrument and want it to sound like a stradivarious. If you want a low action top of the notch tone guitar then get a Martin or a Taylor but it holds its own to other EA guitars I tested before buying it such as the Epiphone. I like the fact that I can add pedals and make it sound like an electric (overdrive or delay) with my boss acoustic simulator I can make it sound like a gibson jumbo. I love the fiber glass body because you don't have to worry about scrtching or dinging it. I love it and I have progressed with it a lot, more then I would have if I had a nylon guitar because, because it has metalic strings, I've developed my calluses to the point where if I play an acoustic or an electric they feel like butter. The action on these is very high coming straight from the factory but if you place three itune cards on the base of the neck, as I did and sand down the bridge a bit you wont have any trouble, but you have to remember that it's an acoustic and the action is always higher on an acoustic than in an electric. It also helps for the guitar to have low gauge strings, I recommend 9's. Taking all of this into consideration it's a great bang for your buck. Hope you get the guitar that takes you where you want to be.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The Electric Guitarists Acoustic

    By Bruce

    from Bowling Green, KY

    Site Member

    Comments about Fender Standard Telecoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Absolutely love the guitar. I've played electric for about 2 years now and decided to try out an acoustic. I found this guitar and instantly fell in love. It has a beautiful sound for a fiberglass body and the action is perfect for the electric player. Fender most definitely got it right with this one.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    LOVE IT

    By brian

    from WASHINGTON CROSSING PA

    Comments about Fender Standard Telecoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I PREFER A SLIMLINE ACOUSTIC/ELECTRIC FOR ON STAGE USE SO I AM USED TO THE SMALLER SOUND THAT THEY GIVE UNPLUGGED. THIS GUITAR ARRIVED QUICKLY AND THE ACTION WAS HIGH AS EXPECTED. AFTER REMOVING THE NECK AND CUTTING A CREDIT CARD AND PUTTING IT UNDER THE 2 SCREWS CLOSEST TO THE BODY( THIS CHANGES THE NECK ANGLE) AND SAWING THE BRIDGE DOWN A BIT I BROUGHT THE ACTION DOWN AND IT IS NOW A VERY FAST PLAYING ACOUSTIC. THE GUITAR ITSELF IS GREAT LOOKING AND THE NECK NEEDED NO ADJUSTMENT. THE GUITAR UNPLUGGED SOUNDS BRIGHT AND DOES NOT GIVE THE RESONANCE THAT YOU GET WITH A FULL BODIED ACOUSTIC BUT IT HAS A GOOD SOUND AND I FIND THAT WHEN I AM STRUMMING AND ANOTHER ACOUSTIC IS PLAYING SINGLE NOTES, LEAD OR PICKING, I'M AT THE RIGHT VOLUME. MY PLAYING STYLE IS KIND OF PERCUSSIVE SO I'M NOT REALLY LOOKING FOR THAT FULL ACOUSTIC SOUND BUT ONCE YOU PLUG AN INSTRUMENT IN YOU CAN GET WHATEVER SOUND YOU WANT FROM IT. I PLAY THIS THROUGH A PA SYSTEM AND IT SOUNDS GREAT FOR MY PURPOSES. YOU MAY WANT TO ADD A CHORUS EFFECT IF YOU WANT THE DREADNAUGHT SOUND. OVERALL THIS IS A FINE LITTLE GUITAR AND WITH A LITTLE LOVE AND PATIENCE YOU CAN GET A GREAT FEELING INSTRUMENT AT AN EXCELLENT PRICE JUST DON'T EXPECT IT TO SOUND LIKE AN EXPENSIVE ACOUSTIC UNPLUGGED.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good Acoustic if that's all you want

    By themicg

    from Middlebury, CT

    Pros

    • Good sound
    • Practicing

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Fender Standard Telecoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I fell in love with the Tele because of this guitar.This guitar, same with the Strat model, is great for those that want an acoustic who don't really play acoustics. I got this guitar because I wanted a nice acoustic that didn't have the large body depth. I'm not big on acoustics, but if you need that sound for whatever reason or to practice, it's great for that. You get some bronze strings on there and they sound great. To me, the sole purpose of getting this guitar is to have a good acoustic, and to practice on.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      A lot of Bang for the Buck

      By DJS

      from Carlisle, Pa

      Pros

      • Looks
      • Playability
      • price
      • Quality
      • Size

      Cons

      • Need color variety
      • Only black

      Best Uses

      • Practice
      • Small Venue

      Comments about Fender Standard Telecoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I bought one of these, when they first came out. I believe that was about 10 years ago, or more. They were re-marketed under the Squire moniker, on their second run. I see that they have gone back to having Fender on the headstock, once again.
      In all mine has been a good little guitar, no complaints. Withstands the usual wear and tear. Still sounds good, on an amp or not. Never used it to play a venue. Mainly for practice.
      I would say that this would be a great guitar for a beginner, just because it's so easy to play. Plays a lot like an electric, but forces you to play cleaner, as an acoustic. It's size is a plus for younger or smaller framed individuals. Sometimes a standard acoustic guitar can seem daunting to a smaller player, then they just don't practice as much.
      BTW: They should offer them in more colors, like they use to. Mine is in Silver Flake. I believe they use to come in Brandywine, as well.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      telecoustic review

      By The Male Confessor- Son of Kahlan

      from Shenandoah , VIRGINIA

      Comments about Fender Standard Telecoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Good and bad ! Very good for single note melodies when electrified . ( expensive to keep around to use on just one song )
      Does not sound as good as a mic'd 000 body
      acoustic .
      Still a high action nightmare . Can't remember
      how many times I took the neck off to shim it .
      Filed down bottom of spare saddle repeatedly .
      The guitar is not worth paying big bux for
      a high priced LUTHIER to dress the frets and further set-up ! If you can get the
      action right and get it to stay there , you
      may let someone sitting in play it ! If you have plenty of money and short on guitars , it is okay for a unique intro melody line plugged in . That did sound nice on the recording .A tone like Sarah McLaughlin's LIVE version of " I LOVE YOU " ,the acoustic guitar solo ! Maybe silk and steel strings would help it for other stuff .(?) The nut width was supposed to be : 1-11/16 " but it was the beginner 1-5/8 ". Put your money towards something with a proven track record . Good Luck ! Hope you don't get burned

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      More bang then bust

      By HALODEMON

      from Detroit, MI

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Fender Standard Telecoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Once I set it up, amazing. The sound was great and beyond my expectations. tried different types of strings(nylon,phosphor,electric), and they all sounded fantastic. Great guitar, I can't stop playing it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      STANDARD TELECOUSTIC ACOUSTIC-ELECTRIC G

      By JonnyKs

      from Wichita,KS

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Fender Standard Telecoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      The action is so high its barely playable, if a novice tried to learn how to play on this,They would give up, and I wouldn't blame them. I'm going to have too take it apart, and shave the saddle down.
      Has fender gone down hill? I don't know. But it was made in China. I would say
      go to a music store and play one,maybe the guitar tech set it up better,don't buy one online like I did.
      I hope this helps
      JonnyKs

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Painfully Sharp Edges

      By JMNthe3rd

      from Los Angeles, CA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Sounds Decent Plugged In

      Cons

      • Sharp Binding Edge
      • Sounds Tiny Unplugged
      • To Thick For Comfort

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender Standard Telecoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Unplugged it sounds like plastic, which I was expecting (it is plastic). Plugged in, it sounds fine for live shows. I was hoping it would be as comfortable as a solid-body Telecaster. It is not. It's a little thicker & has a sharp binding that painfully digs into my arm when I play. I'm not sure if Fender could improve it. Simply put, a standard Telecaster fits my body perfectly, you start messing with the dimensions & edges & a dreadnought is actually a lot more comfortable to me. Considering this fact, I do not know why a person would choose a Telecoustic over a true acoustic-electric.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Unusual Guitar Body but It's a keeper!

        By jim broyles

        from North Georgia

        Comments about Fender Standard Telecoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Good for small hands as stated by other reviewers.Quiet compared to otherguitars of this category when played as an acoustic. That works for me as I like the fact it quiet when I want it to be but plug it in and it makes all the noise my family can stand. Nice features especially the built in tuner. The only thing you might be surprised by is that the face is the only wood on the body, the sides and back are some type of mottled plastic composite. Not too attractive from backside but it makes it easier to knock around without sscratces, dings, etc. Good adddition for a beginners or extra guitar.

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