Often imitated, never duplicated: it's a bit of a cliché, but nevertheless, it's the perfect description for the venerable Telecaster. First introduced in 1950, this guitar had an important role to play in the rock revolution that saw the change from hollow to solid-body instruments throughout the decades to follow. With that kind of pedigree, it's no surprise that you would search for one of your own, and the good news is there are more than enough different Telecaster guitars in this section to tempt you. Be sure to take a close look at all there is to see, because the best way to find the right Telecaster for you is to browse until you find the one that screams, "Play me!"
If you're a new player, or if you're looking for an affordable instrument to play day-to-day, your perfect choice might be found under the Squier nameplate. This is Fender's budget-friendly brand, but despite their modest price tags, the Squier Teles definitely have it where it counts. They range from the utilitarian Affinity Series Telecaster Special (and its left-handed partner), which are some of the top-selling models here, up to higher-end specialties like the Classic Vibe Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar. And if this will be your first instrument, make sure to check out the Affinity Telecaster Electric Guitar Pack - with a 15G amplifier included, it has everything you need to start playing right away.
Turning to the Fender-branded models, you'll find that your options open up even more. Which makes sense, since the Telecaster is one of Fender's most iconic guitars. There's a huge selection of standard-issue Teles like the American Standard Maple Fingerboard HH Telecaster Electric Guitar, and if you really want to take things to the next level, you can go all-out by picking up something from the Custom Shop. Take the Fender Custom Shop 1957 Telecaster B Bender Relic Masterbuilt by John Cruz, for instance: A guitar like this just goes to show what amazing results you can get when a skilled, passionate craftsman pours his heart and soul into a build.
So go ahead and take a careful look through all the Telecaster guitars that Squier, Fender and the Custom Shop have to offer. It's okay to be impressed, because the instruments in this section are truly impressive! And since owning one of these Teles is like owning a milestone in guitar history, they're perfect additions to any player's collection, whether you're wet behind the ears or a seasoned stage veteran.
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