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Fender American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar, Maple Fingerboard with Case, 3-Color Sunburst

The American Standard Telecaster gets upgraded with a comfortable back contour and Twisted Tele and Broadcaster pickups straight from the Fender Custom Shop. (16) Read 13 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Fender Custom Shop Twisted Tele neck pickup Warmer, broader single-coil for balanced character
Fender Custom Shop Broadcaster bridge pickup Crisp single-coil attack; old-school Tele twang
Hand-rolled fingerboard edges Smooth, broken-in feel right out of the box
Maple neck and fretboard Bright, even tone with long sustain
Just when you thought the Telecaster couldn't get any better, Fender ups the ante with a set of jaw-dropping improvements. The American Standard features a pair of Custom Shop pickups and a comfortable new back contour, combining all the landmark features of the Telecaster with the latest in Fender guitar design. The Tele has always been known for its distinct tonal character and exceptional playability, and the American Standard does not disappoint on any front.

A Telecaster That's Far From Standard

The use of powerful Fender Custom Shop pickups and a modern body contour give this Tele an exceptional feel and tone that is all its own. The masters at Fender's Corona, California facility have outfitted this axe with a Twisted Tele pickup at the neck and a Broadcaster pickup at the bridge. These high-end single-coils do an outstanding job capturing that timeless Tele tone with an even bigger and bolder sound. Even more striking is the inclusion of a form-fitting back contour similar to that of a Jaguar or Strat. The back contour centers the guitar on the player's body, which allows seamless playability even after hours of jamming. The bridge has also been specifically enhanced to increase sustain and ensure tuning stability.

Timeless Telecaster Tone

More than any other classic electric guitar, the Telecaster shines with an unmistakable sound defined by crisp, ringing highs and warm, even mids. In addition to the outstanding Custom Shop pickups, this guitar's use of a maple neck, alder body (ash on the sunburst, natural, and crimson red transparent finishes), and a thinner undercoating create a rich resonance through the entire instrument. The Telecaster is most commonly associated with country, but as rock, blues, funk, and even jazz players can verify, the Telecaster carries a versatile array of tones ready to conquer every genre.

Features:

- Fender Custom Shop pickups: Twisted Tele at the neck and Broadcaster at the bridge
- Enhanced bridge for better resonance and stability
- Thinner undercoating improving guitar's resonance
- Comfortable maple neck with modern C-shaped profile and rolled edges
- Ergonomic back contour
- Included hardshell case

The American Standard Tele does an amazing job upholding the legacy set forth by Leo Fender over 60 years ago. With this guitar in hand, it's easy to see why legends like Merle Haggard, Keith Richards, and Andy Summers of the Police chose the Telecaster as their weapon of choice.

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- Series: American Standard
- Body: Alder, Ash on 2-Color Sunburst, Natural, Crimson Red Transparent
- Body Finish: Gloss Urethane
- Neck: Maple
- Neck Finish: Urethane
- Maple Fingerboard: Satin Finish on Back, Gloss Finish on Front
- Neck Shape: Modern C Shape
- Fingerboard Radius: 9.5 inches (24.1 cm)
- Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
- Position Inlays: Black Dot Position Inlays
- Scale Length: 25.5 inches (64.8 cm)
- String Nut: Synthetic Bone, 1.685 inches (42.8 mm)
- Truss Rod: Bi-Flex Truss Rod System
- Truss Rod Nut: 1/8 inch American Series Nut
- Pickups: Custom Shop Twisted Tele Neck, Custom Shop Broadcaster Bridge Pickup
- Switching: 3-Position Blade
- Controls: Master Volume, Master Delta Tone
- Special Electronics: No-Load Tone Control
- Hardware: Chrome
- Tuning Keys: Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
- Bridge: American Tele with New American Standard Bent Steel Saddles and Stamped Brass Plate
- Strap Buttons: American Series Strap Buttons
- Control Knobs: Knurled Chrome
- Included Accessories: Molded rectangular SKB case, Cable, Strap, Polishing Cloth
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
3-Color Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 21 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 17 x 7 in
Black
Shipping Weight: 21 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 18 x 7 in
Jade Pearl
Shipping Weight: 22 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 17 x 7 in
Mystic Blue
Shipping Weight: 22 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 17 x 6 in
Mystic Red
Shipping Weight: 21 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 18 x 7 in
2-Tone Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 22 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 17 x 7 in
Crimson Red
Shipping Weight: 22 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 18 x 7 in
Natural
Shipping Weight: 24 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 17 x 6 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-488-1818

Product Description

The Fender American Standard Telecaster electric guitar is a truly timeless classic. Its upgraded features include redesigned bridges, neck and body finishes, and a Fender-exclusive molded case. The American Standard Tele was also created with beloved hand-rolled fingerboard edges, the incredible Fender Custom Shop Twisted Tele (neck) and Broadcaster (bridge) pickups, and staggered tuning machines for tone and stability guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Features

- Fender Custom Shop Twisted Tele (neck) and Broadcaster (bridge) pickups
- Solid Alder body or Ash body (2 Color Sunburst, Natural, Crimson Red Transparent only)
- Modern C-shaped maple neck with rich, deep neck tint, satin back and rolled edges
- Delta-tone no-load circuit
- Bent steel Fender saddles
- American Standard Tele Bridge Plate (steel saddles and brass plate) for improved resonance
- Thinner undercoat for improved body resonance
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Fender 2012 USA STD Tele- Natural w/ maple Neck"
Overall: Up to now I have never been a big Tele fan. Usually I stick to dual HB guitars. Recently started down the strat/tele road. I must say I really like this guitar and it will definitely find its way into my line-up. The set-up was very good when I received it and the finish was flawless. I can get great clean punchy sounds right up to gnarly blues and rock. I thought I would be ordering an aftermarket Fender Tweed case but the case Fender includes with the guitar was a big surprise. I had bought an american deluxe strat a few years back and hated the standard skb case (no room for accessories/flimsy). The case included is a TSA rectangular case that is both sturdy and functional. I actually have room to put a leather strap, tools, and a 10' cable in. Way to go Fender!
Style of Music: Christian Rock, Classic Rock
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Overall: While searching for an electric guitar to cover my needs I ran across the 2012 Telecaster which turned me away from other brand guitars. Its got a neck that is quick and easy to use, and the quality of the instrument alone is, well, you know, nothing beats a Fender. The color I chose was candy cola and it is flawless. From beginner to professional guitarist, this guitar will fit your needs. absolutely beautiful, it also comes with a case that doesn't quit.
Style of Music: Rock, country, and blues.
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