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Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar with Maple Neck, Honey Burst

Play this Tele fat, thin, clean or dirty. With three pickups in an HSS configuration, the Modern Player Telecaster Plus is a unique take on a classic guitar. (22) Read 14 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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As its name promises, the Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus delivers the classic twangy tones of the Fender Tele with a few key updates for the modern-day musician. The most notable addition to this legendary design is this Tele's unique three-pickup configuration. Now, in addition to the expected Tele pickup in the neck position, you've got a Stratocaster single-coil pickup in the middle seat. Below that, you'll find a humbucker in the bridge slot with its own mini-toggle coil-split switch. With the three most common electric guitar pickups in a single instrument, it's an understatement to say that this guitar offers incredible tonal versatility! This Modern Player Telecaster is further distinguished with an all-pine body that looks gorgeous under any finish.

Hear the versatile tones of the Modern Player Telecaster Plus in these videos from Fender:

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Classic Tele Neck, Fretboard and Hardware

While offering a few dramatic updates, the Fender Modern Player Telecaster retains a few tried-and-true characteristics of its famous forebears. The 22-fret maple neck measures 25.5 inches, and comes in a classic C-shape with a 9.5-inch fretboard radius. The synthetic bone nut measures in at a familiar 1.65 inches. The hardware is pure vintage styling all the way, with a 6-saddle strings-thru-body hardtail bridge. The super-grippable knurled chrome control knobs feature the classic dome-shaped tops. The glistening chrome hardware serves as the perfect accent to the two-tone black/white pick guard.

Three Pickups, Infinite Tones

Just from looking at the pickups, you can tell the Fender Modern Player Telecaster is an instrument for serious tone freaks. The HSS configuration includes both Tele- and Strat-style single-coils, along with a humbucking double-coil. The real advantage here lies in how the 5-position switch selector allows you to combine your pickups in Bridge-Middle or Middle-Neck pickup combinations, or use any pickup independently. The humbucker also comes with its own mini-toggle, which opens up a tighter, more focused sound from the bridge position.

Warning: May Make Your Other Guitars Unnecessary

The Telecaster has always been prized for its unique tonal properties and distinctive profile. With the Fender Modern Player Telecaster, you can take home all of these celebrated features while secretly packing an arsenal of tones normally only found on other guitars. And all this for a song!

Features:

- Pine Body
- Gloss Polyester Finish
- Maple "C" Shape Neck
- Maple Fretboard
- 9.5-inch Fretboard Radius
- 22 Jumbo Frets
- 25.5-inch Scale Length
- 1.65 inch Nut Width
- Synthetic Bone Nut
- Humbucking Pickup in bridge position
- Stratocaster single-coil pickup in middle position
- Telecaster single-coil pickup in pickup position
- 5-Position Blade pickup selector switch
- Bridge-Middle and Middle-Neck pickup combinations possible
- Mini-Toggle Rear Coil Selector Switch on humbucker
- Master Volume, Master Tone Controls
- Nickel/Chrome Hardware
- Vintage Style Tuning Machines
- Vintage Style 6-Saddle Strings-Thru-Body Hardtail Bridge
- Knurled Chrome Dome Control Knobs
- 3-Ply Black/White/Black Pickguard

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- Series: Modern Player
- Body Shape: Telecaster
- Body Material: Pine
- Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
- Neck: Maple, "C" Shape
- Neck Finish: Gloss Polyester
- Fretboard: Maple
- Fretboard Radius: 9.5 in. (24.1 cm)
- Frets: 22, Jumbo
- Scale Length: 25.5 in. (64.8 cm)
- Nut Width: 1.650 in. (42 mm)
- String Nut: Synthetic Bone
- Pickups :
- Modern Player Humbucking Pickup (Bridge)
- Modern Player Strat Pickup (Middle)
- Modern Player Tele Pickup (Neck)
- Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade:
- Position 1. Bridge Pickup
- Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup
- Position 3. Middle Pickup
- Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup
- Position 5. Neck Pickup
- Aux Switching: Mini-Toggle Rear Coil Selector Switch
- Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
- Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
- Tuning Keys: Vintage Style Tuning Machines
- Bridge: Vintage Style 6-Saddle Strings-Thru-Body Hardtail Bridge
- Control Knobs: Knurled Chrome Dome
- Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
- Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Honey Burst
Shipping Weight: 13 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 46 x 16 x 4 in
Transparent Charcoal
Shipping Weight: 13 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 15 x 4 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-488-1818

Product Description

The Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus HSS is that rare bird among Telecasters -- a triple-pickup model -- further distinguished by a pine body and mini-toggle coil-split switch for the Modern Player humbucking bridge pickup. Other features include C-shaped maple neck, maple fretboard with 9.5 inch radius and 22 jumbo frets, Modern Player single-coil Telecaster neck pickup and Modern Player Stratocaster middle pickup, five-way pickup switching, three-ply pickguard, knurled "chrome-dome" control knobs, vintage-style Stratocaster string-through-body six-saddle hard-tail bridge, vintage-style tuners and nickel/chrome hardware.

Throughout its history, Fender has always made a special point of welcoming players to the family by offering entry-level instruments of remarkable style and substance (such as the Duo-Sonic, Mustang and Musicmaster models), with great sound, classic looks, solid performance and eminent affordability. The Modern Player series continues that great my-first-Fender tradition, with thoroughly modern features and several distinctively unconventional takes on our most revered instruments-all with outstandingly attainable value.
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Great guitar at a great price!"
Overall: After reading, listening and absorbing the reviews on the Modern Player Tele Plus, I bought one from zzounds Upon arrival, I changed to 10 gauge pure nickel strings, lowered the action to my preference,reset the intonation and adjusted the neck slightly. With these things done I proceeded to play the heck out of this thing. I read a couple of reviews where the author stated that the Classic Vibe was better and Fender was just out to rip the consumer off with the Modern Player Instruments. I have to call B.S. on that one! I have a Classic Vibe 50's Tele, which I love, but the quality of the Modern Player is great for the price. IMOHO, These guitars coming out of China are of better quality than the standards coming out of Mexico. I have found awesome tones vibrating from this guitar and it plays as sweet as any other Tele I have played. Not to mention the looks of this Pine Bodied guitar are exceptional as well as the fit of the neck in the neck pocket!
Style of Music: Country, Classic Rock and Blues.
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Overall: I bought this guitar excited as hell. And I still get excited as hell when I unzip its case to play it. It's absolutely beautiful and sounds wonderful. I mainly play it through a Holy Grail reverb pedal which really blows me away at how great it sounds. I have so much fun switching pickups if you want a guitar that truly sounds amazing and won't break the bank this is the one. Don't let anyone tell you that you need an American made teley. You will be happy you made this purchase. Oh and take it (like all new guitars) to a trusted guitar tech, not guitar center and get it "set up". I was going to get the brown one, but I got the sunburst and it is just so pretty. This guitar reminds every day why I love playing music.
Style of Music: Rock
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