More Versatile Than Your Average Telecaster!
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:
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!
- 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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