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Fender Modern Player Telecaster Thinline Deluxe Electric Guitar

With a mahogany body loaded with a pair of MP-90 single-coils, the affordable Modern Player Telecaster Thinline is a fantastic choice for your first Tele. (9) Read 6 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

The Modern Player Telecaster Thinline Deluxe casts an already distinctive classic Telecaster model in different light with a full-throated pair of single-coil Modern Player MP-90 pickups. Other features include a mahogany body, C-shaped maple neck, maple fretboard with 9.5 inch radius and 22 medium jumbo frets, three-way toggle pickup switching, three-ply pickguard (parchment on Sunburst model; black-white-black on other models), four skirted amp knobs (two volume, two tone), 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 the most revered instruments-all with outstandingly attainable value.

Hear the different tones the Modern Player Thinline Tele has in store with these videos from Fender:

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- Series: Modern Player
- Body Shape: Telecaster
- Body: Mahogany, Gloss Polyester Finish
- Neck: Maple, "C" Shape
- Neck Finish: Gloss Polyester
- Fretboard: Maple
- Fretboard Radius: 9.5 in. (24.1 cm)
- Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
- Scale Length: 25.5 in. (64.8 cm)
- Nut Width: 1.650 in. (42 mm)
- String Nut: Synthetic Bone
- Pickups:
- Modern Player MP-90 Pickup (Bridge)
- Modern Player MP-90 Pickup (Neck)
- Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle:
- Position 1. Bridge Pickup
- Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups
- Position 3. Neck Pickup
- Controls:
- Volume 1. (Neck Pickup)
- Tone 1. (Neck Pickup)
- Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup)
- Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
- Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
- Tuning Keys: Vintage Style Tuning Machines
- Bridge: Vintage Style 6-Saddle Strings-Thru-Body Hardtail Bridge
- Control Knobs: Skirted Amp Knobs
- Pickguard: (500) 3-Ply Parchment, (539,541) 3-Ply Black/White/Black
- Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
3-Color Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 14 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 15 x 5 in
Transparent Black
Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 16 x 4 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-488-1818
Customer Reviews
4 out of 5 (9 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Great Value in a Thinline"
Overall: I can accept the critiques of those who say these are a bit "hit and miss" coming from the manufacturer so inspect them well. My first one arrived with a bad toggle switch and a setup that pretty much told me I'd need to shim the neck to get the action where I like it. So it went back. Now here I'll credit zZounds with 5 stars as Customer Support in lieu of Manufacturer Support. They were able to get this exchange done in less than a week even with a Sunday and a Holiday in between. They were very efficient shipping the initial order and just as efficient taking care of my problem with an exchange for another. The replacement was perfect in all respects. I have very little neck relief in my setup and I'm able to get the action quite low with no fret buzz at all. The fret work is very good and the finish on the fret ends as well. Overall the fit and finish of this guitar is excellent and the way the grain shows through the transparent black finish actually results in more of a chocolate or charcoal brown color. It's a different look and very nice. The only issue I have with the tone is that the neck pick is a little dark and muddy sounding to my ears so I intend to replace the volume and tone pots and brighten it a bit. Other than that these pickups have a very strong output and actually sound better than I expected since I'm seldom a fan to any of Fender's stock pickups. The playability is excellent for a guitar in this price range. I've wanted a P90 equipped Telecaster to add to my guitar herd for quite sometime and this model seemed to offer the best value for the price. I'm quite pleased with it and I'd have no problem with recommending it to others. It's a very nice guitar.
Style of Music: Classic Rock, Blues Rock, Country Rock, R&B/Soul, Straight Blues
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"brand new tele sound with all the Fender spank I love - could maybe use better tuners - time will tell"
Sound: has the tele spank with the mahogany sweetness - sort of a gibsacaster Feature: the p90s - like the individual vol and tone Ease of Use: still learing what it will do Quality: have not owned it very long but fit and finish is superb Value: $400 - wow The Wow Factor: versatile and new tele sound Overall: if it holds up I will pass it to my grandkids
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