Fender American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar, Maple Fingerboard with Case

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The American Standard Telecaster gets upgraded with a comfortable back contour and Twisted Tele and Broadcaster pickups straight from the Fender Custom Shop.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
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, read more 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.


- 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: Hardshell case, Cable, Strap, Polishing Cloth

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-488-1818

Fender USA STD Telecaster, Maple

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 hardshell 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.


- 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

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (23 ratings)
Submitted October 22, 2014 by Tim Shulepov in San Carlos, CA

"The best guitar I've had so far"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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This is the best guitar I've owned. I'm really stoked that zZounds has a payments program, it wouldn't have been easy for me to pay $1200 in one go. The guitar is amazing, it still surprises me to hear such fat and heavy tones out of a pair of single coils. It feels solid, it resonates so well that I can hear everything I play even without plugging the guitar into an amp. I'm really happy to have it, and I could afford it thanks to zZounds :)

Musical Background:

Played in bands for past 11 years. First I played hard rock with elements of folk, then switched to alternative metal and punk

Musical Style:

Current style - hard rock with elements of modern metal.
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