Fender Player Telecaster Electric Guitar, Maple Fingerboard
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Fender Player Telecaster Electric Guitar, Maple Fingerboard

Grasp onto the enduring tone and playability of the Telecaster with this Player Series model. The alnico 5 pickups offer up a crisp tone that just rocks.

Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar (Maple Fretboard)

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The Fender Standard Telecaster is a true classic -- updated with a modern C-shaped maple neck, 6-saddle string-thru-body bridge, and 2 Hot Tele single-coils.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
3-way pickup selector switch Wide tonal range: select neck, bridge, or both
C-shaped neck profile Comfortable, rounded oval shape
Maple fretboard Delivers a bright, snappy sound
String-through-body construction Increased sustain and coupled body resonance
First a Broadcaster, then an Esquire -- forever a Telecaster. A guitar design with over 60 years of mass-production under its belt, the Fender Standard Telecaster has earned the badge of world's oldest solidbody electric guitar. Players of all shapes, sizes, and pedigrees call the Telecaster their own -- chicken-pickin' country superstars, fuzzed-out experimental rockers, jangle-centric pop strummers, and everyone in between. Considering the role the electric guitar has played in the formation and evolution of rock and roll, and in turn, all contemporary popular music, it's hard to think of higher praise for the Fender Standard Telecaster.

Mouth of the South

Developed by the hand of the legendary Leo Fender himself, this Telecaster is a part of Fender's Standard Series. The Mexican-made Standard Telecaster offers the Fender look, sound, and most importantly, quality, to players on a budget, allowing even the most derelict couch-surfer the opportunity to craft timeless guitar-based music.

Fender Telecaster: Past, Present, and Future

The Fender Standard Telecaster bridges the best of new advancements in guitar building with the best elements and spirit of the original design. The body, neck, and headstock silhouette remain unchanged from Leo's original historic design, and just like the Broadcaster, this Standard Telecaster features an Alder body, 2 single-coil pickups controlled by a 3-position blade selector, master volume and master tone knobs, read more a bolt-on 1-piece truss-rodded maple neck ( 25.5-inch scale length), a maple fretboard (9.5-inch radius), 21 frets, Chrome hardware, and a 3-ply parchment style pickguard,

The standard 6-saddle string-through-body bridge featured on this Mexican Standard Telecaster is but one of the modern touches designed to bring the Telecaster into the new millennium and beyond. Additional updates to the Fender Standard Telecaster include the modern C shape of the neck (with a satin Urethane finish, implemented to eliminate "sticky neck syndrome"), Medium Jumbo fretwire for digging deep into your note-bends, Fender/Ping sealed tuners, and 2 Hot Standard Tele single-coil pickups. Those pickups are hotter than the original, perfect for pushing tube amplifiers into creamy overdrive, and the Fender Standard Telecaster's body cavity is now shielded to prevent the inherent single-coil 60-cycle hum. The headstock also features a Fender Transition Logo, and the rest of the body is outfitted with parchment plastic parts to really tie together the theme of "the best of the new with the best of the old."

Smooth, Improved

Just like the styles of players the Tele appeals to, the Fender Standard Telecaster is available in a wide array of finishes. Paying attention to even the smallest details, Fender thoughtfully strings up every new Standard Telecaster with Fender Super 250L strings, gauged .009-.042 ready to throw over your shoulder and get on the road. If you're on the fence about which guitar will provide the versatility and quality you need to take your music to the next level, look no further than the Fender Standard Telecaster.
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General
- Model Name: Standard Telecaster
- Series: Standard

Body
- Body Shape: Telecaster
- Body Finish: (0145102502, 0145102506, 0145102509, 0145102532, 0145102575, 0145102580) Polyester

Neck
- Neck Shape: Modern "C" Shape
- Number of Frets: 21
- Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
- Position Inlays: Black Dot Position Inlays
- Fretboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
- Neck Material: Maple
- Neck Finish: Maple Fingerboard: Satin Finish on Back, Gloss Finish on Front
- Nut Width: 1.650 (42 mm)
- Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
- Neck Plate: Standard 4 Bolt
- Truss Rod Nut: 3/16" Hex Adjustment

Electronics
- Pickup Configuration: S/S
- Bridge Pickup: Standard Single Coil Tele Bridge Pickup
- Neck Pickup: Standard Single Coil Tele Neck Pickup
- Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
- Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone

Hardware
- Hardware: Chrome
- Bridge: 6-Saddle Strings-Thru-Body Tele Bridge
- String Nut: Synthetic Bone
- Switch Tip: "Barrel" Style Switch Tip

Tools
- Truss Rod Wrench: 0.1875"

Miscellaneous
- Strings: Fender USA Super 250L's, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)
- Unique Features: Vintage Styling, Fender Transition Logo, Parchment Plastic Parts

Accessories
- Control Knobs: Knurled Chrome
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-488-1818

Fender Standard Maple Telecaster

Professional guitarists in all musical genres have relied on the Fender Telecaster guitar since its early 1950s introduction for its powerful tone and smooth playability. The Standard Telecaster combines the best of what Fender guitars have to offer, with hotter single-coil pickups, shielded body cavities, medium jumbo frets, six-saddle strings-through-body bridge, cast/sealed tuners, tinted neck, parchment pickguard and control knobs, and 70s-style headstock logo.
(53 ratings)
Submitted November 24, 2012 by Ethan O
"Awesome value"
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I could not be more surprised at this guitar! I got it on a whim because it said it had hotter pickups and less hum. This baby has no hum at all and the pickups are so good I can't. see myself replacing them with texas specials which was my initial plan. They are loud and versatile. They can twang or thump which is what Texas specials excell in. The craftsmanship is flawless and the glossed maple fret board plays as good as any MIA telecaster. Only gripe is the weight which I have learned to deal with. Plus all telecssters and asats are heavy. It contributes to the tone. I have bought a PRS SE Tremonti, an Epi LP Ultra Pro, an MIM deluxe players strat and this in 2012. This one truly is the best of the. bunch!
Musical Background:
hobbyist guitar player
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