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.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
Alder body Light weight with a wide tonal range
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Fender Player Series Alnico 5 pickups Crisp and articulate; modern Fender edge
6-saddle Tele bridge Precise control of each string height & intonation
Bold, innovative and rugged, the Player Telecaster is pure Fender, through and through. The feel, the style and, most importantly, the sound-they‘re all there, waiting for you to make them whisper or wail for your music. Versatile enough to handle almost anything you can create and durable enough to survive any gig, this workhorse is a trusty sidekick for your musical vision.
Respecting our heritage while maintaining our innovative spirit, the pair of Player Series single-coil Telecaster pickups are crisp and articulate-it’s authentic Fender tone with a modern edge. The “Modern C”-shaped maple neck’s comfortable contours and smooth finish are ideal for almost any playing style. By adding a 22nd medium jumbo fret to the contemporary 9.5”-radius fingerboard we‘ve made it easier to express yourself musically. To enhance the traditional twang and bite of a Telecaster, we added bent-steel saddles to the string-through-body bridge for precise intonation and to help your sound cut through the mix, sustaining until the sun burns out. Other features include master volume and tone controls, a 3-way pickup switch with barrel tip, 3-ply pickguard, synthetic bone nut, dual-wing string tree, sealed tuning machines and four-bolt “F”-stamped neck plate that marks this instrument as the real deal—as Fender as it gets.

When you need a guitar that will take anything you can throw at it, stand up, dust itself off and ask for more, reach for the Player Telecaster.

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- Series: Player
- Body Material: Alder
- Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
- Neck: Maple
- Neck Finish: Satin Urethane Finish on Back, Gloss Urethane Finish on Front
- Fingerboard Material: Maple
- Number of Frets: 22
- Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
- Position Inlays: Black Dots
- Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
- Nut Width: 1.650” (42 mm)
- Tuning Machines: Standard Cast/Sealed
- Scale Length: 25.5” (648 mm)
- Bridge: 6-Saddle String-Through-Body Tele With Block Saddles

- Neck Pickup: Player Series Alnico 5 Tele Single-Coil
- Bridge Pickup: Player Series Alnico 5 Tele Single-Coil
- Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade:
- Position 1: Bridge Pickup
- Position 2: Bridge and Neck Pickups
- Position 3: Neck Pickup
- Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone, with coil splitting
- Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
- Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
- Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
- Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
3-Color Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 10.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 15 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): FEN 0145212 500
Black
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 15 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): FEN 0145212 506
Butterscotch Blonde
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 15 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): FEN 0145212 550
Capri Orange
Shipping Weight: 11.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 15 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): FEN 0145212 582
Polar White
Shipping Weight: 10.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 15 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): FEN 0145212 515
Tidepool
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 15 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): FEN 0145212 513
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-488-1818
(9 ratings)
Submitted July 24, 2019 by Walter R in North Hills, CA
"Great Guitar"
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This is my second Telecaster. My first was a Squier Classic Vibe 50s Butterscotch, which I liked a lot. This Player Tele, however, just seems superior in every way-- I prefer the neck on this one (not thick, not thin; just the right kind of medium to satisfy most players who prefer one or the other); the satin finish on the back of the neck feels nice & smooth; the pickups sound REALLY good-- very articulate, great Fender cleans, great overdrive/distortion roar; and the Tidepool is a beautiful color in "person". I tend to be a Gibson guy (1 Les Paul, 3 SGs, plus several Epiphones); but I have a love for Fender, as well, and this Tele is my favorite guitar right now for its playability, versatility, and tone. Just a real joy to play!
Musical Background:
20 years
Musical Style:
Rock & Blues
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