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Product H80804

Fender American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard 3-Color Sunburst Maple Fingerboard

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From the garage to the club to the stadium, the American Standard Telecaster is the same great best-selling go-to guitar it always has been, and now ...Read More

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The amazing Tele gets an even more comfortable body and improved electronics.

From the garage to the club to the stadium, the American Standard Telecaster is the same great best-selling go-to guitar it always has been, and now it's upgraded with a comfortable new body contour and classic-sounding Fender Custom Shop Twisted Tele (neck) and Broadcaster (bridge) pickups. The latest incarnation of a truly timeless classic, it rings more fully, brightly and crisply than ever.

The look, sound and vibe of the Telecaster resonates throughout the history of popular music. From orchestra pits to mosh pits, small clubs to stadiums and garages to recording studios, its signature sound is everywhere. The American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard has hand-rolled fingerboard edges, Custom Shop pickups, staggered tuning machines, improved bridge with bent steel saddles mounted to a stamped-brass bridge plate for increased resonance and sustain, tinted neck, high-gloss maple fingerboard, satin-finished neck back, thinner finish undercoat that lets the body breathe and improves resonance, and Fender Tolex case.

FEATURES Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Ash
  • Body finish: Gloss Urethane
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: C modern
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Satin Urethane
Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: SS
  • Neck: Twisted single-coil Tele
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Vintage-style single-coil Tele
  • Brand: Fender Custom shop
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: No-load tone control
Controls
  • Control layout: Separate volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: 6-saddle string through body
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast sealed
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: Strap, cable, cloth and owner's manual
  • Country of origin: United States

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SPECIFICATIONS

American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard

  • Comfortable contour body
  • Fender Custom Shop Twisted Tele (neck) and Broadcaster (bridge) pickups
  • Deluxe hardware
  • Solid alder body (black, 3-color sunburst, candy cola, and blizzard pearl) or ash body (2-tone sunburst, natural, crimson red transparent)
  • Modern C-shaped maple neck with rich, deep neck tint, glossed neck fretboard with satin back and rolled edges
  • Delta-tone no-load circuit
  • Highly finished frets
  • Detailed nut work
  • Bent steel Fender saddles
  • American Standard Tele Bridge Plate (steel saddles and brass plate) for improved resonance
  • Thinner undercoat for improved body resonance
  • Rosewood or maple fretboard
  • Staggered machine heads
  • Includes Fender Tolex case
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FenderAmerican Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard
 
4.9

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (23)
  • Good feel (22)
  • Good pick up (21)
  • Good tone (21)
  • Solid electronics (19)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (19)
    • Practicing (19)
    • Small venues (12)
    • Recording (11)
    • Rock concerts (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (14), Novice (5), Professional musician (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    2012 American Telecaster

    I was very happy with my purchase, my guitar arrived quickly, very nicely packaged and almost in tune out of the case. I will not hesitate to buy anything from musician'sfriend in the...Read complete review

    I was very happy with my purchase, my guitar arrived quickly, very nicely packaged and almost in tune out of the case. I will not hesitate to buy anything from musician'sfriend in the future

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Guitar of a lifetime (almost)

    The fit and finish on mine (3 tone sunburst) was wonderful. The pickups are insanely great. I'd highly recommend them. This is probably the best SOUNDING guitar I've ever played. Unfortunately,...Read complete review

    The fit and finish on mine (3 tone sunburst) was wonderful. The pickups are insanely great. I'd highly recommend them. This is probably the best SOUNDING guitar I've ever played. Unfortunately, the action/setup from the factory was on the poor side. I had a luthier look at it and he couldn't get the action to play comfortably without fret buzz around the tenth to twelfth fret (which drove me banana sandwich), so unfortunately, I had to return it. I'm a tele-addict, so I'm sure I'll try again at some point.

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    5.0

    All I had hoped for!

    By Alleycat

    from pownal, Vt.

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Action Was Nice
    • Came In Perfect Condition
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Perfect fit and finish
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard:

      In very little time, I had the guitar dialed in. I love the fact that the set up was nicely done. The fit and finish is beautiful, and am very satisfied with my purchase.

      The maple neck is smooth as butter, and the frets were dressed right from the factory.

      My sales associate was Mckenzie. She was paitent, and very helpful in making my first time experience with Musicians Friend a great one.

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      5.0

      New favorite guitar

      By Matt D

      from Enterprise, AL

      About Me Experienced

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard:

        I use to not like Telecasters. I now play a lot more blues and traditional sounding music and this guitar fits those sounds quite good. This guitar plays very well. Makes sounds that the Strat or Les Paul can't quite achieve. Easy access to frets in the second octave. Neck is fast. Run it through a Fender tube amp and you have a sound that is unique and oh so classic. It has quickly become a new favorite of mine. I have the Jade Pearl Metallic color. See my photo.

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        5.0

        Great Guitar!!

        By Jazzbo

        from Indianapolis, IN

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard:

          Great guitar. I can feel more resonance (pleasant surpise) in this guitar than any other I've played. Pickups are incredibly balanced. I do play mostly on clean settings & it's perfect for my use. Great balance as well. I also really like the body contour.

          All in all, 1st class guitar with the classic Tele tone.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent Piece of Work

          By themicg

          from Middlebury, CT

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good sound
          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • Fret Buzz

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard:

          Love this guitar, absolutely love it. If you get a Tele you have to get the maple neck, everything feels so much better on the maple. The two tone sunburst looks beautiful too. But I originally got this guitar to start recording myself, looking for a nice clean sounding guitar with great tone. Could not have found a better guitar. Yes the action is a touch too low, sometimes when I'll be playing (on the lower frets really), you'll get some fret buzz, but it really isn't that bad. That is the only flaw that I see with this guitar, and it isn;t really that big of a deal. This guitar is a great piece of work, I picked up mine used and I still cannot get over how well it plays. Simply an amazing guitar,

          Comment on this review

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          American Standard Telecaster

          By Gonzo

          from Sebring fl

          About Me Experienced

          Ask me a question

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Fender American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard:

            Absolutely love this guitar! There is nothing negative to say about this guitar. Every thing is first rate. Sound, tones, materials, workmanship,looks. Beautiful, worth every cent. Musicians Friend is one of the best co.s I've ever dealt with. Their customer service people are the best.

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Everything I had hoped for!

            By Craiger

            from Brainerd, MN.

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Fender American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard:

              An affordable American made Telecaster! My dream Tele is all that I hoped it would be...and more!

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Ticks all the boxes

              By Peter

              from Brisbane, Australia

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Fender American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard:

                The factory set string height was a little high for my liking so I had it lowered, but that was the only set up needed. Nut and frets were fine. Once adjusted, a thoroughly enjoyable guitar to pick up and play. Good looks, good sound and good value for money.

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                sweet and punchy tele

                By strat98

                from baltimore, maryland

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Fender American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard:

                      Classic tele tones-yet not overly shrill in the bridge position. Neck pickup is warm and throaty-similar to a strat. Stays in tune and intonates very well. Easy to adjust, super sturdy.

                      I had it set up with 10s and had some slight refinement done on the nut by a professional guitar repairman. As a lifelong strat player, this guitar is the perfect transition into "teleland". Glad I finally got one!

                      Comment on this review

                      (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Guitar of a lifetime (almost)

                      By mek0620

                      from Lake Saint Louis, MO

                      Ask me a question

                      Comments about Fender American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard:

                      The fit and finish on mine (3 tone sunburst) was wonderful. The pickups are insanely great. I'd highly recommend them. This is probably the best SOUNDING guitar I've ever played. Unfortunately, the action/setup from the factory was on the poor side. I had a luthier look at it and he couldn't get the action to play comfortably without fret buzz around the tenth to twelfth fret (which drove me banana sandwich), so unfortunately, I had to return it. I'm a tele-addict, so I'm sure I'll try again at some point.

                      Comment on this review

                      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Just perfect

                      By pete

                      from sydney australia

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Fun To Play
                      • Good Feel
                      • Good Pick Up
                      • Good Tone
                      • Solid Electronics

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Fender American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard:

                        Bought as used. It is brand new with the tags removed, absolutely perfect,handsome guitar.

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