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Fender American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard  2-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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FenderAmerican Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard
 
4.9

(based on 27 reviews)

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    (25)

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    (1)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (25)
  • Good feel (24)
  • Good pick up (23)
  • Good tone (23)
  • Solid electronics (21)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (21)
  • Practicing (21)
  • Recording (13)
  • Small venues (13)
  • Rock concerts (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (16), Novice (5), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Solid instrument with good sound in ash

I've been playing a 2011 natural fender telecaster for a year now so here is what I honestly think about these new Fender teles:

The good:

The Neck:
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I've been playing a 2011 natural fender telecaster for a year now so here is what I honestly think about these new Fender teles:

The good:

The Neck:

Absolutely amazing. I picked out the best tele I could find within my budget when I went to the store and this was something I really needed, a good neck that feels good the play on with frets that don't buzz. The neck and tuners provided seem to be top notch.

The body:

When I first started playing teles I noticed they sounded "thin" until I tried one made of Ash and suddenly the tone became a lot fatter. Make sure you get one of the transluscent/parent finishes like sunburst or natural. I recommend natural because they seem to give pretty good cuts of wood so the guitar looks absolutely beautiful natural with a black pickguard. The sound difference between an ash and non ash tele is quite noticeable, but I can tell you would have to be insane to call one of these ash teles "thin" sounding. The tele body itself is really great to play on if you are a les paul player but want something a bit lighter and with single coils. The tele body seems to give you more sustain and an overall better sound than a strat body because there is more wood on the body since there is no comfortability cuts. So the instrument is less comfortable to play than a strat but it has more sustain because of the body.

Electronics / pickups:

First the electronics are perfectly placed on a telecaster so you hand won't ever hit them by accident. I find that happens to me sometimes playing a strat and using a tele has really remedied that problem. Using the volume and tone knobs will make a significant difference on this guitar and they should be used often since sometimes the treble can be too much with a tele.

The pickups are quite good. The neck pickup sounds just like a strat neck pickup. But the bridge pickup, this bridge pickup, is why you should get a tele. This thing is an absolute monster and i've played everything from clean country to borderline metal tones on this pickup (only reason I say borderline is because modern metal has some seriously insane tones with the advent of active pickups). The sound of the bridge pickup alone is enough to get this guitar, if everything else about it was bad I still would have gotten it because of this thing.

The Bad:

- String Ferrules can easily fall out and get lost while restringning. You can replace them with countersunk ones to avoid this from happening but apparently they make you lose a bit of tone so I put up with the stock ferrules.
- The neck block (where the neck meets the body) can get in the way, but I put up with it because it improves sustain.

The bridge:

The bridge they give you on these new teles is not good. When you first play it at the store you won't notice the flaws because of how great the rest of the instrument is. But these bridges don't belong on telecasters. These are 6 saddle poorly designed strat style bridges that can easily break your strings. While the bridge intonates well, the problem is that the strings are allowed to slide freely around the tiny little bridge saddles. Occasionally what happens when you play is the string can slip over the screw that keeps the saddle elevated then snap because of the sharp edge of the screw. To get around this you have to keep all your saddles low enough so the screws stick out up higher than the strings. Doing this will probably mess up your action, so I'm just getting a new bridge at this point. Apparently 3 saddle bridges improve sustain and you can get compensated saddles from companies like Glendale so it can still intonate like a 6 saddle. I don't understand why fender doesn't just put 3 saddle bridges with compensated saddles on these new teles, apparently a significant amount of the tele's signature sound comes from this style of bridge.

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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

Great guitar!!!

By 

from Ms.

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • No Complaints

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording

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

The 3 tone sunburst I purchased is beautiful. Played great right out of the box.
Great tone,great feel. I had a mim, I had read online there was no difference,
well they are wrong!!! You get what you pay for.
I am totally satisfied with this guitar.

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5.0

Perfectly Awesome!!!!!

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from Lincolnton, NC

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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:

    I was stunned by the perfectness right out of the box especially being delivered by UPS. Not a dent in the box and the guitar and case arrived in pristine condition. Yeah!

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    All I had hoped for!

    By 

    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 

      from Enterprise, AL

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      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 

        from Indianapolis, IN

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        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.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent Piece of Work

          By 

          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,

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          American Standard Telecaster

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          from Sebring fl

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          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.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Everything I had hoped for!

            By 

            from Brainerd, MN.

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            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!

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Ticks all the boxes

              By 

              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.

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                sweet and punchy tele

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                from baltimore, maryland

                About Me Professional Musician

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                      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!

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