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Fender American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

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 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (24)
  • Good feel (23)
  • Good pick up (22)
  • Good tone (22)
  • Solid electronics (20)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (20)
    • Practicing (20)
    • Small venues (13)
    • Recording (12)
    • Rock concerts (12)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (15), 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.

    Reviewed by 26 customers

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    5.0

    Perfectly Awesome!!!!!

    By guitarman

    from Lincolnton, NC

    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:

      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 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.

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