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Fender American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fingerboard  Black Rosewood 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 best of yesterday and today in one amazing Tele.

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 Rosewood 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: Rosewood
  • 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 Rosewood Fingerboard
 
4.9

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (11)
  • Good pick up (11)
  • Good tone (11)
  • Solid electronics (10)
  • Fun to play (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (8)
  • Practicing (7)
  • Recording (7)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (3)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Twang-O-licious Tele!

By 

from Placerville, CA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • no cons

Best Uses

  • Blues
  • Country
  • Jamming
  • Recording

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

I got the 3 Tone Sunburst. The setup was good out of the box with .09's, sounds very good on all pickup positions. I'm amazed at the variety of tones this guitar will put out, I had always thought the tele's only had one slightly variable tone, not so! The go-to twang of the bridge pickup with all treble is unmistakable. The neck pickup with a darkened tone setting is also nice for rhythm playing. Great with my Fender Hot Rod Deluxe and Excelsior amps. The contoured back is comfortable, I like it. Fit and finish are all good.

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great buy

By 

from roe ar

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

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 Rosewood Fingerboard:

    I bought this guitar as restock.It is a great instrument.Like one of the other reviews wish I had bought this one first would not have bought the 3 others I own.I have bought all my guitars from musicians friend and will continue to buy there.

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    5.0

    Excellent

    By 

    from Helena,Ga.

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

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

      I have played country/Southern rock for over 30 years.All this time I played a Gibson Les Paul,which is a great guitar.It is a heavy guitar,which led me to getting a Fender Telecaster,which is much lighter in weight.Guess what? I simply love this Tele.I couldn't be more satisfied in all phases.Musician's Friend personal couldn't have been nicer...totally pleased !!!

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      awesome piece of intrument

      By 

      from Newark NJ

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • No Contour Heel
      • No Forearm Cut

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

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

      Very well balanced Instrument both in terms of weight and tonality. Didn't find any flaw in it. very well priced too.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      OUTSTANDING!!

      By 

      from Memphis, TN

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          Great quality. Excellent sound. Shipped safely and required little to no setup. Buy one!

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          (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A Very Fine Instrument

          By 

          from In front of my amps

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Recording

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

            I've owned a number of Tele's over the years.
            These retain all of the ingrediants that make Tele's great plus a just a few very special tweaks that take the guitar to the point of perfection. In my opinion and for my needs the current American Standard Tele is the ultimate incarnation of the breed -and- I always get excellent service from Musicians Friend! And I'm very very picky and not always the easiest customer to deal with....but if there is something wrong - they (MF) always make it right.....
            PS ..I never do reviews but I've been doing good buiz with these folks for so many years and this particular fender is such a great instrument - And DEAL- That I felt i should finally leave some long overdue feedback.

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            (2 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            DISAPPOINTED WITH BRIDGE

            By 

            from Aiken, SC

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

            • Do Not Like Bridge
            • Strings Too High Off Neck

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

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

            I am disappointed with the bridge. I was expecting the smooth bridge that was on my 1989 Tele American Standard Deluxe that did not scratch my hand, but the bridge on the new Tele is not the same. How can I get the smooth bridge like the old guitar. I play with my hand resting on the bridge and the new one is irritating.

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Legit!

            By 

            from Goldsboro, NC

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

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

              This guitar is the best I've ever owned! I play venues once a week, has quickly turned into to my goto guitar

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              (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I'm glad I finally bought one.

              Pros

              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Gorgeous Color
              • Timeless

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Almost Everything
                • Jamming
                • Practicing

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

                More than 30 years ago I was taking guitar lessons in a small NJ town. I used to wait in the local music store for my mother to pick me up from my lesson, and while I was waiting I would look at the Tele that they had hanging near the door. I'd daydream about plunking down a pile of my paper route money in order to have it. I never did commit to the many months of saving and I grew up without the pale yellow Tele, and in fact, did not play guitar for years and years after becoming interested in many other things. My admiration for the guitar never waned though, and when I resumed my interest in playing guitar I FINALLY GOT IT. Candy Cola, with rosewood...and it is beautiful. Very nicely made and the pickups sound gorgeous. I like the neck pickup with the tone rolled off a bit into my Vox, pretty clean. If you are thinking about getting it and you have enough of your paper route nickels saved up, I doubt you will be disappointed when you finally get your Tele.

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                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                My Best Tele Yet

                By 

                from Spring, TX

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Fret Buzz

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts

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

                The new pickup combination produces a wide range of tones, from bell like cleans to classic Tele twang. The Delta tone pot bypasses the tone cap delivering unfiltered sound from the pups to the amp. The satin finished neck and the rolled fingerboard edges make for smooth and effortless moves up and down the scale. Hardware and electronics look and work well, though the tuners feel a little rough. I'll see how they are after the first string change.

                This is a beautifully finished instrument; three piece ash body with a transparent red (crimson) dye and a nitrocellulose gloss lacquer top coat; rosewood fingerboard on maple neck. Personally - I hear NO difference in tone between the maple and rosewood fingerboards- so for me it came down to pure aesthetics. This new Tele has the body contour cut out similar to the Strat and the Tele Deluxe - I think it's a good improvement.

                Out of the box I had to raise the action on the bass side to eliminate some minor fret buzz.

                I also have a '78 classic Blonde/maple, and while the old one gets some "vintage" points, this 2012 is so much better. It's a joy to play, hear, and see. I've traded out several other Tele's too - this one is definitely a keeper.

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