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

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 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
  • 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

Get a guitar that can do it all. Order today.

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FenderAmerican Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fingerboard
 
4.9

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (10)

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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

    Best Uses

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

    Reviewed by 11 customers

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    5.0

    Twang-O-licious Tele!

    By Twangmeister

    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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    5.0

    great buy

    By roeboy56

    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 Jimmy

      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 ChetanV

        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 RESPLENDENT62

        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!

            Comment on this review

            (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A Very Fine Instrument

            By BopKitBill

            from Portland, Oregon

            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 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              DISAPPOINTED WITH BRIDGE

              By Bobby44

              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 Jth4007

              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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                (5 of 6 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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                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  My Best Tele Yet

                  By rsc1911

                  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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