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Fender American Standard Telecaster Left-Handed Electric Guitar  

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The Fender American Standard Telecaster Lefty Electric Guitar is a pro player's axe that delivers authentic Tele vibe. American Series pickups and de...Read More

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The best of yesterday and today in one sweet Tele.

The Fender American Standard Telecaster Lefty Electric Guitar is a pro player's axe that delivers authentic Tele vibe. American Series pickups and deluxe hardware with original '52 ash or alder body dimensions deliver more resonance and tone. The maple neck has a modern C shape with rolled edges and highly finished frets for easier playability. The detailed nut eliminates rattles and improves tuning stability. Custom staggered tuning machines eliminate the need for one of the string trees. Staggered pole pieces in the pickups provide balanced output across all strings, and especially improves tone for the G-string

The return of the American Standard Series Telecaster continues Fender's tradition of commitment to the people who play Fender instruments out there in the real world. Today's American Standard Telecaster guitars are worthy heirs of their revered ancestors--mindful of player needs and taking full advantage of modern advances, yet remaining completely true to the elements and spirit that made these instruments distinguished in the first place. They feature excellent bridges, neck and body finishes, and a Fender-exclusive high-tech molded case. Still there are the beloved hand-rolled fingerboard edges, alnico V pickups and staggered tuning machines for tone and stability guaranteed to last a lifetime (with its limited lifetime warranty)! So make history with the American Standard!

American Standard Tele® Bridge
Gives sought-after tone with modern improvements (no ashtray edges, 6 saddle adjustability). The plate features a classic styled Fender stamp on chrome plated brass. Brass and steel are the secrets to the Tele sound!

Bridge Component Specifics
'American Standard' saddles- The original vintage-style Fender bent steel adjustable saddle is one of the components that give vintage Fenders their tonal 'mojo'. Fender conducted tone comparison tests, and fell in love with them all over again. They have a wider tonal range and more character many other saddles. Then Fender improved them; narrowing the spacing to afford more room (and complement the bigger frets and rolled edges), and also elongated the string slot to reduce friction and string breakage, while improving the string break angle over the primary contact point.

Bridge plate- The combination of steel saddles with a brass plate harks back to the magic combination of the most sought-after vintage Tele guitars (which had steel plate/brass saddles). The plate also features two extra mounting screws to improve resonance and body contact (as well as eliminating 'squeals'), and a stylized Fender logo to class up the instrument and nod to the design of 60s era Fenders (like Jaguar and Mustang bridges).


Neck Gloss and Tint

Seemingly a small or less important feature, this is a major feature. The old necks were satin all over primarily for the feel of the back of the neck. On these American Standards Fender kept the satin neck back, but still gave the rich tint and luster of a gloss finish to the front. When looking at the old and new side by side in comparison, there is no arguing that these necks look classier and more detailed and 'finished'.

Thinner Body Undercoat
An undercoat serves to give the paint a smooth surface to adhere to so you have a nice looking finish…The thicker the undercoat, the more glass-like the finish, but the more constricted the guitar's body wood, which could affect tone. Fender switched to an undercoat that is thinner, and that allows the body to flex and resonate more, while retaining the cosmetic advantages of an undercoat.

Fender SKB Case
The case is a true advancement in guitar presentation and protection. It is stackable, it balances perfectly, it is TSA lock equipped, and has glass reinforced nylon trigger latches and a killer form-fitted plush interior.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

FEATURES
  • AlNiCo V pickups
  • Deluxe hardware
  • Solid ash or alder left-handed body
  • Modern C-shaped maple neck with rich, deep neck tint, glossed neck front with satin back and rolled edges
  • Delta-tone™ no-load circuit
  • Highly finished frets
  • Detailed nut work
  • Bent steel Fender saddles
  • Copper Infused Cast Strat® Bridge Block (steel with copper- 100% metal) for Increased Mass and Improved Tone
  • Thinner undercoat for improved body resonance
  • American 2-point trem
  • Rosewood or maple fretboard

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FenderAmerican Standard Telecaster Left-Handed Electric Guitar
 
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5.0

Dig it!

Comments about Fender American Standard Telecaster Left-Handed Electric Guitar:

I"m so into this guitar. I've had it for two weeks now, and I've hardly touched my other guitars. I've given this guitar high ratings, but that's not hype. I've had five Fenders over the years, and my 2008 Strat and this 2011 Tele are both top notch--and both are lefties. Fender has done a great job.
It's a Tele, no fancy features--just a great guitar with a lot of twang. I love its simplicity.
This gutar came out of the box in tune and well set up. It's the first guitar I've ever bought in my 30 years of playing.that I felt instantly comfortable playing. There are no flaws. I bought the sunburst, which was beautifully done. I'm not going to mod this guitar because I'm so happy with the tone and sustain. It stays in tune, etc.
I would like to have paid less, but it's a competitive price for an American-made instrument.

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5.0

Great Quaity at great price

By PHIL ALBERICO

from Undisclosed

Comments about Fender American Standard Telecaster Left-Handed Electric Guitar:

Definately worth the money.
Very nice guitar. Pickups are good but might eventually change them to noiseless pickups.
Great quality guitar. Perfect neck and frets. No sharp edges. Beautiful color.
The only complaint I have is all the tuning keys had small scratches on them where you turn them. Probably from a string winder.
Probalby the best value guitar I bought. And I have 12.

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5.0

nice case

Comments about Fender American Standard Telecaster Left-Handed Electric Guitar:

Does that case come with the guitar?? I just ask cause there are nine pictures of the case and one of the guitar...

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5.0

An Awesome Telecaster for Lefties!

By Lefty Larry

from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about Fender American Standard Telecaster Left-Handed Electric Guitar:

I just got my '08 American Standard Lefty Telecaster in black and it is beautiful! One very small minor flaw near the input jack - I can't really tell if it is above or below the finish. Plays very nice, although I have already traded the strings for DR Tite-Fits. Everything is great so far, I really like the improvements on the '08, especially the neck! Overall I'm very happy with it.

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5.0

Love the Tele

By Dustin

from MA

Comments about Fender American Standard Telecaster Left-Handed Electric Guitar:

I tried one of these guitars in L.A. and love it the moment I held it. I can't wait to get one of my own.

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