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Fender Deluxe Series Nashville Telecaster Electric Guitar   

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As downhome and sophisticated as the city it's named for, the Deluxe Nashville Tele guitar comes with a Tex-Mex Stratocaster pickup in between two Te...Read More

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A unique combination of Tele style and tone with an additional Strat pickup thrown in for extra versatility.

As downhome and sophisticated as the city it's named for, the Deluxe Nashville Tele guitar comes with a Tex-Mex Stratocaster pickup in between two Tex-Mex Telecaster pickups. This array, combined with five-way Strat-o-Tone switching, makes it one of the most versatile Telecaster models Fender makes. Features include ash (Amber, Honey Blonde) or alder (Candy Apple Red, Brown Sunburst) body, maple or rosewood fingerboard with medium jumbo frets, brown shell pickguard, vintage-style tuners and vintage-style six-saddle bridge.

Includes a gig bag.

FEATURES
  • Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Alder (or Ash)
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: C modern
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: SSS
  • Neck: Tex-Mex single-coil Tele
  • Middle: Tex-Mex single-coil Strat
  • Bridge: Tex-Mex single-coil Tele
  • Brand: Fender
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 5-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: 6-saddle vintage-style
  • Tailpiece: String thru body
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style
  • Color: Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Gig bag
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Mexico

Strap on a guitar that's versatile enough to represent a great musical city. Order today.

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FenderDeluxe Series Nashville Telecaster Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 140 reviews)

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    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (27)
  • Fun to play (22)
  • Good tone (22)
  • Good pick up (16)
  • Solid electronics (16)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (25)
  • Jamming (23)
  • Recording (18)
  • Small venues (17)
  • Rock concerts (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (19), Novice (4), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Zeppelin machine

OK, first the good part; this axe plays very well if you like a steep 9.5 radius. The frets are reasonably well-dressed and polished with reasonably well-trimmed ends, not to say there isn't...Read complete review

OK, first the good part; this axe plays very well if you like a steep 9.5 radius. The frets are reasonably well-dressed and polished with reasonably well-trimmed ends, not to say there isn't room for improvement here with this or any other production guitar. The Tex Mex Tele pickups, along with the single Tex Mex Strat center pup and 5 way switch sound bright & snappy with a bit more mid howl than you might expect from a regular Tele. This is perfect for tones that mimic early Led Zeppelin, which was exacly what I was looking for. Tuned into open G, I can get the exact sounds heard on the first 3 LZ albums, all of which were recorded with Page's old beat-up Telecaster. This is a Tele on steroids...plenty of clean bright snap for a country picker and lots of growl available for a heavy/blues-rock tone for Zep,The Who, et al. Very inspiring if you're into this type of music.

I would have given this guitar a much better over-all rating if not for the hardware. I'm frustrated when they insist on putting "vintage-style" hardware on a modern axe in order to satisfy a 'fad'. The six-saddle ashtray style bridge doesn't allow for the strings to pull straight behind the saddles, forcing the strings into the tension springs on the base of the saddles, making them both all cockeyed and misaligned. It might have been better with a true vintage 3-saddle set up, but IMHO, unless you're conserving an actual vintage instrument and need it to be correct, the old ones lack mass, and if you want an accurate set up for a player's axe, you need a modern tele style bridge. I replaced this one with a high-quality tele bridge from G*t*h. As far as the tuners go, these are old school design, probably mid-grade Pings, and it takes extra effort to get a new set of strings seated. They hold OK once thats done, but I would prefer a nice set of Schallers. Problem here is that you can't put on Schallers, Grovers, Sperzels or any other high quality modern tuners because the holes in the headstock will only accept "vintage" (9mm) ferrules. Have to drill it out. I may bite the bullet and just drill it, but I'm reluctant to do this...we'll see. I'd really rather have a nicer set of tuners with more mass to them.

As an additional note, I specifically went for the ash body for the tone, but can only get this with the honey-blond finish; the finish isn't too bad, actually, but I would have preferred the classic butterscotch...that would be a nice option in ash.
I'm going a bit neutral on the features here; I really like the Tex-Mex pups with the reverse strat pup in the middle and the 5-way switch. I also very much dislike the cheesy "vintage-style" bridge and tuners.
Nice quality build and finish...except for the bridge and tuners.
Lot of guitar for the money, all things considered.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nashville Tele

On Thursday, 10/4/07 I received my new Tele. On Friday, 10/5 I sent it back. The bridge was off center to where the top string, as I neared the...Read complete review

On Thursday, 10/4/07 I received my new Tele. On Friday, 10/5 I sent it back. The bridge was off center to where the top string, as I neared the pickups, was at the edge of the fret board. When I caught the top string above the 12th fret, with my thumb, it would go above the fret. I contacted Fender - they suggested that I take the guitar to an authorized service center. Fortunately there is one near by - they said the guitar should be returned. The repair would have required filling and re-drilling holes in the body. The good side is that this guitar has tones from "bone Tele" to reminding me of a 62 Jazzmaster I once owned,(and wish I still did). I was impressed enough with the tone of the guitar that I ordered another one (same everything, sunburst w/maple fretboard) instead of asking for a refund. This company has been very responsive to my plight for which I am grateful. When I receive my replacement, I will update my review.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Really Great Guitar

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By terrygh

from Kansas

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Pros

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

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • Small Venues

Comments about Fender Deluxe Series Nashville Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I just received this last week. It arrived in perfect condition in the original box with all the case candy. After I inspected it visually it was perfect. The neck had a little bow in it and, the action needed adjustment. After about 30min. all of the adjustments were made and, i checked the intonation which was spot on and, that was it. Plugged it into my amp checked the electronics adjusted the pickup height and, it was playing time. I got out my old American Tele which I has been a Great playing and, sounding guitar for well over 40yrs. and, I must say that the Tex-Mex pickups on this new Tele really sound Great. I love my old Tele but, this new one really shines! I've wanted one of the Nashville Telecaster's ever since they came out. I liked the idea of the 3rd PUP and, the 5way switch for the extra sound combos and, I was not disappointed in the sounds that I got. I found out that this particular model was not going to be in production anymore and, that a new one was replacing it which was going to sport a higher price tag. I think that this one was the last one that MF had, it was a level 2 and, I got a Great deal and, a Great guitar! I'm sure glad I snagged this one when I did!

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5.0

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Best bang for your $$$

By Mestisong Pinoy

from Kokomo, IN

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone
  • Solid All The Way Through

Cons

  • No Traditional Neck+Bridge Pickup Selection

Best Uses

  • Gigs
  • Jamming
  • Practicing

Comments about Fender Deluxe Series Nashville Telecaster Electric Guitar:

Received as a Christmas gift from my wife, I've always been partial to the Telecaster sound and feel but was needing to have the Stratocaster sound on stage every once in a while. I've been unable to find a Stratocaster that I could get attached to after owning four different ones (Mexican, Japanese, American, Highway 1)
Best solution is the Nashville Telecaster - amazing sound, solid build and quality up to par with some of its American counterparts.
One downside was not having the ability to get the traditional Telecaster sound on having the neck+bridge pickup combo but that was easily rectified by adding a toggle switch to the system. Also changed the 6 saddle bridge to a more traditional 3 brass saddle bridge.

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5.0

Great Guitar... Killer Value

By Winston's War

from Seattle WA

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • School Bands

    Comments about Fender Deluxe Series Nashville Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    Got this as a cheap player. Great guitar.. Best out of the box I have ever played. Killer value. I recomend this Tele for a gigs and such. Not sure about recording.

    It wasn't for me so I sent it back.

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    5.0

    My go-to guitar

    By skasnotdead

    from Worcester, MA

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender Deluxe Series Nashville Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      So I ordered one of these guys a couple years back. Right out of the box it was ready to go. Now I'm not wicked picky about how my guitars are set up, but I know a good one when I play it.
      Tonally this thing is def. geared towards jangly, country-fried type sounds. But I play in a punk band and it holds its own. But it won't do well in a metal setting. I can tell you that right now.
      But it's at its best doing stevie ray, electric country, and jangly indie rock.
      The array of tones this thing can produce is amazing as well. It can do the usual earsplitting tele sound as well as a nice warm jazzy sound. All in all, a great guitar, and I hardly need another (I always need another guitar..)

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      4.0

      Super fit and finish

      By Ross

      from Tucson

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Fender Deluxe Series Nashville Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        The neck on this guitar is a deluxe neck looks and feels as good as American made, frets are great.
        The vintage tuners are actually nice once you get used to them, I use a peg to hold the light gauge strings in the tuner hole until I have enough turns to set and they don't pop out. Like others I didn't like the flimsy vintage bridge or saddles so I replaced the entire bridge plate assembly with a high quality after market one as others have mentioned. I am used to Strats and for some reason this guitar took me a long time to set up and dial in. I flattened the neck with the truss, lowered the action, lowered the pickups set the intonation and it is a sweet guitar. The hot TexMex pickups have super strong magnets and need to be a lot lower than others for good tone. Once I got it set up it sounded great add a little overdrive it's as good as it gets. I'm used to the 9.5 radius necks but this neck does feel just a little narrower than a 9.5 strat neck so guys used to the wider flatter Gibsons may want to upgrade to a Fender American made compound radius neck like a 9.5 to 12. Or give it a while you will get used to it, it's a nice neck. This guitar is no light weight it is heaver than all my Strats about as heavy as a Les Paul. May sustain better but you pay the price if your standing with it for hours. Nice deluxe gig bag.

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        5.0

        WOW.. Very Nice

        By Hopsy

        from Pennsylvania

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        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Super Light

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Fender Deluxe Series Nashville Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        I would have to agree with other reviews and say that if you want crunchy metal this is not the guitar for you but I'm assuming you already realise that. I love it nonetheless. Action is set up nice. Very cool tones from the pickup configurations. Best I can say is SWEET! Its a keeper. BUY ONE....

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Nice Tele, great price.

        By David K

        from Knoxville, TN

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Fender Deluxe Series Nashville Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        Last year I got a new American Deluxe Telecaster, with the N3 PUs. It's a fine instrument, but it lacks the Tele twang.
        I came across this MIM Tele and I was really surprised by not only the sound, but also the fit and finish. The guitar I was trying out had a bit of trouble staying in tune, and I thought it could benefit from a new Gotoh bridge and better tuners. So, I ordered a Delux Nashville Tele with the intention of making those changes. To my surprise, I am quite happy with the guitar I received, as is. Maybe I'll swap out the bridge somewhere down the road, but for now, there isn't any pressing reason to do so.
        It is a really nice instrument at a very reasonable price.

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        5.0

        Great Find !

        By john smith

        from Kentucky

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fender Deluxe Series Nashville Telecaster Electric Guitar:

            I got this as a Blem , someone had dropped it and put a serious ding to the body by the jack plate, It doesn't affect the play ability or tone of the guitar one bit. It's on the back side of the bout, no one can see it. The guitar was setup good everything was ok and just as Musicians Friend said it was, and the best thing was the price ! ! MF is my go to source !

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            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Honey Blond ??

            By Larry

            from Orange Park FL

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Fender Deluxe Series Nashville Telecaster Electric Guitar:

            received the Blond which i ordered a week + ago. i didnt write a review until i had time to check it out. the packaging was great and shipping was good. no blemishes were found, the neck is straight no fret buzz, intonation was set surprisingly well. factory strings feel ok and hold tune acceptable for new strings. the ONLY 2 issues i have is the tone frequency curve doesn't allow for much variation in actual tone. second, the five way is nice, however, should be configured to separate the tele from the strat. and yes the pickups are NOISY. i will be doing a little rewiring for my own taste. All in all, this is a JOY to play and will be in use for a long time. the Blond should be called light butterscotch. still a nice color with the maple neck.

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Don't knock it until you try it !!

            By String bender 2014

            from Monette Ar..

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Fender Deluxe Series Nashville Telecaster Electric Guitar:

              I just purchased my Nashville Tele about 2 weeks ago. I'm a fender Strat man and have never liked the bright sound of the Tele but after coming across this Nashville Tele with the 3 pickups and a Strat pickup in the middle and with the 5 way switch I thought I'd give this one a try . It was way more then I had excepted .. This is the first Tele that I have played that I actually like ( love ) the tone !!! It's a beautiful guitar !! The only thing that I done to it to make it play perfect to me was just lower the strings a little more ! This thing plays great !!! Sounds great !! I love the tone !!! I compare it right up there to my American made Strat !!! Happy Happy Happy !!!

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