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Overview

  • Alder body (ash on Honey Blonde)
  • Tex-Mex Strat pickup sandwiched between 2 Tex-Mex Tele pickups
  • Five-way Strat-o-Tone switching
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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

  • Alder body (ash on Honey Blonde)
  • Tex-Mex Strat pickup sandwiched between 2 Tex-Mex Tele pickups
  • Five-way Strat-o-Tone switching
  • Vintage machine heads
  • US Vintage 6-saddle bridge
  • Includes gig bag

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

 

Deluxe Series Nashville Telecaster Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Body
  • Body Material: Alder
  • Body Finish: Polyester
  • Body Shape: Telecaster
  • Neck
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Satin Urethane
  • Neck Shape: Modern "C"
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241mm)
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • String Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.6875" (42.8mm)
  • Position Inlays: White Dot
  • Truss Rod Nut: 3/16" Hex Adjustment
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Vintage-Style
  • Electronics
  • Bridge Pickup: Tex-Mex Single-Coil Tele
  • Middle Pickup: Tex-Mex Single-Coil Strat
  • Neck Pickup: Tex-Mex Single-Coil Tele
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
  • Pickup Configuration: SSS
  • Hardware
  • Bridge: 6-Saddle American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Tele
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
  • Pickguard: 4-Ply Tortoiseshell
  • Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
  • Switch Tips: Barrel Style
  • Miscellaneous
  • Strings: Fender USA 250L, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)
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FenderDeluxe Series Nashville Telecaster Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 128 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good feel (15)
  • Fun to play (13)
  • Good tone (13)
  • Solid electronics (11)
  • Good pick up (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (14)
    • Jamming (12)
    • Recording (12)
    • Small venues (10)
    • Rock concerts (8)
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    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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    Surprised

    Overall the guitar is great; however, the one I purchased just wasn't in top shape. The last 12 frets had oxidation on them and were turning to a gold/rust color right out...Read complete review

    Overall the guitar is great; however, the one I purchased just wasn't in top shape. The last 12 frets had oxidation on them and were turning to a gold/rust color right out of the package, and the nut wasn't grooved enough to hold the strings in place. Every time I would bend the E, B, G strings, they would slide up the nut and make a horrible noise. Definitely poor craftsmanship to say the least. The tex-mex pickups provide quality sound, but the aesthetics were lacking something major. Sending it back for a refund.

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    4.0

    sweet ax.

    By looocho vee

    from albuquerque,nm

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Poor Pick Up

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Fender Deluxe Series Nashville Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    my first fender n i love it.

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    5.0

    Great value and tone

    By Zion

    from Nashville, TN

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    Pros

    • Beautifully Made
    • Excellent Finish
    • Frets Are Perfect
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Great Set-up
    • Intonation Is Perfect
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender Deluxe Series Nashville Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    I can't put it down. I play it around the house, in the studio and when I go out. Fantastic tone. I love the finish on the neck, smooth and fast. The frets are very well done. The only problem when I received it was the saddle for the first string was not set up correctly. One leg was longer than the other. a 30 second fix and it's been played every day since. Fender had a great idea melding the tele tone with a touch of strat in the middle pick-up. Great guitar!!!

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    4.0

    NICE FOR THE PRICE

    By Johnny

    from Virginia

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender Deluxe Series Nashville Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        I bought one of these about 4 months ago. Quality seems solid, finish is nice (I got the red), and the neck feels good. The action is high for my taste but some would say it's fine. I adjusted my bridge which helped a lot, but I couldn't go as low as I wanted without fret buzz, so a professional setup might be needed. Clean sound is very nice, but if you want to get down and dirty, you'd better get yourself a Les Paul. This guitar would be a poor choice for hard rock or metal, but hey, Telecasters aren't exactly designed for that anyway so that's no shock. If you want a guitar that feels good in your hands and has good clean classic Fender tone, this one is great for the money. The addition of the Stratocaster pickup in the middle adds nicely to the array of available sounds, as it does actually provide sound very similar to a Strat at about the 2 or 3 position.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Really excellent guitar

        By Peter Lucibelli

        from New Haven CT.

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone
        • Nice neck
        • Solid Build
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • Vintage Bridge

        Best Uses

        • Anything you want
        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender Deluxe Series Nashville Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        I have owned over 10 Fender guitars, up until recently they have all been American only. There was a time where I could see and feel the difference between an American and a Mexican guitar. Well that now is not the case. The Mexican guitars now I think are just as good. They have a fantastic feel, great sound, fantastic looking too I might add. I love them and I love this guitar. I have the blonde ash body. If you ever snubbed anything but American guitars you might want to rethink that. I would be proud to play this anywhere and now one of my favorites. Since owning this, I have purchased two other Fender Mexican guitars, now I have a mix of American and Mexican telecasters and strats and unless the pickups are changed, you cannot tell which is which. If your considering this guitar, get it and you will be shocked on how beautiful it is and the feel is a dead on Fender feel.
        Peace,
        Peter.

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        4.0

        Nashville Deluxe Series Telecaster

        By Bill Telenut

        from Northwest, NJ

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Vintage 6 Saddle Bridge

        Best Uses

        • Jass Blues Rockcountry
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Fender Deluxe Series Nashville Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        Fantastic Maple Neck W/ Maple Fingerboard,Nice Frets & Body Finish .. mine is Brown SunBurst
        The Neck & Bridge Tex Mex Pups Sound Very Good, Adjust Polepieces on Center Pup "Flat" or Slighty Staggered for a better Vintage Tone, with the the 6 Saddle Bridge the B & E Strings Vibrate / Buzz .. I Upgraded to a 3 Brass Saddle Bridge Fixed the Issue I purchased mine on Sept 2013 I Swapped the Neck & Middle Pup Positions on the 5 Way Switch for the Traditional Bridge & Neck Combo the Neck Pup Alone is Good Enough for nice Bass Tones on Position 5

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        4.0

        Strong Tele Sound

        By sjohn

        from PA

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • 95 Fret Radius
        • 95 Radius
        • Slight Hum - Single Coils

        Best Uses

        • Church Worship
        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender Deluxe Series Nashville Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        I bought this guitar from musiciansfriend.com, particularly as it is always great dealing with them. This guitar was used (Level 2), but only slightly due what appears to be some pickguard wear. It was really like new and came with a gig bag which I don't think it mentioned in their site ad.

        I bought this as I wanted something a bit nicer than the standard Tele, but that still had that same feel and sound.

        This one has a great smooth neck; glossy on the back (maple), the string setup from the box was great also! The opportunity for five Tele pickup configurations also allows for versatility of sounds. If you have any experience with playing various guitars, I would say you can tell that these Tex-Mex pickups are a bit more powerful than what you may find in say a Squier Telecaster. (This is what I previously owned).

        On the other side of the coin, the Honey Blonde is a bit beige, but it is still a nice looking guitar. On the negative, the single coils hum a bit more when not dialed in with the mid-pup. I thought they would be quieter on a guitar of this price range.

        Overall, a quality instrument and good value. Thank you MusiciansFriend.

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        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        couldnt be happier

        By Big Mick

        from Ohio

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        Verified Buyer

        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 Deluxe Series Nashville Telecaster Electric Guitar:

          Love the tele its got a little buzz but it might be cords ive played American and mex there both good in their own right

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          3.0

          Surprised

          By Fender72

          from ATL, GA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • Poor Quality Craftsmanship
          • Unusual Wear

          Best Uses

          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender Deluxe Series Nashville Telecaster Electric Guitar:

          Overall the guitar is great; however, the one I purchased just wasn't in top shape. The last 12 frets had oxidation on them and were turning to a gold/rust color right out of the package, and the nut wasn't grooved enough to hold the strings in place. Every time I would bend the E, B, G strings, they would slide up the nut and make a horrible noise. Definitely poor craftsmanship to say the least. The tex-mex pickups provide quality sound, but the aesthetics were lacking something major. Sending it back for a refund.

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          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          F-E-N-D-E-R!!!

          By Gridley51

          from Hiawassee, Georgia

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          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 own 4 Fender guitars, Strat, 6-string acoustic, 12-string acoustic, and the Nashville Tele, plus some by other manufacturers but the Tele is my favorite.
            The pick-up configuration allows for such a wide variety of sounds that most of my other guitars sit jealous in the rack. The neck on the Tele is so smooth and easy to work with it plays like greased lightning. It plays like a much more expensive instrument. Way to go Fender!!!

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good Guitar But Middle PUP Dominates

            By Lunk

            from Colorado Springs, CO

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            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Bridge Pup Seems Weak
            • Fret Buzz
            • Head Like Balsa Wood
            • Honey Blonde Is Beige
            • Watch Drilling Tuner Hole

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Fender Deluxe Series Nashville Telecaster Electric Guitar:

            Good Telecaster build base. Honey Blonde not good color to select - too bland, no graining shows.

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