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Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar Charcoal Transparent Maple Fretboard

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The Modern Player Telecaster® Plus HSS is that rare bird among Telecasters-a triple-pickup model with a mini-toggle coil-split switch for the Modern ...Read More

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A modern Tele with a pine body that's packed with a full array of pickups.

The Modern Player Telecaster® Plus HSS is that rare bird among Telecasters-a triple-pickup model with a mini-toggle coil-split switch for the Modern Player humbucking bridge pickup. That's a lot of electronics and variety of tone packed into one guitar that's already know for being able to cover a lot of musical ground. This unique model is further distinguished by a pine body whose grain offers a warm look and feel.

Other features include C-shaped maple neck, maple fretboard with 9.5” radius and 22 jumbo frets, Modern Player single-coil Telecaster neck pickup and Modern Player Stratocaster® middle pickup, five-way pickup switching, three-ply pickguard, knurled “chrome-dome” control knobs, vintage-style Stratocaster string-through-body six-saddle hard-tail bridge, vintage-style tuners and nickel/chrome hardware.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Warm-looking and distinct-sounding pine body
  • Comfortable C-shape neck with jumbo frets
  • A diverse collection of Modern Player Humbucking, Strat and Tele pickups
  • 5-Position pickup switch and seperate mini-toggle rear coils selector switch
  • Vintage style 6-saddle strings-thru-body hardtail bridge
  • Case sold separately

Stand out in the crowd with this eye-catching and versatile tele. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

Modern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar

  • Series: Modern Player
  • Body Shape: Telecaster®
  • Body Material: Pine
  • Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
  • Neck: Maple, "C" Shape
  • Neck Finish: Gloss Polyester Fretboard: Maple Fretboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
  • Frets: 22, Jumbo
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
  • Nut Width: 1.650” (42 mm)
  • String Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Pickups: Modern Player Humbucking Pickup (Bridge) Modern Player Strat® Pickup (Middle) Modern Player Tele® Pickup (Neck)
  • 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
  • Aux Switching: Mini-Toggle Rear Coil Selector Switch
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Keys: Vintage Style Tuning Machines
  • Bridge: Vintage Style 6-Saddle Strings-Thru-Body Hardtail Bridge
  • Control Knobs: Knurled Chrome Dome
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
  • Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
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FenderModern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 72 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (54)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (57)
  • Fun to play (55)
  • Good tone (50)
  • Good pick up (43)
  • Solid electronics (42)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (48)
    • Jamming (43)
    • Recording (37)
    • Small venues (29)
    • Rock concerts (22)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (42), Professional musician (16), Novice (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    My new #1 axe

    I've played about 4 of these guitars, and I finally purchased a Condition 1 model in the sunburst finish from MF. All of these that I've played have been pretty much identical in regard...Read complete review

    I've played about 4 of these guitars, and I finally purchased a Condition 1 model in the sunburst finish from MF. All of these that I've played have been pretty much identical in regard to the things I've noticed.

    They all play like much more expensive instruments. For a guitar made in China, this guitar plays like at least a Mexican Tele, maybe even better than that. The sunburst is dynamic and gorgeous, the pine body looks great through the finish as well. Great overall tone, sounds great no matter what kind of tone you want (within reason), I've played through Marshall combos, Marshall stacks, and Vox combos and gotten brilliant tone through all of them. The pickups are fantastic on this guitar, I won't be replacing them.

    That said, on all 4 of these that I've played, the humbucker has been set remarkably low, much lower than the middle single-coil, making that middle pickup much more powerful before adjustment. After raising the humbucker in to a more normal position, I get great grit (say that 5 times) from it, it drives extremely well.

    If you have the dough, I would not hesitate to grab one of these. You will not regret it.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    It's ok

    Fret buzz should be easy to fix. Needs better strings. Excellent finish. Nice electronics. So far needs to be slightly retuned after every play session. I think a good set of elexir...Read complete review

    Fret buzz should be easy to fix. Needs better strings. Excellent finish. Nice electronics. So far needs to be slightly retuned after every play session. I think a good set of elexir strings would help.

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    5.0

    What a bargain

    By ezhands

    from anniston,al

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar:

      I first got an Ibanez Maple because of the fast neck and my fingers slowing down from old age. It was a good guitar but just not for me. Didn't have the sweet tone and flat neck was hard to get used to so sent it back and got this telecater. Oh my gosh! It is so fun to play and sounds so sweet. My wife who hates electric guitar even loves it. And for the price, NOTHING can beat it. With the versality of the pick ups, I can get any sould I want out of it and play it with ease. Also, Musicians Friend was awesome in taking back the other guitar and sending this to me. I got it within 3 days after I ordered it.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      100% PERFECT BUILD QUALITY -- GREAT TONE

      By Jammer456789887

      from Guitarville, FL

      About Me Experienced

      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 Modern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar:

        Amazing guitar for the price, or for any price. Forget where it's made--this guitar came to me with 100% perfect craftsmanship. Perfect neck, perfect frets, perfect everything. Usable tones too. The funny thing is that mine came with a Squier neckplate, which I decided to keep because the guitar itself was perfect (great grain pattern too--I got the cherry burst--it's amazing). Quit while I'm ahead. I think it's cute. The thing is obviously built at the same factory in China that makes Squiers, they are selling them as Fenders because some people want that, and they mistakenly put a squier plate on mine, but, again, the thing is very very well made. Like, really really nice fret ends, no sharpness, rounded fingerboard. Reminds me of my two Japanese-made mustangs, which are also amazingly well made.

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        5.0

        Best service ever, awesome item!

        By BluesPlayerWannaBe

        from Dayton, NV

        About Me Novice

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar:

            I was so pleased with this awesome service that I will never go anywhere. I recommend getting the protection for any major purchase. Everyone was great and even though there was an issue with the first one I was sent, this is an incredible guitar for the value.

            I bought this for future modding and it is exactly what I had hoped for. I recommend the Charcoal Black even if it is not what it appears to be, but both finishes are beautiful. Go online if you want to see what it really looks like.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            love this guitar

            By CB

            from knoxville,tn

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Small Venues

              Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar:

              This is great guitar. This is my 3rd tele and by far my favorite. The other 2 were usa made. Nothing negative to say about it.

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              REALLY LIKE THE NECK!

              By Edman

              from Florida

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              Pros

              • Good Feel
              • Neck Is Sweet

              Cons

              • Get Some Hum

              Best Uses

              • Its A Good Player

              Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar:

              THE GUITAR IS NICE. ALL THE TONAL AVENUES CAN BE COVERED. NO COMPLAINTS SET-UP NICE!

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Nice Fender

              By XPJX OCMD

              from MARYLAND

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Tone
              • Low action
              • Very playable

              Cons

              • Color Not Accurate To Pic

              Best Uses

              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar:

              Nice guitar. Very versatile. Excellent for home recording where many tones are required but a budget does not allow for many guitars. Actually play this guitar more than my Gibson Les Paul USA MADE because of the neck shape and versatility. Color is really not even close to picture. It's really just black. I was expecting a somewhat "brownish/charcoalish" visible grain thing. Really have to have a bright light on it to see grain at all. "Pretty much black" should be the color title.

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              3.0

              It's ok

              By r. stoner

              from daytona beach, fl

              About Me Experienced

              Ask me a question

              Pros

              • Good Pick Up
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

              • Fret Buzz

              Best Uses

              • Practicing
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar:

              Fret buzz should be easy to fix. Needs better strings. Excellent finish. Nice electronics. So far needs to be slightly retuned after every play session. I think a good set of elexir strings would help.

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Not Bad

              By Rockstar67

              from Placerville,Ca

              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 Modern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar:

                I liked everything about the telecaster except that the tuners were very cheap and no way to tighten them. Replaced them with gold original fender tuners.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Awesome! But photos are misleading...

                By Steve Perkins

                from Atlanta, GA

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Misleading Photo

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar:

                This is a really amazing guitar, and a complete steal for the price! It plays like butter in your hands, the string action is nice and low without any fret buzz. The frets have no rough edges, like you sometimes see in asian Squire models. It's just all-around solid craftsmanship, and deserves the real "Fender" name on its headstock. I was a bit concerned about the pine body, since that's such a soft wood. However, I don't know if it's pressure-treated or what... but it feels as solid and sturdy as an alder body, and the strap knobs are very secure.

                It's also one of the most versatile guitars I've ever played. With the bridge in single-coil mode, you can get close to a traditional Tele twang. The middle pickup sounds just like a Strat. You can make the bridge-and-middle together snarl like a Gibson SG. Using the bridge pickup and the tone knob turned down, you can get a clean sound close to that of a big archtop jazzbox. I bought this thinking it would be a side guitar, but it has quickly become my primary.

                I am writing this review to give people some warning, though. The photographs of this guitar are misleading, it is WAY darker than what is shown. I bought the "transparent charcoal" model, and the picture shows some lightly-stained gorgeous woodgrain. In reality, it's just a black guitar. Literally. If you hold it two inches from your nose in really bright lighting, you can make out faint traces of woodgrain. However, from across the room, the body is the exact same shade of black as the plastic pick guard. I see in some other reviews that people are saying similar things about the "honeyburst" model too.

                All in all, I'm still really happy with this guitar. I had wished that it came with a rosewood fretboard, because I'm not such a fan of the light maple color. So I was pleased to discover that the pictures are misleading about that, too. In reality, the neck is more of a dark butterscotch, which for my tastes is actually much BETTER than the photograph. So it's still a strong recommendation from me... but if you're considering this guitar largely because of the aesthetics of the photos, then you might want to try checking one out in real life first so you don't get "catfished"!

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                4.0

                Great guitar for money spent

                By porthill player

                from Bonners Ferry Idaho

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar:

                  first one I bought, the neck twisted so I contacted MF, they had a new one in the mail before I even sent the first one back. Love the second one, I will replace the tuning machines and put a bone nut on to replace the not so great stock items, other than that, I really enjoy playing this guitar, will use it on gigs when the tuners are replaced...

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