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Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar  Transparent Charcoal Maple Fretboard

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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.

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FEATURES
  • Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Pine
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: C standard
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Fret size: Jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.65" (42mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: HSS
  • Neck: Modern Player Tele
  • Middle: Modern Player Strat
  • Bridge: Modern Player Humbucker
  • 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: 3-way and mini coil selector switch
  • Coil tap or split: Coil split
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: 6-saddle vintage-style
  • Tailpiece: String thru body
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style
  • Color: Nickel/chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: China

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 96 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (70)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (78)
  • Fun to play (75)
  • Good tone (67)
  • Good pick up (58)
  • Solid electronics (53)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (5)
  • Poor pick up (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (64)
  • Jamming (60)
  • Recording (50)
  • Small venues (43)
  • Rock concerts (29)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (57), Professional musician (21), Novice (6)

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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4.0

Good buy!

By Guitarbud

from Venice, FL

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar:

    How you use the product. Things that are great about it. Things that aren't great about it.

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    5.0

    Great Beginner/Intermediate Axe

    By Bones

    from New York, NY

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar:

      I only played acoustic for years, when I wasn't drumming, and this is my first electric. The three pickups are great for learning and experimenting with tone, without needing multiple guitars, and it just feels comfortable in my hands.

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      5.0

      Great intermediate guitar!....Great value!

      By The Ox

      from Benld Illinois

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar:

        I'm a bassist who just likes to kick around on guitar. I have always loved Tele's, but I couldn't justify spending the money on an American Tele. So many tones you can achieve with this guitar. Kudos to Fender once again!

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        5.0

        Super tones!

        Comments about Modern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar:

        You can get A lot of tones out of this, easy to play. Solid construction no issues

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        5.0

        Amazing guitar!

        By Jacob

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar:

        This guitar is my new favorite out of my 4 guitars! It's sound is deep and beautiful. I have absolutely nothing negative to say about this guitar. It plays and sounds like a guitar 3x's it's price!

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        5.0

        Well worth it

        By JJ

        from California

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar:

          I took this to a guy who shields pickups and sets intonation and such. He told me this Modern Player needed no modification, right out of the Box! Contrast that with my American Standard Strat, which needed shielding and re-soldering. I like to buy American, but I'm unconvinced it's worth twice the price to do so.
          Beautiful (honey sunburst) finish, excellent neck and hardware. The sound is startling, especially through a good Fender amp (I've got a Mustang III, and it gives me literally thousands of sound choices).
          The only thing that surprised me was how heavy it is, almost like a Les Paul. Great sustain, though.
          Buy this guitar. It's gonna be a toss-up whether to play it or my Strat.

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          4.0

          Affordable for the price

          By FabioK

          from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel

          Cons

          • Fret Buzz
          • Poor Pick Up

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • School Bands

          Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar:

          I really like the finish, it not looks a cheap guitar despite the fact this is a budget one. I am a Gibson and Ibanez fan so, this is my very first Fender. So, I cannot say if all fenders have the same flat tone but I changed all pickups and electronics to seymour duncan (invader + little 59 + quarter pound and pots 250k).
          It looks a very new guitar, warm, hot and versatile for all tones. This guitar turned my preferred one.
          All other thing that I didn't like the tuners and I will also change for gotoh locking (not installed yet).

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Guitar with a reasonable price!

          By 1SG Juan

          from York, PA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts

            Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar:

            My new addition to my Fender guitars. I have a Fat-Stratocaster, Fender 300T-Bucket acoustic, and now my Fender Tele.

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            5.0

            Great, versatile guitar for Fender afficionados

            By Ethan

            from undisclosed

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar:

                I got this for the variety of tones it offers: humbucker with coil tap, a Strat pickup and a Tele pickup. I'm a lifelong Les Paul player, but I like Tele and Strat tones, too. I thought with the humbucker I could get the best of both worlds. All the PUs and combinations thereof sound great, but you're not going to get that low-end whomp, the thudding drive that you get from a Les Paul. This guitar has a pine body, but I don't know that ash or alder would be any different. The best analogy I can make is if this was an amp, it's got a Vox sound vs. the Marshall sound of a Les Paul. Played through a Marshall you get a thicker sound, of course -- just not all the way into Gibson territory.
                Anyhow, great versatility if this is what you're looking for.

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                (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                great guitar built well,fast neck,pickups go from metal-bluz

                By Nick the Dick

                from Oklahoma

                About Me Experienced

                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 Modern Player Telecaster Plus Electric Guitar:

                  Overall just a great guitar

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