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Fender Modern Player Telecaster Thinline Deluxe Electric Guitar  

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An already distinctive classic Tele cast in a whole new light.

The Fender Modern Player Telecaster Thinline-throughout its history, Fender has always made a special point of welcoming new players to the family by offering entry-level instruments of remarkable style and substance (such as the Duo-Sonic, Mustang and Musicmaster models), with great sound, classic looks, solid performance and eminent affordability. The Modern Player series continues that great my-first-Fender tradition, with thoroughly modern features and several distinctively unconventional new takes on our most revered instruments-all with outstandingly attainable value.

The Modern Player Telecaster Thinline Deluxe casts an already distinctive classic Telecaster model in a whole new light with a full-throated pair of single-coil Modern Player MP-90 pickups. Other features include a mahogany body, C-shaped maple neck, maple fretboard with 9.5" radius and 22 medium jumbo frets, three-way toggle pickup switching, three-ply pickguard (parchment on Sunburst model; black-white-black on other models), four skirted amp knobs (two volume, two tone), vintage-style Stratocaster string-through-body six-saddle hard-tail bridge, vintage-style tuners and nickel/chrome hardware.

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FEATURES
  • Series: Modern Player
  • Body Shape: Telecaster
  • Body: Mahogany, Gloss Polyester Finish
  • Neck: Maple, "C" Shape
  • Neck Finish: Gloss Polyester
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Fretboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
  • Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
  • Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
  • String Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Pickups: Modern Player MP-90 Pickup (Bridge)
  • Modern Player MP-90 Pickup (Neck)
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and
  • Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge
  • Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
  • Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Keys: Vintage Style Tuning Machines
  • Bridge: Vintage Style 6-Saddle Strings-Thru-Body Hardtail Bridge
  • Control Knobs: Skirted Amp Knobs
  • Pickguard: (500) 3-Ply Parchment, (539,541) 3-Ply Black/White/Black
  • Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
  • Case sold separately

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FenderModern Player Telecaster Thinline Deluxe Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 26 reviews)

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    (14)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (15)
  • Good tone (11)
  • Fun to play (10)
  • Solid electronics (9)
  • Good pick up (8)

Cons

  • Poor pick up (3)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (11)
  • Practicing (10)
  • Recording (7)
  • Rock concerts (5)
  • Small venues (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent beginner's guitar

To be honest, I'm not the most experienced or skillful players around but this guitar definitely is pretty solid, at least for a first guitar.

It looks great, with a thick...Read complete review

To be honest, I'm not the most experienced or skillful players around but this guitar definitely is pretty solid, at least for a first guitar.

It looks great, with a thick gloss finish on the vintage sunburst.

The guitar stays in tune since day one after I got it at the guitar shop and came with excellent strings.

The guitar is quite versatile. The P90 pickup can provide some excellent clean tone. Also, the dirty sounds can be done really well too.

As I've said, my opinion is still one of a beginner. But I'll recommend it to a friend :)

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Modern Player not what i hoped for

I love Telecasters, I have a vintage thinline with a P-90 neck pickup. So I thought this guitar might make an inexpensive replacement to take to knock around gigs. I just did...Read complete review

I love Telecasters, I have a vintage thinline with a P-90 neck pickup. So I thought this guitar might make an inexpensive replacement to take to knock around gigs. I just did not care for the sound, too muddy, no crispness. Played well, looked nice, the black transparent finish was a little darker than the pictures, but still beautiful. well made, good quality. I sent it back, now trying a butterscotch blonde solid body Tele.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Modern Player not what i hoped for

By LB

from Lapeer, MI

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Beautiful finish
  • Good Feel
  • Good price
  • Nice neck
  • Overall Good Quality

Cons

  • Flat Sound
  • Muddy Sound
  • Poor Pick Up
  • Poor Tone

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing

Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Thinline Deluxe Electric Guitar:

I love Telecasters, I have a vintage thinline with a P-90 neck pickup. So I thought this guitar might make an inexpensive replacement to take to knock around gigs. I just did not care for the sound, too muddy, no crispness. Played well, looked nice, the black transparent finish was a little darker than the pictures, but still beautiful. well made, good quality. I sent it back, now trying a butterscotch blonde solid body Tele.

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5.0

Great Guitar for the Price

By Andrew

from Ezel, KY

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 Thinline Deluxe Electric Guitar:

    I've been playing guitar for about ten years and have yet to upgrade from my Squier until recently. This guitar is excellent to play, it is very smooth, the action is adjusted just right for my preference. (Although adjusting the action is a easy fix) and the P90 pickups give this Tele an excellent modern sound.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    A Great Value With Minimal Modification

    By PopSucks

    from Narnia

    About Me Experienced

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    Pros

    • Good Fit Finish
    • Good Neck Profile
    • Good pickups
    • Level Frets
    • Light Weight
    • Low Noise
    • Stays in tune

    Cons

    • Needed Basic Set-up
    • Poor electronics

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Live Performance
    • Recording

    Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Thinline Deluxe Electric Guitar:

    This guitar has pleasantly surprised me. I bought my MP Thinline because the neck felt good and I had been wanting a thinline. The pickups surprised me with a balanced tone and fair harmonics. I considered changing out the pickups but then I discovered that this guitar comes stock with 250k pots and 22uf capacitors. These do not suit P90's well and I replaced them with 500k CTS Pots and Mojo Dijon capacitors. HUGE difference! Now the pickups have very full harmonics, a very hi-fi sound with a very full bottom-end and crisp high-end bordering on conventional tele bite, but with a much fatter sound, plus with the 50's les paul wiring schematic I used I can control my gain with my volume knob and retain all the treble. On top of that the neck has a wonderful feel for me with a medium c profile that isn't too thin or thick and the body and neck balance quite well on a strap. If you get this guitar I would definitely reccomend changing out the pots/caps and wiring scheme. I'm by no means a guitar tech but I performed all of the set up and modification myself for only 45.00 usd. After that I think you will find this guitar very surprising and good!

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Blast from my past!

    By RICHARD BECKHOLT

    from Ohio

    About Me Professional Musician

    Ask me a question

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Thinline Deluxe Electric Guitar:

      Great finish-Neck is smooth-Set up well from the start-pick ups dirty like I wanted and feedback from the cut out hollow a plus for me-This is a keeper!

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      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent beginner's guitar

      By FrancisSG

      from Singapore

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel

      Cons

      • Non
      • Not Sure

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Thinline Deluxe Electric Guitar:

      To be honest, I'm not the most experienced or skillful players around but this guitar definitely is pretty solid, at least for a first guitar.

      It looks great, with a thick gloss finish on the vintage sunburst.

      The guitar stays in tune since day one after I got it at the guitar shop and came with excellent strings.

      The guitar is quite versatile. The P90 pickup can provide some excellent clean tone. Also, the dirty sounds can be done really well too.

      As I've said, my opinion is still one of a beginner. But I'll recommend it to a friend :)

      Comment on this review

      (3 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Nice finish, cheap parts

      By peggynight

      from Sydney

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Beautiful finish

      Cons

      • Not A Players Guitar
      • Poor Pick Up
      • Poor Quality Knobs
      • Poor Quality Switches
      • Poor Quality Tuning Heads
      • Thin sound
      • Too Light

      Best Uses

      • Posing

      Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Thinline Deluxe Electric Guitar:

      For what it is - the price - it's impressive worksmanship. However the appointments are very, very cheap. This guitar needs kitting out w new wiring, pots, pickups, switches & knobs. Expect to spend 3/4 cost of guitar post-purchase.

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great for the money

      By Dick

      from Kauai

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Cheap Price
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good quality
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Anything But Crazy Metal

      Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Thinline Deluxe Electric Guitar:

      This is a great combination of features at a great price. Basically control setup from a Gibson Les Paul, as in individual volume and tone for each pickup and a three-way toggle switch. This is the best setup in my opinion. Hardtail bridge and vintage tuners. I think the pickups sounds great. Surprisingly good. I've been playing Gibsons mostly for the last ten years and this is my first venture back to Fender in a while. Very happy about it. Guitars I've owned: 2x Mexican Telecasters, Mexican Strat, Japanese Fender Jaguar, 2x USA Gibson SG, RD Artist, Epiphone 335, Guild s300, Guild x175, Harmony h57, others. Style I play - anything from Barney Kessel to chicago blues to radiohead to Sabbath and Soundgarden. While this Tele will not do the heavy stuff that requires a humbucker, it will do most anything else. I play through a Vox, but I'm sure it would sound amazing through a Fender.

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      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Sweet tone.

      By CypressOak

      from Florida

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Thinline Deluxe Electric Guitar:

        I love this guitar. I changed strings, tuned up and plugged in. Great set-up out of the box. Vintage tuners mean there is a slot instead of a hole. A YouTube video on the subject will help...First impressions are the great solid feel of the instrument. Very woody tone. Use quality cables and the hum won't be an issue. Straight into a Bogner Alchemist, the clean sounds are fantastic. It's not easy to dial in a heavy distorted sound. But the P-90 p/u are very responsive to pedal effects, more so than any guitar I own. Love the LP style toggle switch on top and I use all 3 positions. First song inspired to play? Sultans of Swing. Also dialed in VH mid scoop cut without any problem. The natural distortion produced by the guitar would be closer to fuzz. I play clean and very heavy rocks tones. The weight is also great. No fret buzz on this model. These MIC Fenders are equal to or better than the MIM models. The 3 tone sunburst is flawless under inspection. Although the F hole is sort of hidden in the darker part of the finish. I can see this guitar being used for anything except shred metal. The bottom end isn't crunchy enough, although this can be cured with the right gain stages and effects. Both Coldplay and Weezer have been using the Fender Thinline as of late and I can see why. You hear the guitar, not just the pickups. Outstanding value.

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        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        It jazzes

        By Half-diminished

        from Texas

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Thinline Deluxe Electric Guitar:

              People think rock, blues, country when they think of Fender.
              This guitar, with two P90s and an f hole, puts out a nice, mellow tone for jazz in any of three amps I've tried in the week since it arrived. I've heard custom-made or high-priced jazz guitars that don't sound any better. I'm beginning to prefer it over two more-costly electrics I own.
              It came out of the box fairly well set up.
              And the sunburst version just looks like it wants to produce a Bb7#11.

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              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Sweet guitar for a rythm player

              By CurlyJackWire

              from Oklahoma

              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 Thinline Deluxe Electric Guitar:

                I'm guilty of heavy-handed rhythm playing & this guitar suits my style. I love the feel of a Tele, but since I don't play much lead most Teles are too bight for me. Anybody who loves the thick sound of P90s will love this guitar.

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