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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.

Case sold separately.

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 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (18)
  • Good tone (14)
  • Fun to play (13)
  • Solid electronics (11)
  • Good pick up (10)

Cons

  • Poor pick up (3)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (14)
  • Practicing (12)
  • Recording (9)
  • Rock concerts (6)
  • Small venues (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), Professional musician (8)

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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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5.0

I love my guitar. Named it after my friend, Richie Pidanick

By Jenna Lyn

from Hilton Head, SC

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

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 Thinline Deluxe Electric Guitar:

    It looks and sounds great. It's a keeper.

     
    4.0

    Cracked second week-otherwise great guitar

    By Jenna Lyn

    from Hilton Head, SC

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Thinline Deluxe Electric Guitar:

    Great looking guitar. Came highly recommended. When I ordered it was on backorder several months before I received it. The second week I had the guitar it developed a hairline crack. Not sure why....everything else great.

     
    4.0

    Light weight, fun to sling

    By Ringo

    from Wisconsin

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Fender Modern Player Telecaster Thinline Deluxe Electric Guitar:

      This guitar Is fantastic for light weight & feel. The black transparent finish & looks are outstanding. The bridge hardware & saddles seem wimpy, but they function fine. I did swap out the controls to 500k pots & orange drop caps, similar to another reviewer here and it made a tremendous difference in tone. Before that it just seemed to lack fullness in harmonics and tonal range. I am a big fan of teles & was interested in a '72 thin line but this price point was right for my budget. The p90s have that characteristics attack & growl which I was not sure of initially, but I'm quite happy with it now. It has Tele character, but also a bit of '72 thin line range & resonant body to it, hard to perfectly describe. I would give this guitar a solid 5 if it came with my preferred electronics. It's a very fun guitar to sling & just pick up & play unplugged too. It's a keeper.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      would buy again

      By dennis

      from undisclosed

      Ask me a question

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Modern Player Telecaster Thinline Deluxe Electric Guitar:

      light with great sustain. pickups sound nice but are noisy (p90's)-going to replace with noiseless p90's.
      neck is great fret work really smooth. played other teles including a $2000 mia thinline. like the neck on this better. even though it's on the thin side it's very comfortable. also have a prs with a wide fat neck but it's easy to adjust to this neck.

      (2 of 5 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.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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.

        (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        A Great Value With Minimal Modification

        By PopSucks

        from Narnia

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        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!

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Blast from my past!

        By R 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!

          (10 of 11 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 :)

          (4 of 16 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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