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    Hotter pickups, flatter fingerboard, lightly aged.

    The Road Worn Player Telecaster is the latest addition to the popular Road Worn series instruments that struck a chord with guitarists with their aged, well-played look and feel and their incredible value. New Road Worn Player series guitars take the experience a step further with
    modern player-centric modifications including
    hotter pickups for smoldering, gritty tone and
    a flatter fingerboard for smooth, effortless
    bends. Lightly aged with care, Road Worn
    Player guitars feel immediately comfortable
    and familiar, offering endless miles of musical
    inspiration.

    The Road Worn Player Telecaster guitar
    includes an alder body with a lightly worn
    lacquer finish, modern "C"-shaped maple
    neck with lightly worn urethane finish, maple
    fretboard with 9.5" radius and medium-jumbo
    frets, Tex Mex™ single-coil bridge pickup and
    Seymour Duncan® '59 humbucking neck
    pickup, 3-way switching, aged knobs and
    switch tip, 3-ply pickguard, Road Worn
    6-saddle strings-through-body bridge, and
    deluxe gig bag.


    Features
    • Body Material: Alder
    • Neck: Modern "C" Shape
    • Neck Finish: Distressed Urethane
    • Fretboard Radius: 9.5" Radius (241 mm)
    • Frets: 21, Medium Jumbo
    • Position Inlays: Black Dot Position Inlays
    • Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
    • Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
    • String Nut: Synthetic Bone
    • Truss Rod Nut: 3/16" Adjustable Hex Nut
    • Pickups: Tex-Mex™ Tele® Single-Coil Bridge Pickup
    • Seymour Duncan® '59™ SH1N Humbucking Neck Pickup - Direct
    • Mount
    • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and
    • Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
    • Controls: Volume, Tone
    • Hardware: Chrome
    • Tuning Keys: Fender® Road Worn Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
    • Bridge: Road Worn 6-Saddle Strings-Thru-Body Bridge
    • Strap Buttons: Chrome Strap Buttons
    • Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
    • Strings: NPS, Gauges: .009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042
    • Gig bag
    • Unique Features: Distressed Thin-Lacquer Body, Neck, and Hardware Creating an
    • Aged Appearance, Aged Knobs and Switch Tip, Vintage Styling,

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    FenderRoad Worn Player Telecaster Electric Guitar
     
    4.0

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    78%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good feel (9)
    • Fun to play (8)
    • Good pick up (6)
    • Good tone (6)
    • Solid electronics (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming (8)
      • Practicing (7)
      • Recording (4)
      • Small venues (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (7), Professional musician (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Smooth...

      I got this guitar on Friday and just returned home from my first practice with my praise and worship team. I got compliments on the tone of this guitar compared to my other Made...Read complete review

      I got this guitar on Friday and just returned home from my first practice with my praise and worship team. I got compliments on the tone of this guitar compared to my other Made In Japan tele. The neck is smooth as silk and plays so easily. The pots are smooth have a very nice taper to them. The 3 position switch with these pickups is right on the money. The tex mexbridge has that nice tele spank. The neck humbucker is smooth and mellow. It is perfect for rhythm. The in middle position is truly right in between. Good for solos or rhythym. The road worn finish isn't over done. It just looks like I have been playing it for a few years. The guitar doesn't look like a piece of junk like previous road worn guitar. I couldn't be any happier with this purchase. I am impressed wit the quality of guitar Fender is building in Mexico. I didn't give it 5 on features because it is a Tele. Us tele lovers don't care about features, we care about tone and playability. This guitar has both.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Mediocre Tone w/Cool Vibe

      I wanted to love this guitar. It fits like a glove and is really cool looking. The Candy Apple finish looks road worn but not too, too much.

      The tone...Read complete review

      I wanted to love this guitar. It fits like a glove and is really cool looking. The Candy Apple finish looks road worn but not too, too much.

      The tone in the neck humbucker was WAY to muffled and not nearly articulate enough for me. There is a lack of treble. The bridge pickup is pretty good, but not great with gain. A bit thin, but if the Duncan '59 worked in the neck, I'd have kept it. I understand that they went with 350k pots in these(normally 500 for humbuckers and 250 for singles). I think splitting the difference didn't help.

      In addition, the guitar came damaged, but that could have been freight. Anyway, The guitar is being returned. Nice try, but not quite Fender.

      For what it's worth, I highly recommend the Road Worn Player Strat HSS. It looks cool, plays great and the tone is awesome if you like a humbucker on a strat.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good Fun and Tone

      By Carlos

      from Miami, FL

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • The Nut Could Be Better

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Fender Road Worn Player Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      Very comfortable to play. Very good pickup selection, nice tone. Well built. I just miss the 22nd fret.

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Great Guitar

      By Witt

      from Pine Bluffs, WY

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender Road Worn Player Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        I had doubts about buying such an ugly looking body on a guitar but I am glad I did get one. It is an awesome guitar and a blast to play. Now I do not worry about small scuffs or dings ..... only needs to sound and play good. This one will do all of that and much more!!!

        If you love Tele's ----- you will love one of these raod worn models. I got the black and may paint it someday but for now I enjoy it just like it is ...... great idea Fender!

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great guitar, but

        By david vickers

        from alabama

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Fender Road Worn Player Telecaster Electric Guitar:

          This guitar plays great. Setup out of the box was spot on. With just a little tuning I was off and running. I've only owned it for about a week now but I play it everyday.
          However, when it first arrived and I started playing I noticed my hand kept hitting the volume knob. This was because the control plate was installed BACKWARDS. The toggle switch should have been located near the front of the guitar and the volume and tone knobs near the rear. Just flipping the plate around didn't completly solve the problem since now the volume and tone knobs were reversed. with a little manipulation and some soldering I was able to solve the problem and now the guitar functions as a tele should. With that problem solved the guitar plays and sounds fantastic. I can only imagine some one in the factory is looking at the drawings upside down.

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          You get what you pay for

          By Rob E.

          from Neptune NJ

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Fender Road Worn Player Telecaster Electric Guitar:

            I didn't realize it was MIM but once I got over it, I saw it for what it's worth. The deciding factor was the low price. That usually equates to low quality. The control plate was installed backwards and in order to get the pots right, I'd have to rewire it. The overall tone is fine and will give you plenty of the Tele twang to make you feel like Roy Buchanan and enough grit to be Joe Strummer. It's a fun guitar but if you don't mind spending more, you might want to invest in the USA product

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            (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Not high end...

            By ReTroJoe

            from Carson City, Nv

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

              Best Uses

                Comments about Fender Road Worn Player Telecaster Electric Guitar:

                Was lead to believe that this was the higher end American version, it wasn't. I returned it for a full refund. They list must cheaper at my local music store

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Sweet Tele

                By Uncle Jerry

                from Way Down South Mississippi

                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 Road Worn Player Telecaster Electric Guitar:

                  While I'm not a professional player, I've been playing guitar & bass since 60's & mostly a hobbyist now at my rip old age. I do know a quality instrument & a good feeling one. These rate up there for a "Mexican" Fender Tele & better in my opinion than many Americans which I have several. If you like Teles, this feels likes your best pair of worn out shoes you can't part with. Tone is solid & the road wore look is not over done & period correct for a well used 25-30 yr. guitar. Some complain of a major set-up, guess I lucked up, all I had to do is tune mine & put some lemon oil on back of neck & play. I think however a hard case, even if cheaper one, would have been nicer than a gig bag at this price point but over all as stated a "players" tele guitar & then some. Have had several other working Musicians check it out-all say "Nice"! Good for most any style! Not disappointed at all! Quit think'n 'bout & just Getcha some & Rock it! A solid practical kick-butt work horse keeper!!

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                  5.0

                  Better than expected.

                  By 76 Strat

                  from Cali

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording

                    Comments about Fender Road Worn Player Telecaster Electric Guitar:

                    Very nice guitar. Played great right out of the box. Humbucker gives it a little more versatility than your standard tele, and the middle setting is particularly nice. Relic job on the body is pretty light, but it matches my 76 strat on the wall pretty closely. Whoever reliced the neck knew what they were doing!The look, and more importantly the feel,are perfect. My best stupid deal yet!

                    Comment on this review

                    (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    So bad!

                    By kike023

                    from DC

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • I'm Still Waiting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Fender Road Worn Player Telecaster Electric Guitar:

                        I'm still waiting!

                        Comment on this review

                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Mediocre Tone w/Cool Vibe

                        By Whammer Jammer

                        from MI

                        About Me Experienced

                        Ask me a question

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Cool Looks
                        • Good Feel
                        • Relic Job Not Overdone

                        Cons

                        • Damage Upon Receipt
                        • Poor Pick Up

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Fender Road Worn Player Telecaster Electric Guitar:

                        I wanted to love this guitar. It fits like a glove and is really cool looking. The Candy Apple finish looks road worn but not too, too much.

                        The tone in the neck humbucker was WAY to muffled and not nearly articulate enough for me. There is a lack of treble. The bridge pickup is pretty good, but not great with gain. A bit thin, but if the Duncan '59 worked in the neck, I'd have kept it. I understand that they went with 350k pots in these(normally 500 for humbuckers and 250 for singles). I think splitting the difference didn't help.

                        In addition, the guitar came damaged, but that could have been freight. Anyway, The guitar is being returned. Nice try, but not quite Fender.

                        For what it's worth, I highly recommend the Road Worn Player Strat HSS. It looks cool, plays great and the tone is awesome if you like a humbucker on a strat.

                        Comment on this review

                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Just the right road worn look.

                        By The Blues Man

                        from Chicago, Il.

                        About Me Experienced

                        Ask me a question

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Jamming
                          • Small Venues

                          Comments about Fender Road Worn Player Telecaster Electric Guitar:

                          I have the black model. It plays great and looks like you are going to a blues jam in Chicago. It plays like a dream and sounds like it looks!

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