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Fender Select Telecaster Flame Maple Top Chambered Ash Body Electric Guitar  

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The Fender Select Telecaster elevates Fender's very first guitar model to the epitome of elegant style and formidable sonic substance, with a stunnin...Read More

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The Fender Select Telecaster elevates Fender's very first guitar model to the epitome of elegant style and formidable sonic substance, with a stunning Violin Burst gloss-lacquer finish and natural binding on a resonant honeycomb-chambered ash body with a solid flame maple top. Its modern “C” shaped birdseye maple neck has a comfortable contoured heel, Bi-Flex™ truss rod system for rock-solid stability, a satin lacquer back finish and rear-headstock “Fender Select” medallion. The smooth-playing compound radius birdseye maple fretboard (9.5”-14”) has 22 medium jumbo frets, stylish black pearloid position inlays and a gloss lacquer finish. Crisp, clear signature sound comes from new Fender Select Telecaster single-coil neck and bridge pickups with three-way switching and a no-load tone control that delivers the natural uncolored sound of the bridge pickup when dimed.

FEATURES
  • Chambered ash body with flame maple top
  • 25.5" Scale birdseye maple neck
  • 9.5" - 14" Compound radius birdseye maple fretboard
  • Fender Select single coil bridge and neck pickups
  • Master volume, master no-load tone circuit
  • American Tele bridge, New American bent steel saddles

Select the Fender Select: a stunning new take on a legendary instrument.

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FenderSelect Telecaster Flame Maple Top Chambered Ash Body Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 7 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good tone (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (3)
    • Practicing (3)

    Reviewed by 7 customers

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    5.0

    Utility knife.

    By Jimmy D

    from Madison Indiana

    About Me Professional Musician

    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 Select Telecaster Flame Maple Top Chambered Ash Body Electric Guitar:

      I bought this guitar 6 months ago and can't put it down! I have 30 guitars, vintage fenders, gibsons, newer gretsch, P.r.s. Guitars. Until this Tele I never really connected with 1. This guitar is MUCH warmer than most tele's which to me is a big upside it can still do the tele spank thing well though. My 2 cents is that this is the best new guitar you can buy from any brand. It's beautiful, versatile, sounds amazing and feels amazing. Buy it if you're considering! A good tele with a. GOOD neck pickup is a beautiful thing!

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      4.0

      Beautiful Guitar

      By Artgtr

      from Upstate NY

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel

      Cons

      • Neck Settling In Still

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Fender Select Telecaster Flame Maple Top Chambered Ash Body Electric Guitar:

      I put this guitar on lay a way, for months kind of forgot what it looked like and when I was ready to P/U. I 1st started looking at some other custom shops. When they brought it out finally and I saw it again for the 2nd, I said now I know why I put this on lay a way. Brought it home. Had my guitar tech set it up, awesome. We had a lot of rain and the neck needed another adjustment. I have 19 guitars and this one is on my 1st string of about 5 guitars that get grabbed 1st. Sounds great. I have 7 strats. This is my 1st Tele that I like, and not too heavy. Great guitar for the $$. Case is nice, I didn't buy it for the case. It has the classic Tele feel w/o weight. It's no Masterbuilt, than again I got it for a good price also not the Masterbuilt $$. I did not want a twangy countryish sounding guitar, It could be set up for that but thats not what I wanted. OK well good luck and enjoy your new guitar if you take the plunge.

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      (8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      A little too light for me.

      By maxdog

      from florida

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            Comments about Fender Select Telecaster Flame Maple Top Chambered Ash Body Electric Guitar:

            This guitar plays and sounds great imho.The pick ups sounded crisp and clean ; better than my '52 Tele American reissue, and my American standard tele and almost as good ( to me of course )as my American deluxe tele.The set-up was perfect right out of the box. (Yes, I checked with gauges.) The neck looks and plays wonderfully. The finish was not as nice as the guitars I had seen on youtube. It had 3 thin brown stain lines on the top, about 4" apart from each other that looked like a stain application mistake. The real issue for me tho was that this guitar was neck heavy. When I strapped it on the neck took a nose dive like an old Hofner Beatle bass or Gibson SG I once owned. My other teles and strats weigh in at between 7.5 and 8.8 lbs. This guitar was 5.8 lbs. If I put 2 lbs of counterweight on the back end of the strap , the guitar hung like my other guitars.
            I know that they make straps and such to correct the neck issue, but for me I had tried this with other guitars and it did'nt work out.Regretably I sent the guitar back the next day.

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            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            awsome peice

            By relaxing exscape

            from indiana

            About Me Novice

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

              Comments about Fender Select Telecaster Flame Maple Top Chambered Ash Body Electric Guitar:

              just a great quitar at a affordable price, if you cant afford a custom, this is a spectactular peice

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Fender Select Telecaster Rundown

              By Alex Strekal

              from Cleveland, Ohio

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Fender Select Telecaster Flame Maple Top Chambered Ash Body Electric Guitar:

                  This guitar looks beautiful and feels very comfortable to play for both chords and single-note lines. When playing chords, it is very resonant and there is great clarity of note-separation. The tone knob has a wide range that can take you from mellow jazz sounds to classic in-your-face tele twang.

                  The pickups are pretty low output, and in combination with the chambered ash body this seems to make the guitar particularly open sounding, even with a kind of acoustic quality when playing clean. But I would say that the guitar overall sounds slightly warmer than a normal telecaster.

                  The unusually light body weight is also ideal for a smaller-statured player such as myself, and the bellycut adds a nice touch for extra comfort.

                  I'm very pleased to have gotten this guitar.

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                  (4 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Fender Select Series Telecaster (Violin Burst)

                  By chris Rone

                  from Tennessee

                  Comments about Fender Select Telecaster Flame Maple Top Chambered Ash Body Electric Guitar:

                  I love this guitar. It is the best guitar I have.
                  This tele comes with a really nice case. The two-tone tweed case. It has a Select medallion in the case. There's even a guitar cable in the case. And a strap. And a big card saying it's one of the first 100 made. It is definitely the nicest guitar I own.
                  It is, hands down, the nicest guitar I have ever owned.
                  When you hold it, you would think it cost a lot more. It looks really expensive.

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                  (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Guitar

                  By mjmmusicman

                  from Philadelphia PA

                  Comments about Fender Select Telecaster Flame Maple Top Chambered Ash Body Electric Guitar:

                  I wasnt sure what to expect when I purchased this high end Fender telecaster but I was glad I took the plunge and placed the order. Great quality and great tone similar to what you could expect when purchasing a fender Custome Shop Guitar except at a lower price. I have a Custom Shop telecaster that I purchased about 10 years ago and the Fender Select is right in line with the custom shop guitar in both tone and quality. Sounds Great, looks great and plays great

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