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Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar   

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The Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar is the guitar that started a musical revolution. So simple, yet so incredibly versatile. Since its int...Click To Read More About This Product

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The Telecaster tradition starts here.

The Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar is the guitar that started a musical revolution. So simple, yet so incredibly versatile. Since its introduction in the early '50s, professional guitarists of all musical genres have relied on the Fender Telecaster for its powerful tone and smooth playability. Today's Standard Telecaster incorporates the best of the old and new with a fast-action maple neck, cast/sealed machine heads, 2 classic single-coil pickups, and 6-saddle/string-thru bridge.

FEATURES
  • Traditional Telecaster poplar body
  • Maple neck and fretboard
  • Die-cast machine heads
  • Standard Tele pickups (neck & bridge)
  • 3-position blade controls
  • Master volume, master tone
  • 3-ply white pickguard
  • Standard Tele bridge with 6 saddles
  • String-thru bridge
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4.7

(based on 195 reviews)

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Solid Affordable Guitar

Standard MIM Tele - Agave Blue. Got a discount on a customer return that was pretty scratched up, with a couple of good dents and finish chips. Other than the damage, the fit...Read complete review

Standard MIM Tele - Agave Blue. Got a discount on a customer return that was pretty scratched up, with a couple of good dents and finish chips. Other than the damage, the fit and finish were good -- not great, but good. The tuners slip a bit, the fingerboard surface could have used some more buffing, and the frets aren't quite level in a couple of spots. It needs a little work to be what it should be. Still, this is a good basic guitar, and one that will certainly be improved with a good professional setup. As is, it plays fine -- action a little high for my tastes but not uncomfortably so. Hardware is of acceptable quality. But really none of that stuff matters so much.... the real question is... "how does it sound?"Well, it sounds great. It is very responsive to nuances of picking style, pick angle and attack. Much more so than my Stratocaster... you want the volume up? Play harder. Seriously, you can really coax some great sounds out of this guitar. For that glassy clean Fender sound I prefer the tone the Stratocaster... but dirty things up a bit and this Tele really shrieks -- in a good way. The pickups are a little noisy, but man -- this thing will really sing and wail, and the harder you push it the better it sounds .... it just drips with tone. I am loving it -- would urge anyone to go buy one of these.... it's a crazy wicked good guitar for the money.

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Mediocre Mexi slab guitar

Had 1993 tele mexico. Kind of liked it at first. Enjoyed the tele - sound for a while. Action was OK, but had very annoying buzzes and rattles. I tried everything to...Read complete review

Had 1993 tele mexico. Kind of liked it at first. Enjoyed the tele - sound for a while. Action was OK, but had very annoying buzzes and rattles. I tried everything to isolate the source, but seemed like all of the hardware rattled and buzzed in unison. Traded it for a cheapie Epiphone Les Paul. The Epi kicks the Tele's butt in all respects, but does not have the Fender twang. For same $$ as the Tele, I would buy the Epi LP standard. I have also an Epi SG Custom, and a 73 Les Paul Standard. The Epi custom plays very close to the Gibson LP, not quite the sustain of the Gibson.

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5.0

WOW

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This guitar has it all, AWESOME twangy cleaness, SWEET distortion sound, GREAT tone, and VERY easy to play. It's so easy to move around on. And it's great for the money. I got the brown sunburst (which is an awesome color) and play it through a Marshall MG30DFX. It's a very comfortable guitar. It's just all around awesome

 
4.0

Nice guitar

By Cowboy singer

from Michigan

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Okay, I bought the Telecaster and love the playability. I was warned by some pros that Fender doesn't worry too much about little things..and they were right. I have owned this guitar a week and have had to order completely different output jack assembly. I could return the guitar, but it's the engineering of the assembly. A retaining clip to hold the jack in place? What ever happened to a couple of screws? I'm sure when this issue is resolved I'll be pleased. Hey Fender, you can do better.

 
5.0

A Classic for a Reason

By TeleFL89-zzoFS

from PALM HARBOR, FL

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This guitar just plays so smooth. The neck is lightning fast, and the pickups sound great for any style. It has a perfect neck for rythym, and it sounds clear as a bell when strummed, and a great biting lead sound. The finish is flawless. The arctic white has a great vintage creaminess to it. I love it, and will play it until I die.

 
5.0

an amazing guitar.

By Daniel-JVO0r

from oceanside, california

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i bought a standard tele kindof on the spur of the moment because i had some money i wanted to blow. i had no idea i was in for such a treat. the tele is so versatile and easy to play that it makes the strat almost look bad. i plan on buying another one soon and customizing it to no end.... wonderful guitar.

 
5.0

I'll take a Tele any day

By TeleologyMike

from Nashville, TN

After playing on a Gibson SG for a while, a higher tone can be pretty enticing compared to the SG's low-end punch. That's when I would pick up a Telecaster to satisfy my craving for that strong tone. With such a smooth sound, the Telecaster delivers a wholesome goodness that every guitar player needs occasionally. Hey, I'd take one any day!!

 
4.0

this is a good guitar

By telemele06

from lubbock TX

this guitar is perfect for every thing. the only bad thing is the buzz when the distortion is all the way up, not that big of a deal. It plays smooth it all most has that SRV sound that every one loves

 
5.0

Very Good Guitar

By Rancides335

from Allentown PA

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I just purchased this tele recently and i am very happy with the results. It had alot of buzz at first but raising the action made it almost non-existtent. I play really hard so i need the action to be high to avoid the buzz, so if you play soft, you may not even need to adjust it. The guitar sounds great for everything but high gain sounds. You can get a good rock sound just dont expect to be able to play slayer or metallica unless you have a distortion pedal. The worst thing about it is that the low E string sounds really bad at many spots. There is probably a way to fix it but i havent found it yet. Overall, its a great instrument for most kinds of music.

 
5.0

Fender Standard Telecaster

By SafetyNSolitude

from Chandler, AZ

I got this guitar for my 12th birthday, and I've played it so much I can't imagine playing anything else. The neck is perfect for me, and I set the action really low with no fret buzz at all. I play mostly Blues and Rockabilly, and this guitar is totally perfect. A great buy for anyone looking for a solid electric who doesn't want to settle for a Squier. It's also very easy to dial in and get just the sound you want. Simply put, this is a great guitar that you'll play for years and years.

 
5.0

A Great Tele For Starters

By Acousticplayer10

from Bemidji, MN.

I bought my Fender Standard Telecaster (Brown Sunburst) a few months ago, and I just love it. It's a great sounding, looking and playing telecaster. I plan on buying a Fender American Vintage '52 Telecaster sometime in the future. I'am influenced by the following guitarist's Eddie Van Halen, Richie Sambora, Jimmie Vaughan, Keith Urban and Brad Paisley.

 
5.0

Great Everyday Guitar

By Arizona Ken

from Arizona

Got this guitar in April, and feel it is a great value. The workmanship of this MIM guitar is just fine, and the sunburst finish is good-lookin. Stock pickups are a bit noisy so I replaced them with Fender Noiseless pups and all my problems were solved. The action and set-up out of the box was very good. It plays well. If you're looking for a really nice Telecaster and don't have the $$ for the American models, you can get a great playable instrument with the standard model.

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