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The Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar features the best of the old and the new: a fast-action gloss maple neck, cast/sealed machine heads, 2...Read More

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An affordable Tele with all of the essential ingredients for great tone and playability.

The Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar features the best of the old and the new: a fast-action gloss maple neck, cast/sealed machine heads, 2 classic single-coil pickups, and a 6-saddle string-thru-body bridge. Since its introduction in the early '50s, guitarists in all musical genres have relied on the Fender Telecaster guitar for its powerful tone and smooth playability. Timeless.

FEATURES
  • Traditional alder body in a choice of finishes
  • 1-Piece maple neck with a modern "C" shape and gloss finish
  • 2 Hot Standard Tele single-coil pickups for a warmer, thicker sound
  • Standard 6 saddle string-thru-body bridge improves sustain
  • Chrome hardware inlcuding Fender sealed tuners

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SPECIFICATIONS

Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar

  • Body: Alder
  • Neck: 1-Piece Maple, Modern "C" Shape, (gloss finish)
  • Fingerboard: Maple,
  • Fingerboard radius: 9.5" Radius (241mm)
  • No. of Frets: 21 Medium Jumbo
  • Pickups: 2 Hot Standard Tele Single-Coil Pickups (Neck & Bridge)
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Pickup Switching:
  • 3-Position Blade:
  • Position 1. Bridge Pickup
  • Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups
  • Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Bridge: Standard 6-Saddle String-Thru-Body Bridge
  • Machine Heads: Fender/Ping Standard Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648mm)
  • Width at Nut: 1.650" (42mm)
  • Unique Features: Vintage Styling, Fender Transition Logo, Parchment Plastic Parts
  • Strings: Fender Super 250L, Nickel Plated Steel, Gauges: (.009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042), p/n 073-0250-003
  • Finish: Polyester
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FenderStandard Telecaster Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 47 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (37)
  • Good feel (33)
  • Good tone (32)
  • Solid electronics (24)
  • Good pick up (22)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (33)
  • Jamming (32)
  • Small venues (23)
  • Recording (22)
  • Rock concerts (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (25), Professional musician (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Standard Telecaster (MIM)

The thing about a Telecaster is the simplicity of it. This guitar is a solid made instrument. Stripped down, basic Tele. It doesn't have the body contours, pick-ups and machine heads of...Read complete review

The thing about a Telecaster is the simplicity of it. This guitar is a solid made instrument. Stripped down, basic Tele. It doesn't have the body contours, pick-ups and machine heads of the USA models. But make no mistake, this is one solid guitar! Very good quality, sound and playability. Got that classic Tele "twang". A variety of tone can be pulled out of this guitar. A little heavier than the USA models as well! Before you drop the cash on an American model, play one these first. You'll be hard pressed to tell the difference other than visual appointments. I've been playing guitar for 50 years now and still can't believe the guitar you get for this price! It's a steal! I have Gibsons, but always wanted a Tele just for the sound that they produce. This guitar's tone and quality is every bit as good as the high end guitars that I own. If you purchase this guitar, you will be very impressed and not disappointed. I figure just a matter of time the MIM Tele's price is just about to skyrocket! The secrets out, folks! Get one at this price while you can!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Poor Setup

Poorly set up from the factory; horrendous fret buzz on E and B strings. Beautiful finish.

Poorly set up from the factory; horrendous fret buzz on E and B strings. Beautiful finish.

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5.0

Great guitar

By 

from Massachusetts

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    I have had the MIM telecaster in Lake Placid Blue now for several weeks. It was very well set up out of the box though I replaced the 9's with 11's immediately and then had to make minor intonation adjustments (easy to do with included small hex wrench). The truss rod did not require adjustment despite the difference in guage. Fit and finish were flawless and the hardware is high quality. The neck/fretboard feels great and is very FAST! Tuning is quite stable. The original pups were OK - the bridge had that tele spank and the neck had the warm hollowness to it but they seemed to be a lacking a bit in responsiveness. I like to go from soft fingerstyle-type playing to heavy picking and I like a pup that can go from sweet to growl based on my attack. So I replaced the pups with some vintage GFS pups and now I am an extremely happy picker!

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    5.0

    Great guitar for the money

    By 

    from nashua

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        Ive had mine for a year. Was ready to go right out of the box. I got a sunburst and the finish was spotless and its my prettiest guitar by far. I like the thin neck and light body which makes it so comfortable to play. Hardware is fine and the pickups can give you a great twang up to hard rock. Not as bright as a strat but not as dark as a les paul which makes it very versatile.

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        5.0

        Great guitar, fun to play

        By 

        from Kentucky

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Solid guitar

        Cons

        • Nope

        Best Uses

        • Playing

        Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        Writing a review of a standard telecaster is like writing a review of a toyota, I am not going to tell anybody anything they won't know. I will mention that my first try came shipped with ding in the back side of the body. MF made it easy to replace (they also gave me the option of a full refund) and I love my new guitar. I loved the first one but I figured any dings on my new guitar should be put there by me.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fantastic guitar and service!

        By 

        from Pekin il.

        About Me Professional Musician

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        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 Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

          Great guitar.....big surprise it's a Fender! I've owned many in my career as a musician, none better than this one. I love it. It's always a pleasure to deal with the young guys at musicans friend. They keep an old cat like me up to date on the musical scene and give great advise.

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          (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Std telecaster Mexico

          By 

          from San Diego

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

              The MIM guitars are now up to par in finish work now with the best of anything around. Paint, and satin finished necks......they just look good. Under the hood.....is another story. I'm just being honest. I take everything apart to see exactly what I'm getting. The person who does the soldering for all the electronics is bad. Nothing was loose....but instead of nice, well heated connections, with a seamless flow of one pool of solder, it was a blotchy mess in every pot. The capacitor was bent many times to fit in the pot terminals and had a crinkled lightning bolt look to it. Not good. The pickups are ....OK. And fine what what you pay. But they're very very cheap construction. Replacing them with a decent after market Glendale, Callahan hardware, and good pots, oak grigsby three way....set will make this guitar a really decent one. On the neck, the fret ends will nip you as the neck shrunk and the frets grew a little. I humidified the guitar, and did some light fret dressing to fix that. Bottom line....a decent guitar for the money if you buy it with a 20% off coupon. I got mine for 400.00 shipped. Then replace everything from hardware to pickups.....and you not have a really great gigging workhorse. Hope this helps.....it's a beautiful guitar though. That is perfect. It looks great.

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Will not disappoint

              By 

              from Birmingham, AL

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Precision Craftsmanship

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

                Great guitar for the price. I bought this along with some Custom Shoo Texas Special pups and I couldn't be happier! Time to go attempt some Brad Paisley songs!

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Telecaster

                By 

                from Los Angeles,ca

                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 Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

                  This is a great guitar. Love the feel and tone. Can't go wrong with this tele. The lake placid blue looks great.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Nice Guitar

                  By 

                  from Columbus,ohio

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Beautiful
                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

                    Great guitar for the price. I play it every weekend at different venues.

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                    5.0

                    Love this guitar!

                    By 

                    from michigan

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                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Pick Up
                    • Good Tone
                    • High Quality Guitar
                    • Solid Electronics

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

                    Love this Guitar! Beautiful to look at, beautiful to play and beautiful sound.
                    I have done business with Musicians Friend over the years and there is no better place to do business with. They really want to make a happy customer of you.

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                    5.0

                    Great guitar at an affordable price!

                    By 

                    from Marshall, IL

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                    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 Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

                      I have a collection of Fender guitars from MIM's to Custom Shop deluxe. This guitar performs as well as the top-of-the-line models that I own. Great tone and playability! Thanks Musician's Friend!

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