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Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar  Lake Placid Blue Gloss Maple Fretboard

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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 64 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (54)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (51)
  • Good feel (48)
  • Good tone (46)
  • Good pick up (34)
  • Solid electronics (33)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (4)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (43)
  • Practicing (43)
  • Small venues (34)
  • Recording (29)
  • Rock concerts (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (36), Professional musician (13), Novice (4)

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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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

Fantastic, pretty decent setup out of the box

By Nick a long way from home

from Overseas

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      Just what i expected. String were junk but i put a set of NYXLs on it and some fast fret and it plays pretty good out of the box. Still getting used to the pickup as my other tele has p90s but its a solid player.

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      5.0

      Fantastic, worth the 25 yr wait

      By CGPE

      from Tennessee

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        I have wanted a telecaster for 25 years but extra money for something just for dad just never happened. Although I have been "playing" all this time I am still a fairly novice player. A not to young players, you dont understand how much time you have for learning and playing right now when you dont have a family to feed! Use it wisely! At any rate I finally had the money and went to a couple of local shops to try different models. I thought i would want a "classic vibe" which always has rave reviews but the ones i played sounded aweful and had major frett buzz. Perhaps that was just the setup but it turned me off. I also played an a couple of American models, a couple sounded good but again most had a lot of frett buzz and I didnt think they sounded 3 times as good as the mexican standard telecaster.

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        5.0

        Mexican Tele represents great value

        By Jeff G

        from NJ

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

            Quality build affordable and sounds great

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            5.0

            excellent value. set up perfectly

            By Randy

            from Ontario

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

              very impressed. nice rounded frets. a perfect complement to my usa strat. great tone on the neck pickup. flawless construction. my only con is that the high e string is a little to close to the edge of the neck for my liking. I have compared it with made in USA models and this seems to be inherent with the tele design. very happy with this guitar.

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              5.0

              I love this Telecaster

              By Joe

              from Greenville, NC

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

                I'm basically a acoustic guitarist owning two Martins. Anyone wanting a good Tele to learn to play and serious about it this a good one. Build in Mexico who cares, this guitar was ready to play when I unpacked it. No complaints so take the plunge and go for it.

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                5.0

                Hard to believe, I know.

                By Tim

                from Charlotte NC

                About Me Experienced

                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:

                  I don't want to ramble. This guitar is choice. The pickups are hot. I get a squealing, roaring sound through my Orange amp with light brit style distortion. It has a lot more reverb than I expected.
                  The neck is the best I have ever had. I had an American Standard tele, MIM Strat, Gibson SG, and this is the BEST neck I have ever played. The gloss maple is lightning quick and I am able to pull off some really quick-hitting Jack White style solo work with a lot more ease. I love the string tension vs. a strat, and after years of wondering, I know i am a tele guy and not a strat guy. I don't like country music but I can see how this would be effective for that too. I play a lot of rhythm guitar which requires a glorious, slow upstroke for a few measures at a time and tone is everything.

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                  4.0

                  Standard telemm

                  By Chuck

                  from So. Cal

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

                      I put a duncan lil 59 in the bridge and a hot rails in the neck and it rocks. I thought the stock pups sounded good but i wanted something hotter with the fabulous tele neck modern c. Pups plus quality setup at an affordable price. Love it.

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                      5.0

                      !!!

                      By Scott

                      from Charlotte, NC

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

                        I pulled the trigger on a "blemish" open box. Got it today and it is as clean as a whistle, I guess the "blemish" was just a loose washer on the input jack (which was nothing at all to worry about, a little tightening and it's basically a new guitar). Beautiful guitar and plays like a dream. I'm itching to get out of work just so I can play it more. Couldn't be happier with this purchase!

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                        5.0

                        Love it

                        Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

                        Scratch and dent purchase, was banged up, but it's just what I wanted. Gigged regularly and get comments on it all the time. Great player.

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                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        There's a reason it has 5 stars

                        By TVito

                        from Pittsburgh,pa

                        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
                          • Rock Concerts
                          • School Bands
                          • Small Venues

                          Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

                          I've been a strat guy for years. I'm my 9 years of playing professionally I've owned a lot of strats. I won't lie to You with the "I've owned several of every kind of guitar". I own 5 strats and an SG but the Telecaster has always caught my eye so I finally bit the bullet on one of these with the idea of upgrading to American if I liked it. No need! This guitar is amazing. I play professionally in a country rock group (think Blackberry Smoke) and I play in a blues band for fun. This guitar immediately became #1 for both bands. Even when I do sit in work with my dad's classic rock cover band or a house jazz band at a buddy's restaurant I love taking this guitar and seeing people's face when you rock Van Halen songs or jazz improvs on a tele. It ain't no metal guitar but it'll tackle rock, country, blues, jazz and everything like that with ease. The neck is chunky in all the right places and the glossed fretboard makes bends a breeze. The guitar is on the heavy side which I love. There's access to every fret. The pickups are phenomenal, the bridge pickup is spanky when clean and bites with overdrive. The neck pickup is soulful and expressive clean with a little reverb and sings with some drive. The sustain from the string through design lasts for days compared to a strat. It stays in tune great. My only complaint (which is more a learning curve than anything) is the pickup selector is in a goofy spot to me. But that's a tele's design so it's not this model exclusively. I got sunburst and it looks awesome. Do not hesitate. I put off a telecaster for far to long.

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