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Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar  Lake Placid Blue Gloss Maple Fretboard

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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 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.

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

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 50 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 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 (40)
  • Good feel (36)
  • Good tone (35)
  • Solid electronics (26)
  • Good pick up (24)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (35)
  • Jamming (34)
  • Small venues (25)
  • Recording (23)
  • Rock concerts (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (27), 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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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

pleasantly

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from Ky

About Me Experienced

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:

    very solid,no flaws on build quality.i was really impressed.i sold a American standard 2011 model to fund a project guitar because it sounded to modern if you know what I mean. I didn't want to spend a lot of money changing pickups and electronics on the American standard.This mim tele guitar sounds very similar I will change these pickups out for personal preference looking for more old twangy tone..Frets aren't rolled on edge but aren't sharp at all.Frets are smooth and level..Action was very good,string radius was perfect..Intonation was TERRIBLE ,I don't think it was adjusted at all.i spent 20 minutes with a good tuner and every thing sounded great.put 10 guage strings on it, again my preference.I would definitely recommend a MexicanTele ..I am 64 years old ,been playing since I was 8..I know I am getting old..

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    5.0

    It's gorgeous and sounds great!

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    from Juneau, AK

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        Thank you for a great online shopping experience!

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        5.0

        Telecaster is what i need for any kind of music you play

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        from OHIO

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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 will use this guitar for all kinds of music that i play and then some. Telecasters have a sound all of their own and you can play from rock to county music or whatever you prefer.This is a type of guitar that sounds really good no matter what you play. I do like Strats also, but this guitar covers everything and it all sounds fantastic and so nice and bright and mellow at the same time. What a beautiful piece of work this guitar really does and what comes out of it. It don't get no better than that, and i have been playing for over 35 years, and i know what sound i want from this guitar and it is GREAT !

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          5.0

          Great guitar

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          from Massachusetts

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          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

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            from nashua

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            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

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                from Kentucky

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                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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                5.0

                Fantastic guitar and service!

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                from Pekin il.

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                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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                  4.0

                  Std telecaster Mexico

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                  from San Diego

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                  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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                      5.0

                      Will not disappoint

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                      from Birmingham, AL

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                      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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                        5.0

                        Great Telecaster

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                        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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