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Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar  Black 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...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 60 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (50)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (49)
  • Good feel (45)
  • Good tone (44)
  • Good pick up (33)
  • Solid electronics (32)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (4)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (41)
  • Practicing (41)
  • Small venues (32)
  • Recording (28)
  • Rock concerts (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (34), Professional musician (12), Novice (3)

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

I love this Telecaster

By Joe

from 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 ZT

            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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              5.0

              Made in Mexico , so what.......it's a great guitar !!

              By Dave H

              from blackpool

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

                  I own several guitars , Les Paul, strat and a few more and I have to say this is my favourite guitar of all.
                  Feels great, sounds great and really well screwed together with quality components .amazing for the price.

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                  5.0

                  Very Nice

                  By Rick

                  from AZ

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

                    I've owned a MX Fender Strat for the last couple years and been very happy with it, this MX Fender Tele is all the same, just an awesome guitar.

                    Now I have three of the worlds bests guitars, a Strat, a Tele, and a Les Paul.

                    The quality is supper high with these MX Fenders, my Les Paul is American made, but I cannot tell the difference between the three.

                    Buying open box, the guitar looks bran new.

                    Super happy with my purchase.

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                    5.0

                    Great deal on a great guitar

                    By Brian

                    from Portsmouth, Virginia

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    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 bought this Fender MIM Telecaster from the "open box" part of the site and I could not be happier. There were no defects that I can find and the playability and tone are great. I'm definitely happy with this guitar and only hope to find another steal like this again!

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                      5.0

                      Excellent guitar!

                      By Steve

                      from Hebron, MD

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Reviewer

                      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:

                        Great Tele!!! I bought this guitar to compliment my standard Strat HSS. The modern C neck is perfect. Great feel and tone. The set up was spot on right out of the box. Been playing for more than 30 years and these 2 MIM Fenders are the best I have played. Quality and workmanship are top notch! I would highly recommend this guitar.

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