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Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar  Candy Apple Red 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 56 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

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  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (45)
  • Good feel (41)
  • Good tone (40)
  • Solid electronics (30)
  • Good pick up (29)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (4)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (38)
  • Practicing (38)
  • Small venues (29)
  • Recording (26)
  • Rock concerts (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (31), Professional musician (12)

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

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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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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              5.0

              pleasantly

              By puddlejumper

              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!

                By E-Alaska

                from Juneau, AK

                Verified Buyer

                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

                    By K260SOLO

                    from OHIO

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Reviewer

                    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

                      By Morsey23

                      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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