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Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar Candy Apple Red 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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OVERVIEW

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

Strap on a legend. Order today.

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
 
4.7

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (29)
  • Good feel (27)
  • Good tone (27)
  • Solid electronics (20)
  • Good pick up (19)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (27)
  • Jamming (26)
  • Recording (17)
  • Small venues (17)
  • Rock concerts (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (20), Professional musician (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best and Last Guitar I have bought.

I bought this guitar about 6 years ago just before they raised the price. Over the last 40 years I have bought (and still have) the following electric guitars...Ibanez Pro Les...Read complete review

I bought this guitar about 6 years ago just before they raised the price. Over the last 40 years I have bought (and still have) the following electric guitars...Ibanez Pro Les Paul style, Steinberger Spirit, Vaccaro, Jackson Dinky with Sustaniac, Rickenbacker 360 Fireglo, Fender Standard Tele. The Tele put an end to my search for the perfect guitar. I play 60's and 70's classic rock. I play with tube amps and straight into a Zoom R16 recorder. I use a 10-46 string set. This tele feels, plays and sounds better than any of the others. To my ears it's what an electric guitar should sound like. It's responsive to slides and bends and strumming and soloing. It can play clean or dirty, and has that beautiful breaking twang on sliding bar chords that is the heart of electric guitar for me. It's the cheapest of all my guitars and the best. This one gets played while all the others gather dust. The best guitar I have had at any price. Tune it and play it forever.

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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 at an affordable price!

By Jack

from Marshall, IL

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Ask me a question

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!

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very nice instrument!

    By madman

    from paso robles, ca

    Pros

    • Classic Sound And Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        There are no drawbacks with this guitar. It will be everything you want and expect. It's quality Tele. It came ready to play. I haven't done anything but tune it and play it. Bought better strings but haven't felt like changing them yet. It plays and sounds good already.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very pleasantly surprised.

        By Carlosupernatural

        from West Coast

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        Ask me a question

        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:

          The telecaster arrived a few days later than normal, because I asked MF to open the box and check the neck before shipping. I had another Tele arrive that was terribly warped and you know it takes time to replace and ship. I was very pleasantly surprised with this Standard Tele. After a few adjustments to the truss and string trees I was able to lower the string to very easy fretting. Adjusting the intonation was easy also. The sound and ease of play are excellent and this Tele has made my American Strat take a back seat. Always looking for a bargain, the 15% discount made it a remarkable deal? Thanks MF for your sales and service.

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          5.0

          Great Guitar at a reasonable price!

          By "Fingers

          from Pomona, Ca.

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

          This is a "Player's Instrument! I was playing this Guitar straight out of the box which tells me that whoever set it up knew what he/she was doing. Fit and finish are excellent and I liked the way that the backside of the Neck was treated with a satin finish and the Fingerboard side of the Guitar was done in high gloss. I've been playing Guitar for over 46 years and when it comes to knowing what a "Player's instrument is, this one is it! The 'tele. that I just recieved from MF on 8/15/2014 was advertised as used but I haven't found anything about this Guitar that was used. The candy apple red paint is flawless and the plastic film that was on both the pick guard and the chrome neck pickup had to be removed, that's it! My new "Tele now has a name (Ms. Khandi Roughe) and I could not be happier with my purchase!

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          5.0

          Solid guitar for the price

          By Ablas

          from Germany

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

            Awesome guitar for the price. Change the strings once you get it, that should kill the minor fret buzz. Other than that, I'm totally happy with this purchase!

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Nice Tele!

            By Blister

            from San Jose, Ca.

            About Me Professional Musician

            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:

              Bought this Tele as a "used" item. Basically. it's a "brand new" guitar with just a finish gouge on the back bottom corner. May have happened at the factory, and it slipped through QC. oh well...Cant see it when playing, and obviously has no effect on tone. Very satisfied with my purchase. Musiciansfriend Rocks!

              Comment on this review

              (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              AWESOME GUITAR

              By larry

              from ky.

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              Ask me a question

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts

                Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

                purchased used at muscians friend made some adjustments,plays like butter,great action

                Comment on this review

                (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Lake Placid Blue Tele

                By Bambu

                from Memphis,TN

                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:

                  A few weeks ago all of my Strats were stolen and I ordered a used Tele for a quick replacement. After a small mix up in ordering, Musician's Friend went above and beyond to make sure I had a guitar fast.
                  It was setup and rocking right out of the box. Super fast neck(feels like the Strats I'm used to),love the glossy front and satin back. The Lake Placid blue is gorgeous. Couldn't be happier with this one.

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                  (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Awesome sound, but strings buzz

                  By Vladimir

                  from Ashland, OR

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Fret Buzz

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

                  This guitar has a great sound for the money. I would give it 5 stars if it weren't for the slight fret buzz. Overall, I am enjoying it immensely. Musician's Friend has stellar customer service,so my experience in purhasing this guitar has been great all around.

                  Comment on this review

                  (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great guitar for the price

                  By Jammer123

                  from St. Louis

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Craftmanship
                  • Good Tone
                  • Solid Electronics
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • School Bands
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

                    Had mine for about a year without problems. I installed a bigsby on mine, which turned the twang on it into a more harmonious sound. It is a fun guitar. I play it everyday, even though it is sitting next to a '61 g6120! It gave me that great fender sound I was looking for.

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