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Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar  
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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

Strap on a legend. Order today.

 

Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • 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 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (25)
  • Good feel (23)
  • Good tone (22)
  • Solid electronics (17)
  • Good pick up (16)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (23)
  • Jamming (22)
  • Recording (14)
  • Small venues (13)
  • Rock concerts (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (17), Professional musician (7)

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!

VS

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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(1 of 1 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.

    About Me Experienced

    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.

        Comment on this review

        (3 of 4 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.

          Comment on this review

          (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Phenomenal Guitar For A Budget

          By Concrete&Water

          from Pennsylvania

          About Me Experienced

          Ask me a question

          Pros

          • Beautiful look
          • Easily Modified
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • Fret Buzz
          • Poor factory setup

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

          I recently purchased this guitar in "Midnight Wine". I was worried that it was going to be more of a red than a dark purple, however, when I received it I was thrilled to see that the dark color was there. I put a black tele pickguard on it and now it looks even better. The feel and glide of the neck can't be beat, and all of the tone you could ask for is there. The only problem is the factory set up. I have some fret buzz, not horrible, but enough to bother me. The open D and G buzz, as well as the fifth and seventh frets. I plan to take it to a guitar shop and have it properly set up, and fully expect this guitar to sound, look, feel, and play like a USA model. If you don't mind having some work done, THEN GET THIS GUITAR.

          Comment on this review

          (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Poor Setup

          By Even Steven

          from Colorado

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Decent quality

          Cons

          • Fret Buzz
          • Poorly Set Up

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

          Poorly set up from the factory; horrendous fret buzz on E and B strings. Beautiful finish.

          Comment on this review

          (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellant product for the price!!!

          By Tom

          from Lake Murray,SC

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Rock Concerts

            Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

            Great Guitar.

            Comment on this review

            (13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Standard Telecaster (MIM)

            By Larry

            from Rockingham, NC

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Needs Set-up

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

            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!

            Comment on this review

            (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Standard Telecaster by Fender

            By Markmuller48

            from Klamath Falls, Oregon

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Fantastic For Gigs
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Play's Great Wfender 9's
            • Plays Like Butta
            • Solid Electronics
            • Tobacco Burst
            • Very Fast Maple Fretboard

            Cons

            • Should'a Got Sooner

            Best Uses

            • Blues
            • Country
            • Jamming
            • Jazz
            • Play's All Genra's
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

            If you are a Tele fan but cant afford the us model I recommend this Standard Tele. Buy it for the low price that MF has on it and you will be very pleased that you did. 100% Fender Quality throughout. Several colors to choose from.

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