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Fender USA Professional Standard Telecaster HS 2-Color Sunburst Rosewood Fingerboard

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Overview

  • Alder body
  • Dealer exclusive
  • Custom wound pickups
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $1,449.99
  • Your Savings:
    - $450.00
  • Your Price:
    $99999

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American made with custom-wound pickups, coil-splitting and smooth-playing neck.

The Fender USA Professional Standard Telecaster HS hits all the right notes for a value-packed American-made Fender. If you're looking for a Tele that can cover a lot of sonic territory and stands out from the rest, this could be it. The model is a dealer exclusive that features an alder body in a 3-tone sunburst finish. It comes with custom wound pickups in an HS configuration with coil-splitting on the humbucking pickup. The maple neck has a rosewood fingerboard has a 9.5" radius and 22 jumbo frets. The back of the neck is satin finished for smooth playing. This Fender Tele comes with a deluxe gig bag.

Features

  • Alder body
  • Dealer exclusive
  • Custom wound pickups
  • HS pickup configuration with coil split on Humbucker
  • 9.5" radius fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets
  • Smooth-playing satin finished neck
  • Deluxe gig bag

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FenderUSA Professional Standard Telecaster HS
 
4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (6)
  • Fun to play (5)
  • Solid electronics (5)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good pick up (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (6)
    • Practicing (6)
    • Recording (6)
    • Small venues (4)
    • Rock concerts (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (3), Professional musician (3)

    Reviewed by 6 customers

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    5.0

    Best Guitar I've Ever Owned

    By Tiger H. Lore

    from Denver, CO

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Good Tone
    • Great feel
    • Great Pickups
    • Incredible To Play
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Zero To Negative

    Best Uses

    • Getting girls
    • Impressing Others
    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues
    • Songwriting
    • Sounding Like A Pro

    Comments about Fender USA Professional Standard Telecaster HS:

    I've played music for over half my life, and was in a touring rock band for about 4 years. This is my 8th electric guitar. I've owned three Schecters, and 4 Fender Strat models.

    This is the best guitar I've ever played. If I had owned a guitar like this a decade ago, I imagine I would have written a lot more songs on the electric. This guitar is great for both rhythm and lead. The bridge zebra humbuckers really spit. I'll use them if I'm playing something heavier on the low E, A, and D strings. I've written a lot of music in drop C (all strings 4 steps down from reg. tuning). To do this I use thick gauge jazz strings--and while I haven't set up this guitar for drop C tuning and heavy gauge strings yet, I am 99% sure they'll sound fantastic with the zebra humbuckers.

    I haven't changed the setup yet because this guitar sounds perfect right out of the box. I've owned it a few weeks now. My fingers are used to a few hours straight on heavy gauge acoustic strings. These strings are light gauge electric, and I've played the Tele enough to put blisters on 3 fingers (my pinky's coming along).

    The middle pickup setting is great for rhythm and lead. I'll use it for rhythm if I'm using all strings (big and thin) equally. I often play with 9th chords, which requires both low and high strings. Guitars need a lot to make this sound amazing. This Tele makes them sound flawless! Flawless Intonation, flawless action, flawless pickups--I'll use the middle pickup setting, and every note can be heard beautifully. (Hendrix is known for 9th chords if you want to know generally how they sound).

    Playing lead is no different. Even when I pick 1 of 5 notes (and hammer 4 of 5), I can hear the notes perfectly. The neck pickup works best for cleaner lead, but even then, you've got that fantastic unique Tele pop.

    I underestimated Telecasters for years. I figured they couldn't growl enough. They're so often touted for for blues, jazz, and classic rock. Yes, I know Johnny Ramone (of the... what band was he in again?) played a Telecaster. But my roots are in Seattle (with that one guy, Captain Kirk Co-bang or something). My style implements folk, classic rock, alternative rock, progressive rock/metal (yeah Opeth), and... Jazz. You can call about anything jazz if you jam on a bass-line long enough and ignore scales. I also play with a lot of slap. And this guitar can do it all for me. (Ok, I haven't tried any Opeth yet.)

    So if you want a guitar that is great for writing songs, playing rhythm and lead in a wide range of styles, and has a look that exemplifies perfection--get this.

    The ONLY reason I wouldn't get it is if you are a "no compromise, nothing else but deathmetal" guitarist. But if that's you, why are you looking at Telecasters? Did you take a wrong turn looking for the Ibanez section?

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    5.0

    Excellent Guitar!

    By xx

    from La Verne, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Fender USA Professional Standard Telecaster HS:

    This is an excellent buy for the money. I agree with all the previous reviews. Great variety of tones from this guitar. Probably the best playing neck of any guitar I have ever bought. GREAT PURCHASE.

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    4.0

    Finally, a Telecaster that suits my need

    By ToneGrail

    from Baltimore, MD

    About Me Experienced

    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Delta Tone
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics
    • Super Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Fender USA Professional Standard Telecaster HS:

      Most Teles with humbuckers have them in the neck. That's great for blues, jazz, motown, etc, but not too great for heavier styles. I had been looking for an American-made Telecaster similar to an early 90's Telecaster Plus but they are going for outrageous prices because they are fine instruments but very rare. Finally my prayers have been answered. I predict that these will someday be very sought-after instruments. So buy one while you can!

      The S1 switch makes this guitar so versatile. Traditionalist naysayers may be skeptical of the bridge humbucker but in split mode it's capable of classic tele twang in spades, probably due to the fact that it's more of a brightly voiced vintage output humbucker as opposed to a ripping distortion machine (think PAF or 57 classic). In split mode I compared it to my standard Tele and there is no discernable difference.

      This was the exact combination of features I was looking for. Rosewood fretboard, HS configuration, coil splitter, and American-made! A lot of Tele purists scoff at the idea of a Tele bridge humbucker, but those of us who like them really like them a lot.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Axe!

      By Stevie Norman

      from Austin, Texas

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Best Of Both Worlds
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Fender USA Professional Standard Telecaster HS:

        I owned an American Special Tele a while back, but it was too clean for my style even with EMG pickups installed. I've wanted another Tele since selling the last one but was still concerned about the lack of grit in your typical Tele.
        When I saw this USA Professional Standard Tele at Musicians Friend, I knew it was exactly what I was waiting for!
        It is truly the best of both worlds! It has a fabulous clean tone on the neck pickup, but when it's time to get down, watch out! That Zebra Bucker will scream! And with the S-1 coil tap, the Zebra Bucker cleans up nicely as well!
        Now if I could just think of a name for it

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        (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        "Tone for DAYS!!!!!"

        By Jesse

        from Oxford, Ma.

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Absolutely None

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Fender USA Professional Standard Telecaster HS:

        I've been a Fender guy (with a few deviations) since 1961, and I now, only play Blues...and I've NEVER heard a Fender sound like this!!! And it's so versatile, you can get pretty much any tone you want from it...I perform in places that attract world class guitar players, and the ones that have heard me play this (I've only had it a week), all say they've never heard a Tele sound like this...best Blues machine Fender has ever made!!! Right outta the box, immaculate finish; action and intonation perfect; tone...OMG, the neck pup can compete with Gibsons, the bridge humbucker is AMAZING!!! Quality? It's an American Fender...nuff said! I will have this Tele forever...I highly recommend that you find one and try it...I promise you won't be disappointed.

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        (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        USA Professional Standard Telecaster HS

        By Phil

        from Hawaii

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Makes Me Want To Play
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender USA Professional Standard Telecaster HS:

        out of the box, one of the coolest guitars ever

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