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

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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 tha...Read More

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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
 
4.9

(based on 13 reviews)

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (11)
  • Good tone (11)
  • Good feel (9)
  • Good pick up (9)
  • Solid electronics (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (11)
    • Practicing (11)
    • Recording (9)
    • Small venues (6)
    • Rock concerts (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (7), Professional musician (3)

    Reviewed by 13 customers

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    5.0

    Great Guitar! Great Value!

    By Silentdriver

    from Fort Worth, TX

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender USA Professional Standard Telecaster HS:

        Bought this on an impulse about a year ago. This is my favorite guitar I've owned out of about a dozen. For me this is the perfect guitar for tele lovers who also like to reach into the realm of Gibson bite and tone. You don't quite have the classic Roy Nichols country bite with this guitar. Fender has instead slid the scale to a more modern rock sound. You can reach almost all of the creamy fender tones through the neck and hit Les Paul or SG like sounds with the bridge. Flawless playability and great electronics too. Balance, feel, sound. Can't recommend enough!

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        5.0

        I would buy this product again

        By donald fourman

        from ohio

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Fender USA Professional Standard Telecaster HS:

          Great looking, beautiful finish. Not exactly a true Tele tone but close. Real close. Like most push pulls you have to add volume with the single coil, but once you reset the volume accordingly, sounds great. Sounds almost like you added a twinge of chorus. Only guitar I ever had that I had to roll back the treble a bit. This thing really bites. The humbucker also adds a nice growl. A sound of it's own. My only complaint is the tall frets. I play a lot of leads out of chords and I tend to push the chords out of tune while pulling and bending other strings. After I play it a while, I will get use to it. Great USA tele for the money.

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          best and thats no bull.buy usa pro tele.

          By teleman

          from roanoke va

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Theres Nothing Bad About

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Fender USA Professional Standard Telecaster HS:

          best guitar ever when they said professional.they were dead on it.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Wow

          By kraker

          from D TOWN

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Playability
          • Quality
          • Sound

          Cons

          • Zero

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fender USA Professional Standard Telecaster HS:

            Was trying the new gibsons and was not happy with quality and feel or sound for that matter and have been a die hard paul flying v guy for 35 years, A buddy put the tele in my hands between les pauls and I couldnt put it down.....smooth neck,,,, perfect playabilty right up the neck with clean crisp note,,,,, I hit the bucker in the bridge and this thing growled,,,, went from country blue grass to heavy chunky melodic solos with every note crisp clean and powerful,,,,, got it home and ran it through a jtm45 with 412 cab and it sounded better then my les paul which I would not have belived ,,,, Im a beliver ,,,,, fender nailed this thing and its a ctually affordable,,,,, nice job Fender

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            5.0

            What a relief. One you can afford

            By Michael Friese

            from Macon Ga

            About Me Novice

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

              Comments about Fender USA Professional Standard Telecaster HS:

              I bought this one the 2nd time I saw it. Had purchased a SG but was never really happy with it. I've got a Gold Top Les Paul and a Strat. Bought a Marshall DSL 40 running through a 4x12 1960 cab. Sounds fantastic with anything played. This Tele just feels right when you play it. I've been playing now for 4 years and am still learning. Love the Blues and classic rock. The Tele with the Humbucker can keep up with alot. It feel's sooooo good to play. The price is what sold me. Went ahead and purchased a hard shell case. Real nice guitar. GET ONE. You won't regret it at all.

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              5.0

              Should you get a telecaster HS ?

              By Dr John

              from Arizona

              About Me Experienced

              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 USA Professional Standard Telecaster HS:

                The finish is flawless
                The action right on
                The sound quite good
                It has a growl of its own unlike a Strat or Les Paul. Its a welcome addition to my arsenal of sounds. The only gripe is no hardshell case. For the money you'd think Fender would include one. The soft shell case is ok.

                Anyway musicians friend is great. No complaints with years of experience buying from them.

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I LOVE THIS GUITAR

                By The Lash Man

                from The Buckeye State

                About Me Novice

                Ask me a question

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Has That Fender Look

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Fender USA Professional Standard Telecaster HS:

                  I am just starting to learn to play and I have always wanted a genuine made in the USA Fender Telecaster . I am very happy with this model and I am finally at age 51 sitting down for at least a half hour a night and practicing chords .

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                  (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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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                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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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