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Fender Road Worn Player Telecaster Electric Guitar

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Hotter pickups, flatter fingerboard, lightly aged.

The Road Worn Player Telecaster is the latest addition to the popular Road Worn series instruments that struck a chord with guitarists with their aged, well-played look and feel and their incredible value. New Road Worn Player series guitars take the experience a step further with
modern player-centric modifications including
hotter pickups for smoldering, gritty tone and
a flatter fingerboard for smooth, effortless
bends. Lightly aged with care, Road Worn
Player guitars feel immediately comfortable
and familiar, offering endless miles of musical
inspiration.

The Road Worn Player Telecaster guitar
includes an alder body with a lightly worn
lacquer finish, modern "C"-shaped maple
neck with lightly worn urethane finish, maple
fretboard with 9.5" radius and medium-jumbo
frets, Tex Mex single-coil bridge pickup and
Seymour Duncan '59 humbucking neck
pickup, 3-way switching, aged knobs and
switch tip, 3-ply pickguard, Road Worn
6-saddle strings-through-body bridge, and
deluxe gig bag.


FEATURES
Body Material: Alder
Neck: Modern "C" Shape
Neck Finish: Distressed Urethane
Fretboard Radius: 9.5" Radius (241 mm)
Frets: 21, Medium Jumbo
Position Inlays: Black Dot Position Inlays
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Truss Rod Nut: 3/16" Adjustable Hex Nut
Pickups: Tex-Mex Tele Single-Coil Bridge Pickup
Seymour Duncan '59 SH1N Humbucking Neck Pickup - Direct
Mount
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and
Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Controls: Volume, Tone
Hardware: Chrome
Tuning Keys: Fender Road Worn Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
Bridge: Road Worn 6-Saddle Strings-Thru-Body Bridge
Strap Buttons: Chrome Strap Buttons
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
Strings: NPS, Gauges: .009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042
Gig bag
Unique Features: Distressed Thin-Lacquer Body, Neck, and Hardware Creating an
Aged Appearance, Aged Knobs and Switch Tip, Vintage Styling,
Synthetic Bone Nut

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FenderRoad Worn Player Telecaster Electric Guitar
 
4.0

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (9)
  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good pick up (6)
  • Good tone (6)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (8)
  • Practicing (7)
  • Recording (4)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Smooth...

I got this guitar on Friday and just returned home from my first practice with my praise and worship team. I got compliments on the tone of this guitar compared to my other Made...Read complete review

I got this guitar on Friday and just returned home from my first practice with my praise and worship team. I got compliments on the tone of this guitar compared to my other Made In Japan tele. The neck is smooth as silk and plays so easily. The pots are smooth have a very nice taper to them. The 3 position switch with these pickups is right on the money. The tex mexbridge has that nice tele spank. The neck humbucker is smooth and mellow. It is perfect for rhythm. The in middle position is truly right in between. Good for solos or rhythym. The road worn finish isn't over done. It just looks like I have been playing it for a few years. The guitar doesn't look like a piece of junk like previous road worn guitar. I couldn't be any happier with this purchase. I am impressed wit the quality of guitar Fender is building in Mexico. I didn't give it 5 on features because it is a Tele. Us tele lovers don't care about features, we care about tone and playability. This guitar has both.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Mediocre Tone w/Cool Vibe

I wanted to love this guitar. It fits like a glove and is really cool looking. The Candy Apple finish looks road worn but not too, too much.

The tone...Read complete review

I wanted to love this guitar. It fits like a glove and is really cool looking. The Candy Apple finish looks road worn but not too, too much.

The tone in the neck humbucker was WAY to muffled and not nearly articulate enough for me. There is a lack of treble. The bridge pickup is pretty good, but not great with gain. A bit thin, but if the Duncan '59 worked in the neck, I'd have kept it. I understand that they went with 350k pots in these(normally 500 for humbuckers and 250 for singles). I think splitting the difference didn't help.

In addition, the guitar came damaged, but that could have been freight. Anyway, The guitar is being returned. Nice try, but not quite Fender.

For what it's worth, I highly recommend the Road Worn Player Strat HSS. It looks cool, plays great and the tone is awesome if you like a humbucker on a strat.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Smooth...

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Fender Road Worn Player Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I got this guitar on Friday and just returned home from my first practice with my praise and worship team. I got compliments on the tone of this guitar compared to my other Made In Japan tele. The neck is smooth as silk and plays so easily. The pots are smooth have a very nice taper to them. The 3 position switch with these pickups is right on the money. The tex mexbridge has that nice tele spank. The neck humbucker is smooth and mellow. It is perfect for rhythm. The in middle position is truly right in between. Good for solos or rhythym. The road worn finish isn't over done. It just looks like I have been playing it for a few years. The guitar doesn't look like a piece of junk like previous road worn guitar. I couldn't be any happier with this purchase. I am impressed wit the quality of guitar Fender is building in Mexico. I didn't give it 5 on features because it is a Tele. Us tele lovers don't care about features, we care about tone and playability. This guitar has both.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Cool Guitar

By Tanuki Shady

from Orange County, CA

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Comments about Fender Road Worn Player Telecaster Electric Guitar:

This guitar plays and sounds great! You have to spend time to get the pickup heights adjusted for the right tone and balance, but when you get the sweet spot, it's a great sounding instrument for rock. Doesn't have as much twang as some teles, but one could use it for country. I preferred it over the American Standard and Deluxe teles because of the narrower neck (wouldn't be good for players with thick fingers), the Duncan '59 humbucker, and the nitro finish. I didn't think I'd like the "road worn" style at all, but it feels comfortable, just like the ads say, and it's not extreme in this series. I absolutely recommend trying out this guitar for rock, since that's what I play.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Just what I was looking for

By P&W

from Allen, TX

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

    Comments about Fender Road Worn Player Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    I looked everywhere to play this guitar, and it is only available online. I took a chance knowing it is returnable if needed, and I am glad I did.
    After opening up the box, I checked it out top to bottom. Since it is road worn, I can't say there were any issues with shipping.
    I started into the setup, and realized that it was way off. After completing the setup per the specs, the action is nice and smooth, and the neck is just what I was looking for. After adjusting the pickups, the tones started to pour out. Just roll the volume back and forth and go from gritty to smooth.
    If Fender wants to sell a few more of these, they need a better setup from the factory and put them on the shelves. Once you pick one up, you will not put it down.
    I give it a four because of the setup, but it is built well enough to handle the adjustments. Once it is set, the sky is the limit.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Just the right road worn look.

    By Bluesman

    from Michigan

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender Road Worn Player Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      I have the black model. It plays great and looks like you are going to a blues jam in Chicago. It plays like a dream and sounds like it looks!

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      One of the best guitars I have played!

      By Funkyard

      from Rochester

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      Comments about Fender Road Worn Player Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      Out of the box the neck needed a little straightening, no big deal allen wrench's supplied. I like the worn look ( you dent or scratch it you don't care!) the neck is so "smooooooth" to play. The Seymour Duncan 59 neck pickup is great in this guitar!. The Tex Mex bridge although strong was a little to bright for my taste,I replaced with a SD Hot tele lead STl-2 (great combo w/59). I also added a Fender Bigsby Vibrato Kit. (See link for Pic's) Now I have a very nice versitle guitar. Thanks MS.
      59 Duncan neck Humbucker, worn neck, the best part it plays great!!!!!!

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      You get what you pay for

      By Rob E.

      from Neptune NJ

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Fender Road Worn Player Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        I didn't realize it was MIM but once I got over it, I saw it for what it's worth. The deciding factor was the low price. That usually equates to low quality. The control plate was installed backwards and in order to get the pots right, I'd have to rewire it. The overall tone is fine and will give you plenty of the Tele twang to make you feel like Roy Buchanan and enough grit to be Joe Strummer. It's a fun guitar but if you don't mind spending more, you might want to invest in the USA product

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good Fun and Tone

        By Carlos

        from Miami, FL

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        Pros

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

        Cons

        • The Nut Could Be Better

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about Fender Road Worn Player Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        Very comfortable to play. Very good pickup selection, nice tone. Well built. I just miss the 22nd fret.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great guitar, but

        By david vickers

        from alabama

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Fender Road Worn Player Telecaster Electric Guitar:

          This guitar plays great. Setup out of the box was spot on. With just a little tuning I was off and running. I've only owned it for about a week now but I play it everyday.
          However, when it first arrived and I started playing I noticed my hand kept hitting the volume knob. This was because the control plate was installed BACKWARDS. The toggle switch should have been located near the front of the guitar and the volume and tone knobs near the rear. Just flipping the plate around didn't completly solve the problem since now the volume and tone knobs were reversed. with a little manipulation and some soldering I was able to solve the problem and now the guitar functions as a tele should. With that problem solved the guitar plays and sounds fantastic. I can only imagine some one in the factory is looking at the drawings upside down.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Sweet Tele

          By Uncle Jerry

          from Way Down South Mississippi

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          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 Road Worn Player Telecaster Electric Guitar:

            While I'm not a professional player, I've been playing guitar & bass since 60's & mostly a hobbyist now at my rip old age. I do know a quality instrument & a good feeling one. These rate up there for a "Mexican" Fender Tele & better in my opinion than many Americans which I have several. If you like Teles, this feels likes your best pair of worn out shoes you can't part with. Tone is solid & the road wore look is not over done & period correct for a well used 25-30 yr. guitar. Some complain of a major set-up, guess I lucked up, all I had to do is tune mine & put some lemon oil on back of neck & play. I think however a hard case, even if cheaper one, would have been nicer than a gig bag at this price point but over all as stated a "players" tele guitar & then some. Have had several other working Musicians check it out-all say "Nice"! Good for most any style! Not disappointed at all! Quit think'n 'bout & just Getcha some & Rock it! A solid practical kick-butt work horse keeper!!

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Mediocre Tone w/Cool Vibe

            By Whammer Jammer

            from West Michigan

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            Pros

            • Cool Looks
            • Good Feel
            • Relic Job Not Overdone

            Cons

            • Damage Upon Receipt
            • Poor Pick Up

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Fender Road Worn Player Telecaster Electric Guitar:

            I wanted to love this guitar. It fits like a glove and is really cool looking. The Candy Apple finish looks road worn but not too, too much.

            The tone in the neck humbucker was WAY to muffled and not nearly articulate enough for me. There is a lack of treble. The bridge pickup is pretty good, but not great with gain. A bit thin, but if the Duncan '59 worked in the neck, I'd have kept it. I understand that they went with 350k pots in these(normally 500 for humbuckers and 250 for singles). I think splitting the difference didn't help.

            In addition, the guitar came damaged, but that could have been freight. Anyway, The guitar is being returned. Nice try, but not quite Fender.

            For what it's worth, I highly recommend the Road Worn Player Strat HSS. It looks cool, plays great and the tone is awesome if you like a humbucker on a strat.

             
            5.0

            Great Guitar

            By Witt

            from Pine Bluffs, WY

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Fender Road Worn Player Telecaster Electric Guitar:

              I had doubts about buying such an ugly looking body on a guitar but I am glad I did get one. It is an awesome guitar and a blast to play. Now I do not worry about small scuffs or dings ..... only needs to sound and play good. This one will do all of that and much more!!!

              If you love Tele's ----- you will love one of these raod worn models. I got the black and may paint it someday but for now I enjoy it just like it is ...... great idea Fender!

              (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Not high end...

              By ReTroJoe

              from Carson City, Nv

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Fender Road Worn Player Telecaster Electric Guitar:

                  Was lead to believe that this was the higher end American version, it wasn't. I returned it for a full refund. They list must cheaper at my local music store

                   
                  5.0

                  Better than expected.

                  By 76 Strat

                  from Cali

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording

                    Comments about Fender Road Worn Player Telecaster Electric Guitar:

                    Very nice guitar. Played great right out of the box. Humbucker gives it a little more versatility than your standard tele, and the middle setting is particularly nice. Relic job on the body is pretty light, but it matches my 76 strat on the wall pretty closely. Whoever reliced the neck knew what they were doing!The look, and more importantly the feel,are perfect. My best stupid deal yet!

                    (0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    So bad!

                    By kike023

                    from DC

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                    Pros

                    • I'm Still Waiting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Fender Road Worn Player Telecaster Electric Guitar:

                        I'm still waiting!

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