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Fender Telecaster

The iconic Fender Telecaster electric guitar is a masterpiece of design and functionality which helped change the course of modern music when it was first released in the early 1950s. The Tele was the first commercially successful solid body electric guitar, and due to its simple elegance, utilitarian reliability and versatile playability, that same basic design, along with variations on the theme, continues to be a best seller to this day.

Although there had been hollow body electric guitars for years before the Tele's introduction and a few builders had experimented with solid body electrics, it wasn't until Leo Fender developed the Telecaster that the solid body electric really took off. The earliest version of the Tele was the single-pickup Esquire, released in 1950. A two-pickup version, christened the Broadcaster, replaced the Esquire several months later, but was soon met with a trademark complaint from the Gretsch company, which marketed a line of drums under the name "Broadkaster." There were several months where guitars were produced without a name on the headstock, now known as "Nocasters," until Fender finally adopted the name Telecaster, inspired by the then-new television phenomenon. The Esquire was reintroduced as a single-pickup version of the Tele, but the now-familiar two-pickup model quickly caught on with country pickers, blues and rock players and eventually pickers in virtually every genre from jazz and punk to psychedelia and beyond.

Today, the Telecaster is available in an incredible array of models. Right-handed or lefty versions of most models are available, as well as all the parts and accessories you might need to complete or create your dream Tele. You can even replace your neck and body, or custom-build your own Tele from scratch! The Fender Telecaster has been an indispensable part of the music scene for over 60 years. Order one today and make it an indispensable part of yours!   
Squier Fender Series Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Guitar
CLASSIC VIBE
This series conveys the classic feel of a Fender design, resulting in vintage style at an amazing price.

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Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Guitar
VINTAGE MODIFIED
With new twists on traditional designs, this series of Teles offers a hot-output chop-shop sound and feel at a great price.

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Squier Standard Telecaster Guitar
STANDARD
With a fast-action neck and the distinctive, hot tones of the original solid-body, the Squier Standard series Teles are upgraded throughout, but come at an affordable price.

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Standard Telecasters
Squier Affinity Telecaster Guitar
AFFINITY
The Squier Affinity series delivers great sound along with Fender quality and style, all at an affordable price.

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Squier Telecaster Packs
SQUIER PACKS
These great sounding Squier Telecaster guitar/amp packs give you everything you need to get started in one convenient, affordable package.

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Fender Fender American Deluxe Telecaster Guitar Fender American Standard Telecaster Guitar
AMERICAN DELUXE
The American Deluxe series maintains the traditional look and
feel of a classic Telecaster, with the addition of modern upgrades.

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AMERICAN STANDARD
A modernized version of the Tele, this series features upgraded pickups, an improved bridge and a thinner body undercoat.

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Fender USA Professional Telecaster Guitar Fender American Vintage Telecaster Guitar
USA PROFESSIONAL
This dealer-exclusive Telecaster series is made in the USA and
boasts custom-wound pickups, coil splitting and a smooth playng neck.

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AMERICAN VINTAGE
This series includes original-era model year guitars that bring Fender history to new life with meticulous authenticity.

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Fender Select Telecaster Guitar Fender American Special Telecaster Guitar
SELECT
These premium Telecasters,
featuring high-end features and elegant designs, are high-
performance versions of the
timeless classic.

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AMERICAN SPECIAL
Made in the USA, this series offers popular Tele features, including upgraded pickups, at an amazing price.

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Fender Artist Telecaster Guitar Fender Classic Telecaster Guitar
ARTIST
Artist series Telecasters are built to the specifications of the artists whose signature styles inspired them.

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CLASSIC
This series features Telecasters
that capture the look and feel of
the '50s, '60s and '70s, with
unmistakable period-correct
features.

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Fender Roadworn Telecaster Guitar Fender Deluxe Player Telecaster Guitar
ROAD WORN
The Road Worn series features notably distressed touches, giving these '50s and '60s-style Teles a comfortable, aged look.

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DELUXE
The Deluxe series maintains a traditional Telecaster look and feel, but adds premium electronics and modern upgrades.

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Fender Classic Player Telecaster Guitar Fender Blacktop Telecaster Guitar
CLASSIC PLAYER
This series includes distinctive variations on classic Telecaster models, combining traditional designs with modern upgrades.

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BLACKTOP
With a modern sound and distinct vibe, the Blacktop series features high-gain humbucking pickups and delivers rich, aggressive tones.

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Blacktop Telecasters
Fender Standard Telecaster Guitar Fender Modern Player Telecaster Guitars
STANDARD
Affordably priced, this time-honored Telecaster series continues to be a favorite with guitarists in all musical genres.

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Standard Telecasters
MODERN PLAYER
Incredibly affordable, the Modern Player series offers outstanding style and substance in entry-level Telecasters with completely modern features.

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Fender Custom Shop Telecaster Guitars Fender Custom Artist Telecaster Guitar
ARTIST
This series is made by the Fender Custom Shop and features exact representations of the signature artists' personal guitars.

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Fender Custom Shop Deluxe Telecaster Guitar
CUSTOM DELUXE
Fender Custom Shop makes the Deluxe Telecaster even more sophisticated by using exotic woods and adding custom features.

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Fender Custom Shop Pro Telecaster Guitar
PRO
These Custom Shop Telecaster Guitar boast features typically found only on one-off master-built instruments.

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Fender Custom Time Machine Telecaster Guitar
TIME MACHINE
Fender Custom Shop constructs the Time Machine series with the same techniques and tooling used to create the originals and adds artfully-applied relic treatments.

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Fender Custom Masterbuilt Telecaster Guitars
MASTERBUILT
These high-end Telecasters are handcrafted by Fender Custom Shop Master Builders, whose remarkable workmanship and attention to detail are exemplified in every instrument they create.

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