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Fender Standard Telecoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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The Telecaster's acoustic brother.

The Fender Telecoustic”with its cool Telecaster guitar body and headstock designs and C-shape neck”make it perfect for electric players looking for a versatile acoustic electric guitar. Other features include a maple neck, Fishman Isys III electronics with volume, bass, mid, treble, built-in tuner, and vibe that is nothing but Fender.

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FEATURES
  • Type: Electracoustic Series
  • Model name: Standard Telecoustic
  • Series: Electracoustic Series
  • Body style: Acoustic Stratocaster
  • Finish: satin, (polyurethane)
  • Top: laminated spruce
  • Bracing: X bracing
  • Back and sides: 1-piece fiberglass
  • Neck: maple
  • Fingerboard: rosewood
  • Frets: 21
  • Bridge: Fender rosewood with compensated saddle
  • Machine heads: chrome, (die-cast)
  • Electronics: Fishman Isys III On-Board Preamp with tuner, volume, bass, mid, and treble
  • Scale length: 25.5" (648 mm)
  • Body depth: 3"
  • Width at nut: 1.69"
  • Width at heel: 2.12"
  • Unique features: oval sound hole,
  • Dot position inlays,
  • Telecaster headstock,
  • Fender body shape
  • Strings: D'Addario EXP-26 Phosphor Bronze, Gauges .011 to .052
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FenderStandard Telecoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.0

(based on 26 reviews)

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    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

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63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Cons

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

A lot of Bang for the Buck

I bought one of these, when they first came out. I believe that was about 10 years ago, or more. They were re-marketed under the Squire moniker, on their second run. I...Read complete review

I bought one of these, when they first came out. I believe that was about 10 years ago, or more. They were re-marketed under the Squire moniker, on their second run. I see that they have gone back to having Fender on the headstock, once again.
In all mine has been a good little guitar, no complaints. Withstands the usual wear and tear. Still sounds good, on an amp or not. Never used it to play a venue. Mainly for practice.
I would say that this would be a great guitar for a beginner, just because it's so easy to play. Plays a lot like an electric, but forces you to play cleaner, as an acoustic. It's size is a plus for younger or smaller framed individuals. Sometimes a standard acoustic guitar can seem daunting to a smaller player, then they just don't practice as much.
BTW: They should offer them in more colors, like they use to. Mine is in Silver Flake. I believe they use to come in Brandywine, as well.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

STANDARD TELECOUSTIC ACOUSTIC-ELECTRIC G

The action is so high its barely playable, if a novice tried to learn how to play on this,They would give up, and I wouldn't blame them. I'm going to have too...Read complete review

The action is so high its barely playable, if a novice tried to learn how to play on this,They would give up, and I wouldn't blame them. I'm going to have too take it apart, and shave the saddle down.
Has fender gone down hill? I don't know. But it was made in China. I would say
go to a music store and play one,maybe the guitar tech set it up better,don't buy one online like I did.
I hope this helps
JonnyKs

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(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fender Telecoustic

By dorraine stepp

from Jackson, Ohio

Comments about Fender Standard Telecoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Best acoustic electric ever played
I am very pleased with this guitar, it has a great sound. Very fast playing neck, as smooth as any electric tele that I have ever played. Strings were a little heavy, but I replaced them with EB 10's. Haven't been able to put it down. As far as acoustics go, its not as loud as my dad's martin, but will hold its own against any shellback or thin line acoustic I've ever played. As far as electric sound goes, I put it to the test with my brother's line 6 150 watt half stack. Sound was awesome, just as good as my brother's Ibenez. I had to take it away from him. Great price too! I recommend this guitar to anyone, looking for a good playing, good sounding electric acoustic guitar.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It's really a Fender

By PHutch

from Near Nor Chicagoth

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Comments about Fender Standard Telecoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

You have to own one of these to realize the terrific value of having an acoustic with a real Fender bolt on neck. Set it up right and it will play great and fast. The composite body makes it light and durable, the action can be set very low. I use 10's on my Tele Deluxe, so I can get a very similar feel. My Telecoustic is one of the first issues, red, and does not have the built in tuner, but the Fishman pickup is very good. The range of plugged in sounds is fantastic, and I'll use it at church sounding close to a nylon string for one tune and a bright steel string sound for another. It responds, like any guitar, to the level of the player. The Telecoustic presents a variety of different sounds, and plugging into my pedal board just expands the possibilities. You have to remember what it is, an inexpensive electric accoustic. I like it a lot better than my son's more expensive Ovation. This is a very useful, inexpensive, and durable intrument. I think it is a terrific buy.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A lot of Bang for the Buck

By DJS

from Carlisle, Pa

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Pros

  • Looks
  • Playability
  • price
  • Quality
  • Size

Cons

  • Need color variety
  • Only black

Best Uses

  • Practice
  • Small Venue

Comments about Fender Standard Telecoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I bought one of these, when they first came out. I believe that was about 10 years ago, or more. They were re-marketed under the Squire moniker, on their second run. I see that they have gone back to having Fender on the headstock, once again.
In all mine has been a good little guitar, no complaints. Withstands the usual wear and tear. Still sounds good, on an amp or not. Never used it to play a venue. Mainly for practice.
I would say that this would be a great guitar for a beginner, just because it's so easy to play. Plays a lot like an electric, but forces you to play cleaner, as an acoustic. It's size is a plus for younger or smaller framed individuals. Sometimes a standard acoustic guitar can seem daunting to a smaller player, then they just don't practice as much.
BTW: They should offer them in more colors, like they use to. Mine is in Silver Flake. I believe they use to come in Brandywine, as well.

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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

STANDARD TELECOUSTIC ACOUSTIC-ELECTRIC G

By JonnyKs

from Wichita,KS

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fender Standard Telecoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

The action is so high its barely playable, if a novice tried to learn how to play on this,They would give up, and I wouldn't blame them. I'm going to have too take it apart, and shave the saddle down.
Has fender gone down hill? I don't know. But it was made in China. I would say
go to a music store and play one,maybe the guitar tech set it up better,don't buy one online like I did.
I hope this helps
JonnyKs

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  • No

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Guitar!

By Pokagbamo

from Alliance, OH

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Comments about Fender Standard Telecoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I got this guitar a couple years back and I don't regret it at all...This guitar is great! It plays like an electric guitar and its so lightweight and versatile. The built in tuner is great and it sounds as good as any electric guitar ive ever played. The greatest guitar for the money hands down. If you are hesitating to buy this guitar or it brother the Stratacoustic...don't hesitate...Buy it!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Guitar

By yourtigerdancer

from Mississippi

Comments about Fender Standard Telecoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

For the price it's a really good guitar. It really isn't mean to be played as an acoustic. The sound leaves much to be desired. But plugged up the EQ is great. You can pretty much achieve whatever sound you would like.This isn't a "sit around the campfire" type guitar. It needs an amp for sure.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Comfortable, Great Value

By TeleTwang

from Southern Illinois

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Comments about Fender Standard Telecoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I have had this for close to a year now. While it isn't a Taylor or a Martin and who could expect it to be for the price, I do feel it's an outstanding value. It's ultra comfortable and I have always hated playing acoustics because a tele neck is all that I ever liked the feel of. Unplugged it's nice to be able to play with disturbing a 3 miles radius and no it doesn't have a big body warm sound, it is totally comparably to an Ovation sound. Plugged in it's the runt that completely holds it own. I have never played an acoustic in this price range that did sound as well plugged in. Mine gets played at least 3 church services per week through the sound system and I run through a small Fender tube amp for a monitor. Overall I think it's well worth the money. I don't know of anything else in this price range I would even want.

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Love it.

By Wayne

from Colorado Springs, CO.

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Comments about Fender Standard Telecoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This is a great guitar for the money. In fact I would expect the price to be a little higher. It is beautiful, has good tone and unlike some other comments that I have read, it plays well just as an acoustic. Maybe not on stage by itself, but I love it for practicing. The action was a little high and the fret edges were a little sharp, no problem my guitar tech to correct.

This is not my main guitar as I play a Strat and a Gretsch, but I enjoy it and it sounds great played through my fender tube amp! Life with Fender is good!

Fender, as always, you do an Excellent job with quality and affordability! Thank you Musician's Friend for making this available!

Rock on,

Wayne
The onboard tuner is a bonus and is excellent! The neck feels good as any fender would. Nice tone especially with Optima ten's strings.
Very well built. This gem is solid.
Much more guitar than I would expect for the money. Don't be afraid to buy this guitar, set it up and then enjoy it!

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great for What I do

By Bluesmangaryc

from Jackson New Jersey

Comments about Fender Standard Telecoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I've been an electric guitar player for 40 plus years. I have developed a solo electric style that I employ in my act for 4 hours a night. I was using a Gibson 335 for this act..Some places want strictly acoustic music..I've been struggling to play my stuff on several acoustic guitars ,high end included.Then I picked up this little baby..I put electric 10s on it, reset the neck tension,tuned her up , and she plays like a dream. Easy on my hands too. The on board tuner needs to be wired to the input jack power switch so it's not left on accidentaly when unplugged.You may wake up to a dead battery if you don't turn it off manualy...no big deal

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

More bang then bust

By Wolfe Pack

from Detroit, MI

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Verified Buyer

Comments about Fender Standard Telecoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Once I set it up, amazing. The sound was great and beyond my expectations. tried different types of strings(nylon,phosphor,electric), and they all sounded fantastic. Great guitar, I can't stop playing it.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome for the money

By bobbysongsmith

from Los Angeles California

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Comments about Fender Standard Telecoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I bought one of these a couple of years ago and have used it quite a bit. This little thing rocks! It is great for practicing or playing on stage. Once you get it tuned in, it will stay in tune for a long time. The sound of this thing is impressive for its size. I play it on a tube combo and even use distortion sometimes...sounds awesome. I recently had mine stolen and am replacing it asap. I can't live without this little guy...it is a valuable piece of equipment to me. I rated it overall a 4.5 since it is technically a 'cheap' guitar, but valuewise...it's off the charts!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great plugged in!!!

By BJF

from Devver, PA

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Comments about Fender Standard Telecoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

First off. People say this guitar sounds bad acoustically. Well what do you expect from a guitar 3" deep and a plastic back? Come on folks. Use you brain a minute and think about it. It isn't a Martin D28. But it was not made to be one. It is a stage guitar. And for that it is great. Plugged in sound is very good. Way better than I expected. Only complaint I have is the tunner does not turn off automatically. It has gotten bumped and killed my battery. Acoustically it does not sound like a normall guitar. But it is still useable to play that way. It gets the job done. As long as it doesn't have to be real loud. If it does, plug it in. I have a Fender frontman 25R and it actually sounds really good going through it. I really do like this guitar. I have been playing for almost 30 years. And have owned a lot of different guitars. It is not my Martin HD28V. But it is easy and comfortable to play and sounds good plugged in. To me that is what it was made for and I think it does a great job doing it.

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

telecoustic review

By The Male Confessor- Son of Kahlan

from Shenandoah , VIRGINIA

Comments about Fender Standard Telecoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Good and bad ! Very good for single note melodies when electrified . ( expensive to keep around to use on just one song )
Does not sound as good as a mic'd 000 body
acoustic .
Still a high action nightmare . Can't remember
how many times I took the neck off to shim it .
Filed down bottom of spare saddle repeatedly .
The guitar is not worth paying big bux for
a high priced LUTHIER to dress the frets and further set-up ! If you can get the
action right and get it to stay there , you
may let someone sitting in play it ! If you have plenty of money and short on guitars , it is okay for a unique intro melody line plugged in . That did sound nice on the recording .A tone like Sarah McLaughlin's LIVE version of " I LOVE YOU " ,the acoustic guitar solo ! Maybe silk and steel strings would help it for other stuff .(?) The nut width was supposed to be : 1-11/16 " but it was the beginner 1-5/8 ". Put your money towards something with a proven track record . Good Luck ! Hope you don't get burned

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Painfully Sharp Edges

By JMNthe3rd

from Los Angeles, CA

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Pros

  • Sounds Decent Plugged In

Cons

  • Sharp Binding Edge
  • Sounds Tiny Unplugged
  • To Thick For Comfort

Best Uses

    Comments about Fender Standard Telecoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Unplugged it sounds like plastic, which I was expecting (it is plastic). Plugged in, it sounds fine for live shows. I was hoping it would be as comfortable as a solid-body Telecaster. It is not. It's a little thicker & has a sharp binding that painfully digs into my arm when I play. I'm not sure if Fender could improve it. Simply put, a standard Telecaster fits my body perfectly, you start messing with the dimensions & edges & a dreadnought is actually a lot more comfortable to me. Considering this fact, I do not know why a person would choose a Telecoustic over a true acoustic-electric.

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    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Fun to play

    By J

    from PORTLAND, OR

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    Pros

    • Easy tuning
    • Good sound
    • Great Value
    • Narrow Neck

    Cons

    • Thin Strings Included

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender Standard Telecoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Easy to play with smaller hands. Has big sound.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Review

      By CTC

      from Coastal DE

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      Comments about Fender Standard Telecoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      First, this guitar was backordered, then it was discontinued, but I finally received it about a week ago! I'm still developing my overall impression, but here are some observations you might find helpful - I chose this guitar as an inexpensive backup...something that I could leave around and pick up to play or practice whenever the mood struck me, but still plug in when I wanted some effects and power. Please keep in mind that this is a Fender-branded guitar manufactured in China with plastic/fiberglass/composite back and sides. Also keep in mind that the body depth is just 3 inches. The electronics are Fender's "entry-level" quality for an acoustic-electric. All that being said, I really like this thing! It has a smaller body (Tele style)and plays well for its intended purpose. The tone is what I would call "sharp" or "brassy"...remember that it is only 3" deep and has non-wood back and sides! It reminds me of the sound a somewhat muffled resonator would have. An all-wood guitar would have much better tone, but again...for what it is, this thing does a good job. Unamplified, I think the sound is loud, but not warm. It certainly projects it's sound, but without depth. Amplified, it's another story. By fiddling with your onboard EQ and external amp settings, this little guitar is capable of some great tones! Running it through a Fender reverb amp is a blast! I'm still exploring all the combinations. The Standard Telecoustic looks great, plays well, and is fully up to gigging in small bars/clubs...but there are some drawbacks. The action is somewhat high and I don't care for the string guage that came with it. They are good quality d'Addarios, but they're too fat. I think I'm going to restring it with some slightly skinnier strings (which will actually raise the action a touch), then compensate with a slightly shorter saddle (which should bring the action back down). Neither of these shortcomings makes this guitar unplayable, but addressing them will make it more comfortable to play (lotsa string friction/noise on the lower E and A strings). Again, I like this guitar for what it is...an inexpensive backup that has some great potential. Don't expect it to be a concert-hall instrument, because it will never be. But...to me, it is an inexpensive, fun guitar that is great for practice, jamming with friends, and even small venue gigging. Oh yea, the onboard tuner functions well as long as you're close. Tune by ear, then get it tight with the tuner. This has been kinda long, but I hope it helps your decision making. Want more observations? Contact by e-mail

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      high action

      By bubbleman66

      from fresno, ca

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Fender Standard Telecoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      nice guitar of pretty good quality. unless you like high action, you will want to get the guitar set up.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A Very Good Guitar

      By DougE

      from Los Angeles

      Comments about Fender Standard Telecoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      This is a good guitar for the money. I would recommend however to change the strings. Use a light gauge .010 or .009, It really improves the sound and the action. I actually put on a set of nickle rockers , the same strings that I use on my Ric 360. It sounds great. The key is to play it through an acoustic amp. I run it through a Hartke acoustic amp. I would recommend this guitar.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good Acoustic if that's all you want

      By themicg

      from Middlebury, CT

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      Pros

      • Good sound
      • Practicing

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Fender Standard Telecoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I fell in love with the Tele because of this guitar.This guitar, same with the Strat model, is great for those that want an acoustic who don't really play acoustics. I got this guitar because I wanted a nice acoustic that didn't have the large body depth. I'm not big on acoustics, but if you need that sound for whatever reason or to practice, it's great for that. You get some bronze strings on there and they sound great. To me, the sole purpose of getting this guitar is to have a good acoustic, and to practice on.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very Unique

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Fender Standard Telecoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        This guitar blows away a comparably priced Ovation Celebrity. First of all, It has a fender tele neck which mqakes it incredibly easy to play and bend. If you want to play blues or slide guitar acoustically with this thing, you wont be disappointed. Those calling it plastickey and a bad instrument probably don't know how to play very well. If you play live with other acoustic guitars, this instrument stands out and sounds different. I play leads with this thing in an acoustic act with 2 other guitars and we have a truly unique sound because of the telecoustic. If you are disappointed with the tone of this instrument, you probably should buy an acoustic electric cutaway guitar which is made entirely of tone woods. For me, It's my signature sound live. I absolutely love it as I play electric telecasters as well and it feels very familiar.

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