Fender American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar  

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The best of yesterday and today in one amazing Tele.

The Fender American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar is a pro player's axe that delivers authentic Tele vibe. American Series pickups and deluxe hardware with original '52 ash or alder body dimensions deliver more resonance and tone. The maple neck has a modern C shape with rolled edges and highly finished frets for easier playability. The detailed nut eliminates rattles and improves tuning stability. Custom staggered tuning machines eliminate the need for one of the string trees. Staggered pole pieces in the pickups provide balanced output across all strings and especially improves tone for the G-string.

The return of the American Standard Series Telecaster continues Fender's tradition of commitment to the people who play Fender instruments out there in the real world. Today's American Standard Telecaster guitars are worthy heirs of their revered ancestors—mindful of player needs and taking full advantage of modern advances, yet remaining completely true to the elements and spirit that made these instruments legendary in the first place. They feature excellent bridges, neck and body finishes, and a Fender-exclusive high-tech molded case. Still there are the beloved hand-rolled fingerboard edges, Alnico V pickups, and staggered tuning machines for tone and stability guaranteed to last a lifetime (with its limited lifetime warranty)! So make history with the American Standard!

American Standard Tele® Bridge
Gives sought-after tone with modern improvements (6-saddle adjustability, no ashtray edges). Redesigned plate features a classic styled Fender stamp on chrome-plated brass. Brass and steel are the secrets to the Tele sound!

Bridge Component Specifics:
'American Standard saddles - The original vintage-style Fender bent steel adjustable saddle is one of the components that give vintage Fenders their tonal 'mojo'. Fender conducted tone comparison tests, and fell in love with them all over again. They have a wider tonal range and more character many other saddles. Then Fender improved them; narrowing the spacing to afford more room (and complement the bigger frets and rolled edges), and also elongated the string slot to reduce friction and string breakage, while improving the string break angle over the primary contact point.

Bridge plate

The combination of steel saddles with a brass plate harks back to the magic combination of the most sought-after vintage Tele guitars (which had steel plate/brass saddles). The plate also features two extra mounting screws to improve resonance and body contact (as well as eliminating 'squeals'), and a stylized Fender logo to class up the instrument and nod to the design of '60s era Fenders (like Jaguar and Mustang bridges).

Neck Gloss and Tint

Seemingly a small or less important feature, this is a major feature. The old necks were satin all over primarily for the feel of the back of the neck. On these American Standards Fender kept the satin neck back, but still gave the rich tint and luster of a gloss finish to the fretboard. When looking at the old and new side by side in comparison, there is no arguing that these necks look classier and more detailed and 'finished'.

Thinner Body Undercoat
An undercoat serves to give the paint a smooth surface to adhere to so you have a nice looking finish. The thicker the undercoat, the more glass-like the finish, but the more constricted the guitar's body wood, which could affect tone. Fender switched to an undercoat that is thinner, and that allows the body to flex and resonate more, while retaining the cosmetic advantages of an undercoat.

Fender SKB Case
The case is a true advancement in guitar presentation and protection. It is stackable, it balances perfectly, it is TSA-lock-equipped, and has glass reinforced nylon trigger latches and a killer form-fitted plush interior.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

Features
  • Alnico V pickups
  • Deluxe hardware
  • Solid alder body (black, 3-color sunburst, candy cola, and blizzard pearl) or ash body (2-tone sunburst, natural, crimson red transparent)
  • Modern C-shaped maple neck with rich, deep neck tint, glossed neck fretboard with satin back and rolled edges
  • Delta-tone™ no-load circuit
  • Highly finished frets
  • Detailed nut work
  • Bent steel Fender saddles
  • American Standard Tele® Bridge Plate (steel saddles and brass plate) for improved resonance
  • Thinner undercoat for improved body resonance
  • Rosewood or maple fretboard

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(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fender Standard Telecaster

By Ash Telecaster

from North Ridgevile Ohio

Comments about Fender American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I have many guitars but this one is by far my favorite. It plays like butter and the tone is unbeatable. It is a simple, striaght forward, extremely solid, perfect tuning, perfect playing instrument. It does everything a guitar should do and nothing it shouldn't. Fender perfected the engineering of this instrument. I realize this sounds like a lot of gushing but I can't help it I like the guitar that much.

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(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great guitar

By bluesman-gnOfi

from Cape Coral,Florida

Comments about Fender American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

mine was waiting for me when i got home,couldn't put it down.classic tele chime.great for playing blues.action was set good right out of the box.love it.you can't go wrong with an american made Fender.i own a Les Paul and a Mex strat,this is my new blues guitar.comes with very nice locking hardshell case.

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(13 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
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Like Butter!

By Gilbert Lucero

from Savannah, GA

Comments about Fender American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I was looking to purchase another Tele variant when I decided to give one of the new American Teles a try. It was a two-color sunbusrst maple FB model, and was gorgeous. The fit and finish of the guitar was wonderful, and there were no flaws in the guitar at all. When I picked up the guitar to play it (open strumming unplugged) the guitar rang nicely, and had a full airy tone. A lot if solidbody electrics have no vibrancy at all when unplugged, this one had it in spades. Plugged in the guitar sounded like a classic Tele. Spanky, and clear in the bridge pos, and open and full in the neck pos. The neck felt great too. They put a satin finish on the back of the necks, which give them a "broke-in" feel. All around these guitars feel great and sound great. I hadn't been so impressed with a new Tele in a long time. Highly recommend picking one of these up.

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(15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
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smokin

By Rodger Kleinwaks

from vineland newjersey 08360

Comments about Fender American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

i own quite a few guitars .15 to be ecact. I picked this up last month The guitar is exeptionally made. The neck is flawless .you can really fly .Great sound. I;m a big strat guy .I oun most ot the signiture series ones and top of the line models.Trust me you will not be dissopointed..Fender makes a great product at a reasonable price.This will totally change your thoughts on telecasters .I know it did for me .

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