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Fender American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar


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The Fender American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar blends classic Fender tone, playability, and style with contemporary upgrades for the modern player.

Over sixty years ago, the Fender Telecaster arrived and changed the world of music forever. The Telecaster has been the choice instrument for guitarists throughout the decades including Jimmy Bryant, Muddy Waters, Albert Collins, Roy Buchanan, Bruce Springsteen, Joe Strummer, Merle Haggard, Danny Gatton have all forged a legacy of historic recordings, and that's just to name a few.

The Fender American Standard Telecaster allows you to experience the all the legendary tone, style and playability of Fender's first solidbody guitar while offering contemporary upgrades that are sure to satisfy today's modern guitarists.

Combining time-tested specs with a variety of modern appointments, the American Standard Telecaster features an alder body (ash body on Natural, Crimson Red Transparent and 2-Color Sunburst models) that comes finished in a thinner coat for improved tone and resonance. The body of the American Standard Telecaster sports that famed ergonomic belly contour for maximum player comfort. Available with either a maple or rosewood fingerboard, the modern "C" maple neck offers superb player comfort and playability. Smooth rolled fingerboard edges, a more contemporary 9.5" fingerboard radius, and medium jumbo frets make the American Standard Tele a dream to play.

Under the hood, the American Standard Telecaster comes equipped with a Fender Custom Shop Twisted Tele single-coil pickup in the neck position and a Fender Custom Shop Vintage-Style Tele single-coil pickup in the bridge position. The simple schematic of one volume, one tone control, and 3-way pickup selector has spanned the entire 60+ years of the Telecaster's existence. Improving on the classic formula, the electronics incorporate a no-load tone control, which works like a standard tone knob from positions 1-9, but at 10, it is removed from the wiring completely so that you get the full, unadulterated sonic output of your pickup. It means more output and more treble without using a booster pedal or active controls.

The chrome hardware includes a set of Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed tuners for improved string angle across the nut and a string-through-body American Standard bridge with 6 individual bent steel saddles and a stamped brass plate for exceptional sustain and intonation. Finally, a protective hardshell case is included along with a cable, strap, and polishing cloth.

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Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case
  • Cable
  • Strap
  • Polishing Cloth


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Number Of Frets 22
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.685"
Neck Shape Modern "C"
Fingerboard Radius 9.5"
Body Style Single Cutaway
Neck Type Bolt On
Neck Wood Maple
Body Wood Alder or Ash
Pickup Configuration S-S
Bridge Pickup Custom Shop Vintage-Style Tele
Neck Pickup Custom Shop "Twisted" Single-Coil Tele
Bridge Type 6-Saddle American Standard Strings-Through-Body Tele with Bent Steel Saddles and Stamped Brass Plate
Tuning Machines Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed
Orientation Right-Handed
Other Features Body
Urethane Finish

Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck

Gloss Urethane Headstock Face

Maple or Rosewood Fingerboard with Medium Jumbo Frets and Dot Position Inlays

Synthetic Bone Nut

Bi-Flex Truss Rod

Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone

Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup

Special Electronics: No-Load Tone Control

Chrome Hardware

Knurled Flat-Top Control Knobs

4-Bolt Neck Plate with Micro-Tilt Adjustment

Strings: Fender USA 250L, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)

Unique Features: Five-Screw Mounted Brass Bridge Plate for Sonic Stability, Loaded with Improved Bent Steel Saddles with Elongated String Slots, for Increased Resonance and Sustain, Thinner Undercoat Finish for Improved Body Resonance, Tinted Neck, Body Contour
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Series American Standard
Model American Standard Telecaster
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Warranty Info:

American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation warrants this Fender brand instrument to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as it is owned by the original retail purchaser, except that pickups, switches, jacks, controls, all other electronic components, tuning machines, hardware, pickguards, plated surfaces, gig bags, cases and case hardware are warranted for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. This warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser when this instrument is purchased from an Authorized Fender Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein. IMPORTANT: PLEASE RETAIN YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT, AS IT IS YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE VALIDATING THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.

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