Fender Standard Telecaster (Arctic White) Reviews4.3/5.0 based on 7 customer reviews
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May 7, 2013
No complaints!This guitar is awesome. I love the tone and how easily it stays in tune. If you like telecasters, this is a no-brainer.
from Kunsan AB, Republic of Korea
December 10, 2012Music Background:
Hobbyist for over 18 years
Completely SurprisedI was blown away by the MIM Telecaster. The tone is so pure and so clean. These pups are amazing...I figured I would swap them out for some SD pups but there is no need to. There is some 60 cycle hum when you are using distortion but that is to be expected with a single coil pup. The craftsmanship is amazing...very solid, no fret overage, no paint issues and no loose hardware. This is a true work horse...will play country, blues and rock with no issues. The action was set low as it can with no intonation issues and I love it. The Sweetwater crew has done a great job! I will be buying more guitars from them in the future.
from Clayton, NC
September 18, 2012Music Background:
Pro Telecaster playerThe Telecaster is a fine instrument, which is played by the best guitar players in the USA like James Burton, well known for his fancy string bending. The telecaster has a smooth fret board fast action neck and the tone quality sings loud and clear. If you have problems with the fret dividers take it back to where you bought it and the set up man will make it right or you can return it . If you take care of your guitar it will take care of you. I have been playing guitars for over 63 years and I have never had a better friend then the telecaster. Its all up to you!!
December 6, 2011
YES!This thing is great!!
from Dansville, MI, USA
December 6, 2011Music Background:
play in church a lot, record a lot. Blues, rock, alternative, even Hardcore
This Guitar Rocks!Okay, #1, I'm not really sure what the other guy who gave a review was talking about, but this guitar it great! I had no problem w/ the frets sticking out, I felt that the pickups were very nice, full, and overall, very tele! The color itself, (white) is beautiful (though I might put a black pickguard on it). Through a good old tube amp, this guitar will not disappoint you @ all! I would easily buy this again! You should buy it if you're thinking about it, it is very close or equal to an American standard. Very worth your money!
from Rochester, NY
December 4, 2012Music Background:
Worship leader, songwriter, pop/rock band leader
Best in classSo I've been playing guitar for going on 11 years now and although I've only owned acoustics up until last week, I've been scouring every local music store since day one for the perfect electric guitar. I stumbled upon this guitar a few months ago at the Rochester Guitar Center (I think the white finish was what caught my eye) and was immediately sold...sort of. I've always liked the look of Telecasters and knew I'd eventually end up with one, but I couldn't make up my mind between this one and the Blacktop Tele. It seemed though no matter how many guitars I tried out, I kept coming back to this Tele.
Fender has seriously upped their game on the Mexican Teles this year. Now with hotter and quieter pickups and a gloss fretboard, it's practically an American Tele. I played one back-to-back with a slightly older (not used) model and the difference was night and day. The only thing that merits it a 4.5 rating is that it needs a tummy-cut, and I will probably throw on a bigsby in time to come. Affordable, awesome and totally worth every penny.
from Southeastern Pa.
December 30, 2009Music Background:
Newcomers to the sport of guitar playing BEWARE!Come on Fender...QC!
After owning a lifetime of American made Fenders, iwas given a Mexican Tele.
The neck is a joke, and the frets stick out beyond the fretboard like little razor blades, the only thing you'll shred on this guitar is your fingers!
The pups and electronics sound cheap and tinny.
If you are a begining guitar player, and drawn to the afordable price tag, this guitar could possibly discourage a begining player.
Save your coin and buy an American made fender product, there is NO comparison.