Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus - Charcoal Transparent with Maple Fingerboard

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Pine Body, Maple Neck, Maple Fingerboard, 2 Single-coil Pickups, and 1 Humbucking Pickup with Coil Splitting - Charcoal Transparent
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A Tone Tweaker's Tele

The Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus is one of the most uncommon Telecasters we've ever seen at Sweetwater. At first glance, this unusual axe looks like a custom shop creation. Its unique pine body is super lightweight and comfortable, and it also gives you a light and airy tone. To get the most out of this tone, Fender gave the Modern Player Telecaster Plus a singular set of pickups, including a traditional Tele-style neck pickup, a Stratocaster-style middle pickup, and a humbucker at the bridge. What's more, you also get a Strat-style hardtail bridge to lock down your tone. Curious? Keep reading to find out more about the Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus.

Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Ultra-versatile pickup configuration
  • Incredible tonewood combination
  • Rock-solid Strat-style bridge
Ultra-versatile pickup configuration

If you're looking for a huge range of tone, then you need a Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus. It features an HSS pickup configuration, with two different single-coil pickups, which means you can get the liquid Tele lead tones you love and classic Strat midrange bite. What's more, the Modern Player Telecaster Plus's humbucking bridge pickup features a mini toggle coil split switch, giving you an even wider range of tone.

Incredible tonewood combination

As classic as it gets! The Modern Player Telecaster Plus features Fender's original Tele wood combination, bringing together the sweet sound of a pine body with the snap and spank of a maple neck and fingerboard. Not only does this make the Modern Player Telecaster Plus incredibly comfortable to play, but it also provides you with that quintessential Tele tone.

Rock-solid Strat-style bridge

To top it all off, Fender decided to give the Modern Player Telecaster Plus a modern Stratocaster bridge. This bridge features a 6-saddle hardtail configuration, which lets you perfectly tune your axe. Even cooler, the Modern Player Telecaster Plus gives you the extra-tight sonics of a string-through-body tailpiece, providing you with extra sustain.

Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • A modern take on a traditional solidbody electric guitar
  • The original Tele tonewood combo, including a pine body and a maple neck and fingerboard
  • Flexible HSS configuration features both Strat and Tele single-coil pickups
  • Coil-splittable humbucker at the bridge
  • Vintage-style 6-saddle string-through-body hardtail Stratocaster bridge

The Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus gives you classic Tele tone with modern flexibility!
NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Telecaster
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Pine
Body Finish Polyester Gloss
Color Charcoal Transparent
Neck Material Maple, Bolt-on
Neck Shape C
Fingerboard Material Maple, 9.5" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Black dots
Number of Frets 22, Jumbo
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.650"
Nut Material Synthetic Bone
Bridge/Tailpiece Vintage Style 6-Saddle Strings-Through-Body Hardtail Bridge
Tuners Vintage Style Tuning Machines
Number of Pickups 3
Neck Pickup Modern Player Tele single-coil
Middle Pickup Modern Player Strat single-coil
Bridge Pickup Modern Player Humbucker
Controls Master Volume, Master Tone, 5-way pickup selector, mini-toggle rear coil switch
Strings Fender USA, (.009-.042)
Manufacturer Part Number 0241102569

Customer Reviews

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Best guitar I ever owned

Ive been playing for 15 years and had a lot of guitars over the years. For me, this one beats them all even ones triple the price. It feels great, sounds great and it came set up PERFECTLY. Great tone and sustain even with stock pickups. Dont be fooled by the price and being made in china. Feels like a $ tele! Amazing. Buy now.
Music background: Everything

Pleasent Surprise

I own several Stratocasters and the new Gibson Les Paul Deluxe but I didn't have a Telecaster till I seen this offered, after it arrived I immediately plugged it in surprisingly it was in tune! had to be a fluke I thought and equally surprised with the playability and tones I was able to get and very happy with the good service and follow up from Sweetwater I have recomended this to several musician friends hopefully a left handed model will be made available for one of my students who would love to one one.
Music background: Lead guitarist composer for over 50 years

A pro guitar at a beginers price

I will not claim that I know all there is to know about Fenders,Tele's, Strat,s or elect guitars in general for I am mainly an acoustic player....but the versatility and tone and should I mention the price? The guitar is more than fine right out of the box, it's excellent...yes you can (and I might) go ahead and mod it out with other pickups you feel are lacking, change the strings to your preferred or whatever, I for the time being let the Modern Player do the initial work and when needed I use whatever external effects and or processing I feel I need or what for the occasion, and I'm set...I even run this thru my Zoom A3 and Peavey Vypyr VIP3 for some incredible acoustic sounds.....does feel odd to get an more than acceptable acoustic guitar sound while holding an electric guitar, but I'll get use to it eventually....
Music background: Songwriting, guitar off n on for 35 + years.....

Fantastic Instrument

Read the rave reviews on this guitar, scratched my head and thought, how could it be? A chinese fender tele? I now own 15 guitars due to one review that stated, "... tired of people calling this guitar good for the money - it's just a great guitar period." I bought it and have played it for a few days and couldn't agree more. Beautiful (quality) and versatile - 5 way switch with the option of splitting the humbucker gets you pretty much any sound you want. Love the middle (strat) and neck (tele) together and the bridge as a single coil and middle (strat) together. Other positions isolating pickups sound as you'd expect. The next road trip with the family will include this guitar and a 15 watt Peavy Vypyr mod amp - that's it. Buy it, you won't be disappointed.
Music background: garage band

Would pay 3 times as much for this guitar

I cannot believe the play-ability of this guitar. The slim D neck plays amazing and the response of the pickups via the single volume control let you go from slightly dirty to full blown blues. Combined with the 3 pickup choices and the unlimited combinations this guitar is worth much much more.
Music background: Hobbyist
See also: Solidbody Guitars, Fender, Fender Solidbody Guitars