Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus - Honey Burst with Maple Fingerboard

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Pine Body, Maple Neck, Maple Fingerboard, 2 Single-coil Pickups, and 1 Humbucking Pickup with Coil Splitting - Honey Burst
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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. Not only is its unique pine body super lightweight and comfortable, but 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. Not only does the Modern Player Telecaster Plus feature an HSS pickup configuration, but it also sports two different single-coil pickups. That means you can get the liquid Tele lead tones you love, plus 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 solidbody electric guitar 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 Honey Burst
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 0241102542

Customer Reviews

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My Favorite Fender

I own 4 Fender guitars, 2 strats and 2 teles. This is the least expensive of the 4 guitars and the one I play the most. With a little fiddling, I can get "just" the sound I want for whatever I'm playing, which is something I can't say about the others. For an inexpensive guitar, and a not-so-talented player, it plays like a dream, at least the equal of the other Fenders. You really can't go wrong with this guitar.
Music background: Recreational player

Seriously? You've got to be kidding Me... It's too good to be true!

Walked into my local guitar store intending to buy a Les Paul when this little beauty caught my eye. The finish is SPECTACULAR! The photos don't do it justice! The neck feels like a slightly wider strat neck, which I love. It just fits in my hands so well! Looks were solid, but who cares if it can't sound good. Believe me- This guitar kills! I put it up against Mexican Standards, American Standards, even Custom Shop Teles, Les Pauls, Strats but this guitar smashed them all! There's so much tonal variety!So seriously, go and buy this guitar! You owe it to your fingers! I had been riding the fence on whether I was a Fender or a Gibson guy. This guitar answers my dilemma: I'm a Fender Guy all the way!
Music background: Pro- Musician, Worship Leader, Elecronic Artist, Recording Engineer

its a winner

it came today i took it out of the box about six hour ago . An have not put it down yet. The neck is unreal the fret end are so smooth . the look the real i could go on and on. i have had some guitar in my year and i put this $399 one right up there with bunch. im not one that care about where it was made. where every this one was made fender have step up there game . Now for the one small ad i mean small detail. the the rear pick up im going to change it out its a little weak when you go to single coil . just going to put i a hotter one but im not i a hurry to do it im going to enjoy this girl to night . i did switch the plate around Vol tone the five way took me 5mins.im going to get another one and put stack pick up in that one and will be able to split all three pick ups . ok im goig back to playing .
Music background: been playing for ever i was 10 when i started


The easiest, lightest action on any Tele I have ever played. This was true of it with B.B. King Strings (Custom 52-10) and the Ernie Ball Super Slinky 9's I settled on. Very minimal adjusting. Having so many tonal options at your disposal is a treat. There ain't nuthin' that I am not ready for with this Baby in my hands. It is one of the most versatile guitars I own. I own several other stereo & Midi guitars. This guitar floors me no frills all out Bad to the Bone. In any genre ! ! !
Music background: 51 Yrs. Pro Musician, A&R, Project Mgr.

This Player Loves His Tele Player.

I bought this Telecaster as a Birthday present to my self on July 4th 2014.It dose matter what kind of music you play.This Guitar dose it all.I play mostly Country and it kicks ass.The pine wood is great not as heavy as other Telecaster.One great guitar.
Music background: Just Love to Play.
See also: Solidbody Guitars, Fender, Fender Solidbody Guitars