Classic Tele Design, Hotter Tones
The Fender Standard Telecaster solidbody electric guitar gives you that classic Tele sound and feel you know and love, and adds some very cool improvements for modern players! The Standard Telecaster sports a pair of single-coil pickups voiced a bit hotter than standard, which works very well when you're cranking up for distorted tones. The wiring cavities are now shielded, giving you a big reduction in hum and quieter operation. This Tele features an alder body, a maple neck and fingerboard, and chrome hardware. Medium Jumbo frets make the Standard Telecaster easier to play than ever.Fender Standard Telecaster Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
- Hotter pickups for smokin' tones
- The simple beauty of a classic design
- Why is Tele tone so legendary?
Hotter pickups for smokin' tones
Fender outfitted the Standard Telecaster with two single-coil pickups voiced hotter than what might be considered "standard" output. Why? They know that, although the Tele has been around a long time and has pleased a ton of players just fine, the added punch of hotter pickups would help the Standard Tele drive modern amps even better, giving you that classic Tele vibe while allowing you to kick your sound into overdrive. The control cavities are now shielded, giving you quieter operation. What's more, the modern C-shaped neck is topped with Medium Jumbo frets for even easier playing.
The simple beauty of a classic design
You've probably heard the story before: Leo Fender began designing and building his soon-to-be-iconic guitars over a half-century ago, even though he didn't play guitar himself. The Telecaster represents Fender's first real success, and the fact that it remains such a sought-after guitar today speaks volumes about its quality and playability. It's been copied countless times, tweaked, mutated, modified, gutted, and bedecked with extras, but the original always shines through. The Standard Telecaster continues this legacy by respecting the original while making it very suitable for the modern player.
Why is Tele tone so legendary?
Descended from one of the true "grandaddies" of guitar designs, the Standard Telecaster retains all the characteristics that make the Tele so popular across all musical genres. Its tone can range from articulate "chicken pickin'" cluck to warm sustain, crunchy power chords to crystal-clear chime. Only a handful of instruments stand out decade after decade, and the Tele's magical blend of playability, utility, and tone definitely puts it in among a select few.
- Color: Lake Placid Blue
- Series: Standard Series
- Body: Alder
- Neck: Maple, Modern C Shape,
- Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5" Radius
- No. of Frets: 21 Medium Jumbo Frets
- Scale Length: 25.5"
- Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1.650"
- Hardware: Chrome
- Machine Heads: Fender/Ping Standard Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
- Bridge: Vintage Style
- Pickguard: 3-ply WBW
- Pickups: Two Standard Single-Coil Tele Pickups with Hotter Voicing for Distortion
- Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade
- Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
- Shielded Cavities for Quieter Operation and Reduced Hum
- Strings: Fender Super Bullets 3250L, Nickel Plated Steel, (.009 to .042)
- New Bridge Block
The Fender Standard Telecaster combines classic tone, improved playability, and hotter output!
NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.