Fender Standard Telecaster - Lake Placid Blue with Maple Fingerboard

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Maple Fingerboard, and 2 Single-coil Pickups - Lake Placid Blue
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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.

Fender Standard Telecaster Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • 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.

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Telecaster
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Alder
Body Finish Polyester
Color Lake Placid Blue
Neck Material Maple, Bolt-on
Neck Shape C
Fingerboard Material Maple, 9.5" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Black dots
Number of Frets 21, Medium Jumbo
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.650"
Nut Material Synthetic Bone
Bridge/Tailpiece Vintage-style bridge
Tuners Fender/Ping standard cast sealed tuners
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Standard Tele single-coil
Bridge Pickup Standard Tele single-coil
Controls Master Volume, Master Tone, 3-way pickup selector
Strings Fender Super Bullets 3250L, (.009-.042)
Manufacturer Part Number 0145102502

Customer Reviews

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5/5

Inspired . That's all .

Probably the least skilled guitarist 🎸 in all of Sweetwater Land . Knowing 3 chords this axe has inspired me to get back to lessons and enjoying this craft again . Matt Alexander was " tip top " . Professional through and through . When I learn a few more chords I will call Matt again to keep up the inspiration. Guitar is flawless , in tune and beautiful. Thanks for the candy too lads .
Music background: Bedroom Crooner
5/5

Great Guitar

Received my new Tele a few weeks ago and of my six guitars it is my favorite. Set up ready to play out of the box. Played an outdoor gig three days after getting delivery. Great neck , great sounding pickups .For the money a real deal.
Music background: Gigging Musician,Hobbyist
5/5

Impressed with everything

right out of the box this guitar was sweet.....plays smooth and clean. Pickups sound great , I run it through tube screamer and it just sounds amazing.The next guitar I buy will be from these guys...without question!! hey and thanks for the tootsie rolls!!!
Music background: hobbyist
5/5

Incredible Guitar

I purchased the Telecaster Standard and am extremely pleased with it to say the least. I did a side by side comparison with an American made Tele and I honestly couldn't tell the difference! Some will argue, but if you can't hear the difference; why pay the extra. I did very little setup, just the normal snugging of screws and such, but the action is very nice. I like the shorter scale of the Tele as well. Very comfortable, although it took about three days before I began to appreciate the neck. The range of classic and modern Fender tones is very easy to achieve. Perfect tone playing country to classic rock to heavy metal. Sounds best with a genuine Fender amp. It has quickly become my newest best friend!
Music background: Former Pro Musician/Vocalist, Live Sound and Recording Engineer.
5/5

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.
See also: Solidbody Guitars, Fender, Fender Solidbody Guitars