Standard Telecaster

Fender Telecaster Standard, an old school guitar with traditional looks and modern features. 

Duke Ellington once said “if it sounds good, it is good!”. This sentence sums up all we think about the Fender Standard Telecaster guitar and Telecasters in general. When Leo Fender released his back then in the 50’s new guitar, the Esquire, it had one pickup and no truss rod. Then came the broadcaster which was renamed the Telecaster due to a conflict with Gretsch. Then this Telecaster literally changed the world of rock ‘n’ roll!

On the Standard Telecaster Fender went after originality, cost effectivity and playability. The body is made of one piece Alder (originally until 56 or so Telecaster guitars had Ash bodies) and the neck is a nice modern C shape maple one with medium jumbo frets. A main difference between the Fender Standard Telecaster and the original one from the 50’s are the bridge saddles. Instead of the vintage 3 compensated saddles, Fender equipped the Standard Telecaster with 6 adjustable saddles for maximum intonation and setup adjustments. Fender also designed a new bridge to replace the “Ashtray” bridge that came with the old Telecasters.

Sound wise there is no doubt about it, the Standard Telecaster is a Telecaster all right! It has twang, it has bite, it has smokin’ highs and lows and mostly that distinctive Telecaster mid range we all love so much. Driving an amplifier with the Fender Standard Telecaster is easy, as the new Standard Tele Single Coil pickups are hotter than the old ones.

Standard Telecaster technical specifications

Manufacturer Fender
Series Standard
Made In Mexico
GTIN 14 00885978828630, 00885978111381, 00885978111299, 00885978111329, 00885978111374, 00885978111398, 00885978111367, 00885978111305, 00717669778057, 00885978111343, 00885978111282
Manufacturer Part Number 014-5102-550, 0145102550, 259041, 014-5122-509, 014-5122-309, 014-5102-506, 0145102506, 243207, STANDARD TELECASTER MN BLK, 014-5102-532, 014-5122-506, 0145122506, 014-5122-532, 0145122532, 014-5122-502, 0145122502, 014-5102-502, 0145102502, 243208
Serial Number MX17903358
Colour Black
Lefty/Right Handed Left Handed, Right Handed
Body Type Chambered
Body Shape Family Other
Top Material Family Ash
Body Material Family Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene
Fretboard Material Family Brownwood
Neck Material Family Birch
String Number 6
Number of Frets 17
Pickup Configuration H
Pickup Brand Aguilar
Active Pickup? No, Yes
Tremolo Yes, No
Tremolo Brand Aria
Left-Friendly? Yes, No

Standard Telecaster reviews & comparison videos

Standard Telecaster reviews & comparison

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