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Fender Standard Telecaster

Fender 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.

Specs: Standard Telecaster

Number of Frets 21
String Number 6
Specific Wood Neck Maple
Specific Wood Fretboard Maple
Scale Length (inch) 25.5
Body Shape Single Cut
Body Type Solid Body
Specific Wood Body Solid alder
Specific Colour Butterscotch Blonde
Manufacturer Fender
Series Standard
Made In Mexico
Pickup Configuration S-S
Pickup Brand Fender
Neck Pickup Model Standard Tele single-coil
Bridge Pickup Model Standard Tele single-coil


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