From the garage to the club to the stadium, the American Standard Telecaster is the same great best-selling go-to guitar it always has been, and now it's upgraded with a comfortable new body contou... read more
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From the garage to the club to the stadium, the American Standard Telecaster is the same great best-selling go-to guitar it always has been, and now it's upgraded with a comfortable new body contour and classic-sounding Fender Custom Shop Twisted Tele (neck) and Broadcaster (bridge) pickups. The latest incarnation of a truly timeless classic, it rings more fully, brightly and crisply than ever.
The look, sound and vibe of the Telecaster resonates throughout the history of popular music. From orchestra pits to mosh pits, small clubs to stadiums and garages to recording studios, its signature sound is everywhere. The American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard has hand-rolled fingerboard edges, Custom Shop pickups, staggered tuning machines, improved bridge with bent steel saddles mounted to a stamped-brass bridge plate for increased resonance and sustain, tinted neck, high-gloss maple fingerboard, satin-finished neck back, thinner finish undercoat that lets the body breathe and improves resonance, and Fender Tolex case.
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I bought this guitar originally because I felt like I needed to upgrade my gear (an epiphone les paul 100) in order to progress as a guitarist. Some people will tell you its the player, not the guitar, but this tele goes a long way in disproving that. This guitar is an absolute dream to play. It feels like my hands almost glide across it. The sound however, is by far the best part. The neck pickup sounds clean, refined, and classy. Notes and chords are clear, and it responds well to player dynamics. The bridge pickup can get real dirty real quick. It has quite a bit of twang to it, but it also sounds wild. Its also noting that the Jade pearl finish looks beautiful, and is getting harder and harder to obtain. I cannot stop playing this guitar!
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It is part of my personality
This one is my first serious electric guitar and probaby the last one that I'd ever part with, as the old ad says. To be honest, not particularly for the quality of the instrument, but for the adventures, bands and stages we've seen together. I like the idea of being buried with it, or probably pass it over to a good friend who'd take care of it rather than sell it. Mine is an 1990 factory second, having a finish that wears off very easily, giving it a nice road-worn look. I think people pay extras for this these days, but I got hold of it for a bargain price. It has a blonde color with a rosewood neck, that has a very chunky U profile. This may be unusual for the American Standard that usually came with a more modern C neck in later model years. I replaced to original pickups to a set of Texas Specials, which did improve the sound a bit, but I still regret that I sold the original Delta-tone set. Apart from that, it is all original, and now lives in a black deluxe wooden case. This is my main stage guitar I've recorded most of the music on my Soundcloud profile playing this guitar.
Great tone and feel.
This guitar is great over all, it is simple, you can make just about any sound with it, and it has great tome. I can't find any flaws because the telecaster is meant to stay the same as it always was and any "flaws" are supposd to be there. It's the original Fender guitar and for me it's perfect.
This guitar has amazing tone. After a couple of years of dialing in my pedalboard and amp, everything now meshes perfectly to provide a great sound for worship music. Telecasters are my favorite guitar, but you have to be careful not to let the bright tendencies of these body styles get too far over the top.
Love the bright sound of the Telecaster, and the Maple wood is the smoothest to play with!
The american Telecaster might be a little expensive in comparison to the Mexican Series or the American Special Series, but it's totally worth the extra price. The Maple wood makes it a very smooth guitar to play to, it also adds sustain to the sounds, so it's an amazing guitar if you are not the lead guitarrist or if you want to play in the clean channel with a lot of chords. The quality of the construction and details of the guitar are also spectacular, you really feel the love in the making process of this guitar. I totally recommend it
Solid As It Gets
My sage green metallic telecaster came modified with the generation 3 noiseless pickups, and this guitar screams. I use this for a lot of my twangier ventures, or whenever I need a nice bite from single coils. It's clear and defined, but can break up very easily. This is a great guitar for someone looking for versatility.