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The Fender American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar delivers traditional tone, feel, and style, without the vintage guitar price tag.

Sixty years ago, the Fender Telecaster arrived and changed the music world. The Telecaster has been a signature instrument for guitarists throughout the decades: Jimmy Bryant, Muddy Waters, Albert Collins, Roy Buchanan, Bruce Springsteen, Joe Strummer, Merle Haggard, Danny Gatton have all forged a legacy of historic recordings, and that’s just naming a few.  Now you can possess the tone of these legends with that classic design and a few modern upgrades.

Combining vintage specs with a few modern appointments, features include an alder body now finished in a thinner coat for improved resonance. The body of the newest American Standard Telecaster features a comfortable new body contour for maximum player comfort. The electronics include a Fender Custom Shop Twisted Tele (neck) and Broadcaster (bridge) pickups. The simple schematic of one volume, one tone control, and 3-way pickup selector has spanned the entire 60 years of the Telecaster’s existence: proving that a good thing should never be messed with. Fender has improved on this classic formula with a Delta-tone no-load circuit. The no-load tone pot works like a standard tone knob from positions 1-9, but at 10, it is removed from the wiring completely so that you get the full, unadulterated sonic output of your pickup. It means more output and more treble without using a booster pedal or active controls.

The maple neck has the classic vintage tint and is available with a maple or rosewood fingerboard. The fretboard boasts a more updated 9.5” radius and medium jumbo frets, which make for more luxurious string bending. The profile is a comfortable modern C-shape, with a satin finished back and rolled edges. The chrome hardware includes modern staggered tuners for better string angle across the nut, an American Standard Bridge Plate with a brass plate) for improved resonance, and 6 individual bent steel saddles. Finally, a protective, hardshell case is included along with a cable, strap, and polishing cloth.


  • Series: American Standard
  • Body Material: Alder (Ash on Natural and Crimson Red Transparent)
  • Body Finish: Urethane
  • Body Shape: Telecaster
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck, Gloss Finish on the Face of the Headstock
  • Neck Shape: Modern "C"
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood or Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.685" (42.8 mm)
  • Position Inlays: Dot
  • Truss Rods: Bi-Flex
  • Truss Rod Nut: 1/8" American Series
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Shop "Twisted" Tele Single-Coil
  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Single-Coil Broadcaster
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Pickup Configuration: S/S
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Delta Tone
  • Special Electronics: No-Load Tone Control
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Bridge: 6-Saddle American Standard Strings-Through-Body Telecaster with Bent Steel Saddles and Stamped Brass Plate
  • Tuning Machines: Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed
  • Switch Tips: Barrel Style
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment , 3-Ply Black Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt with Micro-Tilt
  • Case/Gig Bag: Hardshell Case
  • Polishing Cloth: Polishing Cloth Included
  • Strings: Fender USA 250L, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
  • Other Features: Five-Screw Mounted Brass Bridge Plate for Sonic Stability, Loaded with Improved Bent Steel Saddles with Elongated String Slots, for Increased Resonance and Sustain, Thinner Undercoat Finish for Improved Body Resonance, Tinted Neck, Body Contour

Order your Fender American Standard Telecaster electric guitar from Sam Ash Direct today with the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy, and be sure to take advantage of our fast, free shipping.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case
  • Cable
  • Strap
  • Polishing Cloth
Series American Standard
Other Features Five-Screw Mounted Brass Bridge Plate for Sonic Stability, Bent Steel Saddles w/Elongated Slots, Thinner Undercoat for Improved Resonance, Tinted Neck


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Comments about Fender American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar:

I love telecasters and this guitar is a Pro setup.If you buy this guitar you want have to upgrade anything. It comes ready to ROCK. Also the new telecaster covers tele sound, strat and p90 tone.

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American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation warrants this Fender brand instrument to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as it is owned by the original retail purchaser, except that pickups, switches, jacks, controls, all other electronic components, tuning machines, hardware, pickguards, plated surfaces, gig bags, cases and case hardware are warranted for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. This warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser when this instrument is purchased from an Authorized Fender Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein. IMPORTANT: PLEASE RETAIN YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT, AS IT IS YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE VALIDATING THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.

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