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Fender Telecaster

Fender Telecaster

The one that started it all - the Fender Telecaster - is a guitar that was designed so well from the beginning that it has lasted decades with only minor changes. A single cutaway body makes a Tele a breeze to play, yet able to handle all kinds of music. The combination of neck and bridge pickups go from country to rock and roll and everywhere in between. And the classic Telecaster strings-through-the-body bridge delivers rock solid tuning.

Sam Ash is an fully authorized Fender Telecaster dealer so you can buy your Telecaster with confidence knowing you will receive a factory-fresh, fully warranteed item. Plus we guarantee that you will get your Tele at the guaranteed lowest price - and we back that up before and after the sale. Fast, free shipping, too! Need advice on choosing the right Telecaster? Call one of our experts at 1-800-472-6274 between 9AM and 11PM EST. They can help you figure out which model Tele is best for you.

Fender Telecaster Guitars Of Distinction at SamAsh.com

Fender Telecaster Guitars Of Distinction

Looking for something special? Check out our selection of Fender Telecaster Guitars Of Distinction.

These guitars represent some of the finest instruments produced by Fender. Hand-picked by our guitar specialists, each one of these instruments is individually photographed. You'll find custom shop models, limited-editions, Sam Ash Exclusives and more. The one you see is the one you will get!

About Fender Telecasters

The Fender Telecaster is often credited with changing the face of the music industry since its release in 1950. Although many have claim to the invention of the solid body electric guitar, there is no doubt that Leo Fender’s Telecaster was the first to be commercially successful. That commercial success was due in large part to its mass production, innovative design and unique sound. The earliest models, built from 1950-54 under the name Esquire and Broadcaster are still coveted by vintage guitar collectors, and are recognizably Telecasters. That success has led Telecaster guitars with the same basic designs being produced more than 60 years later.

Its design was notable for unorthodox construction methods, including assembly line-style development rather than focusing on individually crafted guitars. The Telecaster was also among the first to use a bolt-on neck instead of the generally accepted glued-in version most guitars at the time used. Overall, the design process made production quick and inexpensive and provided guitarists with easier methods for repairing and replacing parts of their instruments.

Fender Telecasters are all quality guitars, but for the best materials, electronics, and workmanship, choose the American Telecasters made in Corona, California, USA. Fender also has a factory in Ensenada, Baja, California, where it makes excellent, models fit to bear the Fender name, including the Fender Standard Telecaster, the Fender Blacktop Telecaster, the Fender Road Worn Telecaster, and the Fender Classic and Classic Player models. The constant traffic of personnel and materials between the two factories assure you that these Ensenada models have Fender quality at value prices. Finally, entry level players will appreciate the Squier Telecaster, made to Fender’s specifications in Asia.

The Telecaster is characterized by its distinctive shape, its two pickup design, the distinctive “Tele-Twang” sound, and its curious habit of staying rock solid in tune. Today’s Telecaster comes in a huge variety of models, from the entry level Squier Telecasters, to the collectable models in our Guitars of Distinction section. To really get into detail, we have helpful articles including our Fender Telecaster Buyer’s Guide and our guide to choosing between the Telecaster and Fender’s equally popular Stratocaster.

For new players, there are options like the Modern Player Telecaster. Sam Ash also offers the top-of-the-line American Deluxe Telecaster for guitarists who are looking for something more. We’ve even got some Teles for leftys.

We’ve also got signature models from top musicians who helped make the Telecaster famous. From Sheryl Crow to James Burton, you can find a guitar that pays tribute to your idols and produces great music.

Looking for something a little less obvious, but still iconic? Check out our collection of vintage reissue models, like the American Vintage '52 Telecaster. You’ll bring a piece of history into your music with a faithful reproduction of some of the earliest Fender models in existence.

Fender Telecasters are all quality guitars, but for the best materials, electronics, and workmanship, choose the American Telecasters made in Corona, California, USA. Fender also has a factory in Ensenada, Baja, California, where it makes excellent, models fit to bear the Fender name, including the Fender Standard Telecaster, the Fender Blacktop Telecaster, the Fender Road Worn Telecaster, and the Fender Classic and Classic Player models. The constant traffic of personnel and materials between the two factories assure you that these Ensenada models have Fender quality at value prices. Finally, entry level players will appreciate the Squier Telecaster, made to Fender’s specifications in Asia.

With a Fender Telecaster, you’re continuing a proud tradition of high quality music innovation. Best of all, the Tele is extremely versatile, so you’ll get a sound that’s hard to beat regardless of your genre. The design may have originally benefitted country music, but it quickly found a home in rock, blues, and even jazz.

Sam Ash’s team of experts can help you pick the best guitar for your situation. Give them a call at 1-800-472-6274 between 9AM and 11PM EST. They can help you figure out which model Tele is best for you.