Some folks think Teles are a twanging one-trick pony. They obviously never played a Fender Player Series Telecaster. Loaded with dual Custom Shop '51 Nocaster single-coil pickups, this axe delivers everything from country twang to jazzy articulation to high-octane rock 'n' roll — and everything in between. A Modern C-shaped neck and 22-fret, 9.5"-radius fingerboard give you a decidedly contemporary feel with fast action and comfortable playability. You also get a synthetic bone nut, 6-saddle string-through bridge, and Fender standard sealed tuners. If you appreciate classic Tele tone but crave a more modern favor, pick up the Player Series Telecaster. But be warned — you won't want to put it down.
For their new Player Series guitars, Fender went back to the drawing board with updated radii for more historically accurate body shapes, new vintage-inspired finishes, and a classic logo that harken back to the Fenders of yesteryear. But these smooth-playing instruments also look to the future with modern enhancements that include 22 fret necks, upgraded bridges for better sustain, and Fender Custom Shop '51 Nocaster Single-Coil pickups that crank out legendary Fender tone by the boatload.
Leo Fender wasn't a guitar player. In fact, he got his start repairing radios. When designing his original instruments, he had no idea that guitars weren't supposed to have maple necks. This Fender Player Series Telecaster has the revered maple neck and a tried-and-true maple fingerboard, supplying you with a snappy feel and clear-as-a-bell sound. In keeping with contemporary tastes, this Tele has a more modern C-shaped maple neck with a satin urethane finish.
This is it: the original guitar that started Fender's march into contemporary music history. It appeared in the early 1950s and was first named the Broadcaster. The ingeniously simple design, the bolt-on neck, and the slab body all contribute to the guitar's trademark tones and player-friendly feel. From Nashville twang to blistering rock tones, the Telecaster sound has made its presence felt in nearly every musical category. The diverse list of Telecaster players, including Muddy Waters, Keith Richards, James Burton, Bruce Springsteen, Joe Strummer, and John 5 (and quite a few of us here at Music Experience) attests to the guitar's universal appeal.
Bold, innovative and rugged, the Player Telecaster is pure Fender, through and through. The feel, the style and, most importantly, the sound—they’re all there, waiting for you to make them whisper or wail for your music. Versatile enough to handle almost anything you can create and durable enough to survive any gig, this workhorse is a trusty sidekick for your musical vision.
Fender Nocaster pickups are true to their heritage; created with the original design in mind to accurately mimic the twang and shimmer of the original Nocaster guitar. These period-correct single-coil pickups impart tight low end and clear, balanced midrange.
This string-through-body Telecaster bridge features block-steel saddles to add a bit of zing to your tone.
This neck is designed for comfort and performance, with a “Modern C”-shaped profile and a smooth back finish—ideal for almost any playing style.
Adding another fret lets you bend the highest D up to an E, giving you access to four octaves of musical possibilities.
The Player Telecaster body is hand-shaped to original specifications.
Each Player Telecaster includes an “F”-stamped neck plate, leaving no doubt as to the instrument’s pedigree.
|Number of Strings||6|
|Body Finish||Gloss Polyurethane|
|Neck Shape||Modern C|
|Fingerboard Inlay||Black Dots|
|Number of Frets||22, Medium Jumbo|
|Nut Material||Synthetic Bone|
|Bridge/Tailpiece||6-saddle String-thru with bent steel saddles|
|Tuners||Fender Standard Cast/Sealed|
|Neck Pickup||Custom Shop '51 Nocaster Single-Coil|
|Bridge Pickup||Custom Shop '51 Nocaster Single-Coil|
|Controls||1 x volume, 1 x tone, 3-way blade pickup switch|
|Strings||Fender NPS, .009-.042|
|Manufacturer Part Number||0140069550|