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Fender Standard Telecaster - Candy Apple Red

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Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Maple Fingerboard, and 2 Single-coil Pickups - Candy Apple Red




When Leo Fender introduced the world to the original Telecaster in 1950, nobody could have possibly imagined just how this $169 plank body electric guitar would change the world of contemporary music. Even more surprising is the fact that after more than a half century, the Tele still looks as modern - maybe even radical - as it did when it was first introduced. Considering the fact that Leo Fender wasn't even a guitar player, you have to wonder just how this magic happened. Were the planets aligned just right? Was the design beamed into Leo's head by weird space aliens? No matter. The Tele is simply an inspired design. Since its introduction, guitarists in all musical genres have relied on the Fender Telecaster for its powerful tone and smooth playability. Today's Standard Tele features the best of the old and the new: a fast-action maple neck and fingerboard, new pickups with hotter voicing for better overdrive sounds, and shielded body cavities for quieter operation.

Fender Standard Series Telecaster at a Glance:

  • Solid alder body with 3-ply white pickguard
  • Newly designed bridge block with adjustable saddles
  • Two new Standard Tele single-coil pickups
  • Maple neck and fingerboard with modern C shape and satin polyester finish

Solid alder body with 3-ply white pickguard

In the beginning, there was the Telecaster and the single-pickup Esquire. You could get one in the blonde finish and that was it. Over the decades, Fender has made concessions to the changing musical styles and the needs of both novice and pro guitarists, which has led to an astonishing array of Telecasters with new colors, special finishes, and upgraded electronics. But with the Standard Series Telecaster, Fender is taking the instrument back to its roots - with a few refinements (sorry, but they couldn't help themselves). That means a solid alder body with a 3-ply white pickguard. It doesn't show, but Fender also added special shielding in the body cavities for quieter operation and reduced hum.

Newly designed bridge block with adjustable saddles

For the Standard Series Telecaster, Fender designed a new bridge block that's the best of the vintage and modern designs, along with six adjustable saddles. The original Teles had a large, silly ashtray bridge cover that every guitar player hated, so they removed it and it promptly got lost for all time.

Two new Standard Tele single-coil pickups

The original Tele pickups had more twang than any two normal guitars, thanks to the single-coil pickups in the bridge and neck positions. Today's Standard Tele has pickups that pretty much look the same, but they are voiced hotter, so it's much easier to drive most amps into various levels of distortion, from mild to manic.

Maple neck and fingerboard with modern C shape and satin polyester finish

Leo Fender wasn't a guitar player. In fact, he got his start repairing radios. So he had no idea that guitars weren't supposed to have maple necks. In time, those blonde maple necks and fingerboards became a Fender trademark, though the company eventually offered rosewood fingerboards on most of its models. Again, for the Standard Tele, it's back to the basics with a maple neck and fingerboard sporting a modern C shape and a satin polyester finish.

The Standard in Tele Style

For guitarists everywhere who appreciate great style, rich and versatile tone, and excellent value, the Standard Telecaster is an elegant and affordable classic with a great combination of traditional design and contemporary features. Time-honored Fender style and performance-minded modern upgrades don't have to break the bank, and this model delivers the best of both in an instrument ideal for Telecaster players everywhere at every level.

In Conclusion

Pure and simple, this instrument features classic Fender tone styling that evokes and honors the timeless Fender mainstays that came before it and contributed crucial DNA. From the quietest chord to the loudest note, and from the rear strap button to the top of the headstock, it’s the very essence of classic Fender design. This instrument features a modern neck designed for comfort and performance, with a contemporary "C"-shaped profile (the shape of the neck in cross section) and a smooth back finish. Ideal for those who play with the thumb on the back or side of the neck. In more than half a century of Fender history and modern music history, there’s really nothing like the timeless singing, snapping, screaming and sparkling sound of Fender Standard single-coil pickups.

Fender Standard Series Telecaster Features:

  • Candy apple red color with polyester finish
  • Maple modern C shaped neck
  • Alder top
  • Fender/Ping standard cast/sealed tuners
  • 25.5" scale length
  • Maple fingerboard
  • 21 frets
  • Dot inlays
  • 2 hotter voiced single-coil pickups in neck and bridge positions
  • Master volume and master tone controls
  • 3-position blade for pickup switching
  • Newly designed bridge block
  • Chrome hardware

It's back to basics with today's Standard Telecaster!

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Telecaster
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Alder
Body Finish Polyester
Color Candy Apple Red
Neck Material Maple, Bolt-on
Neck Shape C
Fingerboard Material Maple, 9.5" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Black dots
Number of Frets 21, Medium Jumbo
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.650"
Nut Material Synthetic Bone
Bridge/Tailpiece Vintage-style bridge
Tuners Fender/Ping standard cast sealed tuners
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Standard Tele single-coil
Bridge Pickup Standard Tele single-coil
Controls Master Volume, Master Tone, 3-way pickup selector
Strings Fender Super Bullets 3250L, (.009-.042)
Manufacturer Part Number 0145102509

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