Modern Player Telecaster® Thinline Deluxe


Model #: 0241202500

Modern Player Telecaster® Thinline Deluxe, Maple Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst

0241202500

Modern Player Telecaster® Thinline Deluxe, Maple Fingerboard, Black Transparent

0241202539
Modern Player Telecaster® Thinline Deluxe, Maple Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst

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Throughout its history, Fender® has always made a special point of welcoming new players to the family by offering entry-level instruments of remarkable style and substance (such as the Duo-Sonic™, Mustang® and Musicmaster™ guitars), with great sound, classic looks, solid performance and eminent affordability. The Modern Player series continues that great my-first-Fender tradition, with thoroughly modern features and several distinctively unconventional new takes on our most revered instruments-all with outstandingly attainable value.

The Modern Player Telecaster® Thinline Deluxe guitar casts an already distinctive classic Telecaster model in a whole new light with a full-throated pair of single-coil Modern Player MP-90 pickups. Other features include a mahogany body, "C"-shaped maple neck, maple fingerboard with 9.5" radius and 22 medium jumbo frets, three-way toggle pickup switching, three-ply pickguard (parchment on Sunburst model; black-white-black on other models), four skirted amp knobs (two volume, two tone), vintage-style Stratocaster strings-through-body six-saddle hard-tail bridge, vintage-style tuners and nickel/chrome hardware. Available in 3-Color Sunburst and Black Transparent.

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What a cracker

(5.0)
goldtop56 on April 13, 2014 (updated April 15, 2014)
Blues Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Folk Country

There I was on Saturday afternoon, last thing on my mind, buy a new guitar... Wrong..
Thought I'd go and look at the new sound affects music store in Ormskirk..
Enter shop go upstairs, wow a veritable Aladdin's cave.. PRS room, Rickenbacker room, Acoustics, etc etc. Wandered into Fender room, SRV strat, Jags, Mustangs and hanging in the middle all by itself a Fender Modern Player thinline Tele.. How much !, must be a miss print.. Oh made in China..
After a session through a Princeton valve amp, said guitar is now in my living room..
Plays like a treat, no dead spots, intonation spot on, action spot on.. just feels right.. it's a guitar player thing, you can spot a dud a mile away.. controls all work, tone and volume, but one gripe, can't adjust pickups, up or down, will sort when re-stringing.. Tut tut Mr Fender Chinese or not no excuse for that.. Considering the price brand new, fit and finish would put many a more expensive guitar to shame.. Sounds good through my Mustang III amp, and through my Laney valve combo.. Give one a try, cracking value for money.

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Good little axe

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Emster 23 on March 9, 2014 (updated March 16, 2014)
Blues R&B Rock Classic Rock Country Reggae/Ska

I return yearly from Thailand to pick up a guitar. My wish list back when these came out was: P90's, semi hollow or hollow, maple fretboard, light weight. Budget was up to $1500. Saw at GC for $399, and took it home (almost disappointed wasn't more $, haha). Lovely to look at for the most part. Have the great sunburst and would like to get black pickguard, but how? (just too much white, imho). Also put some Gretsch knobs on to replace cheesy stock knobs. Dresses it up nicely. Took awhile for tuners to settle down, even went so far as to buy Grover replacements, but now (of course) they work just fine. Love vintage slot in top of tuners. Would like to get action lower, but does give that "bounce". Pickups sound great, too much hum when using line voltage, but doesn't bother me much as I usually play on beach thru Mini Mustang on batteries (nice guitar is lightweight too). All my controls work just fine, and do have major effect on sound (which I love, btw). I suggest trying a set of 11's, increase in sound quality worth the difference, which is minimal.

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Over achiever and pretty

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ReadIculus on July 25, 2013
Semi-Professional Blues R&B Gospel Funk Jazz Alternative Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Heavy Metal Folk Country Bluegrass Classical Rap Reggae / Ska Punk

I picked up this guitar on a classic trip to guitar store with nothing in mind and money BURNING a hole in my pocket(you can imagine the pain I was in). So i came across this Tele and impulse purchased knowing full well I would most likely be selling it in a month. Still got it...still love it. It's actually the guitar i play the most (throughout the week)...I dont know if we fell into a great run of these from a solid plant...or if its a fluke...or if we're all FOS...but I love mine...Not for sale.

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Great value for the money

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Tarheel72 on May 25, 2013
Amateur Blues Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Country

I was interested in a semi hollow body and was going to get a Epi Wildkat with P-90's but found this mink MP Tele on craig's list for $100 less then new so I picked it up. I have a Strat and thought a Tele would be a nice addition to my guitar collection. I did not expect it to be as nice as it is for the price point. Actually I find everything about it great other than maybe the finish is a little too glossy for my taste. Mine is the brown/black version and it is bathed in poly and they could have toned it down some, but I guess it does protect it well and the maple neck and headstock have that aged look so all in all I can't complain. I put new strings on it and it needed a good set up so I lowered the action and now it is very playable. I think the P90's sound fine on it and have no plans to change anything out. Just plug it in a play it. I would rate it a 4.5 if I could. Fit and finish is fine and quality of the components seem to be very acceptable. I am pretty sure it is not in the same league as a USA made tele, but I think it is every bit as good as a MIM tele and given the price you can't really beat it. Much better than a Squier in my opinion and for the money it is a good deal.

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Fender Tele Thinline Deluxe

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levinn on May 19, 2013 (updated May 20, 2013)
Semi-Professional Blues Rock Classic Rock

I have this beautiful fender telecaster bought 3 weeks ago.
I have a Gibson LP traditional and a fender stratocaster usa.
I must say although this guitar is made in china, it does have a nice sound and plays smoothly.
I have gained equal new strings and guitar better adjusted.
I think this is a good guitar for little money but has a fat sound.
I play mostly blues and classic rock and this is the perfect guitar for that.

Greetings from the Netherlands.
Sorry for my bad english.

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An Incredible Tele

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ranselmo180 on April 25, 2013
Professional Blues R&B Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock

The guitar is fantastic! I cannot say anything bad about this guitar. The workmanship is PERFECT, the P-90's sound better than Gibson p-90's...really! There is suppose to be a hum with p-90's but you cannot hear it unless I turn up my amp pass 7 and than the hum is very low.
The nice is always great on a telecaster so there is no surprise there.
I received this guitar from Sweetwater from Mark Chapman, a really great guy to work with also. The guitar is worth hundreds more than what it sells for. I have played and owned many Gibson guitars and I must say this tele beats most of them in playability, comfort and sound.

I recommend if you decide to buy this guitar go see Mark at Sweetwater he will take care of you and will make sure you get a fantastic guitar like the one I received.

Ray A.

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Great Idea. Poor execution.

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itsscottwilder on April 3, 2013
Semi-Professional Blues R&B Gospel Funk Jazz Rock Pop Rock Folk Country

I love the sound of P90 type pickups. So when I saw this Modern Player on the wall, I knew I had to have it. There is nothing not to like about the concept of this guitar. Hollow it out to make it super light. Load it up with P90 style pickups and you're off. Turn this guitar up and it sounds great. Big, beefy yet still clear and dynamic. But one thing is really bumming me out The one I got has a weird tone control for the neck pickup. It only works when the volume is on 10. Otherwise it does little if anything. Don't know why fender didn't decide to go with a master volume and master tone instead of a 2 volume 2 tone pot setup. I hate it. I'll be rewiring this telecaster very soon to be one volume and one tone. This is a great guitar for the money, just a poorly executed tone circuit.

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Great Value

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demeraldese on March 25, 2013
Amateur Blues Jazz Alternative Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Folk Punk

Tone could be better, but can't really beat this guitar for the price.

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Great sound in a beautiful design

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Temowentz on March 4, 2013 (updated March 4, 2013)
Semi-Professional Alternative Classic Rock Pop Rock

I have this guitar, and it is awesome.

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I own this guitar

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intune on February 19, 2013 (updated February 19, 2013)
Beginner Blues Rock Classic Rock Country

First thing is that the adjustment allen screws had torn sharp edges on them, and they needed to be filed smooth; this is bad inspection in manufacturing. There is an ambient noise in the pickup like a hum, not a distorted hum, but like a, here's an oxymoron for you, it's like a silent hum; it's not bad, but it's still there. I like the strat string through bridge; it innovative and it is rock solid. I don't really use the whammy bar and this bridge idea is good. I’m not completely happy with the low-end growl; I like it, but it is a bit over powering, and trying to EQ it out is something I'm still working at? I think it's a great guitar; I love it and I'm happy I purchased it.

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Fun to play and inexpensive

(4.0)
randomguy on February 18, 2013
Amateur Blues Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Folk

I was looking for an inexpensive Telecaster and almost overlooked this one because of the MP90 pickups, but they sound great for blues and rock. The chambered body has great resonance making it good for practice without using an amp. The playability and tone make this great for a beginner because it will reward practice with good tone (and not the frustration of a cheap guitar that makes you struggle just to sound mediocre). For the non-beginner, it is a fun play and provides an inexpensive way to get that P90 tone.

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Model Name: Modern Player Telecaster® Thinline Deluxe, Maple Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst
Model Number: 0241202500
Series: Modern Player
Color: 3-Color Sunburst

Body

Body
Body Material: Lightweight Semi-Hollow Mahogany
Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
Body Shape: Telecaster®

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: 1-Piece Maple
Neck Finish: Gloss Polyester
Neck Shape: "C" Shape
Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
Fingerboard: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays: Dot

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Modern Player MP-90
Neck Pickup: Modern Player MP-90
Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: SS

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Strat Strings-Through-Body Hardtail
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
Control Knobs: Skirted Amp Knobs

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Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
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