|Model Name:||American Standard Telecaster® Left-Handed, Maple Fingerboard, Mystic Red|
|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 Radius:||9.5" (241 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||22|
|Fret Size:||Medium Jumbo|
|String Nut:||Synthetic Bone|
|Nut Width:||1.685" (42.8 mm)|
|Position Inlays:||Black Dot|
|Truss Rod Nut:||1/8" American Series|
|Neck Plate:||4-Bolt with Micro-Tilt™|
|Bridge Pickup:||Custom Shop Single-Coil Broadcaster|
|Neck Pickup:||Custom Shop "Twisted" Single-Coil Tele|
|Controls:||Master Volume, Master Tone|
|Pickup Switching:||3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup|
|Bridge:||6-Saddle American Standard Strings-Through-Body Telecaster® with Bent Steel Saddles and Stamped Brass Plate|
|Tuning Machines:||Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed|
|Control Knobs:||Knurled Flat-Top|
|Switch Tips:||Barrel Style|
|Strings:||Fender® USA 250L, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)|
|Unique Features:||All New 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, Maple Fingerboard Neck: Satin Finish on Back, Gloss Finish on Front; 4-Bolt Neck Attachment with Micro-Tilt Adjustment, Bi-Flex Truss Rod System, Rolled Fretboard Edges, Staggered Tuning Keys, H/S/H Pickup Routing, New Molded Fender/SKB Case with TSA Locks, Glass Reinforced Nylon Trigger Latches, and Form Fitted Plush Interior, Rolled Fingerboard Edges, Sharper '52 Style Body Radius, Body Contour|
|Polishing Cloth:||Polishing Cloth Included|
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I've got an American Standard Telecaster that was made in '99. It is still my go to instrument for writing riffs and, bar none, the best sounding clean instrument I've ever owned or played. I swapped out the original pickups for a set of Vintage Noiseless pickups to cut down on the hum and they have done a fabulous job. I can't speak on the newer electronics that are in the models coming out now, but I can say that the Vintage Noiseless pickups work for me. The neck on my Tele is fantastic, smooth, and easy to play. I can get almost any sound I want out of the Tele and it even sounds good when I venture into super high gain territory on my rig. There's just something about a Telecaster; there are reasons why the design has remained mostly unchanged since it came out decades ago. While I haven't gigged much recently, I'm still always changing the gear and the settings that I use on my equipment. The one thing that remains constant is my Tele. I have several other guitars and I use them for different things, but the Tele is still my go to axe.
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