|Model Name:||Standard Telecaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Brown Sunburst, No Bag|
|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:||21|
|Fret Size:||Medium Jumbo|
|String Nut:||Synthetic Bone|
|Nut Width:||1.650" (42 mm)|
|Position Inlays:||Black Dot|
|Truss Rod Nut:||3/16" Hex Adjustment|
|Neck Plate:||4-Bolt Standard|
|Bridge Pickup:||Standard Single-Coil Tele|
|Neck Pickup:||Standard 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 Standard Strings-Through-Body Telecaster with Block Saddles|
|Tuning Machines:||Fender® Standard Cast/Sealed|
|Control Knobs:||Knurled Flat-Top|
|Switch Tips:||Barrel Style|
|Strings:||Fender® USA 250L, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)|
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This is officially my first Fender guitar. I have a Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass and an Affinity Telecaster. I wasn't satisfied anymore with my Tele. I always end up borrowing my friend's tele which is US made. Unfortunately there wasn't a US made Tele available where I'm at now so when i got to the store I found a Mexican made Coxon signature tele and this Midnight Wine Tele. I didn't think twice and paid for it. Now I'll be using it mostly on my gigs. And wouldn't worry about buzzing frets and the neck. Now it's so smooth to play and I don't worry much on humming. This is the beginning of my collection. Gotta work more to buy more. Kudos. Fender.
radiopill owns this item
I have had the Lake Placid Blue model for a few days now. Fit and finish is a 10, playability is a 10+, feel is a 10.
I think we don't get a 22 fret or molded body because who would buy the American Standard? This is, I believe, more historically accurate to the traditional Telecasters.
I had an American Fender Stratocaster about 15 years ago never really got a good feel for it. So when it was stolen no tears. I used to hate the look of the Telecaster but I guess my tastes have changed. The shape and design simplicity is now beautiful to me. I love hard tails, I have a "Super Strat" locking Trem and PRS SE with Trem so I have Trems. I am basically a Gibson Guy and really a Les Paul Guy. And make no mistake I still love my 3 to 4 times more expensive Les Paul. But there are certain songs and qualities of the way this Tele plays better in sound and feel. Make no mistake the Les Paul plays others better and vice versa. Having both is the best of both worlds. I would not say the Les Paul plays better or worse. The Tele feels to itself and is pure joy. Of course obvious Tele is design and construction less intricate than a Pauli but in hands and feel and sound it is every bit at the same level and completely has sound qualities all it's own.
Already ordered the Fender Chrome pickup cover to give it some unique look.
What neck should you get? Maple or Rosewood? Whichever you like. My 5 other Guitars have Rosewood so nice to get a Maple neck. It really plays and feels with great ease. Action is as low any guitar without buzz. I put 10's on and action and feel is still great.
This is a professional level guitar. Sure you can get better electronics or pickups but what it has is not crap. It is quality.
FrankTF owns this item
A few years ago Fender released the squier classic vibe series and in doing so have created a monster. Not only were they the best selling guitars in many guitar shops ( with particular high praise going to the 50's tele) but it brought about a resurgence in the quality levels that squier was known for in the 80's with their japanese stuff. The problem was of course that Fender seem to have shot themselves in the foot. I mean if such a well built telecaster is now purchasable for 150 pounds less why bother with this one?
Because this is NOT a showpiece or a toy. The Standard telecaster is Still the daddy of the price range because it is the guitar you want to play the moment you pick it up and aside from the tummy cut on the back ( the only thing i gave the design a 4 for) i dare any blindfolded person to tell this and the american standard apart. The wonderfully rolled frets make playing this guitar so easy, individual saddles give you precise intonation adjustment, and the removal of the 'ashtray' sides make for more comfort when scat picking, ( big funk plus point ). The pickups are ballsy and a huge step forward in terms of balance from the squier ones and as the magnets are wound the same way in the pickups the strings ring true loud and proud which has always been this guitars one up on its thinner sister the strat. But by far the best thing about this guitar is the neck. It fills the hand nicely but is far from a cricket bat which lets the strings ring even louder and prouder and to ice the cake the satin finish on the back of the neck topped with a glossy fretboard is just the dogs whatsits.
The squier is a very good guitar and possibly the best guitar you could buy of its type for around 300 pounds. But if your looking for true value I.e. Money over performance. This is the best telecaster your money will buy pound for pound. I adore it.
fretfrog owns this item
Nice touch, nice vibe, nice finish, real good pickups, vintage vibe and modern and the same time... This guitar is really well made overall, nothing to complain and everything to enjoy each time I play it.
Chrispygrunch owns this item
I would tell anyone to buy this guitar. I can't believe how good it sounds for the price. I was looking at an American Standard Tele but saw this one and said, "Let me give it a shot." Well, an hour later I was walking away with this one and am more than happy with my decision. The tone is exactly what I want. I can get a blues rock sound that I love. My only complaint is the rough square body, but hey when you want a tele you expect that. It isn't the most comfortable guitar ever but I still love it. As soon as I set my hands on this Telecaster, I loved it! I would definitely rate it as one of the best guitars I have played on. It's affordable and simply brilliant. It's an absolute tone machine, and I got along with the feel of the guitar very well. It has traditional Telecaster twang and is extremely versatile. I had no problems with it whatsoever, and everyone I showed it to loved it!
david-mercury owns this item
I would tell anyone to buy this guitar. I can't believe how good it sounds for the price. I was looking at an American Standard Tele but saw this one and said let me give it a shot, well an hour later I was walking away with this one and am more than happy with my decision. The tone is exactly what I want, I can get a blues rock sound that I love. My only complain is the rough square body, but hey when you want a tele you expect that. It isn't the most comfortable guitar ever but I still love it.
tdond owns this item
As soon as I set my hands on this Telecaster, I loved it! I would definitely rate it as one of the best guitars I have played on. It's affordable and simply brilliant. It's an absolute tone machine and I got along with the feel of the guitar very well. Has traditional Telecaster twang and is extremely versatile. Had no problems with it whatsoever and everyone I showed it to loved it!
richiejshreds owns this item
I am a Fender man through and through but never really knew how much so until I went to the factory in Mexico. I was amazed by the fact the MIM Fender guitars were almost all made by hand !! Machine rough cut and then every detail from that point on was by hand, body shaping, neck work and frets. I own 27 Fender guitars and amps, I have 6 CD's and 2 grammy nominations and I have 2 Fender tattoos that got me listed on Fender as one of the 60 greatest random acts of rock and roll, so I know what i'm talking about when I say "there ain't no better guitar and amp on the market than Fender". Big Mike "Big Mike and The Booty Papas" Macon, Ga.
bootypapa owns this item
When I first saw my Tele at one at the local music stores, I knew I had to have it. Every day I could, I went to play it. I love the Midnight Wine color, the feel of the neck, the controls, the sounds, everything. It's even got a beauty mark on the headstock. The tones at my fingertips go from dreamy to dreary to fury and everything in between. I may not have been the first owner of my Tele, but I won't part with this guitar quite so easy as the last owner.
victor_plaza owns this item
Love playing this guitar! For me the neck is perfect making the guitar very playable. Sure a telecaster doesn't have as many features as some other guitars but thats the beauty of it, its so simple! That sound that it kicks out is unbeatable! Wouldn't ever get rid of my tele, timeless design, awesome sound and endlessly playable, a must have guitar!
mike_89_ owns this item
I have had this guitar for 19 years now. I had it professionally set up the day after I bought it. I also put Texas Special Pickups in it back in 1998. I also changed the pickguard on it over 10 years ago. This guitar is "Da Bomb" This is my second favorite guitar, My other is a 89 Tele. This guitar has been played a lot, the neck has been worn down and the fretboard is heavily worn, the frets are almost wore out. it still looks and sounds great. A natural relic. This guitar has been all over the west coast and used to record. I paid $350 for this back in 1994 when I bought it. This well loved and well played guitar has served me well. When it gets to the point it's unplayable I'm going to hang it on my studio wall
guido owns this item
I really like my 2011 60th Anniversary Standard Telecaster. It's a somewhat rare color, White Chrome Pearl - a sparkly silvery finish. The neck on this guitar is really nice and it was set up well out of the box, but I had it set up by a pro. Good fretwork. The downfall of this guitar is the ceramic pick ups. I replaced the bridge pick up with a GFS 63 Tele Pro model and it changed this guitar into a hot country twanger. The Fender Standard Tele is one of the best values out there...well worth the 499.00 even with the lower grade pick ups.
Iowacarver owns this item
I have a Red Telecaster that I use as my "tune down" guitar. Looks great and is a solid performer. Love the twang sound and it is great for Blues.
trshannon674 owns this item
The Telecaster has a tried and true design that still looks fresh after over 60 years.The solid construction and great ergonomics,plus the great tone and playability contribute to the Tele still being one of the world's most popular and revered guitars.I've owned my beautiful Midnight Wine Tele for 6 years and it still looks new.The Tele sounds incredible when played clean yet it also sounds great when played through an overdrive,distortion or an overdriven amp.A lot of people wrongly brand the Tele as a country guitar but it can be used in just about any genre of music and even famed jazz guitarist Ed Bickert has played one for decades.Although it is well known for its icepick sharp treble response, by just rolling off the tone pot you can get mellow tones even from the bridge pickup.I think that no guitar collection is truly complete unless it contains at least one Tele because the Tele's tone is so identifiable and unique,no other guitar can replicate its wonderful classic sound.
guitslinger owns this item
Fantastic design and excellent finish on this fine instrument, the neck finish is a work of art. It has a really great tone, both pickups boom out at you which I find really great.
I have got to admit though, I was unhappy with the initial set up of my guitar and was surprised at that aspect of it. It's all sorted now and I don't think you can go past one of these as an entry level guitar. It's solid build quality and worthy of the Fender name.
ghostrider22 owns this item
I have a this in a Brown Sunburst. I have modified it heavily but never due to play-ability. Has played great from day one. I bring this one out for the Blues Gigs.
omicronkappa278 owns this item
I have owned a highway one, blacktop, and American deluxe tele and the Mexican standard is my favorite. Love the neck and the fit and finish are awesome , mine is white . The maple neck feels so good . The pickups sound awesome hotter then a strat more articulate then a humbucker, but I am installing noiseless fender pickups to get rid of hum picked up from my computer when recording . The saddles on the bridge don't dig into my hand like some tele bridges . If you are looking for a workhorse guitar that can do anything you can't go wrong . I even use this for metal and its articulate and thick with the right amp settings. For very dirty blues , rock it's awesome. The articulation is also perfect for modulation , delays and reverbs for more soundscape tones like U2 magwai, and such. I don't need to tell you about the cleans and country tones there will be plenty of other reviews doing that.
supercooltattoo owns this item
I bought a used 2008 Tele Standard several months ago on a whim to see whether I'd like Teles or not. Well, the answer was a resounding yes! I played my Standard live for about two months before I bought my Highway One Tele. The Standard is sunburst with a beautiful piece of wood underneath, but it was very heavy. Not all of them are, just mine in particular. And on 4+ hour long gigs, my Highway One soon replaced it as my go to guitar.
Tone wise, my Highway One sounds a little better to me but I replaced the pickups with American Standard pickups so it's not really a fair comparison. I'm not a big fan of the ceramic magnet pickups in the MIM Standards, but they're easy enough to replace if you want to try something else. The neck is thicker than the average Strat, but just right for the average Tele. And I blame it for turning me into a Tele fanatic!
texasguitarslinger owns this item
My workhorse guitar. Does everything I ask of it. I have a 1996 top-loader. Doesn't suffer in tone. In fact, it seems to have a little more spank to it than a string-through. Jim Campilongo could tell you all about that, though. Anyway, I digress. Great guitar.
butchwr owns this item
This is the standard, most basic Fender Telecaster available, but that doesn't mean it's missing anything. The classic tele twang is there, plus some smooth rhythm tones from the neck pickup. This is a surprisingly versatile instrument! It sounds great, though many will find the tone control is only useful in the highest %25, and has a really solid feel. The build quality is great, especially for an entry level guitar. I haven't had any noise or hum issues with this, and the only upgrade I want to make any time soon is putting in a 4-way switch.
szechuan owns this item
This guitar feels great and has a beautiful tone. Comparing these to the american standard, I'd go with the standard every time. These are well built guitars that are in every way just as playable as guitars twice the price.
wrains owns this item
Bought one of these as my first electric back in 1996. Has been my #1 ever since. Great sounding instrument right out of the box and just reeks of quality. Sturdy build, classic design and quintessential tone! I highly recommend plugging into a nice all tube Fender and getting swept away to tone heaven!
MexiTele owns this item
I bought this guitar almost 2 months ago, and have played it everyday since. I was in the market for a Tele' as I always liked the style, and the twang of these guitars. I tried all three, the Squire Classic Vibe, the Standard and American Standard, and settled for the Standard. It feels like an American Standard, it plays like an American Standard and for half the price. The pickups are nice, very clear, the bridge pickup has that famous Tele' twang, very playable, comfortable in your hands, the weight is a bit heavier then the American Standard but not overly. As far as I can tell all the hardware is identical as the American, my only concern was a small dent in the wood that had been painted over, but its really nothing to worry about. Overall and excellent guitar, at an excellent value.
Fordy_Styles owns this item
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