Fender American Telecaster Ash [2003-2007]
Fender American Telecaster Ash [2003-2007]

American Telecaster Ash [2003-2007], TLC-Shaped Guitar from Fender in the Telecaster series.

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iamqman 10/11/2011

Fender American Telecaster Ash [2003-2007] : iamqman's user review

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When I think of great singing classic singing sustain from a ash wood body guitar I generally think of a Fender Telecaster. They have such a great unique organic voicing that really caters towards the clean and medium gain tight guitar player. They're not aggressive guitar but their necks are very slim which lends them to be a good solo in lead type guitar which in turn is why many country players for for these guitars over others.

This guitar is a simple guitar in its entire makeup. It has to single coil pickups which are very good because in my opinion Fender guitar pick ups are pretty lousy. You have a volume control knob and a tone control knob as well as a pick up selector. There's not a whole lot of features and not a whole lot of extra stuff on this guitar. It's a basic slimmed-down just rock instruments.


Neck Shape: Modern "C" Shape
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
Position Inlays: Black Dot Position Inlays
Fretboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Gloss Headstock Face with Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck
Nut Width: 1.685" (42.8 mm)
Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Neck Plate with Micro-Tilt
Truss Rods: Bi-Flex Truss Rod System
Truss Rod Nut: 1/8" American Series Nut
Pickup Configuration: S/S
Bridge Pickup: American Tele Single-Coil Pickup
Neck Pickup: American Tele Single-Coil Pickup
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Special Electronics: No-Load Tone Control
Controls: Master Volume, Master Delta Tone
Hardware: Chrome
Bridge: American Tele with New American Standard Bent Steel Saddles and Stamped Brass Plate
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Switch Tip: "Barrel" Style Switch Tip


I love the tone of the Fender Telecaster primarily with the medium gain or clean amplifier. My perfect set up with these guitars has to be a good old Fender Bassman or a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe amplifier. Something has a vintage voice that I can throw a good overdrive pedal in front of and maybe a analog or digital chorus or delay pedal in front of as well. It has a great voicing for that Thai style of operation and rig set up.


You can find these guitars anywhere you look for musical instruments. Pretty much any retailer will carry a Fender Telecaster guitar of some kind. Just depending on which reissue style or which style of neck or paint job you prefer will depend upon where you buy it. You can find them online and they're very easily to be found in the using classified sections. These are great guitar for the money and because they are American built and you know they're going to feel good and sound right.