Fender American Telecaster HS [2003-2004]
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Fender American Telecaster HS [2003-2004]

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American Telecaster HS [2003-2004], TLC-Shaped Guitar from Fender in the Telecaster series.


7 user reviews

Fender American Telecaster HS [2003-2004] tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Fender
  • Model:American Telecaster HS [2003-2004]
  • Series:Telecaster
  • Category:TLC-Shaped Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 12/17/2004

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Fender American Telecaster HS [2003-2004] user reviews

Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 7 reviews )
 5 reviews71 %
 2 reviews29 %
iamqman10/10/2011

iamqman's review"Red guitar on fire...."

Fender American Telecaster HS [2003-2004]
The Fender telecaster is a sleek and cool instrument with a perfect sound for clean gain clean style playing and a unique sustain overall. It's a very simple guitar but yet a proven instrument decade after decades of music. It's extremely versatile guitar if you like a simple design and a simple sound but yet produces great results. It has a great look and overall a very well designed guitar.

UTILIZATION


Fender American Standard Telecaster Features:

* Color: Natural
* Body: Ash
* Finish: Polyurethane
* Neck: Maple
* Fretboard: Maple, 9.5" (241mm)
* Number of frets: 22, Medium-jumbo
* Scale length: 25.5" (648 mm)
* Nut: Melamine
* Nut width: 1.685" (42.8mm)
* Hardware: Chrome
* Machine heads: Fender deluxe staggered cast/sealed tuning keys
* Bridge: American Standard Telecaster with six American Standard bent steel saddles and stamped brass plate
* Pickguard: 3-ply
* Neck pickup: American Tele single-coil pickup
* Bridge pickup: American Tele single-coil pickup
* Pickup switching: 3-position blade
* Controls: Volume, tone

SOUNDS

I primarily like these guitars with the good clean fender amplifier and an overdrive distortion pedal of some sort. I usually couple that with a good digital or analog delay and maybe some modulation from a phase or or chorus pedal of some sort. I find that this guitar thrives with Seymour Duncan pick ups installed and using those of the faxing distortion boxes to drive a clean American amplifier. That is my ideal scenario with these guitars has to be with a nice Fender clean amp , and overdrive pedal,a and a nice digital delay. This combo sounds fantastic.


OVERALL OPINION

You can find the fender telecaster in pretty much any guitar retailer or shop in the world. This is a very common instrument to find and most retailers and they can be found very easily in the used section of many classifieds. If you just come through eBay. You can find them all the time on that auction site. I highly recommend these guitars to anyone he's looking for a specific sound that can only come from a Fender telecaster guitar. It's a great percussive sound any sonic brilliant instrument.
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iamqman10/05/2011

iamqman's review"Hot and Heavy"

Fender American Telecaster HS [2003-2004]
This is fun guitar if you like the clean sounding guitar tones with just a little bit of overdrive or just a fantastic clean guitar. This is a guy guitar that matches very well with the clean amplifier with maybe some facts or mild distortion. Not a guitar that really elevates a guitar tone with a lot of gain or saturation. It's a very simple guitar that hasn't really changed that much since its first introduction into the music world but with its two single coral pick ups in volume control and tone control it doesn't need a whole lot of anything else. Isn't easy guitar in a very simple guitar I just produces very excellent tones for most music situations. I really like the feel of these guitars primarily because the necks are very smooth and thin and I'm more into the Fender side necks then a big bulky type guitar neck. So overall it's a very fast guitar and a fun guitar play.

UTILIZATION


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)
Fretboard: Maple
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
Electronics
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
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

SOUNDS

This certainly is a Fender guitar and you can hear that a soon as you pluck or strum the first chord. However it does have a unique sound that is very different than a Fender Stratocaster tone. It's a guitar that has a cleaner and spankier tone that gives the user not a lot to work with when you're trying to dig up some heavy distortion tones. Since it does have single coils it's going to get a very clean sound and note separation tone. It feels good in the mix and just a great overall guitar it does have some single coil pick up, so you will need to really beef up your distortion if you want to play this in a hard rock setting. So when you couple this with a high gain distortion pedal or amplifier then you're not really good to get that thickness you would if you are playing a Gibson Les Paul guitar. Generally these guitars feature ash wood coupled with a maple neck. Overall this is a great guitar for any hard rock player all the way down to me any rock or country player.



OVERALL OPINION

I highly recommend this guitar to anyone is wanting a good solid clean American guitar. I knew you can find these guitars right around $1100 which is still at the price in my opinion. It's a fun guitar and a good complement to your guitar collection. I love the tone of these guitars and they are just simply a staple in rock n roll.
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iamqman09/28/2011

iamqman's review"What an instrument"

Fender American Telecaster HS [2003-2004]
The Fender telecaster is a fun and very fantastic sounding guitar. It has a unique body shape which is kind of a mix between a Fender Stratocaster and a Gibson Les Paul. It only has one single cutaway at the bottom to reach the higher frets of the guitar. It features two single coil pickups and a pickup selector that allows you to select each pick up in the position in between. To this gives you a total of three different sounds for this guitar. You also had a volume and one control tone knob and that pretty much rounds off the features and functions of this guitar. It has a very slim neck a little bit slimmer than the Fender Stratocaster and certainly a lot more slimmer than a Gibson Les Paul guitar.

UTILIZATION

I would say that this guitar is dead smack somewhere in between a Fender Stratocaster an Ibenez guitar neck. It's not super thin but it's not to the thickness or the cut of a Fender Strat. It's a great feeling neck and in my opinion I wish that more guitars would feature a neck profile of this radius. It's very comfortable to go up and down the frets with and it makes the comfort of this guitar very nice.

SOUNDS


You can tell that this guitar is fantastic and it's very unique on his own. It certainly is a Fender guitar and you can hear that a soon as you pluck or strum the first chord. However it does have a unique sound that is very different than a Fender Stratocaster tone. It's a guitar that has a cleaner and spankier tone that gives the user not a lot to work with when you're trying to dig up some heavy distortion tones. Since it does have single coils it's going to get a very clean sound and note separation tone. So when you couple this with a high gain distortion pedal or amplifier then you're not really good to get that thickness you would if you are playing a Gibson Les Paul guitar. Generally these guitars feature ash wood coupled with a maple neck.

OVERALL OPINION


I highly recommend this guitar to anyone is looking for a great tone that is geared towards pop, rock, and country music. This is not a guitar that you can use in any metal situation or hard rock situation. Is the kind guitar that many country players look to you because of it's clean spanky tone and very chimy voicing. These are guitars that will complement most band situations and any other gear that you have in your repertoire.
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iamqman09/15/2011

iamqman's review"Red and Black attack"

Fender American Telecaster HS [2003-2004]
The Fender telecasters are a fun little country and pop music type guitar. It has a fun tone and a great fell that has a neck that is extremely fast compared to that Fender Stratocaster. The Fender Strat has a fun quick neck but not compared to a Fender telecaster. The overall shape of it is very easy to play and a go to guitar for many country music players. They have a fast neck and the action on most of them are pretty comfortable.

UTILIZATION


The features and options on this guitar are pretty limited. It's a no-nonsense basic guitar. It has to single coil pickups which are not very good in my opinion. I never liked the Fender pickups in my life so I'm not about to start now. I recommend swapping these out for some Seymour Duncan's pickups or something other. You have a volume control knob two tone control knobs and a simple pickup selector. That's about it. There's nothing else as far as a push pull pots or anything else. Its a simple guitar and a simple design.

SOUNDS


The tone of this guitar is very different from the Fender Strat. It has a good sustain that's unlike any other guitar. It doesn't sustain like a warm mahogany wood body such as a Gibson Les Paul or Gibson SG but had its own Fender types of sustain that is very different from my Fender Stratocaster. Pair this guitar up with a nice medium gain amplifier such as a fender Hot Rod Deluxe you can get some great tones for most pop and rock music. These guitars will excel with good distortion pedals and effects pedals as well. So if you're playing with a clean amp and you use a overdrive pedal and some delays or chorus effects or modulation and this guitar will sound very well with that set up.

OVERALL OPINION


I recommend these guitars to anyone is looking for unique sound and primarily a Fender telecaster sound. This guitar has its own sound. It's different from any other guitar because of the body shape and feel of it. It's very unique you can add to a guitar collection quite nicely. You can find guitars very easily in the used classified section on the internet or in an online forum.
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