All user reviews for the Fender American Telecaster HS [2003-2004]
iamqman's review"Red guitar on fire...."
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
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.
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.
iamqman's review"Hot and Heavy"
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™
Bridge: American Tele with New American Standard Bent Steel Saddles and Stamped Brass Plate
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Switch Tip: "Barrel" Style Switch Tip
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.
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.
iamqman's review"What an instrument"
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.
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.
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.
iamqman's review"Red and Black attack"
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.
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.
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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gretchen's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Lutherie impeccable, round ultra easy to play, not too heavy. Rglages simple, 1, 1 +2, 2
The advantage over the normal is tl sr versatility, with H very round and warm like PAF to play jazz. The BLEND is intressant, including crunch and the bridge is what is expected of him, acr and twangy.
I had tls normal and I wonder why this model is so confidential as it brings a lot of wealth, as the standard single lid lacks a little potato my opinion. We can also make dcoupler H by a luthier if one insists option ct single column while retaining the option humbucker. Recommended
gretchen's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Recommended!"
Impeccable violin, sleeve ultra easy to play, not too heavy. Simple adjustments, 1, 1 + 2, 2
The advantage compared to the normal TV is of course versatility, with very round and warm H type PAF to play jazz. The mix is interesting, especially crunch and the bridge is what is expected of him, sharp and twangy.
I had normal TVs and wonder why this model is so confidential, because it brings a lot of wealth, as the standard single hood lacks a bit of potato in my opinion. Also can be done decouple H by a luthier if one insists on the handle side single option while keeping the humbucker option.
jef971's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" a telecaster + +"
handle very nice, as always on the TVs. Ergonomics satisfactory.
the surprise comes from the sound, of course, but TV typed with a big attack next round, due to the humbucker. I installed a hot side rail bridge was heavy on both sides, I prefer the config. home, a good set of microphones is required. everything is accessible, with a little patience and care, it does. Otherwise, your luthier will take care especially if you use strong ties.
I use it for two years. I had several layers, including a former U.S. 70 and Japanese 70. most is the difference, and so not ordinary double-stick, and it shows. is good, it allows you to have a sound personal, because this model is quite confidential, regardless of production. As always with fender, it relaunches the series with extras, suddenly it's all benef. for the buyer. single color, mechanical, micro, jumpers come deluxe.j series' ve added a 3-ply pickguard from Warmoth of it was not systematically asked about this series. Original body fender. a nice guitar, TV "more" at a good price. for those who enjoy big sounds, there is always the possibility of adding the hot side rail bridge, the balance of microphones is more homogeneous.
a good TV with a twist ...