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

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

iamqman 09/15/2011

Fender American Telecaster HS [2003-2004] : iamqman's user review

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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.


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.