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 10/05/2011

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

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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.


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
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


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.