Fender Standard Telecaster [2009-2018]
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Fender Standard Telecaster [2009-2018]

Standard Telecaster [2009-2018], TLC-Shaped Guitar from Fender in the Standard Telecaster series.

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Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 13 reviews )
 9 reviews69 %
 2 reviews15 %
 1 user review8 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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TeleFunk04/25/2014

TeleFunk's review"Wicked sound for a starter set"

Fender Standard Telecaster [2009-2018]
Made in Mexico, with volume, tone & pickup selectors (between the neck, bridge, or both), 22 frets

UTILIZATION

All the way back in November of 2005, I decided I wanted to learn to play the electric guitar and wanted something good to start with that was one step above the cheapest (i.e. above the Squier series back then, which is crazy because now Squier actually makes some great-sounding starter guitars...)

My friend (who's a fantastic guitarist) would pick up the guitars and play them and I would judge them by sound. I had this predetermined goal of getting a Strat à la David Gilmour, but when he compared the mexican-made strat with the comparatively affordable mexican standard tele, there was no question the Tele had better sound.

It had that typical Tele-twang, but sounded fantastic both in clean and distorted settings. Additionally, this is one of the most playable/user-friendly guitars I've ever touched in the 9 years since...People will call me crazy but I prefer the touch, feel and playability (and price ;) ) of this guitar to my buddy's Les Paul....

And after all these years, apart from a few bumps and scratches, the axe still sounds true, holding its tuning as well as a dear place in my heart

SOUNDS

Ive used it with Line 6 spider IVs, the tiny terror, and some others I can't even remember.

It's very playable and sounds great clean, crunchy or distorted, but as I love playing melodically, choosing the right notes, and am by no means a shredder, I love keeping it simple and playing on a clean fender amp with a bit of reverb and just letting the guitar speak for itself!

*I will say* At times, the twanginess is too much for me (obviously not as sonically pleasing compared to this tele's more expensive big brothers...)

OVERALL OPINION

At the time, I bought this at Guitar Center in southern California when the MSRP was $499 but the actual retail price was $349. For that price, I find this guitar unbeatable, and was not only a good starter guitar, but worthy of playing a few gigs in the years that followed the original purchase.

Honestly, the only con (at least for my playing style and preference) is it's a little too twangy. That's it.

I don't regret buying this as my first guitar EVER. The only guitar to my knowledge that I believe to be a better value and has a fantastic sound (albeit with a flimsier structure) is the Squier Jazzmaster (the only problem is it shows the damn 'squier' logo on the neck instead of the iconic 'fender telecaster' :) )
iamqman11/30/2011

iamqman's review"Metallica ....wait .....metallicblue"

Fender Standard Telecaster [2009-2018]
Fender telecaster is it great sounding instrument that has a unique feel and tone all to itself. Even though it's a Fender brand product it has its own natural feel very different than the Fender Stratocaster guitar. It's a nice bright spanky tone that works well with a clean amplifier to a medium overdriven amplifier. It doesn't really do justice for any type of high gain sounds but anything where you can hear mild gain it will really bring out the natural tone and character of your playing. It's a very dynamic guitar as well and I think it's a little bit more dynamic than a Strat guitar. Meaning I can hear every single note plucked and nuance of my playing quite well.

UTILIZATION

Features

Alnico V pickups
Deluxe hardware
Solid alder body (black, 3-color sunburst, candy cola, and blizzard pearl) or ash body (2-tone sunburst, natural, crimson red transparent)
Modern C-shaped maple neck with rich, deep neck tint, glossed neck fretboard with satin back and rolled edges
Delta-tone™ no-load circuit
Highly finished frets
Detailed nut work
Bent steel Fender saddles
American Standard Tele® Bridge Plate (steel saddles and brass plate) for improved resonance
Thinner undercoat for improved body resonance
Rosewood or maple fretboard
Staggered machine heads



SOUNDS


The Fender Telecaster basically has two single coil pickups, a volume control knob, and a tone control knob and that's pretty much it up as far as features go. So therefore there's nothing to be a lot of versatility in a senses using different pickups or if you have humbuckers combined with single coil pickup's. Overall it's a pretty basic and simple design but was revolutionary at the time of his creation. The tone of these guitars are fantastic and my opinion. They have a unique sound and sustain that is little bit better than a Fender Stratocaster guitar. The tone is a little bit crisp and cutting but the sustain is a little bit different in the way it feels and drawn out. Overall this is the kind guitar that you're going to use if you need a specific sound that only a Telecaster can provide. It's a fun instrument and I recommended to anybody.

OVERALL OPINION


The Fender Telecasters usually range around $900 to you about $1400 depending on what version or reissued that you might half. There are some that are custom-built or relict or whatever that do cost a lot more than that but the average medium range would be somewhere around there for this guitar. It's a nice crisp clean guitar that sounds very good and I recommended it to every guitar player who needs a specific time that only this guitar can provide.
iamqman09/03/2011

iamqman's review"Black and sweet"

Fender Standard Telecaster [2009-2018]
I pretty much love everything there is about the fender telecaster guitar. It has a great look a great feel and superb tone. The body shape is one of the most iconic guitar shapes that the world has ever known. The tone is a very fender tone but completely different than the Fender Stratocaster town. It has a shimmery or more cleaner tone and its own unique sustain. Overall it is a very cool sounding and looking guitar.

UTILIZATION

* Alnico V pickups
* Deluxe hardware
* Solid alder body (black, 3-color sunburst, candy cola, and blizzard pearl) or ash body (2-tone sunburst, natural, crimson red transparent)
* Modern C-shaped maple neck with rich, deep neck tint, glossed neck fretboard with satin back and rolled edges
* Delta-tone™ no-load circuit
* Highly finished frets
* Detailed nut work
* Bent steel Fender saddles
* American Standard Tele® Bridge Plate (steel saddles and brass plate) for improved resonance
* Thinner undercoat for improved body resonance
* Rosewood or maple fretboard
* Staggered machine heads


SOUNDS


The tone of the fender telecaster is quite exceptional tone. It has a unique sustain that feels better than the Fender Stratocaster. It features two single coil pickups which gives you a good clean shiny tone if you mix it with a clean amplifier. I love the way this guitar sounds when mixed with a good overdrive pedal into clean in. Couple that with a decent sounding delay pedal and you have a mix for a right rock guitar tone.

Overall this is an amazing sounding guitar and is a great guitar for gigging and recording. I suggest swapping out the pick ups because I never like the sound of offender pick up. Fender makes amazing sounding guitars and very versatile sounding guitars but there pickups are just plain lousy. I would swap these out for whatever pick up you prefer to most. The alnico ones are a bit better than their Texas pickups but I would still swap these out anyways.

OVERALL OPINION

I highly recommend this guitar to anyone he wants that particular fender telecaster town. It is very unique and different from a Gibson Les Paul or a Fender Stratocaster. At new you can find these guitars for right around $1000. That is an exceptional price for an American guitar that sounds amazing and feels exceptional. I highly recommend every guitarist to own a Fender telecaster of some sort because it has such a great and unique tone that is different from any other guitar shape out there.
iamqman08/04/2011

iamqman's review"Nice snowstorm Tele"

Fender Standard Telecaster [2009-2018]
Fender is probably the biggest music company in the world when it comes to amps and guitars. They have singled handily take probably the largest portion of the amp and guitar market. Their instruments have been played all over the world from beginner learning guitar players to the best professionals in the world. Any guitar who has ever been playing the guitar or even seen a guitar has probably come across a Fender Telecaster at some point.

This is great guitar for those needing a solid sounding Fender telecaster made in America. This guitar has a great feel and pleasurable tone. The instrument gets a solid sustain and a nice rounded clean tone that is fitting for many country guitarists and mild gain players. It is one of the most easily recognized guitars shapes and guitars in the world and one of the most easily recognizable sounding guitars as well.

UTILIZATION

Features

Alnico V pickups
Deluxe hardware
Solid alder body (black, 3-color sunburst, candy cola, and blizzard pearl) or ash body (2-t3-c-cone sunburst, natural, crimson red transparent)
Modern C-shaped maple neck with rich, deep neck tint, glossed neck fretboard with satin back and rolled edges
Delta-tone™ no-load circuit
Highly finished frets
Detailed nut work
Bent steel Fender saddles
American Standard Tele® Bridge Plate (steel saddles and brass plate) for improved resonance
Thinner undercoat for improved body resonance
Rosewood or maple fretboard
Staggered machine heads



SOUNDS

The tone of these guitars do not change from any other Fender Telecaster that anyone has ever played. If you have played one American Fender Telecaster than you know exactly how one sounds. There is a reason why so many people have turned to the Tele for their tonal needs. They have a great feel and ease of playing that makes for a quick comfort and tone that is unmistakably a Fender Telecaster. There isn't too much variation of tone between Teles, some have a better feel that others and some resonate better than others, but that goes for any guitar built. You can tell the difference in a Gibson Les Paul, a Fender Telecaster, and Fender Stratocaster. They each have their own tone and sound that uniquely their own. So the Tele will do only what a Tele will do and a Les Paul can't touch that and visa versa.

OVERALL OPINION

At new these guitars come in right at around $999 which is a steal of a great price. If I were in the market this would be about the best you could do for an American made Fender Telecaster guitar. I would recommend everyone to own at least one Fender Telecaster. They are a great for clean player's who need a clean gain tone or a good sparkling tone.
iamqman08/03/2011

iamqman's review"Classic Coca Cola"

Fender Standard Telecaster [2009-2018]
The Fender Telecaster is easily one of the most recognizable guitars on the planet. they are primarily featured in Nashville as so many country player's love the sound of the twangy clean tone that these guitars naturally produce. These guitars unlike the Fender Strat have more of a cleaner tone and you thought the fender Strat had a clean tone. These guitars got even cleaner and more easier to play as well. The necks on these guitars are very forgiving and easy to glide you hand up and down the fretboard. The have a unique sounding sustain as well that make them unlike the fender Strat.

UTILIZATION

Fender Standard Telecaster Candy Cola Features:


Neck
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

SOUNDS

I love the sound of these guitars especially with a good sounding Fender hot Rod Deluxe amp. Something about the mix between these guitars and the voicing of that amp that makes you want to play for hours. I like to throw a solid sounding overdrive pedal in between since the older version of the Hot Rod amp's distortion is absolutely retched. I also like the way these guitars sound with a Marshall style amp and Electro Harmonics Big Muff. The mix of this gear is something that is very special to my ears. The violin sustain of the fuzz Big Muff combined with the high gain Marshall on a clean setting and then this guitar just sounds absolutely magical! I thin it fits a style of music that you don't necessarily hear today. It is a very cool and unique sound that can only be replicated with these particular components.

OVERALL OPINION

These guitars can be found online and in just about any music shop in the world. At you can find them for right at around $999, which is a great price for a guitar that sound this good. I am not a fan of the candy cola red as much as I am with the natural wood grain look on these guitars. Doesn't change the tone at all but just purely a shallow opinion about the cosmetics of this guitar.
steph71370510/07/2014

steph713705's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Fender Standard Telecaster [2009-2018]
Mexican manufacturing at the handle
Micro US Special trexas
Fender Hot Rod 52 bridge
Switch 4 positions
Electronic US condo and oiled paper.

Result = a killer

UTILIZATION

very nice

SOUNDS

although present in low neck pickup, good twang in middle, good grain with the bridge pickup and item 4 (coupled) very good punch for solos

OVERALL OPINION

impeccable
Skilorange02/01/2014

Skilorange's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A killer!"

Fender Standard Telecaster [2009-2018]
Fender guitar made in mexico.
Handle C, 21 frets, 3 position selector, 2 single coil pickups, 1 volume knob and one tone knob.

UTILIZATION

The handle is great, the passage of the hand above is very fluid, a highway.
The shape is very good (standard Tele what!)
It a tad heavy when standing with long rest.
Access to acute is easy to access, there is no need to be Jimi Hendrix to have a good sound.

SOUNDS

This is an extremely versatile guitar, I also do blues well as metal (both pickups have a totally different sound: neck pickup (its mild) pickup (nasal).
I play with a gx 40 Roland Cube and I am very happy with what I have done with the guitar and the amp.

OVERALL OPINION

I am extremely happy with my purchase, I have not noticed any defects.
Having tried before Jackson and sg, I finally looked at the Tele is I do not regret my purchase in any case.
What I like most about this guitar is its neck and bridge pickup.
I think it is an excellent value for money and it is made in Mexico can not be seen.
I would do easily (if I have money again) a similar choice.
thierry535111/09/2013

thierry5351's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Fine"

Fender Standard Telecaster [2009-2018]
Manufacturing Mexico. The telecaster is not to describe. 3-way switch and single coil Fender standard.

UTILIZATION

The neck is satin varnish, lacquer glossy button. It is extremely nice. The finish is flawless, but I'm manic. This is the first time that I have no control to do on a guitar bought new. Access to treble is good. The unplugged sound is very good already, a lot of sustain. Very enjoyable to play. Just add straps.

SOUNDS

I intended to change the pickups, but they are downright decent. With a good amp and a good guitar player (not me) I do not think they are a limitation. The bridge pickup is not showy, but can be dominant too. It has more punch, bass and treble than the neck pickup. This is TV. The neck pickup is a little behind. But it goes very well in his clear, as crunch. However, the saturation is not his area of ​​expertise even if the result is fair. The pickups have a much higher than vintage strat CS69 kind or even Tornado 60L (I had it on a Strat Mexico) and better support the distortion output level. No buzz, so the cavity is shielded, it avoids having to do it as a Squier or a Classic (player or 50 or 60 or 70).

OVERALL OPINION

I've had one day, but I've had a lot of guitars. Right now I have a Lag Roxane France mounted P90 (Peru) and a Strat Classic player 60 mounted Tornado. The standard Telé Mexico over the CP60 stratum, which also is very heavy. Contrary to what most reviews say, this TV is not heavy. Overall. I waited a long time to buy a standard Mexico, I often tried. I think it's time: a great buy, and especially it is not inevitable to change everything over to get a good guitar as it has been the case in the past. To be honest I hesitated with U.S., and nothing in the world I will not return back, unless it is offered to me. The U.S. is a bit better, but for two and a half times the price!. For me the choice is quickly made.
deus40008/13/2013

deus400's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good Tele - very playable!"

Fender Standard Telecaster [2009-2018]
Guitar made in Mexico and purchased in stores in Germany.
Standard features for a modern Tele:
-21 Fretes
Alder-corp
-2 Single coil pickups
-Maple neck
-Radius of 9.5
Easel 6 bridges with string through
Standard-mechanical oil bath

UTILIZATION

About ergonomics, it is a Telecaster, one of the first electric guitars and guitar first invented by Leo so it is very ... Basic but it works very well because the guitar is balanced and not too heavy, it is much less tiring than a Les Paul for example. Access to acute is not the very best, so forget the plans shredder on the latest cases, this is not the guitar you need for it (especially the medium jumbo frets the single coils and the radius of 9.5 will eventually stop you in your flew from soloists metaleux).
For all the stick and just great (as many Fender :) and this is my strong point of this guitar because it is a near perfect mix of vintage and modern due to the radius of 9.5, the fretes medium jumbo and not too thick C profile that allows both to the rhythmic ringing just without tiring but also be comfortable on solos. Arpeggios, scales, pull-of/hammer everything goes perfectly, the neck is smooth and fast enough, it makes you want to play, it is inspiring and not fatigue.
For the rest of the guitar is well finished and the build quality really does not have to be ashamed of compared to my Strat.

SOUNDS

To install the table, I play rock ranging from Red Hot to Pink Floyd via Pearl Jam or Down but the Blues (Popa Chubby, SRV ..) and I'm slowly trying to improv jazz / fusion. I play a Deluxe Reverb and a Marshall Valvestate with in TS9 effects shredmaster Marshall, Phase 45 plus sometimes some effects of Zoom G3. Level guitar I currently have a U.S. Strat Squier Strat and a Les Paul C77.

Overall this is a cut for rock and blues guitar (or country for fans :) All plans except metal or hard rock big going well. The acute micro has a fairly high level of output that can go solo carefree and power chord riffs in as you do not put too much gain on the distortion. The neck pickup it is velvety and fatter, what is expected of the neck position of a Tele but it lacks definition / of acute (and charm can be ..). The middle position is very interesting (I love blues with distortion on planes / jazz). It sounds wonderfully clear or TS9 with the Deluxe Reverb.

OVERALL OPINION

In my microphones and even globally guitar has less personality than the Classic Vibe Tele Custom that I had for a few months. It twang least, the modern bridge does not sound like a vintage bridge and makes it more neutral sound is thus added to the microphones that are less typed ... but so far I prefer the Standard MIM because most versatile and clean. To go further in the comparison Tele MIM Standard / Classic Vibe I think in a vintage spirit CV is fine. on the other hand, if you are looking for a Tele - a little - more modern, more versatile (although more bland), with a nice rack (no ledges, bridges lowlights, cleaner sound) then the standard will suit you. Oh also, the handle of my CV did not convince me because frets seemed oddly lacking material as though it had been rescheduled several times (note that this might be my own fault that I bought on the net, compare / check in-store then). More varnish the handle quite sticky on CV perplexing.

I've had three weeks and although I often change guitars I know I will long as this guitar has a violin carefree, seamless gameplay (very important point for me) and sounds good. It is a good base amount and a change of microphones allow me probably go further in the sounds and the choices abound Texas Special, Di Marzio Twang King .. but that's for later. To prevent against by looking for a vintage Tele typed. I just wish the price high hair.
AnthonYHurleY06/23/2012

AnthonYHurleY's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" I love this guitar!"

Fender Standard Telecaster [2009-2018]
Standard Fender Telecaster made in mexico, body ALDER (Agathis not!), Neck and maple fingerboard.
the neck is quite thin profile C, 21 medium jumbo frets, 2 pickups simple "hot standard", volume controls and tone, 3-position switch.
A Telecaster, what ..!

UTILIZATION

The handle is quite nice, although the edges of the frets are not polished enough. It's nothing serious, it can be corrected. The frets themselves wear out rather quickly, I noticed that a little scary but hey, will polish them more often ...
It weighs its weight casually but well distributed (this is not an old Les Paul either!)
After declining a little action, the sound is pretty good, well-typed Tele, and slammed full of harmonics. I found the need to touch the settings a bit (action, microphones etc.) to be optimized and the sound is already more valuable. But it sounded a lot without my key and was not too badly regulated.

SOUNDS

If we play pop, rock, punk, funk, jazz or blues, it's doing very well. Basically, anything that is not saturated at the far going well. This is obviously not metal oriented and co.
The result is a very slamming his hand quite round and easel next round. The intermediate position may be interesting but I mainly use the bridge pickup. I play mostly pop-punk on a Hot Rod Deluxe edition wine red through a distortion and a California Wampler Ego Compressor and the sound is excellent.
The guitar sounds pretty sharp, it's a tv that is true but that's mostly due to micro I think. I count the change and mount special Texas later for a fuller sound and more powerful but it has already original sound good for those who love slamming his property, typed and Fender Tele.

OVERALL OPINION

I've had almost a month, ordered on the internet. This is my first Telecaster, I had never tried before and I am totally conquered. It's been a good dixaine years that I played on my good strats exclusively (except for a Gibson ES335 recently acquired) and swore by them but now I found something that suits me as much or even more sometimes! That is to say! The price / quality ratio is excellent!
For do change the pickups with vouchers, it was a really good guitar that sounds great! Well, we must nevertheless bear in mind that this is not an american series or a custom shop, it will age well but perhaps less good for the price there is no better and it's still very very correct, despite my case for 2 or 3 small cosmetic defects fortunately not too visible.
I do not regret this purchase one second, it is the same rank as my favorite guitars for years!