The American Professional Telecaster won't let you down. The increased mass and altered geometry creates a more natural feel that’s perfect for chord and single-note playing alike. The 2019 line-up is derived from classic Leo Fender designs. Fender’s most elite luthiers—designated as Master Builders—are given free rein in creating these lavish instruments. We want you to be pleased with your Telecaster purchase, and offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee and generous return policy so you can order your new Tele with complete confidence. In 1951 the Telecaster was introduced to the world by Leo Fender, a Southern California inventor and businessman. Shop, Hollow & Semi-Hollow This results in guitars that offer specs and features found throughout the decades they represent. The Fender American Professional Telecaster features brand new pickups, a new treble-bleed circuit, Modern Deep C neck, and a number of other refinements. A Brief History of the Telecaster Designed for 21st-century players, the American Elite Series sports a new compound neck profile designed for comfort and the ultimate playability. NEW BRIDGE SUPERCHARGED CLASSIC Fender Telecasters are favored by country and rock musicians, and are not uncommon among jazz and blues artists. Guides, Artist Fender American Professional Telecaster vs. Fender American Elite Telecaster, Fender American Original ’60s Telecaster (2018), Fender Jimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster®, Gibson SG Faded T vs. Gibson SG Special T, Gibson Les Paul Classic T vs. Gibson Les Paul Classic HP, Compound Back Shape, Modern “C” to “D” Maple, 6-Saddle American Tele with Chromed Brass Saddles, 3-Saddle, Strings-Through-Body Tele with Compensated Brass Saddles, 1x Volume (w/S-1™ Switch) / 1x Tone (No-Load). As long as there have been Teles, guitarist have customized them with hotter pickups, personalized paint jobs, non-standard pickguards—you name it. Squier teams a throaty Fender Wide Range neck humbucker with a bright, chimey Duncan-Designed single-coil bridge pup for the best of both worlds in the Squier Vintage Modified Custom Tele. Unique Strat-o-Tele switching and a host of other tweaks specified by the revered Nashville sideman make the James Burton Artist Series Tele a fitting tribute. Artist Series Telecasters are designed in collaboration with the artists who play and endorse them. Our Gear Advisers are available Every guitar or bass you Combining vintage style with modern feel and performance, the redesigned “ashtray” cover stays out of your way, even when palm-muting. Call or Chat for expert advice and to hear Fender gives a selection of 1950s and ‘60s instruments distressed treatments to conjure up the appearance of road-hardened guitars in creating the Road Worn Series. Fender Telecasters The HSS pickup array with 5-way plus coil-split switching makes the Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus decidedly different from your father’s Tele. Nonetheless, these revolutionary techniques resulted in an affordable, versatile, and highly playable instrument. The second model is an HH, dual humbucker configuration. For the most part, differences among Telecaster models and families usually involve the pickups, electronics, hardware, and finishes. purchase from Musician's Friend (electric or acoustic, New or Open Box) includes two years of Made in Fender's Ensenada, Baja California facility with collaboration from Fender's highly regarded Master Builders, the Classic Series Telecasters offers Custom Shop features and vibe at a more affordable price. Each model features Fender's newest Yosemite single-coil design. A modern “C”-shape at the nut, the rear of the neck morphs along the length of the neck to a modern “D”-shaped profile at the updated neck heel, providing plenty of ergonomic support. These eminently affordable Modern Player Telecasters are aimed at entry-level players, but far exceed the usual standards of such guitars. The American Professional Telecaster, available with rosewood or maple fingerboard, is the tried and true workhorse of seasoned pros and discerning weekend warrior alike. The cavities offered easy access for repair or replacement of the electronics. This unique Telecaster offers a humbucker in the neck pickup for rich warmth, while delivering classic Tele twang via the single-coil bridge pickup. Our team of mad scientists examined every component in near-microscopic detail. More, Popular Utterly unique and of investment-grade quality, a Master Built Telecaster is an instrument to be treasured and passed down through the generations. Fender Custom Shop Telecasters The Squier Standard Tele in Vintage Blonde recalls ‘50s-era models. The hallmark of Custom Deluxe Telecasters is the use of unusual and exotic woods, breathtaking inlay work, unique hardware, and distinctive electronics. NEW “DEEP C” NECK PROFILE While offering the vibe of veteran axes, they incorporate modern features and lighter overall wear than other Fender distressed treatments. The Fender Classic Series ‘72 Tele Custom replicates the original’s humbucker in the neck and traditional single coil in the bridge for tonal versatility. The Telecaster's popularity helped pave the way for the many other solid body electric guitar models that followed from other manufacturers—some of them thinly disguised knockoffs of the original Tele. Introduced as a replacement for Fender's American Special Series, the Fender American Performer series is a wallet-friendly, Made in the USA line of guitars and basses.