Solid Alder Body With Three Ply White Pickguard and Shielded Body Cavities In the beginning, there was the Telecaster and the single pickup Esquire. You could get one in the blond finish and that was it. Over the decades, Fender has made concessions to the changing musical styles and the needs of both novice and pro guitarists, which has led to an astonishing array of Telecasters with new colors, special finishes and upgraded electronics. But with the Standard Series Telecaster®, Fender is taking the instrument back to its roots - with a few refinements (sorry, but they couldn't help themselves). That means a solid alder body with a three-ply white pickguard. It doesn't show, but Fender also added special shielding in the body cavities for quieter operation and reduced hum.
Newly Designed Bridge Block with Adjustable Saddles For the Standard Series Telecaster, Fender designed a new bridge block that's the best of the vintage and modern designs, along with six adjustable saddles. The original Teles had a large, silly "ashtray" bridge cover that every guitar player hated, so they removed it and it promptly got lost for all time.
Two New Standard Tele Single Coil Pickups The original Tele pickups had more twang than any two "normal" guitars, thanks to the single coil pickups in the bridge and neck positions. Today's Standard Tele has pickups that pretty much look the same, but are voiced hotter, so it's much easier to drive most amps into various levels of distortion, from mild to manic.
Maple Neck and Fingerboard with Modern "C" Shape and Satin Polyester Finish Leo Fender wasn't a guitar player. In fact, he got his start repairing radios. So he had no idea that guitars weren't supposed to have maple necks. In time, those blond maple necks and fingerboards became a Fender trademark, though the company eventually offered rosewood fingerboards on most of its models. Again, for the Standard Tele®, it's back to the basics with a maple neck and fingerboard with a modern "C" shape and a satin polyester finish on the back and a gloss finish on the fretboard and headstock.
Fender Standard Telecaster Features:
Color: Brown Sunburst
Body Type: Solidbody
Neck Wood: Maple
Neck Shape: Modern "C" shape
Top Wood: Alder
Back Wood: N/A
Side Wood: N/A
Machine Heads: Fender/Ping standard cast/sealed tuners
Scale Length: 25 1/2"
No. of Frets: 21
Position Markers: Dot
Pickups: Two hotter voiced single-coil pickups in neck and bridge positions
Controls: Master volume, master tone
Pickup Switching: Three-position blade
Bridge/Tailpiece: Newly designed bridge block
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