With this 2012 version of the classic Fender American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar, you’ll see the same timeless design, playability, and tone but with some slight alterations to improve your playing experience. These include: a slight change to the back of the body and upgrades to both pickups.
Get Closer to your Tele
Before you write to Fender, complaining about the shape change, it is barely noticeable and only improves comfort for the player. The alder body and the top of the Fender American Standard Telecaster remain unchanged but the back now benefits from a swooping contour that makes body to instrument contact a more enjoyable affair.
Reliable and Playable Neck
With comfort and performance at the forefront of its design, the maple neck that is found bolted into the body of the Fender American Standard Telecaster, via a four-bolt neck plate with Micro-Tilt adjustment, and is shaped to the Modern C profile and finish in satin.
This is matched by a 9.5"-radius maple fingerboard outlined with 22 medium jumbo frets and black dot position inlays, while its rolled edges make it feel like you’ve already broken it in.
Ensuing the Fender American Standard Telecaster’s incredible intonation, sustain, and ease of adjustment, the neck sits happily between a 1.685" (42.8 mm)-wide synthetic bone nut and a 6-saddle American Standard strings-through-body Tele bridge with bent steel saddles and a Fender-stamped brass plate.
Ensuing the classic voice of the Tele is heard from the off, the Fender American Standard Telecaster is outfitted with a Custom Shop single-coil Broadcaster pickup in the bridge. The higher output of the Custom Shop "Twisted" Tele single-coil at the neck keeps a beefier sound ready and willing whenever you need it.
Turn it to 10
The usual pickup interface is apparent with the configuration of a 3-position pickup selector blade, and master volume and tone controls. Where the Fender American Standard Telecaster 2012 differs is that the tone control has no-load functionality. This extra means that when you turn the tone dial to 10 it is actually excluded from the circuit; allowing the natural tone of the pickups to come through.
And There’s More
Keeping your new purchase safe from harm and making it easier to transport is the included hardcase. Lined with form-fitting foam, the hardcase has been designed to hold the 2012 Fender American Standard Telecaster without it moving around during transit, and it looks pretty awesome along with it.
There is even more however, as also included are: a strap, cable, and polishing cloth.
Manufacturer Fender Model American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar Body Material Alder Neck Material Maple Fingerboard Material Rosewood Pickup Configuration SS Bridge Hard Tail Neck Profile Modern "C" No. of Frets 22 Position Inlays Dot Pickguard 3-Ply Parchment Bridge/Tailpiece 6-Saddle American Standard Strings-Through-Body Telecaster with Bent Steel Saddles and Stamped Brass Plate Active/Passive Passive Tuners Deluxe Standard Cast/Sealed Pickups Neck: Custom Shop Single-Coil Broadcaster Bridge: Custom Shop "Twisted" Single-Coil Tele Controls Master Volume, Master Delta Tone - No-Load Tone Control Pickup Switching 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup Finish 2 Colour Sunburst Unique Features Five-Screw Mounted Brass Bridge Plate for Sonic Stability, Loaded with Improved Bent Steel Saddles with Elongated String Slots for Increased Resonance and Sustain, Thinner Undercoat Finish for Improved Body Resonance, Tinted Neck, Body Contour Included Accessories Hardcase, Cable, Strap, Polishing Cloth
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