Standard Telecaster review by Fender

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  • Sound: 8
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 8
  • Features: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 8.8 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.9 (281 votes)
Fender: Standard Telecaster

Price paid: $ 695.382

Purchased from: Mid Wales Music Centre

Sound — 8
The sound suits my style as it has more snap than growl, suitable for moderate rock, funk, blues, rock and roll. The sound is very bright and cheerful. I am currently using it through a DigiTech RP200A and it sounds awesome on wah.

Overall Impression — 10
A beautifully versatile guitar. If it were stolen or broken I would probably get it replaced. Wish it had a contoured body and a slightly thinner neck, although the actual finish of the neck is beyond comparisonly good.

Reliability & Durability — 10
A very solid guitar. You can tell this by the chunkiness. It feels like a mans guitar, not like one of those poncey feather weight PRS guitars made for those who can't handle a bit of weight. Strap buttons seem solid, though 6 months on they seem to now start to rip off.

Action, Fit & Finish — 8
Action is perfect (any lower and fret buzz would occur). Not a single flaw apart from a slightly loose volume control. Finish is beautiful.

Features — 8
This guitar is beautiful but yet so simple. It is a mexican made, maple neck, sunburst Standard Telecaster, and I love it. But it would be oh so beautiful if only the body was contoured for much needed comfort. The neck is beautiful. So comfortable to play.

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