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Fender Telecaster Reviews

by on Dec.17, 2012, under Guitar Talk

fender telecaster sunburstYou can almost never go wrong when you choose to purchase a Fender Telecaster. The key is to choose one that suits your individual style- and your budget.

In this article, we’ll cover a few of the more popular Telecaster models and help you learn more about them.

James Burton Telecaster

This is a redesigned model that has a basswood body, three pickups, and a U-shaped neck that is derived from the late ’60s. This Fender Telecaster is available in blue or red and you can even choose to have it delivered with a flame finish.

GE Smith Telecaster

This guitar has been played by famous guitarists including Bob Dylan, David Bowie, and Hall and Oates. It has a superb reputation for being a fine instrument and offers an overall sound that can really make you sound like a pro. More specifically, this Fender Telecaster has custom inlays that are backed by a large neck and body-mounted pickup.

Jim Root Telecaster

Jim root, guitarist and inspired musician, created this Fender Telecaster and has created a final product that can really captivate its users. While it tends to compliment more aggressive styles of playing, it can certainly work well with more modern users who want a more soothing rock tone. The neck is made up of maple wood, the frets are larger than normal, and the black finish really adds to the visual appeal.

American Vintage ’62 Custom Telecaster

This Fender Telecaster has become a popular option for guitarists, mainly because of the widened finger board with easy to press down strings. This model in particular has a double-bound body that is alder and has a multi-ply pick guard.

While it is quite similar to the original version, this model is a bit more reserved and has a C-shaped neck with a standard Telecaster bridge. The American Vintage Custom Telecaster has a three-option switch that really adds diversity so you’ll almost always be guaranteed a rich and unique sound.

Road Worn Player Telecaster

This Fender Telecaster is great sounding and comes at an incredible value. Most guitars of this caliber easily cost several thousand dollars while this one costs much less. This guitar helps experienced players take their skills to the next level by offering hotter pickups and a flatter fingerboard that really helps you work your way up and down the neck.

Be prepared for seamless picking and effortless bends. With an alder body and C-shaped finish, the urethane finish really adds for a dynamic feel. The fret board has frets that are above average in terms of shape and a single-coil pickup that really adds in terms of control. The aged knobs provide three options and some models come with a gig bag and shoulder strap.

Classic Player Baja Telecaster

This Fender Telecaster was designed with a polyester finish and has a V-shaped maple neck. There are 21 medium sized frets so the octaves are well within the range of what you’ll be playing. There is a custom pickup installed in this model and the overall style is perfect for both aggressive and modern players alike.

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