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Fender Player Telecaster Maple - Butterscotch Blonde

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Player Telecaster Maple - Butterscotch Blonde

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Player Telecaster Maple - Butterscotch Blonde
Player Telecaster Maple - Butterscotch Blonde
Player Telecaster Maple - Butterscotch Blonde
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Bold, innovative and rugged, the Player Telecaster is pure Fender, through and through. The feel, the style and, most importantly, the sound - they're all there, waiting for you to make them whisper or wail for your music. Versatile enough to handle almost anything you can create and durable enough to survive any gig, this workhorse is a trusty sidekick for your musical vision.

The pair of Player Series single-coil Telecaster pickups are crisp and articulate - it's authentic Fender tone with a modern edge. The "Modern C"-shaped maple neck's comfortable contours and smooth finish are ideal for almost any playing style. The addition of a 22nd medium jumbo fret to the contemporary 9.5"-radius fingerboard makes it easier to express yourself musically. To enhance the traditional twang and bite of a Telecaster, Fender added bent-steel saddles to the string-throughbody bridge for precise intonation and to help your sound cut through the mix, sustaining until the sun burns out. Other features include master volume and tone controls, a 3-way pickup switch with barrel tip, 3-ply pickguard, synthetic bone nut, dual-wing string tree, sealed tuning machines and four-bolt "F"-stamped neck plate that marks this instrument as the real deal - as Fender as it gets.

When you need a guitar that will take anything you can throw at it, stand up, dust itself off and ask for more, reach for the Player Telecaster.

Specifications

Series: Player
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
Neck: Maple
Neck Finish: Satin Urethane Finish on Back, Gloss Urethane Finish on Front
Fingerboard Material: Maple
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
Position Inlays: Black Dot
Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Tuning Machines: Standard Cast/Sealed
Scale Length: 25.5" (64.77 cm)
Bridge: 6-Saddle String-Through-Body Tele® with Block Steel Saddles
Neck Pickup: Player Series Alnico 5 Tele® Single-Coil
Bridge Pickup: Player Series Alnico 5 Tele® Single-Coil
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Strings: Fender® USA 250L Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges)

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Amazing Guitar 5 of 6 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
This guitar is amazing.
Posted by Adam Healey on Dec 6, 2023
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Comfortable and enjoyable 5 of 6 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Joliette, Quebec
I tried several guitar type and this shape is my favorite. I always found it ugly but sometimes the ugliest thing is the best. Way more comfortable than the les paul.
Posted by Jon on Oct 2, 2023
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Work Horse 12 of 13 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Burlington, Ontario
Not much more to say other than this is the classic work horse you expect from a Tele. I've had mine for 2 years. I liked the stock pickups, but have since upgraded to the Custom Shop Texas Special with a 4-way switch. If you want to unleash the beast inside, I highly recommend this mod.
I love the neck profile. A bit thinner for a more modern feel, which allows me to cover everything from traditional creamy blues, to punk and 80s/90s.
Pots are smooth and responsive with good range, very adjustable individual saddles, stays in tune even after some good bends, and good sustain.
Just get it. There's no decision here. By far the best value for a non-American guitar, and an essential single-coil that has immense versatility.
Posted by anonymous on Jan 22, 2023
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great guitar 4 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Windsor, Ontario
brought it home hook up to my orange amp plays great beautiful finish. thank you to the staff they were very helpful.
Posted by Richard on Jan 18, 2023
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Fender Player Tele 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Winnipeg (Pembina), Manitoba
I own several guitars in many brands and price ranges. I have to admit that this is one of my favourites. I just keep going back to it. Comfortable to play, great sound, perfect pitch, sounds great through any brand or type of amp, quality build. Fender did good on this model. I think it's the best value for dollar guitar I own. Don't mistake it for a $5000 guitar; but don't dismiss it because it's cheaper or MIM.
Posted by J. Anderson on Oct 30, 2022
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Absolute workhorse 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Halifax, Nova Scotia
I bought this guitar in 2018?? It has been my main guitar now for the last 4 years. This thing is an absolute workhorse. That great fender telecaster sound, great cleans and can drive it pretty hard. The band I am in travels alot and this thing just never lets me down. Tried LP's, jazzmasters, strats and I always find myself just coming back to this guitar.
Posted by Matt on Aug 13, 2022
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translated version of French review 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Vancouver, British Columbia
Impressive as a guitar. Lots of twang, the pick-ups are very bright though but the tone knob works well and has a nice gradation. The sound is really surprising, modern and vintage at the same time. On the distortion wow it hard. The neck pickup is smooth and packs a lot of punch. The neck is very nice and easy to play. I really like the satin varnish. The cons now. Some buzz here and there but the guitar is out of the box I'll give it a chance but....
it's a TV it comes with. On the headstock the tree that holds the E and B strings hangs a little. Small room to change. For my part I filed lightly and put graphite (hb pencil lead) in the silet and under the tree. The rope slides better and does not catch. The keys are correct and after playing the guitar for a long time remains in tune. Very nice fender upgrade. Guitar very different from the old mim. We have the impression of having a little more quality in our hands.
The guitar is very very close to the made in usa.
Posted by Mr. P. on Feb 22, 2022
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Polar white 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Peterborough, Ontario
I just got back with my newest guitar family member. A beautiful polar white Fender Telecater. Goes great with my Black Stratocaster. John's Ellis my guitar guy pulled a few strings and got it much sooner than expected. The supply chain crisis is really hurting these businesses. So l was thrilled when l got the call. John went above and beyond and l guess lve come to expect it from real the professionals at Long & McQuade. Thanks guys!! 🇨🇦
Posted by Patrick on Feb 1, 2022
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Awesome 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Edmonton Whyte, Alberta
This is a fantastic Tele I bought mine less than a year ago and have played the heck out of it other than just a fret edge polish it needed nothing it plays great and does the job. The higher end Telecasters I tried or looked at did not have the feel and quality this one does. I had it custom wired for i prefer the tone etc arranged differently Sounds so good with my Black star tube 100 amp. The twang will blow your mind! Stays in tune no matter how hard I hit or bend the strings!
Posted by Kevin Palmer on Sep 29, 2021
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Player Series are a great quality guitar 6 of 6 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   New Minas, Nova Scotia
I purchased a Butterscotch Player series Tele from L&M this past winter and I am blown away by the quality of this guitar. It feels great and sounds great! Could not be happier!
Posted by Todd Roy on Aug 6, 2021
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Great looking and sounding Telecaster 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   North Bay, Ontario
I really liked my Squire Telecaster but wanted to upgrade to a Fender Telecaster. The Player Tele in black on black is a beautiful guitar. It feels about two pounds lighter than the Squire, and the satin finished neck is smoother to play than the varnished neck on the Squire. Most importantly, the sound is so much crisper and cleaner with the Alnico 5 pickups. My favourite L&M store in North Bay Ontario gave me a decent trade-in for the Squire and arranged a quick and painless curbside pickup. Big shout-out and thank you to Kris, for setting up the guitar nicely before I picked it up. It plays great, sounds awesome, and looks really nice with the black body/pickguard and maple neck. Thanks Kris and L&M!
Posted by Mark G on May 17, 2021
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It?s what a tele should be.. 0 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
First off, I love the black on black. The Telecaster is a basic guitar and a workhorse, guess that’s why they have been around so long. I love the tone from this guitar. Compaired it with my buddies Made in the USA tele, through my rig and I gotta say, sound wise, my MiM tele sounds just as good as his USA tele. I think the major difference in the 2 teles is the fit and finish. I’m playing the guitar right out of the box, but the great employees at Long & McQuade in St. John’s are going to do a free setup for me so that should remedy any fit and finish problems. Great service at Long & McQuade St. John’s and you will be seeing more of me in the near future.
Posted by Geoff on Feb 19, 2021
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Better than 99 % of the players who buy them.... 16 of 18 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Kamloops, British Columbia
Forget any pre- conceived notions you may have about the MIM logo. It’s 2021 and the world has changed.IMHO Fender of Mexico is building guitars of American Standard quality from just a few years ago. I own both a recent MIM Baja Telecaster and a 12 yr old . Strat. The Tele is every bit as well made! Remember, CNC machines can quickly (read ,,economically ) turn out perfect bodies and necks at the touch of a switch. I believe it would be foolish not to try a current MIM Telecaster for a real pleasant surprise. After that just practice playing till you sound like Roy Buchanan and you’ll never have to buy one again...Viva Mexico and Fender for putting unbeatable
Posted by Jonathan. Stickel on Jan 23, 2021
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Incredible Guitar!! 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Edmonton North, Alberta
Bought this used at the Northside store in Edmonton and I was so impressed with the sound and the feel of this guitar. I highly recommend it if you’re in a budget. This guitar will not disappoint. I also want to give a shout out to the rep who helped me and was very helpful and knowledgeable in every way about the guitar and the one I was trading in. You were awesome.
Posted by Bob on Aug 24, 2020
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MEXICAINE.....so what? 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Trois-Rivières, Quebec
Cette guitare remplie toute mes attentes.....que ce soit jouabilitée,finition, travail de l 'artisant etc.....cette guitt est de toute façon une FENDER TELECASTER point final!
Posted by andre sirois on May 25, 2020
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Sounds like... a TELE! 1 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Toronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
I've had a black one for 6 years. It does everything a tele should do, and sounds exactly how you think it will. Straight up - a simple, excellent sounding guitar. Twangy in the bridge, and creamy in the neck. Mine gets used every week on stage and in rehearsal, rarely slips tuning - and i don't think I've even needed to set it up since i bought it. I put a matching black pickguard on mine though, cuz the white one was uuuuuugly...
Posted by Scotty on May 14, 2020
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Great Telecaster 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   North York (Steeles), Ontario
i finally got my hands on a full balck Telecaster and i gotta say it looks amazing. This tele has great pick ups i get lost in each 3 selections. overal very easy and confortable playing guitar. Had a little loos part on the bridge that created a buzz but nothing that couldent be fixed with ease.
Posted by Murad on Apr 25, 2020
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Excellent guitar 7 of 7 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Halifax, Nova Scotia
I have played mostly classic rock over the last 35 years and wasn't sure if a Telecaster would be a good choice, I was wrong this guitar will rock out just as good as any Strat or LP that I have ever played. Stays in tune, sounds great and plays great. Highly recommend!
Posted by Steve on Feb 9, 2020
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Great guitar! 4 of 6 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Nanaimo, British Columbia
The neck was very smooth and fast to play, all the parts didn’t feel cheep, I would definitely buy, but some people wouldn’t like that it’s a mexi Fender.
Posted by Quincy on Dec 1, 2019
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Simply amazing 7 of 7 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Trois-Rivières, Quebec
I absolutely LOVE the satin finish on the back of the neck. The pickups sound amazing. The finish is beautiful. What more can you ask for?
Posted by Brian on Aug 8, 2019
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Great experience 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Hamilton, Ontario
The best electric guitar I have ever played. I visited my local L&M looking to rent a hydro box to go with the champion 20 amp my wife bought for my birthday. I was looking at Epiphones and Gibsons, and the salesman asked me what music I would be playing. I replied old country, rock, 50's and 60's, and generally exploring. He brought out the Player Telecaster and the enjoyment hasn't stopped. It does all that I ask it to and then some. Feel and sounds better each time. Great experience with both L&M and Fender. I know I'll end up buying one!
Posted by Dan Allan on May 23, 2019
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Excellent example of the Telecaster without breaking the bank 9 of 9 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Toronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
This thing has the classic Telecaster tone and feels great to play. The setup on mine was great from the factory and needed very little adjustment.
Posted by Simon on May 17, 2019
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Amazing MIM 9 of 9 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   St. Catharines, Ontario
I walked into LAM in Hamilton this after noon, looking to buy an electric jazz box. While i was shopping, the salesman came buy and told me about this new line of fender mim guitars. Now I've been playing for over 35 years. This guitar impressed me as soon as i picked it up, the neck is really comfortable. fit and finish is excellent, and then i plugged it in... all i can say is you won't be disappointed. From country quack to bright jazz to dirty blues to overdriven rock... it does it all very well.
Posted by anonymous on Dec 22, 2018
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Impressionnant 5 of 8 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Laval, Quebec
Impressionnant comme guitare. Beaucoup de twang, les pick-ups sont très claires par contre mais le tone knob fonctionne bien et a une belle gradation. Le son est vraiment surprenant, moderne et vintage à la fois. Sur la disto wow ça arrache. Le pick- up neck est velouté et a beaucoup de punch. Le manche est très agréable et facile à jouer. J'aime beaucoup le vernis satiné. Les inconvéniants maintenant. Quelques buzz ici et là mais la guitare sort de la boite je vais lui donner une chance mais.... c'est une télé ça viens avec. Sur la tête de manche l'arbre qui maintient les cordes mi et si accroche un peu. Petite pièce à changer. Pour ma part j'ai limé légèrement et mis du graphite( mine de crayon hb) dans le silet et sous l'arbre. La corde glisse mieux et n'acroche pas. Les clés sont corectes et après avoir joué longuement la guitare reste accordée. Très beaux upgrade de fender. Guitare très différente des ancienne mim. On a l'impression d'avoir un peu plus de qualité dans les main. La guitare se raproche de très très près des made in usa.
Posted by Stephane on Dec 1, 2018
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Sweet mexican 10 of 10 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
This guitar is nice right out the door , feels good , plays good and sounds good..I gave a few expensive guitars and this thing can stay with them..for the money it's an awesome guitar !!
Posted by Bruce on Sep 26, 2018
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