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.
Body & Neck
In keeping with decades of tradition, Fender have opted for an Alder body for the Player Series Telecaster. Known for being simultaneously lightweight and tonally resonant, it's balanced in every sense of the word. Its sound is often described as rich, with some emphasis on upper-midrange brightness, and its weight and density means it's pretty easy to thrash around in a frenzy of creative expression - we've all been there!
Then there's the other classic Tele tonewood: Maple. Known for its density, varied grain pattern and snappy tone, it perfectly complements the Alder used for the body. The addition of Maple ensures plenty of twangy tonal response, perfect for accentuating lead and clean parts regardless of your musical style. The one-piece design means your fretboard surface is the same as the neck, providing plenty of attack and even, comfortable navigation of the 22-fret range. Maple is also known for its tendency to age well, gradually darkening over time; give it a few years, and your Tele's neck and fretboard will begin to reveal a beautifully bronzed appearance!
In contrast, the use of gloss polyester coating on the body means that your guitar's finish will remain vivid and untainted for quite some time. Fender began using gloss polyester finishes back in the '70s, and it quickly become popular because of its durability. It lasts longer, it's more resistant to scratches, and some even say it allows your pickups to sing a little louder - all we know is it looks great!
Hardware & Electronics
Fender have loaded the Player Series Tele with two Alnico V Tele Single-coils in the traditional Telecaster configuration (uncovered & slanted in the bridge, covered and straight in the neck). The Alnico V magnetic configuration is a little more edgy than its counterparts, with a slightly higher output than works wonders for your tone. Combined with the Alder and Maple tonewood combination, you get all of that Tele twang that you know and love, but with a fuller midrange bark, not to mention a more cohesive response with chordal parts. This makes the Alnico V perfect for modern styles - from popping indie to technical metal and just about anything in between!
The bridge isn't quite the classic Tele configuration; rather than the old-school 3-saddle design, the 6-saddle design with block steel saddles offers greater tuning stability and arguably better resonance in the body. Though it plays a small part, it ultimately contributes to an instrument that's designed to be played night after night and consistently deliver.
Top it off with Standard Cast Fender tuners, a 3-ply scratchplate and classic knurled flat-top controls, all in a glorious chrome finish, and you've got an instrument that can take anything you throw at it - a Fender Telecaster through and through!
Model Name Player Telecaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Tidepool
Country Of Origin MX
Body Finish Gloss Polyester
Body Shape Telecaster®
Neck Material Maple
Neck Finish Satin Urethane Finish on Back, Gloss Urethane Finish on Front
Neck Shape Modern "C"
Scale Length 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets 22
Frets Size Medium Jumbo
String Nut Synthetic Bone
Nut Width 1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays Black Dot
Truss Rods Standard
Truss Rod Wrench 3/16" Hex (Allen)
Bridge Pickup Player Series Alnico 5 Tele® Single-Coil
Neck Pickup Player Series Alnico 5 Tele Single-Coil
Controls Master Volume, Master Tone
Pickup Switching 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration SS
Bridge 6-Saddle String-Through-Body Tele® with Block Steel Saddles
Hardware Finish Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines Standard Cast/Sealed
Pickguard 3-Ply Parchment
Control Knobs Knurled Flat-Top
Strings Fender® USA 250L Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges), PN 0730250403
Included Accessories None
Dimensions 4.50 x 15.50 x 42.00 IN
Weight 11.25 LB
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