A Tele with a Mean Streak
Some folks think Teles are only good for country-style twanging, but the Fender Player Series Telecaster HH says otherwise. This dual humbucker-equipped axe delivers muscular, throaty sounds by the truckload. That being said, it can also achieve mellower tones if you ask nicely. A Modern C-shaped neck and 22-fret, 9.5″-radius fingerboard give you a decidedly contemporary feel with fast action and comfortable playability. You also get a synthetic bone nut, 6-saddle string-through bridge, and Fender standard sealed tuners. If you’ve got aggressive tendencies, you’ll love the Player Series Telecaster HH — it’s a Tele with a mean streak.
Fender’s Player Series: vintage vibe, modern edge
For their new Player Series guitars, Fender went back to the drawing board with updated radii for more historically accurate body shapes, new vintage-inspired finishes, and a classic logo that harkens back to the Fenders of yesteryear. But these smooth-playing instruments also look to the future with modern enhancements that include 22-fret necks, upgraded bridges for better sustain, and refined pickups that crank out legendary Fender tone by the boatload.
Versatile, supercharged tone
For the Player Series Telecaster HH, Fender changed out its typical Tele single-coil pickups for a pair of Player Series Alnico 2 humbuckers, giving you loads of warmth, fullness, and sustain. You can coax anything from classic Tele twang to crunchy, mid-forward humbucker tones out of these flexible pickups. Enjoy the neck pickup’s fluid attack and near-endless sustain or the bridge pickup’s tight, fizzier textures. Or if the feeling strikes, you can use the Player Series Tele HH’s push-pull tone pot to achieve coil-split single-coil tones. The Player Series Telecaster HH is a flexible guitar that’s ready for any situation.
Maple neck and pau ferro fingerboard
Leo Fender wasn’t a guitar player. In fact, he got his start repairing radios. When designing his original instruments, he had no idea that guitars weren’t supposed to have maple necks. This Fender Player Series Telecaster HH has the revered maple neck but adds a pau ferro fingerboard for a sleeker feel and clear-as-a-bell sound. In keeping with contemporary tastes, this Tele has a more modern C-shaped maple neck with a satin urethane finish.
The Fender Telecaster — a brief history
This is it: the original guitar that started Fender’s march into contemporary music history. It appeared in the early 1950s and was first named the Broadcaster. The ingeniously simple design, the bolt-on neck, and the slab body all contribute to the guitar’s trademark tones and player-friendly feel. From Nashville twang to blistering rock tones, the Telecaster sound has made its presence felt in nearly every musical category. The diverse list of Telecaster players, including Muddy Waters, Keith Richards, James Burton, Bruce Springsteen, Joe Strummer, and John 5 attests to the guitar’s universal appeal.
Fender Player Series Telecaster HH Features:
- A Telecaster with aggressive tones and modern playability
- Dual humbuckers deliver muscular, throaty sounds by the truckload
- Push-pull tone pot for coil-split single-coil tones
- Fast-action Modern C-shaped neck and 22-fret, 9.5″-radius fingerboard
- Synthetic bone nut enhances vibrational transfer through the neck
- 6-saddle string-through bridge supplies a mean bite and excellent intonation
- Fender standard sealed tuners for rock-solid tuning
- Number of Strings6
- Body TypeSoidbody
- Body ShapePlayer Telecaster
- Body MaterialAlder
- Body FinishGloss Polyester
- Neck MaterialMaple
- Neck ShapeModern C
- Neck JointBolt-on
- Fingerboard MaterialPau Ferro
- Fingerboard InlayWhite Dots
- Number of Frets22, Medium Jumbo
- Scale Length25.5″
- Nut Width1.650″
- Nut MaterialSynthetic Bone
- Bridge/Tailpiece6-Saddle String-through Body Tele with Bent Steel Saddles
- TunersFender Standard Die-cast Sealed
- Neck PickupPlayer Series Alnico 2 Humbucker
- Bridge PickupPlayer Series Alnico 2 Humbucker
- Controls1 x master volume, 1 x master tone
- Switching3-way blade pickup switch