Fender Telecaster: An Original Rock ‘n’ Roll Masterpiece

Posted on 29th November 2018 by

The Fender Telecaster is one of the most iconic guitars in history. Just one look at that beautiful single cutaway body opens the door to a million memories of decades gone by. And, with it, a thousand riffs, licks and solos from hundreds of legendary guitarists.


It all started back in the 1940s when Leo Fender and his crew of Californian luthiers designed early incarnations the world’s first commercial solid-body electric guitar. By the early 50s, they had created something that was well designed, easy to play, efficient and affordable. Moreover, it delivered a brilliantly crisp sound. So, as small bands with huge dynamics began to replace the big bands of the 30s and 40s, the Telecaster made its way into the hands of rock ‘n’ roll, R&B and country guitarists.

Early Fender Telecaster Advertisement

An early advert for the Fender Telecaster

As a result, the Telecaster began turning up on the radio and in the charts. In Nashville, 1956, Johnny Burnette and the Rock and Roll Trio recorded an exciting version of The Train Kept-A-Rollin, featuring the first instance of a contemporary fuzz sound. Then, in 1957, Dale Hawkins produced the Telecaster’s top 40 US hit with Suzie Q. Also, in 1958 Muddy Waters visited England to give the UK a free lesson, inspiring a new wave of Telecaster fans.

From there, UK bands such as the Beatles, Led Zepplin, Yardbirds, The Who, The Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd were all inspired by the twangy, crisp and powerful tone of the Fender Telecaster.

Today, nearly 70 years later, the Fender Telecaster can be regarded as one of the most iconic guitars ever built. So, if you could choose to be a part of that incredible history, would you do it? Of course, you would.

80s Fender Telecaster Advert

A Fender Telecaster advert from the 1980s

With that in mind, here is a list of our recommended Telecasters that are guaranteed to deliver a lifetime of satisfaction. As a matter of fact, these are the same guitars the people at Rich Tone keep trying to get their hands on, too…


Fender Classic Player Baja Telecaster In Blonde

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Fender Baja Telecaster

This Fender Player Baja Telecaster resembles the first incarnations of the famous guitar. Its solid Ash body and Blonde finish look as cool as the day it was born. And, the maple neck and fingerboard deliver a thick expressive tone that suits any style. It also features a pair of Custom Shop single coil pickups that come with a four-way pickup switch, giving the player ultimate control over the instrument’s tone.

Main Features

  • Designed by Master Luthier Chris Fleming To Guarantee A Top-Quality Instrument
  • Versatile Electronics That Deliver A Wider Range Of Sounds Than Usual
  • Maple Neck and Fretboard For Incredible Bright And Snappy Tones
  • Custom Vintage Style Pickups For A Fatter, Grittier Sound
  • Solid Ash Body For More Treble And Great Sustain

Overall, it’s the best value Telecaster in the market designed by the Fender Custom Shop. Buy from us and we’ll make sure you get the best price available. The Baja Telecaster is in stock, ready to rock, with next day delivery available.


Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus In Charcoal

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Fender Modern Player Telecaster

This rare beast is designed for the modern guitarist. The gorgeous charcoal finish screams simplicity while the electronics are anything but. Featuring several exciting pickup options, this Telecaster delivers increased levels of flexibility that are not normally possible. This one is perfect for the budding guitarist because it has all the traditional elements of a Telecaster while keeping within a reasonable budget.

Key Features

  • More Adaptable Than A Standard Telecaster
  • Solid Pine Body For A Punchy, Round And Full Sound
  • Remarkably Versatile Electronics Plus A Greater Choice Of Tone
  • Designed For The Modern Guitar Player Who Needs Versatility
  • Perfect Instrument For A Promising Guitarist

Buy from us and we promise to deliver the best price for you. The Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus is in the mill and ready to thrill. Get in touch, now to take advantage of our next day delivery service. Likewise, we also offer free working day delivery, too.


Fender American Special Telecaster In Vintage Blonde

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Fender American Special Telecaster

This Telecaster takes all the best elements of the brand and packages it neatly into an incredible, yet, affordable guitar. Like a traditional Telecaster, this beauty has an understated look while its versatility and sound cannot be overplayed. A miracle of simple design and charm, you could drop this workhorse down the stairs and it would still be ready to go.

Main Features

  • Brass Saddles With Vintage Style Tele Bridge For A Sweeter Sound
  • Modern ‘C’ Shape Maple Neck For Easy Playability
  • 2 x Texas Special Tele Pickups Add A Clear And Warm Tone
  • Alder Body For A Lightweight Yet Resonant, Balanced Tone
  • Blonde Finish That Looks Sleek And Elegant

Pick up this beautiful guitar from us and we’ll guarantee you get the best price out there. The Fender American Special Telecaster is in the shop and ready to drop. Get hold of us today to take advantage of our next day and free delivery options.


So, there you have it. A bunch of the best Telecasters that won’t break the bank. Pop along to Rich Tone in Sheffield to become a member of the Telecaster Club, the most iconic guitar ever created.

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