The original run of Fender's American Standard Telecaster took the underlying structure and soul of the classic vintage Telecasters that guitar players had been employing for nearly 40 years around the world and simply added a few modern refinements, bringing an iconic instrument back into the forefront of all types of music with polished American craftsmanship. A more modern "C-shaped" neck profile and innovative tone control meet in the middle with undeniable Tele twang to make for a guitar that remains the true definition of a "workhorse" while holding value three decades later. Here you'll find American Standard Telecasters with alder or ash bodies, maple or rosewood fretboards, and a slew of finishes for the first 12 years of their being.

Product Specs

  • American Standard Telecaster with Maple Fretboard
  • American Standard Telecaster with Rosewood Fretboard
  • 3-Color Sunburst
  • Aqua Marine Metallic
  • Black
  • Brown Sunburst
  • Candy Apple Red
  • Caribbean Mist
  • Crimson Burst
  • Crimson Metallic
  • Electric Blue
  • Frost Red
  • Gun Metal Blue
  • Inca Silver
  • Lake Placid Blue
  • Lipstick Red
  • Midnight Blue
  • Midnight Wine
  • Natural
  • Olympic White
  • Purple Metallic
  • Sonic Blue
  • Vintage White
  • White Blonde
  • 1988 - 2000
Made In
  • United States
Body Shape
  • T-Style
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Fretboard Material
  • Maple
  • Rosewood
Number of Strings
  • 6 String
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Scale Length
  • 25 1/2"

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Reviews for the Fender American Standard Telecaster 1988 - 2000
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  • Great Guitar

    Love this guitar

  • Telecastic!!!

    Verified Purchase

    I think the telecasters in and between the anniversary years of 1993-94 and 1996-7 are up there with the famous and common reissue years like '72 or '55. The neck depth profile is very thin, and it's common to see chipping around the fret edges, but this somehow adds to their charm. Because these …

  • Verified Purchase

    Fantastic guitar. I am very happy with it.

  • I finally get it.

    Verified Purchase

    After playing for 33 years and owning many different makes and models, I get why the standard Tele has been so widely used. It should have been the first guitar I ever bought. In terms of quality and reliability, it's similar to what a Shure is to microphones and a Ludwig is to snare drums. In terms…

  • 50th Anniversary Black Fender Telecaster 1996

    Verified Purchase

    excellent. plays really well.