Fender Telecaster

The Fender Telecaster, often hailed as the pioneer of solid-body electric guitars, has cemented its place in music history as an enduring symbol of simplicity, reliability, and versatility. From the dawn of Fender Guitars the Telecaster was introduced in 1950 (4 years before the Stratocaster) by Leo Fender. It was originally named the Broadcaster, was a ground-breaking departure from traditional archtop guitars. With its single-cutaway design, bolt-on neck, and dual single-coil pickups, the Telecaster set the stage for the electric guitar revolution.

Telecasters on the Market 🎸

A small selection of new and used Fender Telecaster guitars on the market today. We have used the latest filtering technology to provide some of the best guitars from various sellers. To browse all the Telecasters available today click the green button at the end of these listings to go directly to eBay* for a FILTERED selection.

£1,349.00 (Used)
£1,349.00 (Used)

Fender American Professional ii Telecaster Deluxe Miami Blue. This guitar is available now for £1,349.00. The seller is located in GB. The condition of this instrument has been listed as Used. This guitar is being sold by a seller with…

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£499.00 (Used)
£499.00 (Used)

Fender Vintera 50s Telecaster Fiesta Red 2022 with Gig Bag. This guitar is available now for £499.00. The seller is located in GB. The condition of this instrument has been listed as Used. This guitar is being sold by a seller with the…

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£450.00 (Opened – never used)
£450.00 (Opened – never used)

FENDER TELECASTER (LEFT HND) Ebony & Vintage Blonde edition. *never used*. This guitar is available now for £450.00. The seller is located in GB. The condition of this instrument has been listed as Opened – never used. This guitar…

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£650.00 (Used)
£650.00 (Used)

Fender Artist Jim Adkins JA-90 Telecaster Thinline (near-mint condition). This guitar is available now for £650.00. The seller is located in GB. The condition of this instrument has been listed as Used. This guitar is being sold by a s…

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Origins of “The Tele”

The Telecaster’s origins can be traced to the post-war era when Fender sought to create a robust, no-frills instrument that would meet the demands of working musicians. Its straightforward design and exceptional playability made it an instant hit, appealing to players across various genres. The bright, twangy sound of the Telecaster quickly found favour in country, rock, blues, and beyond, earning it the moniker “The Tele”. If you’d like to know more about the Strat’s origins – please visit our short history of the Fender Telecaster

Some examples found on eBay

All the guitars shown below were discovered on eBay. From left to right we have: a Fender Artist Chris Shiflett Telecaster Shoreline Gold Electric Guitar (sold for £1,035) a Left Handed Fender Elite Telecaster Guitar selling for £599 and finally a Left Handed Fender Elite Telecaster Guitar that sold for £2,250.

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Expanding the Telecaster Line

Fender has expanded the Telecaster line to cater to a diverse array of players and preferences. The American Standard Telecaster and American Professional II Telecaster are exemplary models, offering a blend of classic design and modern innovations. The Thinline series introduces semi-hollow variations, providing a unique sonic palette, while the Custom Shop models showcase masterful craftsmanship and attention to detail.

Purchasing a used Telecaster

When considering purchasing a second-hand Telecaster, several factors should be taken into account. Check the overall condition, paying close attention to any signs of wear, damage, or modifications. Inspect the electronics to ensure they function correctly, and assess the playability by examining the neck, frets, and action. The serial number can offer insights into the guitar’s production year and origin. Ultimately, a second-hand Telecaster can be a treasure trove for players seeking vintage character or unique modifications, but a thorough inspection is crucial to ensure a satisfactory purchase.

Telecaster Legends

The Telecaster’s legacy is enriched by a roster of legendary musicians who have wielded it to shape the course of popular music. From the soulful country licks of James Burton to the pioneering rock sound of Keith Richards with The Rolling Stones, and the modern virtuosity of John 5, the Telecaster’s timeless appeal continues to transcend genres. Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run” and George Harrison’s early Beatles recordings are just a few examples of how the Telecaster has left an indelible mark on iconic songs.

Keith Richards – Rolling Stones

Keith Richards Hannover 2006

Keith Richards with his Fender Telecaster – image by Patrick Baumbach, original uploader was DieBand

Franz Ferdinand – Alex Kapranos

Franz Ferdinand (band) 2008.11.24 007

Alex Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand) and his Fender Telecaster (photo LivePict.com / CC BY-SA)

Bruce Springsteen

Springsteen with Telecaster

Bruce Springsteen playing a Fender Stratocaster (photo manu_gt500 / CC BY-SA)

More Telecasters for Sale today 🎸

Our final selection of new and second hand Fender Telecaster guitars for sale today. To browse all the Telecasters available today click the green button at the end of these listings to go directly to eBay* for a FILTERED selection.

£1,095.00 (Used)
£1,095.00 (Used)

2012 Fender USA American Standard Telecaster 3 Tone Sunburst Left Handed. This guitar is available now for £1,095.00. The seller is located in GB. The condition of this instrument has been listed as Used. This guitar is being sold by a…

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£560.00 (Used)
£560.00 (Used)

Fender Player Telecaster 6-String Electric Guitar – 3-Color Sunburst. This guitar is available now for £560.00. The seller is located in GB. The condition of this instrument has been listed as Used. This guitar is being sold by a…

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£1,876.92 (Neu)
£1,876.92 (Neu)

Fender American Original ’50s Telecaster Left-Hand MN – Butterscotch Blonde *NEW. This guitar is available now for £1,876.92. The seller is located in DE. The condition of this instrument has been listed as Neu. This guitar…

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£950.00 (Used)
£950.00 (Used)

Fender American Professional ii Telecaster Roasted Pine.. This guitar is available now for £950.00. The seller is located in GB. The condition of this instrument has been listed as Used. This guitar is being sold by a seller with the u…

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Authorised Dealer Price Check 🔎

Before spending hundreds, possibly thousands, on a second hand Fender guitar we recommend checking prices of a brand new Fender. Gear4Music is an authorised Fender dealer with a huge range of guitars in stock and expert staff on hand. Knowing the price of a new guitar has several advantages a) you won’t overpay for a used instrument b) it protects buyers from fakes – unfortunately there are counterfeit Fenders on the market c) the buyer has the backup and support of an Authorised Fender UK Dealer

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References
  • Browse all Fender Telecaster Guitars on eBay* (external link to eBay)
  • Official site for Fender guitars : Fender.com (external link)