Fender Telecaster Guitars

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.

Fender Vintera '50s Telecaster, Maple Fingerboard, Fiesta Red
Fender Vintera ’50s Telecaster in Fiesta Red £849.00

The Fender Vintera ’50s Telecaster in Fiesta Red with a Maple Fingerboard is a beautiful and classic guitar that is highly coveted by musicians. This specific guitar is listed in “Opened – never used” condition for £8…

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Fender Player Series Telecaster - LEFT HANDED Black
Fender Left-Handed Telecaster Player Series in Black £549.00

The Fender Player Series Telecaster – LEFT HANDED Black is a stunning guitar in new condition, priced at £549.00. This model is part of Fender’s highly sought after Player Series, known for its high-quality craftsmanship an…

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FENDER AMERICAN SPECIAL TELECASTER - VINTAGE BLONDE - 2018, Excellent
Fender American Special Telecaster – Vintage Blonde £899.99

This Fender American Special Telecaster in Vintage Blonde from 2018 is in excellent used condition and is priced at £899.99. The Fender American Special collection is known for its high-quality craftsmanship, iconic design, and excepti…

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Fender Vintera II 60s Telecaster, Rosewood Fingerboard, Fiesta Red
Fender Vintera II 60’s Telecaster, Fiesta Red £1,014.00

The Fender Vintera II 60s Telecaster in Fiesta Red with a Rosewood Fingerboard is a stunning guitar that has captured the hearts of many musicians. This specific model is in new condition and is priced at £1,014.00. The Fender Vintera …

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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.

Left Handed ‘72 Telecaster Deluxe Build w/ Fender Parts and G&G hard case
Left Handed ’72 Telecaster Deluxe Build w/ Fender Parts & G&G case £1,600.00

The Left Handed ‘72 Telecaster Deluxe Build with Fender Parts and G&G hard case is an exceptional guitar in used condition, priced at £1,600.00. This specific model is a part of a collection of iconic guitars known for their high …

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Fender Andy Summers Telecaster, USED
Used Fender Andy Summers Telecaster £3,149.00

For sale is a Fender Andy Summers Telecaster, USED, priced at £3,149.00. This guitar from the iconic Fender collection is known for its distinctive sound and sleek design. The used condition adds character to the instrument, making it …

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Fender American Vintage II ‘51 Telecaster Left Handed with Case (Pre-Owned)
Pre-owned Fender American Vintage II ‘51 Telecaster Left Handed with Case £1,648.90

Introducing the Fender American Vintage II ‘51 Telecaster Left Handed with Case (Pre-Owned), priced at £1,648.90. This iconic guitar is part of Fender’s American Vintage collection, known for their classic designs and high qualit…

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fender telecaster modern player plus
Fender Telecaster Modern Player+ £540.00

This Fender Telecaster Modern Player Plus is a fantastic guitar that is not only in great condition, but also comes with a reasonable price tag of £540.00. As part of Fender’s Modern Player series, this guitar offers a unique ble…

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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)