Best Fender Player Telecaster deals: Get Fender's iconic budget Tele for less

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The Fender Player Telecaster is the most affordable Mexican–made option for those who want 'Fender' on the headstock of their Tele. Although the Telecaster has a very specific (and iconic) 'twang', the Player Series Tele is built to suit guitarists of any style, playing ability or genre. The versatility of the Tele is one of its most widely-loved values, with the Player Series continuing that trend for the guitarists of today. Here, we've found the best Fender Player Telecaster deals online right now. 

The Fender Telecaster as we know it was released in September 1951, after two years of prototypes, changing names and the single pickup 'Esquire' model. For over 70 years, the physical design of the Telecaster has remained virtually the same – but constant refinements have seen the Tele keep up happily with the demands of modern guitarists. The Player Telecaster is a perfect example of this – with traditional looks accompanying a modern set of pickups, an up-to-date neck profile and solid hardware.

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James Farmer

James is a freelance writer and former Junior Deals Writer at Guitar World. Before writing, James worked as a guitar salesman at a local music store, so he knows a thing or two about matching people with their perfect instruments. James also has experience working in other areas of the music trade, having briefly worked for online music distributor, RouteNote. James is a guitarist, bassist and drummer and has also toured the UK and Europe with his old band Hypophora.