Since the early '50s, the Fender Telecaster has remained a simple, yet effective design that delivers iconic tone. There's a reason why players of all genres gravitate towards the Telecaster—its tone is transparent, dynamic, and straightforward.
But what happens when you add a middle pickup to the mix? You get the classic Tele vibe with the Swiss-army-knife versatility of a Stratocaster. The three-pickup Tele is known as a "Nashville Telecaster" because it has long been a studio favorite of session guitarists. With a Stratocaster pickup in the middle position and a 5-way switch, you get a wider range of Fender tones.
This 2021 Fender Player Plus Nashville Telecaster features a Noiseless Tele bridge pickup, a Noiseless Strat middle pickup, and an after-market DiMarzio True Velvet Tele neck pickup. As if the Nashville setup and 5-way switch doesn't already give you enough versatility, the tone control is a push/pull switch that activates the Neck pickup in positions 1 and 2. That allows you to combine neck with bridge and also play all-three pickups at once, so you cover all possible combinations.
This 2021 Player Plus Nashville Telecaster sports the Aged Candy Apple Red finish with a Tortoise guard and a Pau Ferro fingerboard. Because the DiMarzio neck pickup has a gold cover, the previous owner added an anodized gold switch tip. It's a subtle detail, but it a nice touch. All around, this guitar is very clean cosmetically. It shows some superficial scuffs and signs of play, but there's not too much to argue with (see photos). The playability is excellent, and it gives you such a wide array of sounds. For any gig, this Tele would make a reliable one-guitar quiver.
This 2021 Fender Player Plus Nashville Telecaster includes a PRS SE gig bag. Unlike other Telecasters, this model has a smooth body contour for added comfort. It also comes stock with locking tuners—just another sign this is a player's guitar!