1999 Fender American Standard Telecaster

I picked up this 1999 Fender American Standard Telecaster about four months ago for an absolute steal. I won’t tell you how much I paid, but I will say it was cheap. It’s pretty beat up, with a few chips in the three tone burst, and when I tried adjusting the action, I noticed the truss wasn’t working properly, so she was in need of some repair.

1999 USA made Fender Telecaster

1999 USA made Fender Telecaster


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The wood grain on the body looks very cool, I can only see one join in the timber, which is matched up perfectly. The back of the body is in perfect condition with only the front being a little worse for wear.

This guitar, being an American Standard has the micro tilt adjustment in the four screw Fender Corona California neck plate.

1999 USA made Fender Telecaster Back

1999 USA made Fender Telecaster Back

Everything on this guitar was original. The three ply white pick guard had a nicely aged look about it, the pickups sounded exactly how Telecaster pickups should and the tuners still worked smoothly and kept the guitar in tune. The only thing missing was the three way switch tip.

1999 USA made Fender Telecaster Body

1999 USA made Fender Telecaster Body


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After trying in vain to set the action, I had to pull out the truss rod by removing the skunk stripe from the back of the neck. I had a mate do the repair and the lacquer he used to repaint it wasn’t a perfect tint, hence the lighter color around the edges of the skunk stripe. Happy to report that she is working perfectly now!

The neck profile is a very comfortable and smooth ‘Modern C‘ shape. The repair hasn’t had any adverse effects on how she plays at all.

1999 USA made Fender Telecaster Neck Repair

1999 USA made Fender Telecaster Neck Repair

The truss rod plug had to be removed to get the nut out when we did the truss rod repair, I didn’t bother trying to replace it. I think at some stage I might try putting in a Bullet truss nut, just so you can’t see the ‘BIG‘ hole in the headstock.

1999 USA made Fender Telecaster Headstock

1999 USA made Fender Telecaster Headstock


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As mentioned, the tuners are still the originals, which are chrome plated and have the Fender branding. They are still working smoothly and keeping the O’l girl in tune.

1999 USA made Fender Telecaster Tuners

1999 USA made Fender Telecaster Tuners

The frets are a nice medium jumbo which, considering the condition of this guitar, it’s remarkable that there is still a heap of fret life left in them. I would estimate there is only about 10% fret ware.

I love the rosewood fretboard, which was in desperate need of cleaning. Not too much wear in the fret board either.

1999 USA made Fender Telecaster Fretboard

1999 USA made Fender Telecaster Fretboard

So this one is definitely a keeper, I always wanted a nice MIA Fender and this one being such a good buy, apart from a couple of minor repairs, will be a part of my quiver for some time to come. She also came with the original Fender hard case.

1999 USA made Fender Telecaster

1999 USA made Fender Telecaster


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