Over a couple of years after Fender had a rebirth from the possession of CBS, the company has grown-up into a huge and powerful corporation. Since it is benefitting from the two finely sharpened enormous capacity stateside production facilities, Fender is, nonetheless lively enough to provide continuously developing models on two of its favourite guitars. In the following review, we will see about the Fender Classic Player Baja Telecaster Electric Guitar which is a custom shop motivated instance of Fender that comes on to the shelves from the Ensenada factory in Mexico. It has a dream list of specifications and has been designed by the master builder Chris Fleming.


Chris has based the Baja Telecaster on a 52′s style telecaster with a typical ash body and maple fingerboard. The Baja is a very classic looking Telecaster which is a style you either like the look of or you do not. The guitar possesses an ash body, which is made of 4 gorgeous parts of a timber that is measured to be the best choice for the fifties style of teles. This is partly complemented by its looks and also by its comparatively scooped-mid, rich and vigorous twanging tone in comparison to alder. The gloss polyester finishing of the body also has that substantial yakky feel for which Telescasters are respected and loathed equally for. They are available in two fabulous finishes of Blonde, Desert Sand and there is also a special run limited edition model Lake Placid Blue. The typically solid feel of a good Telecaster is intact in the Baja.

Fender Classic Player Baja Telecaster Electric Guitar


Another vintage feature of the guitar is that, it has a chunky soft V shaped neck with 21 frets. The neck has a fingerboard that is flatter than the vintage 9.5ā€ radius and medium jumbo frets are a allowance to more modern playability.


The fret has uniform tidiness and executed well too, which makes the most of the flatter board radius for the issue free bends throughout the neck. Design wise, the twelve fret dots are placed quite close to each other, which will be annoying for a few people. But also note that the neck is a soft ā€˜Vā€™ beneath a few frets, but still a few people will find the full gloss finis quite thick.


Tone wise, best for the 50ā€™s telecasters is the vintage style tele bridge with three brass saddles. In real time, the cadence fight with this style of bridge is a part of the classic tele vibe and tone.


The Fender telecaster has heaps of electronic stuff going in inside itself than what it looks like. Inside, you will find a custom shop broadcaster single coil in the bridge and also a custom shop pickup that is a twisted tele at the neck. The bridge is actually a flat pole type that is much powerful than the tele pickups with a stronger mid range.


This Baja Telecaster sports a 4 way blade selector and also a separate push pull switch in volume pot for their extended S1 options. Hence, the positions of 1 and 3 always seem to be the bridge and neck pickups isolated, let alone 2 and 4 to different combos of neck and pickups in parallel, series and even out of phase, which depends in if the S1 is in or out. The complete set-up is quite neat.

Sound and Action:

In picking up the electric guitar for the very first time, you will be impressed instantly by the almost acoustic quality it possesses. Many players will just find the tele bridge pickup to be quite disorderly, however, you will soon understand why a lot of the rock and roll guitars sport this very set-up. With this, you will be able you will be able to get the tone to high end with a bit more drive and can even go loud.


Fender gives its Classic Player Baja Telecaster Electric Guitar one year warranty for parts and labour.


The Baja looks like a good Tele, plays like a good Tele and sounds like a good Tele. Whether the out of normal tones is you kind of music is for you to make up, but the extra option of the two pickups in series, thanks to the four-way, it is undoubtedly a champ. The flexibility, and very affordable price tag of the Classic Player Baja Telecaster makes it an option that you would love.

Fender Classic Player Baja Telecaster Electric Guitar – Technical Specification Table

Manufacturer Fender
Model Name Fender Classic Player Baja Telecaster Electric Guitar
Body Ash
Shape Telecaster
Finish Polyester
Colours available Blonde, Desert Sand and Lake Placid Blue
Neck shape Soft “V” Shape
Frets 21
Fret Size Medium Jumbo
Fretboard Maple
Fretboard Radius 9.5″ (24.13 cm)
Neck Maple
Neck Finishing Gloss Urethane
Bridge Original Vintage Tele Bridge with 3 Brass Saddles
Hardware Chrome
Pickup configuration S/S
Bridge Pickup Custom Shop Broadcaster Single-Coil Pickup
Neck Pickup Custom Shop “Twisted” Tele Single-Coil Neck Pickup
Pickup Switching 4-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup,
Position 2.Bridge and Neck Pickups (In Parallel),
Position 3. Neck Pickup,
Position 4. Neck and Bridge Pickups (In Series)
Special Electronics S-1 Switch
Controls Master Volume, Master Tone
Bridge Original Vintage Tele Bridge with 3 Brass Saddles
Tuning Machines Vintage Style Tuning Machines
Scale length 25.5″ (64.8 cm)
Nut width 1.625″ (41.3 mm)
Neckplate Custom 4 Bolt Neckplate
Warranty One year