The Fender Standard Telecaster has a alder body, neck and fingerboard are made of maple. Generally there's nothing that surprises you on a Tele. The classic design fits perfectly with the rest of the package. Versatility is the big quality of the Tele. The pickups provide a hot cutting twang sound.The new c-shaped neck feels very good. It suits great for chordings. A Fender Telecaster belongs definitely to the most reliable instrument on earth. Thanks to the Mexican production the Standard Telecaster this is an affordable option for a Fender Tele.