Best Telecaster Style Guitars With Phase Out Switch in 2024

Here are the top Telecaster style guitars with Phase Out switch. When activated, the pickups will ''work against each other'', meaning that they will cancel out their shared frequencies. The result is a very thin sound, instead of a full, rich tone. This is an interesting sound for genres like reggae or funk and has also been used in classic Hard Rock.

After comparing the 2000+ guitars in our database, these are the best scoring ones with these characteristics. You can use our filters to the left to narrow down these results, or click on "Compare" to get a deep comparison between them. Our automated scoring system takes into account the ratings from ours users who own the guitar, and dozens of parameters to determine the build quality, playability, pickups quality, value for money, and more.

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1. Reverend Pete Anderson Eastsider T

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Playability 72
Sound 80
Build quality 69
Value for money 74
Overall Score 74

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  • Neck profile shape: C (5 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (6 votes)
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  • From Reverend's 2021 Signature series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 10" to 14" Fretboard Radius
  • Chambered Korina body
  • Roasted Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Talnico Bridge (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Talnico Neck (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • String-Thru-Body Hardtail bridge
  • Medium Oval Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Jumbo frets
  • Reverend Pin-Lock tuners
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  • 5 Prices - New from $1,099 >
  • From Reverend's 2021 Signature series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 10" to 14" Fretboard Radius
  • Chambered Korina body
  • Roasted Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Talnico Bridge (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Talnico Neck (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • String-Thru-Body Hardtail bridge
  • Medium Oval Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Jumbo frets
  • Reverend Pin-Lock tuners
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Reverend Pete Anderson Eastsider T
  • Locking Tuners
  • Expensive Wood
  • Boneite Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Phase Out Pickups
  • Weight Relief
  • Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • Made in South Korea
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Tremolo
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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2. Fender JV Modified '50s Telecaster

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Playability 68
Sound 77
Build quality 67
Value for money 71
Overall Score 71

What our users think

  • Neck access to high frets: Normal (2 votes)
  • Fret edges: Smooth (2 votes)
  • Tuning stability: Holds tune well (1 vote)
  • Weight: Lightweight (2 votes)
  • Neck profile shape: V (6 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (5 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Slightly Noisy (2 votes)
  • Pickups power: Clean (2 votes)
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  • From Fender's 2022 JV Modified series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Basswood body
  • Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Vintage-Style Single-Coil Tele (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Vintage-Style Single-Coil Tele (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 4-way Switch
  • 3-Saddle Vintage Style Tele with Barrel Brass Saddles bridge
  • Thick Soft V Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Vintage-Style Locking tuners
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  • 4 Prices - New from $1,299.99 >
  • From Fender's 2022 JV Modified series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Basswood body
  • Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Vintage-Style Single-Coil Tele (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Vintage-Style Single-Coil Tele (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 4-way Switch
  • 3-Saddle Vintage Style Tele with Barrel Brass Saddles bridge
  • Thick Soft V Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Vintage-Style Locking tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Fender JV Modified '50s Telecaster
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in Japan
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Phase Out Pickups
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Expensive Woods
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Tremolo
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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3. Fender JV Modified '60s Custom Telecaster

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Playability 68
Sound 77
Build quality 67
Value for money 71
Overall Score 71

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  • Neck profile shape: V (6 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (5 votes)
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  • From Fender's 2022 JV Modified series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Basswood body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Custom Shop Vintage-Style Single-Coil Tele (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Custom Shop Vintage-Style Single-Coil Tele (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 4-way Switch
  • 3-Saddle Vintage Style Tele with Barrel Brass Saddles bridge
  • Thick Soft V Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Vintage-Style Locking tuners
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  • 3 Prices - New from $1,349.99 >
  • From Fender's 2022 JV Modified series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Basswood body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Custom Shop Vintage-Style Single-Coil Tele (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Custom Shop Vintage-Style Single-Coil Tele (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 4-way Switch
  • 3-Saddle Vintage Style Tele with Barrel Brass Saddles bridge
  • Thick Soft V Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Vintage-Style Locking tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Fender JV Modified '60s Custom Telecaster
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in Japan
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Phase Out Pickups
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Tremolo
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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4. Fender Vintera 50s Telecaster Modified

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Playability 68
Sound 75
Build quality 59
Value for money 72
Overall Score 67

What our users think

  • Neck profile shape: V (3 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (3 votes)
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  • From Fender's 2019 Vintera series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Custom Shop Vintage-Style Single-Coil Tele (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Custom Shop Twisted Single-Coil Tele (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 4-way Switch
  • 3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Tele with Chrome Barrel Saddles bridge
  • Fender Soft V Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Vintage-Style tuners
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  • 3 Prices - New from $959.99 >
  • From Fender's 2019 Vintera series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Custom Shop Vintage-Style Single-Coil Tele (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Custom Shop Twisted Single-Coil Tele (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 4-way Switch
  • 3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Tele with Chrome Barrel Saddles bridge
  • Fender Soft V Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Vintage-Style tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Fender Vintera 50s Telecaster Modified
  • Synthetic Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Phase Out Pickups
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in Mexico
  • No Expensive Woods
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Tremolo
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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5. Fender Vintera 60s Telecaster Modified

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Playability 68
Sound 75
Build quality 59
Value for money 72
Overall Score 67

What our users think

  • Neck access to high frets: Normal (1 vote)
  • Fret edges: Smooth (1 vote)
  • Tuning stability: Won't get out of tune (1 vote)
  • Weight: Slightly heavy (1 vote)
  • Neck profile shape: C (4 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Slightly chunky (2 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Slightly Noisy (1 vote)
  • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (1 vote)
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  • 3 Prices - New from $959.99 >
  • From Fender's 2019 Vintera series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • Pau Ferro fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Vintage-Style 60s Single-Coil Hot Tele (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Vintage-Style 60s Single-Coil Hot Tele (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 4-way Switch
  • 3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Tele with Chrome Barrel Saddles bridge
  • 60s C Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Vintage-Style tuners
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  • 3 Prices - New from $959.99 >
  • From Fender's 2019 Vintera series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • Pau Ferro fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Vintage-Style 60s Single-Coil Hot Tele (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Vintage-Style 60s Single-Coil Hot Tele (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 4-way Switch
  • 3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Tele with Chrome Barrel Saddles bridge
  • 60s C Bolt-On neck
  • 21 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Vintage-Style tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Fender Vintera 60s Telecaster Modified
  • Synthetic Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Phase Out Pickups
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in Mexico
  • No Expensive Woods
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Tremolo
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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