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Fender FSR 1972 Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar Sunfire Orange Flake Maple Fingerboard

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Overview

  • Classic Tele alder body
  • Comfortable C-shaped maple neck
  • Wide Range Fender humbuckers
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    $974.99
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An iconic guitar with wide-range humbuckers and a dazzling sparkle finish.

The popular ’72 Telecaster Deluxe is now available in cool sparkle finishes and rocks a pair of Fender Wide Range humbucking pickups, four skirted control knobs and a ’70s-style Stratocaster® headstock. Other features include an alder body, C-shaped maple neck with bullet truss rod nut, three-bolt neck plate with Micro-Tilt™ adjustment, maple fingerboard, three-position pickup switch, vintage-style string-through-body hard-tail bridge and vintage-style tuners.

Features

  • Classic Tele alder body
  • Comfortable C-shaped maple neck
  • Wide Range Fender humbuckers
  • Dual volume and tone controls with 3-way switch

Looking for eye-catching Fender style but with a thick sound and extended sustain? Order this Tele Deluxe today.

 

FSR 1972 Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Body
  • Body: Alder
  • Body Shape: Telecaster®
  • Body Finish: Polyester
  • Neck
  • Neck Shape: "C" Shape
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Position Inlays: Black Dot
  • Fretboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
  • Nut Width: 1.650” (42 mm)
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
  • Neck Plate: 3-Bolt Neck Plate with Micro-Tilt™ Neck Adjustment
  • Truss Rod Nut: Bullet Style
  • Electronics
  • Pickup Configuration: H/H
  • Bridge Pickup: Wide Range Humbucking Pickup (Bridge)
  • Neck Pickup: Wide Range Humbucking Pickup (Neck)
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
  • Hardware
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Bridge: Vintage Style Strat® Strings-Through-Body Hardtail Bridge
  • String Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Switch Tip: Black
  • Accessories
  • Case/Gig Bag: Deluxe Gig Bag
  • Control Knobs: Black Plastic Amp Knobs
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FenderFSR 1972 Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar
 
4.1

(based on 9 reviews)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (7)
  • Good pick up (7)
  • Good tone (7)
  • Fun to play (6)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (5)
    • Practicing (5)
    • Recording (4)
    • Small venues (3)
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    (8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Fantastic Build Quality, So-so Pickups

    By freakengine

    from Los Angeles, CA

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          Comments about Fender FSR 1972 Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar:

          I bought the orange flake version of this guitar. The finish is gorgeous and the build quality and attention to detail in the guitar's construction are A+. It was made in Mexico but I defy anyone to discern the difference between this guitar and Fender's American-made products. I've toured the Fender plant in Corona and realize there can be differences in the lower end Mexican made products, but it just isn't so for higher end guitars like this one.

          The small issues I have derive more from the design than from the build. First off, the so-called Wide Range Humbuckers (WRHBs) are somewhat lackluster. They certainly don't have the same sound as the 72 originals they purport to copy. There is a fundamental technical difference between the two. I won't bore you with the details, but you can easily hear the difference and these pickups aren't great. They're just okay.

          Second, I think the choice to revert to the three-screw neckplate is just plain dumb. I get that they wanted to create a modern replica of the 72 Tele. But why recreate the flaws? Most everyone agrees that micro-tilt was a joke. I'd rather this neck not have this feature. The neck doesn't sit in the pocket perfectly and you need to finesse it a bit during setup to keep the high E string from slipping off the fretboard when you're playing. It isn't a hug ordeal to take care of this, but it is a hassle that wouldn't exist if the standard four-screw neckplate were used.

          I plan on replacing the pickups with P-90s. You may like the humbuckers just fine, though. It's just a matter of taste.

          A warning about purchasing vintage WRHBs to drop into this guitar: One of the reasons why they were great was that the screws were the magnets. Trouble is that many of those poles have lost their magnetism over the years. If you're thinking of dropping fat cash on the real deal, test their impedance before you buy.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          1972 fsr telecaster is great

          By tarheels71

          from lexington, sc

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          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender FSR 1972 Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar:

          I have had this guitar for almost 2 years and it is great guitar. finish is beautiful and is a jaw dropper everytime i open the case. (i have the aqua flake). This guitar is great clean or overdriven awesome vintage sounds with the wide range humbuckers. Easy to get rolling stones, faces, zeppelin sounds. This is not a high gain guitar and can sound thin on a high gain amp setting. But for a late sixties or early seventies bluesy rock and roll sound it is hard to beat. My favorite feature on the guitar is the big seventies headstock, i wish fender would put this on more or their guitars (including strats) it has alot more flash than the normal size strat or tele headstocks.

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          4.0

          I will always own on of these

          By zach

          from phoenix

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Recording

            Comments about Fender FSR 1972 Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar:

            I bought this as a replacement for a stolen guitar. It's thicker sounding than a normal tele, but retains the fender twang and cuts through the mix of other guitars quite nicely. Best for leads, or doubling a gibson's rhythm, but unless you play funk, I wouldn't expect this to be a primary rhythm guitar

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            (6 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Second damaged guitar that I received :(

            By Mitch777

            from Columbia, SC

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                  Comments about Fender FSR 1972 Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar:

                  Musician's friend used to be good. This is the second damaged guitar that I received from Musicians Friend. I wish they would inspect all of their guitars before they ship them.

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                  (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  More bang for the buck.

                  By Geardaddy.

                  from Chillicothe, Ohio

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                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Pick Up
                  • Good Tone
                  • Solid Electronics

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Rock Concerts
                    • School Bands
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Fender FSR 1972 Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar:

                    I bought this Tele through Musician's Friend about a month ago and I couldn't be more pleased. The only adjustment it needed was to tighten the truss rod about 1/2 turn. After that it played great! I admittedly used to dis the Mexican made Fenders all the time, but let me tell you folks the quality of the Mexican Fenders has greatly improved over the last 15 years. I have been playing guitar for 33 years and own several American made guitars including a Les Paul Standard, Deluxe Strat, and Standard Tele. I can honestly say that this guitar is as good as any of them.
                    This guitar doesn't sound like your typical Tele. I have been playing it through my Mesa Rectoverb and I would describe the sound as similar to an old Gretch Duo Jet.
                    The neck was a little beefier than I'm used to, but I got used to it within about 20 minutes. The action is good and the guitar chords very well.
                    Cranking the overdrive just slightly on the amp and using the bridge pickup will give you very convincing Aerosmith and AC/DC tones. Setting the amp clean and playing on the neck pickup will give you a very nice jazz tone.

                    This guitar is well worth the money. If you play classic rock, you should just buy this thing. You will not be disappointed.

                    P.S. got mine in sunfire orange and it looks stunning.

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    mim junky

                    By Hyndog

                    from missouri

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                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Pick Up
                    • Good Tone

                    Cons

                    • Na

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording

                    Comments about Fender FSR 1972 Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar:

                    I bought my 5th one in apple sparkle and what a looker. Musicians Friend is the only one that sells it in this color. I love the neck,looks,and sound of these guitars and get complaments every time I open the case. I play it through a mustang iv and couldn't be more happy. Thanks again Musicians Friend

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                    (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    mim junky

                    By Hyndog

                    from missouri

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                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Pick Up
                    • Good Tone
                    • Looks Great Plays Great

                    Cons

                    • No Felt Washers

                    Best Uses

                    • Anything

                    Comments about Fender FSR 1972 Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar:

                    My fouth 2012 deluxe. The retro looks with the green sparkle makes for a great looking guitar. Sounds great clean and dirty. Not a big deal but would of liked to have the felt washers between strap buttons and body. I've never unerstood why when you have the volume and tone knobs turned to 10 the letering is upside down on all fenders, there is a reason but i don't what it is.All in all i love this guitar.

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                    5.0

                    great is all I can say

                    By toyota joe

                    from topeka ks

                    About Me Novice

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Pick Up
                    • Good Playability
                    • Good Tone
                    • Solid Electronics

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Fender FSR 1972 Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar:

                      I really like humbuckers and this fender has them. I have a american telecaster standard but I wanted one with humbuckers. Setup good out of box. MIM is good for the beginner. The only thing I don't like is the fret ends as I think they are too sharp.

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                      (19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Rock Vibe, Versatile Tones

                      By Brad D.

                      from Virginia

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Pros

                      • Fun To Play
                      • Good Feel
                      • Good Pick Up
                      • Good Tone
                      • Solid Electronics

                      Cons

                      • Na In Stores To Seedemo

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Recording
                      • Rock Concerts
                      • School Bands
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about Fender FSR 1972 Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar:

                      This Telecaster has a unique sound with Fender's Wide Range Humbuckers. They have a "thicker" sound than single coil pickups, but they are also not quite as thick-sounding as Gibson PAF-type humbuckers that are commonly found on Gibsons, Epiphones, and even Fender's own Blacktop series guitars.

                      Many think of a 72 Telecaster Deluxe as Fender's competitor to a Les Paul, or other solid body, two humbucker guitar. To some degree it is, but Fender's take, sounds, well, "more chimey". Part of this is the different pickup design of the Fender Wide Range Humbuckers, and also that this guitar has a longer scale length than a Les Paul, and a bolt on neck, instead of a Les Paul set neck. These construction and spec details make some difference in the sounds of this Telecaster, and also account for part of the reason Gibson/Epiphone guitars sound different from Fender guitars in general.

                      The build and finish quality of my Surf Green Flake FSR 1972 Telecaster Deluxe is excellent. The parts seem well made and feel fairly solid and substantial to the hand. Everything looks and seems built as it should be on my example. The only thing I had to do with this guitar, was adjust the action a bit to my particular preferences. A good set up (action and if necessary truss rod adjustment) after receipt of guitar, should make this guitar extremely playable if it isn't immediately out of box. With the flake finish, this is a guitar that will get noticed, but also retains a classic kind of vibe, and doesn't look obnoxious. In a dark(ish) club, this guitar will shimmer a bit, depending on the light, but it's not like you're playing a giant, ostentatious, electrified Swarovski crystal. Whatever your assesment of the pictures are, in the real world, this is not a gaudy, over the top looking guitar, in my opinion.

                      The tones on this guitar are quite diverse, and there are more than just three tones, especially when you make full use of the two volume knob/two tone knob setup. The bridge pickup is fairly "barky" and thick, somewhere between a P-90, and a PAF type humbucker, though closer to a humbucker. The two pickups in combination offer lots of nice chimey bell tones, as they should. The neck pickup offers the darkest tones of the pickup selections, of course.

                      Credible country tones are possible with the bridge pickup, with a fair amount of twang and spank, especially when the strings are new, and with tone control of that pickup left wide open, or slightly dimmed. Great pickup for adding some overdrive and grit. Same with the two pickups together. The neck pickup sound really nice for clean toned jazz, and with overdrive, creamy lead lines. Whether this guitar is ideal for high gain situations, I have no idea. I play clean tone, and sometimes with a bit of overdrive, but not so much that the character of the pickups is hidden by the gain of a pedal or amp. I always want to hear the guitar in the sound, no matter what I'm doing.

                      It seems like this is a guitar that can work in a lot of different kinds of music, based on the diversity of available sounds of the guitar, and you'll get a bit of rock star visuals to go with it. It's a great addition to my collection, and gives me another group of tonal options, in addition to my PAF type humbucker, single coil, P-90, and acoustic guitars.

                      One thing you may not know is that this model has "the belly cut", which basically allows the inner edges of the body, which are closest to your body (belly/ribcage), to be ergronomically sculpted in such a way that doesn't jab into your sides. This allows for long-term playing comfort, and should be standard on every Telecaster, or Telecaster style guitar, from any manufacturer. Also, this guitar does NOT have "the forearm cut" which allows less rubbing of the inside of your right forearm against the top back outside edge of the body. A small negative, perhaps for some. That said, "the belly cut" on this and other guitars is the most meaningful ergronomic contour of the two, in my opinion.

                      You won't see a duplicate of this guitar at every gig. Musician's Friend is the only retailler to offer the Surf Green Flake finish and color option, and is why I bought it here. The other three color options of Turquoise, Tangerine, and Vegas Gold Flake finishes are available more widely through other retailers, including Musician's Friend. Also, apparently, FSR guitars stand for "Fender Special Run", so this is somewhat of a limited edition guitar. Whether this Surf Green Flake guitar is one of 300 or one of 1,000, I can't determine or sort out from marketing/sales hype/info, but it seems like it will be a fairly rare guitar. I bought mine for all of its features, sounds, and style, and it's "collectablity", such as it may or may not be, was the least concern by far. I buy guitars to gig with and play, not as a "collector" item, and if they happen to end up collectible, it's just a nice bonus.

                      Lastly, this guitar seems to have "good bones" and is fairly resonant and playable right out of the box, at least for me. It seems to sing, acoustically even without being plugged up. This is important. I hope and expect that in 20 years from now, if I have this guitar, that it will open up a little and become even more resonant and toneful than it already is. I've experienced this phenomenon with a number of electric guitars and basses from Fender and other manufacturers, and I expect the same with this Telecaster in the long term.

                      I'm really happy with this puchase, and I can't wait to make "my new friend", "my old friend".

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