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Fender FSR Ash Telecaster with Tex-Mexl Pickups Electric Guitar   

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A classic electric guitar that is so simple, yet incredibly versatile!

The Fender Standard FSR Telecaster Electric Guitar is a factory special run that features the best of the old and the new: an aged cherry sunburst finish, a fast-action maple neck, cast/sealed machine heads, 2 Tex-Mex single-coil pickups, and a 6-saddle string-thru-body bridge. Since its introduction in the early '50s, guitarists in all musical genres have relied on the Fender Telecaster guitar for its powerful tone and smooth playability. Timeless.

FEATURES
  • Body: Ash
  • Neck: 1-Piece Maple, Modern "C" Shape, (Tinted Satin Urethane Finish)
  • Fingerboard: Maple,
  • Fingerboard radius: 9.5" Radius (241mm)
  • No. of Frets: 21 Medium Jumbo
  • Pickups: 2 Tex-Mex Single-Coil Pickups (Neck & Bridge)
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Pickup Switching:
  • 3-Position Blade:
  • Position 1. Bridge Pickup
  • Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups
  • Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Bridge: Standard 6-Saddle String-Thru-Body Bridge
  • Machine Heads: Fender/Ping Standard Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648mm)
  • Width at Nut: 1.650" (42mm)
  • Unique Features: Vintage Styling, Fender Transition Logo, Parchment Plastic Parts
  • Strings: Fender Super 250L, Nickel Plated Steel, Gauges: (.009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042), p/n 073-0250-003
  • Finish: Polyester

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FenderFSR Ash Telecaster with Tex-Mexl Pickups Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 29 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (13)
  • Good feel (13)
  • Good tone (13)
  • Solid electronics (12)
  • Good pick up (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (12)
  • Practicing (12)
  • Recording (10)
  • Small venues (7)
  • Rock concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Value Tele

I fell in love with Fender when I got my first MIM strat a couple of years ago and so I sold all my other electric guitars. I just didn't enjoy them anymore. I...Read complete review

I fell in love with Fender when I got my first MIM strat a couple of years ago and so I sold all my other electric guitars. I just didn't enjoy them anymore. I ordered this tele so I could try out Fender's other classic axe without dropping the cash I did to get my two new dlx american strats (ouch!). Well it exceeded my expectations. Now I am worried I have a new favorite. The finish is beautiful and the ash grain is very nice. The pickups are very satisfactory and everything about the guitar is rock solid. I added strap locks and Fender locking tuners because I think these are upgrades to any standard or vintage hardware, BUT I was almost sorry to take off the tuners because they were very good quality. I was pleasently surprised. I have a FSR Inca Gold dlx american strat and I have to say the multiple radius maple fretboard on it is a fraction easier to play (chording and bending mostly), but the glossy finish on this tele is hands down more beautiful and elegant to look at. I agree that how an instrument plays and sounds is the most important aspect, but when I open the Fender G&G dlx case I got for this guitar and see how fine it looks and pick it up and feel how hefty and solid it is I feel like I got a great value for my relatively small investment. I got the guitar and case from MF and they were both perfect. One turn on the truss rod and a minor adjustment on one of the saddles (I love the six individual saddles that even I can adjust easily) and it has stayed perfectly set up from day 1. I own two MIM strats (a Jimmy Vaughan and a classic player) and the two MIA deluxe models and I play this tele more than any of the others. I highly recommend Fender, Musician's Friend and this telecaster in particular.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

False Advertisement

Do not get it if you are thinking of having Texas Special pickups. It is false advertisement. If that does not bother you, then this is a great guitar.
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Do not get it if you are thinking of having Texas Special pickups. It is false advertisement. If that does not bother you, then this is a great guitar.
The pickups are not Texas Specials. The giveaway is that the bridge pickup pole pieces are not staggered. I then checked the DC resistance and both pickups on this model are way below Texas Specials. If this is the reason you are buying, do not buy.

On the other hand, the ash body is beautiful with this finish. The workmanship is above average to excellent.

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Aged Cherry is an incredible finish

By Mark

from Lake Forest CA

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Comments about Fender FSR Ash Telecaster with Tex-Mexl Pickups Electric Guitar:

30 plus years playing. Own 25 guitars. Out of those, 9 are Fenders. 4 of those are American Standards. Every once and a while a model will come along that catches my interest. This one did and It's quite a buy.

Had to set up. Factory setting was barely passable, but I'm picky and like my action low and fast. Intonation has to be spot on. So that's expected, but didn't take long to get there. A lot of what comes out of Ensenada these days is surprisingly good. The aged cherry sunburst finish is a real eye-catcher. Tone and playability are top-notch for a guitar at this price.
This Tele gets a high rating because of what you get for the price. Texas Specials, one of the most beautiful Ash finishes I've seen in the Fender line up, nice saddles and a satin finish on the back of the neck and gloss on the fretboard - I've only seen this on American Standards or higher up the Fender food chain. Nice "C" shape on the neck. I swear I bearly see one seam on the body, meaning only two slabs of nicely figured Ash.
Superb finish all around. No slop, runs or missed spots. Tight neck pocket. No burrs or misaligned screws. Frets feel smooth with no high spots. In fact, the neck is as good as any of my American Standards, just ever so slightly thicker. The Texas Specials sound wonderful. I do wonder about the non-staggered pole pieces though. All other TS's have staggered poles. Oh well, they're articulate when clean and well defined when driven. Beefy sounding Tele here.

The input jack ferrule on the bottom was the only issue I saw. Slightly misaligned. One tap with a mallet and problem solved. One point off.
Again, with what you get for this price, this is quite a value. You don't see too many Teles of this combo and color around straight out of the factory. Comes with a gig bag.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Beautiful but Heavy!

By Peter's Reviews

from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about Fender FSR Ash Telecaster with Tex-Mexl Pickups Electric Guitar:

I love everything about this guitar except for one thing. Mine weighs almost 10lbs. If you've never played a heavy guitar before, make sure you're up for it because many people experience back aches and neck pains for gigs lasting over an hour. I was surprised to find that this guitar weighed more than my Fender Jazz bass!
If you're used to a heavier guitar or play a Les Paul, the weight might not bother you. I love this guitar and plan to get a wider strap to make it more comfortable to play.
One of the reasons that you're looking at this guitar is because of the finish and I can say that mine looks fantastic! The FSR Ash Tele is one of the rare cases where the guitar really does look as good as the picture. For those of you who don't know what FSR means, it stands for Factory Special Run, meaning that in this case, Musician's Friend has ordered them custom direct from Fender. This means you won't be able to get this guitar at other stores.

The hardware is great and the Texas Special pickups sound hotter than standard Tele pickups and are well balanced. The neck is slim and very nice. The only thing I don't like about the neck is the glossy finish on the fingerboard. This may cause some people's fingers to stick when bending but it shouldn't really be a problem for most.
While the Tele is a no-frills guitar, this one comes set up nicely out of the box and is good enough that you may not need to upgrade anything.
Everything about this guitar feels like a much more expensive guitar. The finish is pretty and the hardware isn't the cheap stuff you'll find on lower level Fender guitars. No complaints.
The sound is pure Telecaster only with a bit more output. This is well suited for everything from country and blues to rock. Probably the only style this guitar can't do well is harder rock and metal.
This Tele is definitely giving you more guitar than you would expect for the price.

(7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

False Advertisement

By Kevin Martin

from PA

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Comments about Fender FSR Ash Telecaster with Tex-Mexl Pickups Electric Guitar:

Do not get it if you are thinking of having Texas Special pickups. It is false advertisement. If that does not bother you, then this is a great guitar.
The pickups are not Texas Specials. The giveaway is that the bridge pickup pole pieces are not staggered. I then checked the DC resistance and both pickups on this model are way below Texas Specials. If this is the reason you are buying, do not buy.

On the other hand, the ash body is beautiful with this finish. The workmanship is above average to excellent.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

These are Tex-Mex pups not Texas Special

By Sparkygt3

from Vacaville CA

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Comments about Fender FSR Ash Telecaster with Tex-Mexl Pickups Electric Guitar:

I just wanted to point out that a lot of reviewers are mistaken about the pickups in this guitar, in fact, at least one claimed that it was fraud when Fender says they are "Texas Speicials". The guy is right that they're not Texas Specials. They are Tex Mex pickups as Fender clearly states and yes they do sound different than Texas Specials. I had Tex Mex's in a guitar and they have a warmer tone than Specials (I've hade them as well). So before someone acuses fraud they should know what they're talking about.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Stunning, Fender, All Tele

By haywire

from Rancho Cucamonga

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Club gigs rehearsal
    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recreational playing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender FSR Ash Telecaster with Tex-Mexl Pickups Electric Guitar:

    I have the day job, been playing paid & non-paid (mostly the latter!!)gigs since I was 15. I'm now 57. I grew up on Kay,Gibson & Guild-borrowed and played many others... I bought my first Fender at 40. At 57 I own 3 tele's, 1 strat. I've never had a bad experience with Fender- either amps, or guitars. Leo always worked to get it right. CBS screwed them up for a while.. but I would conclude the people now in charge after that affair fight to keep the legacy of Fender quality and consistency alive.This guitar is stunning at half the price of "American Made" ( AMSTD's are fine guitars that appreciate with time...)This guitar is of the same quality without the stigma... I can't wait to put wear & marks on it without the guilt of spoiling a relic!! The neck is as comfortable as my '92 Tele Plus w/custom shop neck...The body is probably 3-piece, but you can barely tell!! (BTW: nice body weight!!)Set-up is fine.. action a little high but I'm sure adjustment will be no problem. I've had no experience with Texas Specials (yeah- these aren't the real deal... they're HOT-overwound!!) The P/U's scorch up-front, but they say & express "Telecaster" At first bite I love this guitar!! It's everything a tele should be:"live", twangy with bite, beautiful, comfortable,a joy to play.....what more can I say.I can't wait to buy another!!

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Worth Every Penny

    By Nathan Knop

    from St Louis

    Comments about Fender FSR Ash Telecaster with Tex-Mexl Pickups Electric Guitar:

    Without having many reviews to read about this guitar I was a little skeptic to purchase, but I bought it anyway. For the price I couldn't pass it up. When I got the guitar I was very impressed with the beauty of the finish. I plugged it in and everything was perfect..The action was amazing, the feel of the neck is very nice, nice and fast..The pickups sound amazing and the sustain of the guitar really caught me off gaurd. I have played a solid 12-15 hours on this tele so far and not once has a string gone out of tune. A friend of mine has the american tele with texas special pickups and decided he liked mine a little better and is going to purchase one. I highly recommend this guitar to anyone looking into a telecaster.
    The finish is amazing and flawless.
    I have played the standard tele's and the don't compare with this one..or maybe I just got lucky with a great guitar

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Drop Dead Gorgeous

    By Steve Gamblin

    from KY

    Comments about Fender FSR Ash Telecaster with Tex-Mexl Pickups Electric Guitar:

    With few reviews I also was a little nervous about buying sight unseen without playing, but just like my Hwy 1 tele I bought from Musicians Friend this guitar was flawless. Mine is much prettier than any picture of sienna sunburst ash teles shown on the web site. Having played/owned many guitars for over 40 years this and my Hwy 1 sunburst tele are my favorites for playability, tone, looks and value. Play through a quality tube amp and smile. I never review products but I had to tell fellow musicians about this guitar and my good experience with Musician's Friend.
    Stunning flawless finish on beautiful ash. Texas special pups yield great tone in all 3 positions. Neck is neither too thin or thick, almost identical to my Highway 1 tele. Fast and very comfortable. No weight problems with mine. Weighs 7.8 lbs. same as my standard tele and .4 lbs heavier than my Hwy 1.
    Very high overall. After adjusting truss rod action was great, no fret buzz, intonation spot on.
    Unbelievable. Worth much more!

    (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    AAA+ Tele Part 2

    By DragonFlySlayer

    from Central Kalifornia

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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 Ash Telecaster with Tex-Mexl Pickups Electric Guitar:

      I just wanted to follow up on my review I did regarding this guitar. After running it into my large stacks to spend time with the pick ups it has been determined in short time by myself that I wouldn't change anything on this guitar. I must have done a great job as well tuning the saddles with a screw driver to make it's intonation sound nicer from the 3rd fret to the 12th fret. She is perfect up high to low and I am picky about that! I can't stand a guitar that sounds good at 3rd fret and then sounds like cheep garbage past the 12th! I can now put this guitar in your hands and it would light you up! The tone, Control and after tightening up the truss rod, made this guitar one of my main axes! I run Two Fender 5150 IIIs and two more 2X12 Fender 5150 Cabs so I can run the speaker outs to my Palmer PDI 03 speaker sims and into a BBE sonic Max and into two more of those 2X12 5150 cabs with Green back 12s. I usually play my Dean ML cuts like I have mentioned and I have a razorback that is a DCR #63 of 100. My Deans are nothing to take lightly. A whole different animal. I wanted to get some cool fender action on the guitar's end though need I explain? I love the tone control when I switch to channel 1 vs 3! I use a capo and it is amazing. I tuned to open E and worked on "Gimme Shelter" and took it frm C#,B and to A. then step on my Univibe for the solo! Fantastic fun and tone with this guitar! The pick ups are to me on the money! If this guitar said USA on the back I would believe it! The finish on the neck is awesome! I call it a Mexican/American ! ;p)

      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      AAA+ Telecaster

      By DragonFlySlayer

      from Central Kalifornia

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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 Ash Telecaster with Tex-Mexl Pickups Electric Guitar:

        I wanted to buy a Telecaster to get into some Stones riffs and use a capo and play this fender style. It has been a while since I played Fender guitars. I do a lot of guitar with a harder sound with Deans and Humbuckers. I rewire them and drop new pick ups in them. They are usually tuned bout a half step lower. I wanted to get into the unlocked nut and Telecaster for some earlier Zeppelin and Stones material but I needed the right tool in a sense. Plus it is simple to just tune it up without dealing with the locking nut. I did have to take a screw driver and carefully sit with this guitar and intonate it. But that was simply put, "fun" Man is this thing in tune and I haven't seen too many Cherry Sunburst finishes on Teles. The finish is very nice and I don't even have a very fancy wood grain but it doesn't matter. The picture does not do this guitar justice. I set the action with a fresh set of strings (9s), and after I matched the radius of the saddles with the neck radius, I intonated as needed by ear from open chords on the third fret to the 12th fret. This is perfect. I will spend some time with this guitar through my large stacks and with some time decide if I want to replace any pick ups. So far the pick ups sound very decent. I haven't modified anything. I just tuned it and set my action. This is everything I want in a Telecaster. Very low action, very nice sustain. Not any fret buzzing. I bend notes past the 12th fret and not one fret out at all! I did tighten up the truss rod and that helped lower the action. It has a sticker on the back of the head stock on mine that said "Limited edition" So I have the Cherry Sunburst of Page, and the Tele of Keith Richards. I tuned up to Babe Im gonna Leave you" from Zepp 1 and man that was really a blast from the past.This guitar is very nice!

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Cherry BURSTING With Tele Goodness!!!

        By Senor~ Rock-Aloto!

        from Zion OR.

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Praise and Worship
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender FSR Ash Telecaster with Tex-Mexl Pickups Electric Guitar:

          Just scored this Fender FSR Cherryburst with Texas Specials in it... :D KILLER guitar!
          Looks so awesome, and sounds great.Very good pick-ups on this baby.
          The neck feels great too-satin finish on maple!
          Anyways, I am really glad that I picked up this model. Great job Musician's Friend- Thanks!!!

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