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Fender FSR Paisley Telecaster Electric Guitar  

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Fender® has taken their Standard series Telecaster® and swathed it in swirling black paisley for a captivating new look that is both darkly alluring ...Read More

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The iconic Fender® Standard Tele® in a bold new black paisley finish.

Fender® has taken their Standard series Telecaster® and swathed it in swirling black paisley for a captivating new look that is both darkly alluring and elegantly psychedelic.

Equally captivating is the sound, feel and performance, boasting two singing single-coil pickups, a comfortable modern C-shape maple neck with a 9.5” radius and 21 medium jumbo frets, and a six-saddle string-through-body bridge for ringing sustain and solid intonation stability.

FEATURES
  • Alder body
  • 25.5" Scale C-shape maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • 9.5" Radius
  • 21 Medium jumbo frets
  • Synthetic bone string nut
  • Fender® Standard single-coil Tele® neck pickup
  • Fender® Standard single-coil Tele® bridge pickup
  • 3-Way pickup selector
  • Master volume control
  • Master tone control
  • 6-Saddle string-thru-body Tele® bridge

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FenderFSR Paisley Telecaster Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 11 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (10)
  • Good tone (10)
  • Fun to play (9)
  • Solid electronics (8)
  • Good pick up (7)

Cons

  • No gig bag (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (10)
  • Jamming (9)
  • Recording (9)
  • Rock concerts (4)
  • Small venues (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (6), Experienced (4)

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5.0

great new color on a collectable 69

By Tammy

from Boston area

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Cheap Electronics
  • Pickups Just Ok

Best Uses

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

Comments about Fender FSR Paisley Telecaster Electric Guitar:

Great new color on the original flower power series makes it collectable.
It also looks a bit like the James Burton Tele.
I own the pink strat and tele from the 2003 release as well as the bass,
I also have a 69 Flower Power Tele so this one rounds out a collection, I will get the strat as well and upgrade it as outlined below:
This one will get all new electronics inc brass shaft pots, cloth insulated copper wire, copper grounding tape, top of the line switch and US Custom Shop Fender pickups as well as orange drop caps. I may try Dan Armstrong pickups.
I do wish they had used the old style bridge with ash tray and I may buy 2 one as a player and modify it and keep the other as a collectable in that case I will replace the hardware to 69 specs.

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5.0

Nice Fender axe at a great price!

By GrooveZombie

from Missouri

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender FSR Paisley Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    Got one of these and had for about a month now.
    Beautiful finish, straight neck and usual quality electronics and hardware for this price range.
    I may upgrade the pups in the future but only for personal preference, the stock ones work just fine.
    MF as always was quick and shipping was top notch.
    I have purchased many music products online and MF is at the top of the heap ... A+ service all the way. No need to order anywhere else, it doesn't get any better!

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fender got it right with this one!

    By c4

    from Washington DC

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Fender FSR Paisley Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      All I can say is WOW!

      I have a custom Nash tele that goes for around 3K with my choice of a 3.6 lb 1 piece body and Lolar pickups.

      I prefer this one over it.
      Just WOW

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Worth the wait!

      By Reservoir Dog

      from Tulsa. OK.

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Fender FSR Paisley Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        Beautiful finish. Beautiful feel from the moment you hold it. Nice fret finishing, perfect set up out of the box. Low string height with no fret buzz and nearly perfect intonation. Tone is soulful, creamy, glassy, full, warm, especially when rolling back tone knob a bit. A real dream when played through my Fender Amps.Definitely worth the wait.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        best MIM tele yet

        By Mr Guitar

        from Sumner Iowa

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • For Any Occasion
          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about Fender FSR Paisley Telecaster Electric Guitar:

          Well to put it plainly,Fender has out done themselves on this guitar. Not only is it beautiful but its great to play. This axe is as good as any American made tele. Sound quality and the beauty is out standing. Get one if you can because there selling out fast. I had to wait on mine but so glad i did. I believe this guitar will be a very rare one and will do nothing but go up in value. Thanks again Fender.

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          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Buy it while you can!

          By Guitar George

          from Sunny Florida

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Art
            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about Fender FSR Paisley Telecaster Electric Guitar:

            I'll make this simple, 25+ years playing. US Fenders, Gibsons, etc. This guitar is the ultimate fake out.
            I have some MIM's that have been customized, but this may as well have been made on this side of the border. Actually, this is nicer than a US Tele I own. If you remember the old Tokai copies, this is on par. Only complaint I have, is I didn't snag a couple for friends, when they were in stock! When they are back on the market, they really need some type of case/bag, just for transit. Foam wrap is too lame. Gracias Fender.

            Tech stuff, the Pickups sound much nicer than other MIMs, overall fit and finish is great, even the frets seem to have been given attention to at Baja facility. Obviously, string change is in order, set-up needed one tweek (high action), and the strap mounts seem a bit large, so don't be stuned if you have to fight with a strap, or change them out to locking. Rock On.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Grat bargain

            By Rsingleton335

            from Charleston, WV

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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 Paisley Telecaster Electric Guitar:

              This guitar is a great value - classic tele sound and killer looks for a great price. Wish it had come with a gig bag, but other than that I love it!

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              (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              TOO MUCH BANG FOR THE BUCK

              By Kyle

              from new york city

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              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Good Weight
              • great price
              • No sharp frets
              • Smooth neck
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

              • Needed Set Up
              • No Contour Body
              • No Gig Bag

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Fender FSR Paisley Telecaster Electric Guitar:

              I own $4000 PRS guitars and I have to say right off the bat this guitar is absolutely amazing for the price it sells for. If MIM Fenders guitars are a hit or miss, this particular unit I got is a grand slam. The price point for which they sell this is downright amazing.

              If someone told me this was a USA Tele, I would probably believe them. The guitar has good weight, didn't have sharp frets, and craftmanship was very good overall. I did however change the strings, tightened the tuners, lube the nut/saddle, and set it up once I got it, but I think all guitars require that, even USA made ones.

              For someone who prefers the PRS Pattern neck, Fender's modern C shaped neck was very easy to adjust to. The maple neck has a satin finish on the back, and a gloss finish on the finger board side. Frets are medium jumbo frets and the tuners are plain ol non locking standard tuners.

              The body is made of alder and has a really decorative black paisley that fades nicely into the edges. I'm a huge fan of paisley so that's what initially caught my eye. My only beef is that I wish the body was contoured in the back. The back is flat and it sticks out into your ribs if your playing it sitting down. I know the new 2012 models have contoured the back for comfort.

              The pickups that came equipped with the guitar are regular standard telecaster pickups (which sound really good to me btw). So I don't have any plans to swap them out anytime soon.

              The treble pickup has that bite only a telecaster could do, and the neck pickup is sweet and juicy. The bridge pickup played through my Mesa really brings a good crunch sound. Playability was solid once I spent some time and got it set up. The EAD strings intonated really easily, but the GBE string intonation took a bit more work. It's all good now though.

              Overall I rate this buy as A+.

              Great, great value. I'm certainly a believer in MIM Fenders. I'll probably most likely pick up another MIM Fender in the future.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Fender Nailed it!

              By Guitar George

              from Sunny Florida

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              Pros

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

              Cons

              • No Gig Bag

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Fender FSR Paisley Telecaster Electric Guitar:

              A friend mentioned this Black Paisley to me, I am so glad he did. This guitar played well out of the box, and unlike other MIM Fender's, the sound is a nice full range, versus the thin, washed out until replaced, norm. The finish is simply cool. The Paisley seems to have, at the correct angle, little alien faces, accident, or planned?

              Only complaint, no real protection for shipping. I use gig bags as packaging, and this had a thin foam wrap, and a cardboard box. A bag would be nice. Jury's still out on the pickup selector top, it's the old top, the inverted hat I've heard it called. It makes changes a moment longer, but that opinion.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Way Cool for my 1st Tele!

              By kccheers

              from Liberty, MO

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Feel
              • Good Tone
              • Killer Looks
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

              • No Gig Bag

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Fender FSR Paisley Telecaster Electric Guitar:

              I mainly play at home, and mostly Strats. I have been playing off and on for 40 years, and this is my 1st Tele. Fit and Finish are excellent. Playability is spot on. The only thing I thought was weird was that it came without a gig bag...but that certainly is no dealbuster.All in all, a great Tele to get me started!

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