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Fender FSR Standard Ash Telecaster Electric Guitar Maple Fretboard Butterscotch Blonde

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The Fender Standard FSR Telecaster Electric Guitar is a factory special run that features the best of the old and the new: a butterscotch blonde fini...Read More

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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: a butterscotch blonde finish, a fast-action maple neck, cast/sealed machine heads, 2 classic single-coil pickups, and a 3-barrel 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 Hot Standard Tele 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 3-Barrel 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)
  • Strings: Fender Super 250L, Nickel Plated Steel, Gauges: (.009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042), p/n 073-0250-003
  • Finish: Polyester
  • Introduced: 11/2008

Get a classic today in butterscotch blonde.

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FenderFSR Standard Ash Telecaster Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 25 reviews)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (22)
  • Good feel (20)
  • Good tone (19)
  • Good pick up (18)
  • Solid electronics (14)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (23)
    • Jamming (22)
    • Recording (16)
    • Small venues (13)
    • Rock concerts (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (22)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Truly amazing!

    I bought this guitar a month ago as a tier 3 used one. I've spend much time trying to figure out what the issue with guitar was and I still haven't been able to...Read complete review

    I bought this guitar a month ago as a tier 3 used one. I've spend much time trying to figure out what the issue with guitar was and I still haven't been able to find it. So I basically got it for a fraction of its normal price (thx MF). Now, I've been playing guitar for over 30 years now . I'm not a great player by any means, but I have played a load of guitars and I can tell which is what. I bought this one, because I always wanted to have a butterscotch blond tele. I've had a standard tele in the past and I was utterly disappointed by it in every aspect: it played badly, the finish was substandard (I had a black one), the neck felt awkward, it was too heavy etc. So I was a little reluctant when I ordered this one. But I was pleasantly surprised. This guitar differs from a standard like day and night. It's way lighter, the neck feels smooth and fast and the finish is to die for! The sound is equally great (at least for what I use the guitar which is to practice and to jam with friends) and I don't see myself ever upgrading anything. I thought that I might feel like I'd prefer a '52 after I bought it, because of being stupid and wanting a made in USA guitar. But honestly, this guitar feels and looks and sounds so good to me that I cannot justify spending over a grand to replace this one. So, the bottom line, if you like butterscotch blonds (and since you're here you do) or if you're in the market for a MIM tele, get this one and don't even bother with the standard one. You will not be disappointed!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    On the heavy side

    The FSR is (as stated)heavy. I like a guitar that is no more than 7.5 pounds. It may not sound like much (an extra pound), but you can feel it after...Read complete review

    The FSR is (as stated)heavy. I like a guitar that is no more than 7.5 pounds. It may not sound like much (an extra pound), but you can feel it after a short period of time. Other than weight, the guitar has a good feel, and the neck is actually one of the best out of the 2 special lite ash and 2 American Tele's I own. I have always liked the 3 barrel bridge. An OK buy.
    If I had the purchase to do over again, I would not buy the guitar due to the weight.

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    5.0

    Sweet Tele for an incredible price!

    By DiannaA

    from Atlanta, GA.

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy to play
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Well constructed

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Fender FSR Standard Ash Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      I bought mine for 20% off on sale, and it sounds as good as many costing 10 times more. The neck pickup delivers some truly legendary blues tone, and the saddle pickup lets you easily pop out pinch harmonics. With both pups selected, it is truly a sweet tone.

      Yes, its made in Mexico, but it is still a genuine Fender, and an incredible value. If I were just starting out again, and I needed a main electric for gigging, etc., this would be it! It is very versatile.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Something about this one...

      By AlienRocker

      from Roswell, NM.

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • No Case Or Bag

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Fender FSR Standard Ash Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      So I have tried other tele's; MIA, MIM std, Blacktop, Blackdove and have always been a bit disappointed and did not keep them. This Tele I got on sale a decided to try again. Something about this one, maybe the wood or the brass saddles, pickups.... something never allows me to set in down. I play in a Classic rock, blues and country cover band and use a Fender Deville 4x10 and Boss ME70 it just gets the job done with every song. Of course I would never attempt metal but for just about everything else, it rocks... The butterscotch blonde finish adds a psycological factor to playing as well, just provides an extra layer of confidence LOL. Switched out the strings to D'addario XL110, re-setup and can't put her down. So to summarize, great feel, great tone, great looks, Strats, Les Pauls, Gretsch and Jag not getting played and wife about to leave me :-). Worthy investment for novice or pro..

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Buy Vintage Tele

      By JP

      from San Luis Obispo, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Set-up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • No Case

      Best Uses

      • You name it

      Comments about Fender FSR Standard Ash Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      Outstanding guitar for twice the money. This is my third guitar from MF and I couldn't be happier. The finish strikes me as "Pumpkin" rather than "Butterscotch", but that suits me just fine. The Alnico V pups are smoother than I'm used to in a Tele, and I may put in a set of III's, but for now I'm enjoying the guitar "as is" after a new set of D'Addario's. The big fat frets and brass bridge really let this guitar sing and sustain. I prefer the reverse switching of this model, as well, and the body is noticeably lighter than my previous "Baja" Telecaster. A very satisfied customer!

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      superbly crafted guitar..

      By Unktron

      from Bloomsburg Pa

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Fender FSR Standard Ash Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        Beautiful ash body..
        Classic Telecaster tone..

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very pleased

        By usaqgi9

        from los angeles, ca

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • A Classic Guitar
        • Fun To Play
        • Neck Feels Great In Hand
        • Sweet Tone

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rocking

        Comments about Fender FSR Standard Ash Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        Was hesitant to spend half a grand on a guitar, but I was not disappointed. Now my start has a worthy cousin. Great guitar for the price. Fender rocks!

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Thanks Musician's Friend

        By Johnny

        from Harlingen, Texas

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Fender FSR Standard Ash Telecaster Electric Guitar:

          I've been buying from Musicians Friend for over 20 years and never have had any problems. On time delivery and no returns. The FSR Standard Ash Telecaster Electric Guitar I purchased recently is
          no exception. For the money I paid I got a great guitar in my opinion. The quality is right on and the guitar is lighter than a Squire tele I have made out of Basswood. The electronics are nice and work well for blues and rock but since I'm a country player I wanted more twang and so I installed a set of DiMarzio Twang King pickups. I also installed a Glendale bridge and saddles. IMHO
          I now have an awesome country sounding telecaster.
          There is nothing wrong with the pickups it came with I just wanted more snap and twang. Hope this will help who ever is interested in this guitar. Buy it you can't go wrong and the price is right on. One last thing I forgot to mention is that I like the way the control plate is with the volume pot up front. Thanks, Johnny Garcia

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          (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          JUST GET ONE . . .SERIOUSLY!

          By Canyon Kid Bobby Harpman

          from Ironwood, Michigan

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          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Bridge Saddles

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Fender FSR Standard Ash Telecaster Electric Guitar:

          This is the first guitar I ever bought from Musician's Friend. Great company to work with!! This Tele was to be the backup to my Strat. I was dubious. Out of the box the guitar was almost perfect. A couple adjustments to the bridge and I was in love with this axe. It plays like butter, has the Tele sound and I couldn't be happier.

          My only critique are the bridge saddles. The strings slide on them. I remedied this by purchasing and installing the slotted saddles. Now the strings are stationary and I'm perfectly satisfied.

          If you want a Fender Tele look no further. I'm amazed this guitar does not cost more. Being made in Mexico the fit and finish is superb. And I really mean that! Just get one . . . seriously!

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Ain't Nothing Like A Tele

          By Amos Rudy

          from Scottsdale AZ

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          Ask me a question

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts

            Comments about Fender FSR Standard Ash Telecaster Electric Guitar:

            This is the perfect Guitar for me. I will Not change the pick ups. I play this through a Fender Excelsior and its all good. This one is a real Tele "53 reissue" After buying and selling many guitars this is the one I am going to keep. You can spend more money but "why"

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            WOW Blown away by my first Tele!!!

            By Shnake

            from Mountainhome, PA

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Fast neck
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Perfect Setup
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

            • none yet

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues
            • Worship Rehersal
            • Worship Service

            Comments about Fender FSR Standard Ash Telecaster Electric Guitar:

            Wow where do I start...
            Ok First the instrument came from Musicians Friend PERFECTLY setup. I expected to do about a half hours work on it when it came but after I tuned it, I checked the intonation - Perfect, the action was - Perfect. So I left it...I am guessing once I play it a bit and it has a chance to acclimate to my area I may have to tweak it but Bravo to MF!

            Finish was perfect all around it plays like butter and the neck is SO FAST!!! The finish on the neck is done so well that it feels soft to the touch!

            I have not yet played it through my Marshall (that's at church) but through my sons Fender Princeton 65 it ROCKS!!! The sound is a Tele with really good tone adjustment. There may come a time when I swap out the PUPS CAPS and POTS but that will wait a while. No need to do it now and I am of the "if it ain't broke don't fix it" crowd".

            Not having owned a Tele before I can say I like the reversed switch plate! The volume pot is in a familiar place since I play a Les Paul.

            The brass three piece saddle give a bit more room between the strings which allows me to easily finger pick it as well. I think the brass contributes to the overall sound of this guitar too. I would like to see a compensated saddle which I will probably add later on.

            This is an all around fantastic guitar and I will be playing it often!

            If you have been thinking about getting this guitar think no more lay the money down you will not be sorry!

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent guitar!!

            By Bill

            from Newmarket NH

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Fender FSR Standard Ash Telecaster Electric Guitar:

              I received this guitar two days before I expected it - the first of many pleasant surprises!! Beautiful finish, feel and sound. I've played but never owned a Tele and now i know what I've been missing. This guitar is worth twice (at least) what I paid for it. I can't imagine needing any other Tele version - US made or not!

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