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Fender Special Edition Custom Telecaster FMT HH Electric Guitar  Black Cherryburst

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The Fender Custom Telecaster FMT Electric Guitar has tonal versatility and looks that make it welcome in any venue at a price that makes it a real Te...Click To Read More About This Product

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Gorgeous carved flamed maple top and 2 chunky humbuckers.

The Fender Custom Telecaster FMT Electric Guitar has tonal versatility and looks that make it welcome in any venue at a price that makes it a real Tele value. Mahogany body and set mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard and 6-saddle string-thru-body hardtail bridge provide great resonance and longer sustain. Cast sealed tuning machines keep tuning spot-on while stunning transparent finishes let the brilliance of the maple figuring shine through. Fat tones a produced by the Seymour Duncan SHPGP-1B Pearly Gates Plus bridge humbucker and Seymour Duncan SH-1N RP '59 Reverse-Polarity neck humbucker.

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FEATURES
  • Flamed maple top
  • Mahogany body
  • Set mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard, 15-3/4" radius
  • Seymour Duncan SHPGP-1B Pearly Gates Plus bridge humbucker
  • Seymour Duncan SH-1N RP '59 Reverse-Polarity neck humbucker
  • 3-position toggle
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FenderSpecial Edition Custom Telecaster FMT HH Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 128 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (106)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (22)
  • Fun to play (19)
  • Good pick up (19)
  • Good tone (19)
  • Solid electronics (15)

Cons

  • Craftsmanship (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (21)
  • Jamming (20)
  • Recording (19)
  • Rock concerts (14)
  • Small venues (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (16), Professional musician (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Underrated Telecaster

The reviews on this guitar are the biggest bunch of misinformation ever! From complaints about the pickups are not Seymour Duncan, they are, to the tight spacing of the strings. The strings are...Read complete review

The reviews on this guitar are the biggest bunch of misinformation ever! From complaints about the pickups are not Seymour Duncan, they are, to the tight spacing of the strings. The strings are about 1/20 of an inch tighter than my other teles. That is so small it just doesn't matter. Divide it by 5 spaces and you have 1/100 of an inch difference between strings. Rust and oxidation? This guitar finish is impeccable no oxidation at all on mine. The light weight and the beautiful sounds from these pickups are unbelieveable. Big frets, smoked hardware which does tarnish so wipe it down sweathogs. With binding and huge abalone dots, nice saddles that don't have setscrews digging into your hand, super smooth tuners, it plays amazing and feels good. Now they moved the mfg. from Korea to Indonesia so mines a 2012 and it is Indonesia, but looks like the same level of quality as the Korean which is top notch. Buy this guitar! It's amazing!

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Beware the Fat Fingered Player!

This guitar has many nice features and the light weight is the first thing I noticed when picking it up. I bought this guitar based on the information that it is a Telecaster Special...Read complete review

This guitar has many nice features and the light weight is the first thing I noticed when picking it up. I bought this guitar based on the information that it is a Telecaster Special Edition; key word, Telecaster. Little did I know that the nut on this guitar would be the narrowest Telecaster ever to my knowledge. I expected a Telecaster nut width in the neighborhood of 1.675"-1.685". This guitar has a nut width of 1.625" and that is just too narrow for average man fingers. My bad for not checking this little detail but I expected something typical of the Telecaster name. An important departure from the Telecaster beyond cosmetics, pickups and controls should have been covered in the overall description. Live and learn! BTW: this guitar feels and plays nothing like a Les Paul as some mentioned in a review. But then it's not like a Telecaster either.

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5.0

Finally! A Tele With Personality, Style, and Versatility!

By EllenD

from Pennsylvania

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Pros

  • Amazing SD PUP Combo
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Looks Dope...A Fender w/Cosmo Black Hardware
  • Solid Electronics
  • Versatile Sound Choices

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Fender Special Edition Custom Telecaster FMT HH Electric Guitar:

    I'm a huge fan of import guitars, especially the old "Department Store" guitars from the 60's, 70's, and 80's. I love the Harmony Bobkat, the Univox Hi-Flier, any Teisco, Norma, etc. I play in several punk/new wave bands and love hard rock, metal, classic rock, etc. I have never been a Gibson fan except for the LP Specials and Juniors (double cutaway a la Johnny Thunders), and of course my 84 Sonex Custom with original Bill Lawrence Dirty Fingers. So I like the Gibsons that Gibson people hate. I have a 99 American Strat that I've modified over the years, but the Fenders I own and play on a regular basis are the offset, short scales, I have small hands and my Cobain Jaguar and Mustang fit me perfectly (just like the Gibson Sonex Custom). So you can see where I'm coming from... I've never owned a Tele, too much twang, nothing at all original about the sound, everyone has one, they bore me. Of course they are legendary guitars, just not for me....Until I first saw this SE Custom! I actually thought it was a G&L, as I had been eyeing up a Fallout Tribute for quite awhile. When I saw that it was a Tele with a SD 59'er and a Pearly Gates in the bridge, and it was tapped, and it actually had a lot of style to it, that was it. I ordered the black cherry burst and waited.

    I absolutely love this guitar! Even through my little 35w Orange practice amp it is thunderous, but also has a clear, crisp, non-twangy clean sound that I actually use quite a bit. I was shocked how it sounded with a little dirt, it holds it's own with my 03 Gibson LP Special, which is my main guitar to play out with, along with my Cobain Jaguar. So now I have 3 that come out with me always. What a guitar for the price point!

    And I've had 2 people walk up to see what model it was so-far...

     
    5.0

    Great tone/sound

    By Fretbd

    from Fairfax Station, VA

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Fender Special Edition Custom Telecaster FMT HH Electric Guitar:

      This guitar is an excellent, value buy. The Seymour Duncan PUPs are excellent for fat, deep tones for jazz (59er at the neck) to hot metal (Pearly Gate at the bridge). And it is a great looking guitar.

       
      5.0

      Amazing Guitarand the price is spot on

      By Melo

      from Pennsylvania

      About Me Professional Musician

      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 Special Edition Custom Telecaster FMT HH Electric Guitar:

        I've played just about every guitar ever made. This guitar ranks right up their with the higher end models. Amazing instrument for the price.

         
        5.0

        Should Cost Twice as Much

        By David

        from Houston, TX

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fender Special Edition Custom Telecaster FMT HH Electric Guitar:

            This is the best electric guitar I've ever owned and one of the best sounding I have ever played, including some that are 3 or 4 times more expensive. The '59 an Pearly Gates Pickups have a fantastic sound and with a coil tapping option for single or double coil pickups it is really versatile. it has a neck through solid mahogany body an neck which are stained to match and a gorgeous flamed maple top. Its pretty much the total package. You're not going to find a better option in the price range in my opinion.

             
            5.0

            Bought this guitar twice.... the ex sold the first one.

            By Gettin' down in Texas

            from South Texas Coastline

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts

              Comments about Fender Special Edition Custom Telecaster FMT HH Electric Guitar:

              As stated, I bought this guitar twice. It is a versatile working musician's Swiss Army tool. Easy on the wallet, playability is good. Add in the switchable pickups to provide a variety of tones choices..sweetness. You can not go wrong here. Add in a Fender Twin, Vox AC30 or a Marshall Plexi......... need I say more.
              I really like this guitar and I have many other choices, none of them as inexpensive. The FMT holds it's own.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Tele for the modern player.

              By Nando

              from New Orleans, LA

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              Pros

              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Lightweight
              • Value
              • Versatile instrument

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts

                Comments about Fender Special Edition Custom Telecaster FMT HH Electric Guitar:

                This is a telecaster for the musician that wants great playability and great, versatile tones in a classic shape from a classic brand. The telecaster contains two humbuckers with coil split. You can get many great sounds from jazz to hard rock. The neck is not a bult-on and feels very good to play on. It is a polyurethane finish that isn't rough on your hand when you slide your hand up and down the neck. It has cut aways on the body to give it a more comfortable feel. It stays in tune well but not perfect. Bridge is solid. It is light weight and very beautiful. I highly recommend this instrument, especially for the price.

                (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Amazing Guitar, Amazing Price.

                By GM

                from USA

                About Me Professional Musician

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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 Special Edition Custom Telecaster FMT HH Electric Guitar:

                  I was a bit skeptical when I ordered this guitar, my Strat and LP are American made and I believed the antiquated press that foreign guitars are inferior to American made. So I bought this guitar because it seemed interesting, (and I got a great deal). It arrived within a couple of days and in perfect condition. The pickups can create a very aggressive tone, like a LP growl, great country tones, or smooth jazz. The neck plays smoother and faster than any other guitar I have owned and I have owned all of the major "go to" guitars. I am finding that I get the best tone quality and control without using my EQ pedal, I haven't figured why but why isn't always important. Sustain is also great. Many posts have complained about the fret work, however, what I have found is that these frets will feel rough if you are too forceful. My LP is like that, too. I needed to learn to "float" over the finger board with a very light touch on both guitars. The Strat, on the other hand needs a firmer grip. I would recommend this guitar if you want a very affordable, quality instrument. It is made in Indonesia, so what, my cars are made in Japan, my TV made in Viet Nam, cables from China, etc.

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent Guitar, Pro Quality

                  By GM

                  from USA

                  About Me Professional Musician

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                  Pros

                  • A+ Craftsmanship
                  • Beautiful finish

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gigging
                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording

                    Comments about Fender Special Edition Custom Telecaster FMT HH Electric Guitar:

                    I bought this guitar a few weeks ago and I am amazed by it. As noted above, this guitar is very high quality in every sense. I own an Am Std Strat, Gibson Les Paul and this guitar will stand up against either of my US made guitars. I can get a ton of tones out of it w/wo pedals. The neck almost plays itself, I just think about where I want my fingers to go. I like to add a little reverb, a lot of treble and do crazy pickin'. This is NOT just a beginners guitar. That is a total myth. This guitar is made in Indonesia and is very high quality. Period.

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent, Beautiful Guitar.

                    By GM

                    from USA

                    About Me Professional Musician

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                    Pros

                    • Excellent Craftsmanship

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • All around good sounding
                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Recording
                      • Rock Concerts

                      Comments about Fender Special Edition Custom Telecaster FMT HH Electric Guitar:

                      I bought this guitar from another site for a little over 400, brand new. The pickups and tuners were worth that. I was somewhat skeptical, because I have always bought USA Fender and Gibson. However, what a surprise! This thing is beautiful, plays very fast and smooth. The sound and adjustment were also good. I did customize the adjustments for my own tastes. I grew up when guitars were not factory set-up, strung and tuned. I find it funny that some people complain that their guitar arrives, via rough shipment and temp changes, out of tune or the bridge needs tweaked. Good grief, buy a screwdriver!

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Best-sounding guitar in my pile...

                      By Donny Mac

                      from Long Island, NY

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Fun To Play
                      • Good Feel
                      • Good Pick Up
                      • Good Tone
                      • People love the sound
                      • Solid Electronics

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Anytime, anywhere

                        Comments about Fender Special Edition Custom Telecaster FMT HH Electric Guitar:

                        Bought this two years ago from a local music store on Long Island. This guitar sings. I can't find anything wrong with it. It's light and comfortable. I have not had to do anything except change the strings occasionally.

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