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    A Tele with a set neck and Seymour Duncans!

    This Custom Telecaster features a set neck and a carved Spalted Maple top on a slim, bound, mahogany body. Seymour Duncan pickups with push/pull coil splitting lets you choose between fat humbucker tone and sparkling single coil.

    Fender has really come through for fans of natural finish guitars with stunning wood grain. This gorgeous axe has plenty of power and sound options to back up its sexy looks.

    Features

    • Body: Mahogany/ bound top
    • Neck: 1-Piece Mahogany, slim"C" Shape, bound, set (Polyurethane Finish)
    • Fingerboard: Rosewood, 15.75" Radius
    • Frets: 22-Jumbo
    • Scale Length: 25.5"
    • Nut: 1.625" (42 mm)
    • Hardware: Chrome
    • Machine Heads: Standard Style Tuning Machines
    • Bridge: Hardtail
    • Pickguard: None
    • Pickups: 1 Seymour Duncan® SHPGP-1B Pearly Gates Plus Pickup (Bridge), 1 Seymour Duncan® SH-1N RP '59 Reverse Polarity Pickup (Neck )
    • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle, Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickup, Position 3. Neck Pickup
    • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone/ coil splitting
    • Strings: Fender Super 250L, Nickel Plated Steel, (.009 to .042), p/n 073-0250-003

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    FenderSpecial Edition Custom Telecaster Spalted Maple HH Electric Guitar
     
    4.7

    (based on 44 reviews)

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      (36)

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      (5)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fun to play (4)
    • Good feel (4)
    • Good tone (4)
    • Good pick up (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming (3)
      • Practicing (3)
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      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great choice for me

      I am a fairly new musician and an extremely weathered audience having spent my fortune and past 20 years on concerts and music travel. I have always visually loved the natural ash body of...Read complete review

      I am a fairly new musician and an extremely weathered audience having spent my fortune and past 20 years on concerts and music travel. I have always visually loved the natural ash body of the american standard telecaster with the black pickgaurd. However when I statred playing 4 years ago, I received a mexican standard black telly (like Dylans) as a gift. I have earned what chops I have on it, am attached and know I am undoubtably a "telly girl". So now I am searching for a new guitar and cannot get the natural body telly out of my mind. Do I spend a grand for a guitar that will be close in sound to the one I have grown to love?.......NO dont have to! Found the beautiful spalted maple with the Seymour Duncan pickups. This guitar is gorgeous in sound..bright and expressive--people are gonna listen to you, and simply beautiful to look at--people are gonna look at you(r guitar). ha ha. I am one happy tele owner!! I have two now that offer really really different options for my playing and fill the aestetic of the natural wood look. I did have one problem with the tuner knob being slightly bent. It was corrected in 3 minutes with a little wrench pull,pretty positive it happened after factory in the box. Other than that paid 5 extra bucks and got the guitar in two days. Muscians Friend did a good job of communicating and shipping. As other people have commented on this guitar...ALOT recieved for the price paid.
      Read the specs. For me they were perfect and I was right. AND the thing is gorgeous!!!
      I was worried as I did not have much information on guitars built in Indonesia. However this guitar is flawless from the laying and finishing of the spalted maple, to the neck connection, to the flame top clear coat to the extra attention paid to the headstock finish. I did have a bent tuner knob that I am pretty sure happened post factory in the box. It was fixed in 3 minutes with a pull of a wrench.
      Looked at a lot of tellys, even custom built. Found what I wanted with this one for half the price or more! Honestly, even after endless research, I did have to get past the Indonesian built aspect however glad I did. I also must admit I would have liked a gig bag with it but not sure if thats getting greedy or not.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Best kept secret...

      Others have said the same, but it is true - if you buy this guitar, you may find your other instruments gathering dust. No, it doesn't have quite the smooth low crunch as...Read complete review

      Others have said the same, but it is true - if you buy this guitar, you may find your other instruments gathering dust. No, it doesn't have quite the smooth low crunch as a Les Paul. No, it doesn't have quite the country twang of a Tele. No, it can't get quite the same bright ring of a Strat in the 2 or 4 position. BUT... you can pick this thing up, and play an incredibly ecclectic mix of music without ever putting it down. Going from an Eagles song, to Iron Maiden to the Police is no problem.

      Plus, it is hands down the nicest looking guitar at this price point.
      Thin, lightweight body makes for comfortable playing. Coil splitter switch nice, but of questionalbe real value. Nice tuners, bridge. This is not meant to be a complex instrument, so the features fit the concept. Only complaint is that I found myself pulling the high E string off the neck on occasion. Perhaps not quite as much fretboard space as I'm used to.
      I think most people will be amazed at the build quality for the price. I've seen way more expensive instruments that are significantly "less playable." Good materials, marquee pickups, nice hardware. Even the glossy finish, which I am not usually a fan of, comes off very nice in person. No complaints.
      Amazing. Again, there are a lot more expensive guitars that don't feel this good. Nice hardware and above-standard fit and finish aren't usually found at this price. Sometimes I wonder if Fender keeps this guitar under-promoted because they don't have much margin on it. Who knows. In any case, let the used market be your guide. First, you can almost never find one up for sale and second, if you do find one, the price is often at or above "new." That says a lot.

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      5.0

      Great sound and action set neck Tele

      By Mountain Breeze

      from PA

      About Me Experienced

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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 Spalted Maple HH Electric Guitar:

        The tone is different than a regular Tele. The neck is set and the body carved with Seymore duncan split coil humbuckers. In single coil mode you get a solid single coil sound that is close but different than what you would expect from a regular tele. The seymores sound great but along with the mahogany body and set neck give a fatter sound with more sustain. Love this guitar and play it all the time - neck is very fast. It is unique to Fenders - highly recommend

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        4.0

        Very good value

        By Wimmy

        from Grayson, Ky.

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fender Special Edition Custom Telecaster Spalted Maple HH Electric Guitar:

            This instrument exceeded my expectations of quality fior price! Not a flaw anywhere in the finish. The factory setup was surprisingly good also, I still have the .009s on it...I will be changing to 10s and may have to adjust accordingly, but no big deal. I really like the versatility of the pickups w/ the coil tap option. I play in a band that covers styles of music from country, to rock, to blues/funk and I can use this guitar for them all.

            Ill probably upgrade the tuners (I havent had any problems, they just feel "different" to me) and put some high end pots in it, but I cannot gripe about this guitar!!!!! I would buy another in a heartbeat.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I can't stop playing it!

            By Jim_H

            from Bothell, WA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

              Comments about Fender Special Edition Custom Telecaster Spalted Maple HH Electric Guitar:

              I was drawn to this guitar in a local music shop for it's striking good looks. When I picked it up, my jaw dropped. A set neck mahogany telecaster with dual humbuckers? The persnikity sales guy scoffed at it. "It isn't a tele". I bought it anyway :p

              I love how it feels and plays, and sounds. I have to actively force myself to play my other guitars over this one.

              My only minor complaint is that the hardware, mainly the jacks and knobs, feel a tad on the cheap side. I say that being used to high end guitars. I think the hardware is more than adequate for this price point, but if you have really high quality standards, you may find yourself swapping/upgrading the knobs and jack!

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              This guitar is purely heaven sent!

              By BluesBeach Boy

              from Penang, Malaysia.

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Fender Special Edition Custom Telecaster Spalted Maple HH Electric Guitar:

                After many years dominated by business, I bought a Slimline Semi Hollow Tele in Kansas City, to join my vintage Ovation Custom Ledgend USA made. So I thought I wanted another guitar but I love Teles so much, so in Kuala Lumpur I saw this one on the wall and I thought 'if this babe plays as good as it looks WOW! Picked it up plugged it in and 2 hours later I finally stopped playing and bought it. It's versatile in sounds, beautiful feel on the neck, and the sales guy was down, he said it's the shops favourite, do you want to buy a new one? NO WAY MAN, this one was just too good to put down! Despite the fact every guitarist in the shop had played it, it was perfect flawless, tells you something, everyone loves this guitar, and now no one else plays it but me :-)

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Special Edition Custom Telecaster Spalted Maple HH Electric Guitar

                Comments about Fender Special Edition Custom Telecaster Spalted Maple HH Electric Guitar:

                Better than expected for the price.
                Great guitar for the money. Good tones.
                Had to dress a few frets but overall very good
                For the price I have to rate this twoards the top end. This is the most Gibson like Fender I own.

                Comment on this review

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Good Guitar for the MONEY

                By Fender34

                from Beckley, WV

                Comments about Fender Special Edition Custom Telecaster Spalted Maple HH Electric Guitar:

                Great guitar so get it.
                This is a great guitar. I was a bit worried about getting a Indonesian guitar but it is worth it. I can basicly get any sound I want out of this guitar. You can bend the strings all day and they wont go out of tune. You can buy guitars for 3 times the price of this baby and you wont be getting as good of a guitar. It is also very light so its fun to play shows with and not kill you'r back.
                The only bad thing is the volume knob is a little bit scetchy on mine but it looks like that happend when it was shipped.
                You can't get a better guitar for the money.

                Comment on this review

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great choice for me

                Comments about Fender Special Edition Custom Telecaster Spalted Maple HH Electric Guitar:

                I am a fairly new musician and an extremely weathered audience having spent my fortune and past 20 years on concerts and music travel. I have always visually loved the natural ash body of the american standard telecaster with the black pickgaurd. However when I statred playing 4 years ago, I received a mexican standard black telly (like Dylans) as a gift. I have earned what chops I have on it, am attached and know I am undoubtably a "telly girl". So now I am searching for a new guitar and cannot get the natural body telly out of my mind. Do I spend a grand for a guitar that will be close in sound to the one I have grown to love?.......NO dont have to! Found the beautiful spalted maple with the Seymour Duncan pickups. This guitar is gorgeous in sound..bright and expressive--people are gonna listen to you, and simply beautiful to look at--people are gonna look at you(r guitar). ha ha. I am one happy tele owner!! I have two now that offer really really different options for my playing and fill the aestetic of the natural wood look. I did have one problem with the tuner knob being slightly bent. It was corrected in 3 minutes with a little wrench pull,pretty positive it happened after factory in the box. Other than that paid 5 extra bucks and got the guitar in two days. Muscians Friend did a good job of communicating and shipping. As other people have commented on this guitar...ALOT recieved for the price paid.
                Read the specs. For me they were perfect and I was right. AND the thing is gorgeous!!!
                I was worried as I did not have much information on guitars built in Indonesia. However this guitar is flawless from the laying and finishing of the spalted maple, to the neck connection, to the flame top clear coat to the extra attention paid to the headstock finish. I did have a bent tuner knob that I am pretty sure happened post factory in the box. It was fixed in 3 minutes with a pull of a wrench.
                Looked at a lot of tellys, even custom built. Found what I wanted with this one for half the price or more! Honestly, even after endless research, I did have to get past the Indonesian built aspect however glad I did. I also must admit I would have liked a gig bag with it but not sure if thats getting greedy or not.

                Comment on this review

                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Best kept secret...

                By Matthew Harmon

                from Chicago

                Comments about Fender Special Edition Custom Telecaster Spalted Maple HH Electric Guitar:

                Others have said the same, but it is true - if you buy this guitar, you may find your other instruments gathering dust. No, it doesn't have quite the smooth low crunch as a Les Paul. No, it doesn't have quite the country twang of a Tele. No, it can't get quite the same bright ring of a Strat in the 2 or 4 position. BUT... you can pick this thing up, and play an incredibly ecclectic mix of music without ever putting it down. Going from an Eagles song, to Iron Maiden to the Police is no problem.

                Plus, it is hands down the nicest looking guitar at this price point.
                Thin, lightweight body makes for comfortable playing. Coil splitter switch nice, but of questionalbe real value. Nice tuners, bridge. This is not meant to be a complex instrument, so the features fit the concept. Only complaint is that I found myself pulling the high E string off the neck on occasion. Perhaps not quite as much fretboard space as I'm used to.
                I think most people will be amazed at the build quality for the price. I've seen way more expensive instruments that are significantly "less playable." Good materials, marquee pickups, nice hardware. Even the glossy finish, which I am not usually a fan of, comes off very nice in person. No complaints.
                Amazing. Again, there are a lot more expensive guitars that don't feel this good. Nice hardware and above-standard fit and finish aren't usually found at this price. Sometimes I wonder if Fender keeps this guitar under-promoted because they don't have much margin on it. Who knows. In any case, let the used market be your guide. First, you can almost never find one up for sale and second, if you do find one, the price is often at or above "new." That says a lot.

                Comment on this review

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Swiss Army Knife of Guitars

                Comments about Fender Special Edition Custom Telecaster Spalted Maple HH Electric Guitar:

                I play in a cover band with a pretty diverse set list and I am the designated "tone-clone" of the band meaning the other guy usually handles the straight-ahead Crunch and I have to simulate everything from AC-DC, to Skynard to organ solos. With the right pedals this guitar can do it all! With the coil tap the powerful and hot pickups and solid body w/set neck, this thing is capable of a lot of about anything.

                Some comments on palm muting the bridge: at first it is awkward if you are used to other styles of bridge like a Les Paul or standard Tele (like I was) but once I got used to it I prefer it and I PM the crap out of songs like "heart breaker" with this thing.

                Oh and it is gorgeous! I have never seen a guitar that I liked looking at as much as this one, the likelihood that some other dude will have one is about nil.

                If you are wondering why it is this cheap its only evident in tiny details. My tone knob is a little loose, though the volume has a nice weight to it but I'm sure if I told my guitar guy to do something about it he could at a pretty low cost.

                If they made one with a maple fretboard and a tremelo I might buy another and only play these two guitars forever.

                Comment on this review

                (3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Looks great

                By BanjoMan-cjdM9

                from California

                Comments about Fender Special Edition Custom Telecaster Spalted Maple HH Electric Guitar:

                I ordered this guitar for Christmas, kept it about a week and returned it. The veneer was almost coming lose on the body of the guitar. I was going to have to spend about $60 to have the guitar set up just to decide if I wanted to keep it. The condition in which it arrived rendered the instrument non-playable.
                You can read the features online.

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