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Fender Special Edition Deluxe Ash Telecaster Maple Fretboard Butterscotch Blonde

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

The Fender Special Edition Deluxe Ash Telecaster features the best of the old and the new: a butterscotch blonde finish, a fast-action maple neck, cast/sealed machine heads, two 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. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
Body: Ash
Neck: 1-Piece Maple, Modern "C" Shape, (Gloss Finish)
Fingerboard: Maple,
Fingerboard radius: 9.5" Radius (241mm)
No. of Frets: 21 Medium Jumbo
Pickups: two 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: Black
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
Case sold separately

Get a classic today in butterscotch blonde.

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FenderSpecial Edition Deluxe Ash Telecaster
 
4.7

(based on 90 reviews)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (75)
  • Good feel (73)
  • Good tone (71)
  • Good pick up (62)
  • Solid electronics (59)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (3)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (69)
  • Practicing (66)
  • Recording (56)
  • Small venues (45)
  • Rock concerts (34)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (69), Professional musician (13), Novice (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Sounds and Plays as good as it looks

I've been wanting a butterscotch blonde Tele for years. After reading all of the excellent reviews I finally pulled the trigger. This guitar was setup perfectly (short of a minor Intonation tweak) right...Read complete review

I've been wanting a butterscotch blonde Tele for years. After reading all of the excellent reviews I finally pulled the trigger. This guitar was setup perfectly (short of a minor Intonation tweak) right out of the box. It looks and plays fantastic. For pure single coil pickups they are very quiet and I love the tone. They really nail the vintage Tele tone. It plays fantastic and has quickly become my favorite guitar. (I own 12 electric guitars) This thing through a Fender Deluxe Reverb Reissue sounds amazing. I also purchased a Fender parts Ashtray to go over the bridge pickup mostly for looks but it is also very comfortable to play with the ashtray installed. I love this guitar and won't change a thing on it. Except strings, I'll go with 10's next time but the 9's still sound and play great!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Standard Tele with Ash Body nothing more

The positives...this is a standard tele with an ash body
This has the nice butterscotch color. Smells full of tradition
The negatives ...this is a standard MIM...Read complete review

The positives...this is a standard tele with an ash body
This has the nice butterscotch color. Smells full of tradition
The negatives ...this is a standard MIM tele w/o gig bag or special pickups, and cost quite a bit more than the MIM standard tele. Why because they can charge more. But the better buy is the G & L ash body tele for half the coin. Is Ash a better wood? Better is an opinion,,,,,No! Ash is a heavier wood this is a fact. and your back will vouch for that. I like Fender but I like G & L a little better, but it is also a Fender company out of Indonesia instead of Mexico. If you must have a tele okay this is a cool one. But check out G & L

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(20 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ecellent workmanship.

By Dr. N

from Vancouver

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Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe Ash Telecaster:

    Well, I just got one and couldn't be happier. I've been looking for a butterscotch Tele for some time.
    At the store, I compared this model to the similar American made which costs three times more. I had cash to get either one, but decided to do a comprehensive comparison before spending my money, which does not grow in trees. By the way, I already own numerous guitars made in the U.S. and Asia. All with excellent workmanship. I always look for quality, not brand names or origin of the plant.
    The workmanship of both Teles was exactly the same. The neck and fingerboard were identical, so was the fretwork. Really, no difference here and this is critical to playability.
    The PUs are different but both are good. I was surprised with the quality of the ceramics PU and the sound was pure Tele. The MIM Tele has a two piece body. The U.S. Model has three pieces. I could easily check that with the butterscotch finish.
    Hardware was typical in both models but I heard from previous reviews that the pots in the MIM Tele are also good quality CTS. I checked them when I got home and confirmed that the electronics are identical to the U.S. models. Remember, I also have US Teles and Strats. I didn't check the output jack though. Tuners are good too.
    In summary, I carefully checked and played both models. They are identically great, but one costs three times more because it is made in the U.S.
    This was a no brainer to me. I can save the money for another guitar in the future. Yes, I have bad G.A.S. This MIM has the modern C neck (all my Fenders have modern C neck) which is perfect for me, as well as the 9.5" radius and mid jumbo frets. I am comfortable with either medium-jumbo or jumbo frets.
    Finishing was flawless. This Special Edition Tele from Fender is a winner. I strongly recommend this guitar to any amateur or professional musician. You can also replace the PUs with whatever you want. Kudos to the Fender factory in Mexico!

    (14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome Telecaster

    By Stratman1209

    from Northern California

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe Ash Telecaster:

      Really nice out of the box. I tuned it and recorded a little something I was working on and it sounded great. I had an American Tele that I had to sell during a divorce and to tell you the truth, this feels and sounds better. I play trough a line 6 M9 and a Fender blues Jr. Awesome!!!! If you are thinking about paying 1000$ more for the American ash, take a look at this side by side. You may save and get an American Strat or a really nice Amp. I have a Mexican start and an American and I love them for different reasons. Another word of advice for people on a budget, check out he Les Paul Studios side by side with the standards. Only big difference is the binding, inlays,and a few other small things. You'll be happy with the extra money in your pocket. Just words of advice from an old man who's been playing for a long long time. Peace! The blues had a baby and he named it rock n roll - Muddy Watters!

      (12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      JUST GET ONE . . .SERIOUSLY!

      By Bobby Harpman

      from Ironwood, MI

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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 Special Edition Deluxe Ash Telecaster:

      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!

      (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Sounds and Plays as good as it looks

      By LesterPTelestrat

      from Minneu

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      Pros

      • Excellent fit and Finish
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Should come with a gig back or case

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe Ash Telecaster:

      I've been wanting a butterscotch blonde Tele for years. After reading all of the excellent reviews I finally pulled the trigger. This guitar was setup perfectly (short of a minor Intonation tweak) right out of the box. It looks and plays fantastic. For pure single coil pickups they are very quiet and I love the tone. They really nail the vintage Tele tone. It plays fantastic and has quickly become my favorite guitar. (I own 12 electric guitars) This thing through a Fender Deluxe Reverb Reissue sounds amazing. I also purchased a Fender parts Ashtray to go over the bridge pickup mostly for looks but it is also very comfortable to play with the ashtray installed. I love this guitar and won't change a thing on it. Except strings, I'll go with 10's next time but the 9's still sound and play great!

      (8 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      i should not have bought this

      By nt

      from methuen ma

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      Pros

      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz
      • Poor Pick Up
      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe Ash Telecaster:

        To me it has a very cheap feel. The barrel bridge sucks and the strings get caught up on the screws all the time and causes the strings to be different distances from each other. A few of the frets rattle above the 12 fret. You cant really play this guitar with any dynamics because it seems to lose a lot of tone and volume when you hit a note hard or strum loud. If you're looking to just strum open chords this is you're guitar. But im getting rid of it and going to look at a real guitar like a G&L or Les Paul or PRS. My 20+ year old mexican strat plays and sounds wayy better.

        (8 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Standard Tele with Ash Body nothing more

        By Martin Manhunter

        from Odenwald, Germany

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        Pros

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

        Cons

        • more expensive
        • No gig bag

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe Ash Telecaster:

        The positives...this is a standard tele with an ash body
        This has the nice butterscotch color. Smells full of tradition
        The negatives ...this is a standard MIM tele w/o gig bag or special pickups, and cost quite a bit more than the MIM standard tele. Why because they can charge more. But the better buy is the G & L ash body tele for half the coin. Is Ash a better wood? Better is an opinion,,,,,No! Ash is a heavier wood this is a fact. and your back will vouch for that. I like Fender but I like G & L a little better, but it is also a Fender company out of Indonesia instead of Mexico. If you must have a tele okay this is a cool one. But check out G & L

        (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Truly amazing!

        By nicholas

        from Ann Arbor, MI

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe Ash Telecaster:

          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!

          (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great buy

          By creeker.dan

          from Branford, CT

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          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up

          Cons

          • Fret Buzz

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe Ash Telecaster:

          Beautiful guitar! It looks and feels great and the pick-ups are solid. It has that fantastic "tele" sound that i was looking for. My suggestions for improving the instrument might be to change the strings and adjust the neck tension rod slightly to get rid of the fret buzz.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Fantastic guitar, very pleased

          By JB

          from Canton, MI

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          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe Ash Telecaster:

              I am definitely a guitar beginner, so feel free to disregard this review...that being said, I'm really loving this guitar. The only other guitar I've ever owned was a Squier strat, the difference in build quality between that one and this one is obviously night and day. I haven't experienced any of the QC issues people often complain about with guitars in this price range (cracks in finish, sharp fret ends, etc.). Not sure how these pickups compare to other Teles, but I'm really enjoying them - I play it with just a little gain and get a great classic rock/blues sound with solid output. No regrets, and I would definitely recommend this guitar to other beginners who are willing to go beyond the really cheap entry level instruments but don't want to break the bank.

              (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great guitar for the money

              By player Pat

              from warrensburg,New York

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe Ash Telecaster:

                Value wise ,I think fender mims are well worth the money and as close to the real mccoy as you can get.
                This guitar is a real gem.I would reccomend it to both the novice and experienced player.

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                One of the best guitars I've played.

                By Azar

                from Owasso, OK

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe Ash Telecaster:

                  This is just what I expected and always wanted. I've had an American strat and this guitar feels and sounds just as good. I play it everyday and it's never let me down. I didn't have to set it up or change the action or anything. I have been playing it since I got it out of the box.

                  (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  good bang for the buck

                  By axe

                  from central new york

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                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • hey its a tele'

                  Cons

                  • 3way switch knob is loose

                  Best Uses

                  • Having fun

                  Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe Ash Telecaster:

                  its a tele'! Frets and NECK = no sharp edges on frets all smooth and rounded off. the frets claim to be medium/jumbo and expected my fingers to get stubbed but, my fingers glide quite easily on them ( i preffer vintage frets). the neck contour is about the same as a standard mim maybe slightly D shaped (my opinion).
                  other than that the neck is spot on with a perfect relief and string height right outta the box. all i hadta do was tune it up a few steps and i was ready to go.
                  no fret buzz anywheres.
                  Body = the craftsmanship on this axe is really pretty dang good, i like the reverse plate, first tiime i tried one, so i will leave it.
                  Bridge = gotta love the original tele 3 saddle bridge style!( really gives it that sound) i will keep them, tho i sorta preffer the gotah style 6-saddles, cant stand the new bent steel ones.
                  Controls = the pots are fine and actually have volume control just about all the way thru, while the tone cuts off the treble nicely. THE BIG COMPLAINT is the pickup selector switch KNOB is loose. almost fell off the switch when i pulled it outta the box? (i will maybe lightly glue it or buy anothe one, probably a strat style).
                  TUNERS = alright, guitar stays in tune really good. i pick it up the next day and it stays in tune! maybe a higher ratio gear would be nicer but these are fine for what i do.
                  Pickups = i dont know what pickups are in this they have a close vintage sound but not quite!? (one spec says "classic" and another claims "hot standard tele pickups"?) thought i mite trade em out for some tele original vintage, 51 nocaster, or vintage noislesses but, after playing it a few times i think i will forget about it. i think they may be overwound standards or something?
                  this will be my workhorse from now on. after playing this the extra 100 beans over a standard mim tele is worth it.
                  and like any tele, its fun to play

                  (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  YES!

                  By Fangofthetooth

                  from Montreal

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                  Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe Ash Telecaster:

                  Purchased online 6 months ago and wanted to play this for awhile before reviewing. Great guitar, great price, I have been leaving my sweet PRS and two very good Strats at home while completely enjoying this FSR Ash Tele.

                  I would prefer the original orientation of the control plate. However, internal routing on this FSR does not allow the flip-around without modification to the control cavity and I'm having too much fun playing it to stop for a mod.

                  The beautiful grain showing in the stock picture is not quite as nice on mine with some variation in wood color beneath the stain but not a problem. Still a keeper.

                  Gigged a Santana lead (neck pickup, Tube Screamer + echo, switch to rear pup) followed by a clean tone CCR (middle position), Hendrix Red House lead(neck pup, TS + echo), then rhythm & accents in a 4/4 rocker (bridge + TS). Really nice tone on all, balanced, classic, all the sustain I wanted through a 2 x EL84 amp Celestion 12" loaded. Heard well in the band mix without overpowering I'm VERY happy with this model.

                  Tips:

                  Don't try to overdrive it too much, less is more with a Tele. Use your ears.

                  Slip that black pickup switch button off and fill the void around (not in) the slot with epoxy or a metal ring or whatever. An exuberant flip of my switch sent it flying across the practice room, the plastic is weak around the shaft slot.

                  Cold dry weather made the fret ends poke out a little, perfect time to dress them gently.

                  I love this guitar it is far more than I expected it to be and easily fits right in with my higher end axes as a new and very musical addition.

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I would buy another just like it.

                  By Tallrunner

                  from Kalispell, MT.

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                  Pros

                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Feeling Neck Frets

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Nice Sounding Playing
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe Ash Telecaster:

                    I've never been much of a fan of the Mex made Fenders but I am really happy with this FSR that I bought. it sounds just like an American made Tele, came from the factory set just like I like, I never had to do a thing to it except change the strings to the gauge I prefer, I would recommend this guitar to anybody, Novice or Pro. I'm pretty sure you'll be impressed with it. I've been a weekend warrior for almost fifty years and I sure am. one thing I did do, I turned the control panel around so that the switch for the pick ups is in front of the volume knob where it belongs, I just couldn't get used to it being behind them.

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    FSR Std Ash Telecast is SPECIAL indeed!

                    By mcintalker

                    from Northwestern lower Michigan

                    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
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe Ash Telecaster:

                      I am really impressed by this FSR Std Ash Tele! I've played the American Special and mine seems just as nice for half the price! I've got 51 years of "pro-player with lots of guitars" and this is beyond what I expected. I am very pleased!

                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      I like this thing!!!

                      By Clem

                      from Tacoma, wa

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                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • No Case

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe Ash Telecaster:

                      To be fair, I bought this, to have some fun... Swap out the pickups and do some rewiring/switching.. That said, when I opened the box, and strummed it, a bit, I decided... NO! I will not do it!... This thing plays, and sounds fantastic, as is! Stock pickups are chimey, clear, bright and twangy, but offer some nice bottom, as well!! I will swap out the switch, with a Fender-super 5-way, which will maintain the original tones, but add more. I think, originally, it came with .09s, and the original set up felt fine, if that's your taste, but I prefer heavier strings, so reset it, with .13s, and it's great. My only regret, is that I bought the Butterscotch blonde color, and would have preferred the Orange (something different)... The 2 piece Ash body, meets PERFECTLY, in the middle...Nicely matched, Looks like a single board, from the front (...and from the back, for that matter). No weird 2 seams in the finish... meets right on the strap button and skunk stripe. I like the 3-saddle vintage-style bridge, maple board, and the single-ply black pickguard.. This is a true vintage-style guitar, without being a reissue. Fantastic tone, and playability! Not too heavy, not too light...I was a bit put-off by the lack of any form of case or gig bag. The single coils have the 60 cycle hum, especially when using overdrive. This is a great value, and will give many years of use... Enjoy!

                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      The Working Man's Ax

                      By Guitarzon

                      from Villas, N.J.

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Tuners Could Be Better

                      Best Uses

                      • Large Venues
                      • Recording
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe Ash Telecaster:

                      I am a 74 year old Player & I started playing when the Strat. & Tele's first became popular.
                      This guitar brings back a lot of memories. I have had a lot of guitars since then & I still play & teach Professionally. I have my own home studio & I will enjoy the FSR Tele. One of my favorite features is the switch behind the knobs. You can easily switch pick-ups with your Pinky Finger.

                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      WOW Blown away by my first Tele!!!

                      By JKINPA

                      from Cresco, PA

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                      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 Special Edition Deluxe Ash Telecaster:

                      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!

                      (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Nice Tele

                      By Clayman 2

                      from Out There

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                      Pros

                      • Good Feel
                      • Good Tone

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Practicing
                        • Recording

                        Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe Ash Telecaster:

                        I'm 65 years young, have been playing off & on since the early 1960s. Started playing in earnest again about 10 years ago. I've always been a Strat guy...I own a Squire and several MIMs. I built a BYO Strat kit w/ all Fender hardware a couple of years ago. I wanted to do a BYO Tele kit, but they were out of stock on the finished body of my choice, so I got this one. It was very good out of the box, fretwork good, setup good, no flaws in finish, only needed string tuning. I like the "reverse" control plate. I replaced the bridge with a 6-saddle Fender Vintage bridge for better intonation, replaced pickups with Fender Noiseless (not the N3s) to get rid of the hum, replaced jack socket with an Electrosocket to avoid problems there and replaced the string tree with the vintage round type. Sounds BEAUTIFUL thru my DRRI, has that tele "twang." My new favorite guitar.

                        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Fender didn't disappoint

                        By Jakelewissc98

                        from Gaffney sc

                        Pros

                        • Fun To Play
                        • Good Feel
                        • Good Pick Up

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Jamming
                          • Practicing
                          • Recording

                          Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe Ash Telecaster:

                          I've been playing guitar for about 6 months and I was in desperate need for an upgrade. The fsr ash tele didn't disappoint in any way. Pure fender tone and the color is gorgeous. Made the right decision to buy this and happy all the same. Don't hesitate to buy!

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