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Fender Special Edition HH Maple Fingerboard Standard Telecaster Sea Foam Pearl

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Inspired by the Pacific Ocean, the lustrous FSR Standard Telecaster HH Sea Foam Pearl is a tribute to the Telecaster guitar’s origin in California. W...Click To Read More About This Product

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Powered by a pair of chrome-covered humbucking pickups.

Inspired by the Pacific Ocean, the lustrous FSR Standard Telecaster HH Sea Foam Pearl is a tribute to the Telecaster guitar’s origin in California. With its unique aesthetic style, this is the perfect instrument for the stage—the one-of-a-kind finish shines under the spotlight with the glow of a moonlight ocean. Its exceptional style, thick voice and easy playability are sure to please those who like their music like the sea—mysterious and deep.

Powered by a pair of chrome-covered humbucking pickups, this Telecaster has a slightly thicker, deeper voice than usual, while retaining authentic Fender note clarity and articulation. Master volume and tone controls, along with a three-way blade pickup switch sculpt the pickup’s voice for titanic waves of sound that can be shaped to match any musical genre.

The comfortable modern “C”-shaped neck is comfortable during long playing sessions while the 9.5”-radius rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets provides a easy, familiar playing feel that handles chords and melodic playing with ease. A 6-saddle string-through-body hardtail bridge provides singing sustain along with accurate intonation and rock-solid tuning stability.

The warm, rich look of the fingerboard contrasts beautifully with the crisp FSR Sea Foam Pearl finish over an alder body. Other aesthetic touches include chrome hardware, skirted control knobs and a dual-wing string tree. A study in restrained elegance, the FSR Standard Telecaster HH Sea Foam Pearl is a gorgeous, luminescent addition to any player’s collection. 

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FEATURES
Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Body finish: Gloss Polyester
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: C modern
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Satin Polyurethane
Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Fret size: Medium
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.656" (42mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Standard humbucking
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Standard humbucking
  • Brand: Fender
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Not applicable
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: 6-saddle vintage-style
  • Tailpiece: String thru body
  • Tuning machines: Standard cast
  • Color: Nickel/chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups Limited production
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Mexico

Enjoy the comfort and power of this limited-edition Tele. Order today.

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FenderSpecial Edition HH Maple Fingerboard Standard Telecaster
 
4.9

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (14)
  • Good tone (13)
  • Fun to play (12)
  • Solid electronics (9)
  • Good pick up (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (10)
  • Practicing (9)
  • Small venues (8)
  • Recording (6)
  • Rock concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (4)

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(19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice guitar

By Dan

from Charlotte, NC

About Me Experienced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender Special Edition HH Maple Fingerboard Standard Telecaster:

      Nice guitar. Smooth satin finish neck, plays great. Set up perfectly out of the box. I prefer my Teles with humbuckers and these sound great. Looks sharp, too. Replaced the black pickguard with a white one. Makes it look even better. Great guitar at a good price.

      (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Just What I Needed

      By geneH

      from Miramar, FL

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender Special Edition HH Maple Fingerboard Standard Telecaster:

        Like many folks, I have a Strat and Les Paul. So very much can be accomplished with either. Still, I was looking for that 25.5 scale with Humbuckers. This is a comfortable guitar, really nicely made and has a humbucker sound- with the longer scale length that I have grown fond of. Fender rolled out a line of Standard Tele's last year with the HH config. I went to a couple of places and checked them out. The string placement on the fret board and general construction left me wanting, so I waited. Honestly, I like this baby much more than those standards that I played. If my playing ever gets so smokin' hot that I just have to replace the pickups - because they were holding me back, then I guess I might. Until then, the tone is mostly in the hands, and that is where my real work is needed.
        oh, I did replace the string tree with the type that is used on the Fender standards. The vintage wing tree just was not getting the job done well.

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent buy

        By n/a

        from Maine

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Verified Reviewer

        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 HH Maple Fingerboard Standard Telecaster:

          Have had this for a couple months + and it is a great sounding guitar. I had an original 72" Thinline with wide range humbuckers and this guitar with the standard humbuckers sounds just as good, without reservation. The belly contour and looks, are great assets. Don't let the MIM fool you. This is a 100% quality Tele and plays just as great as the 5 American Teles I have owned. Fender Mexico is turning out some great guitars at great prices. It did need a little set up with the intonation which a luthier friend of mine took care of. I play this guitar ahead of my American Special Telcaster which in it's own right is a fantastic guitar. The Sea Foam Pearl is a real eye catcher with audiences. Grab one of these while they are available!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Surprisingly Very Very High Quality!!

          By KWS

          from New York, NY

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • None I can think of

          Best Uses

          • For anything you can think of except for metal

          Comments about Fender Special Edition HH Maple Fingerboard Standard Telecaster:

          Let me say up front that I am a semi-professional musician who owns several custom guitars and believe me when I say if I changed the Made In Mexico decal to Made In the USA and told you it cost $1200, you'd agree that there isn't much difference at all between this MIM FSR Tele and many U.S. models. This FSR Tele features a nice body contour/belly cut that ramps up the comfort factor, which was already pretty good since the guitar only weights about 7.5 lbs. Now factor in a super comfy modern "C" neck with a 9.5" radius, a super smooth satin neck and a fast polyester gloss maple fingerboard and you've got yourself a pretty sweet Tele. As with many Fender guitars, this one comes from the factory with a set of extra light strings .009-.042. Normally, I put .010's on all of my guitars, but the feel on this guitar was so easy and slinky, plus it was set up and intonated perfectly out of the box and the sound did not suffer because of the lighter gauge strings, so I decided to keep using the .009's. That's a personal choice, so anyone that prefers a higher gauge can certainly switch. Soundwise, the humbuckers are obviously fatter and chunkier sounding than traditional single coil Tele PUPs, but Fender did a nice job of voicing them to retain enough of that familiar Tele sound, which can be dialed up even further by backing off on the volume knob a little. I am well aware that MIM Fenders can be hit or miss (Lord knows I've had my issues with them), but all I can tell you is this FSR Tele was pretty much flawless right out of the box and it looks and plays like a dream. The only changes I'm going to make are to replace the black pickguard with a white one (just my aesthetic preference) and swap the standard Fender tuners for a set of Fender locking tuners (because I'm lazy and hate winding strings when I change them). Otherwise, you've got a comfortable guitar that'll work for almost any type of music except for metal.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Sweet Deal

          By Stratman69

          from Tennessee

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Fender Special Edition HH Maple Fingerboard Standard Telecaster:

            Picked this Tele up on an open box deal and could not been more pleased with it.I have a couple of Straits and had been looking to replace a Telecaster I had regrettably sold years ago. It sounded great straight out of the box aside from needing a bit of tuning.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great guitar

            By Charlie

            from Nashville

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            See all my reviews

            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 Special Edition HH Maple Fingerboard Standard Telecaster:

              Great guitar, very light, easy to pickup and play! Good tone,great playability. Perfect mojo!

               
              5.0

              Love this telecaster...no regrets here

              By Rocco

              from Northwest Jersey

              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 Special Edition HH Maple Fingerboard Standard Telecaster:

                Old school guy here. Been playing in bands for about 40 years. Always support my local music store who are great guys, never bought a guitar on line but just couldn't get this out my head. I took the plunge and couldn't be happier with my 5th Tele. Looks good, feels good and sounds good. Thanks MF.

                 
                5.0

                Fantastic value....fantastic guitar.

                By jcatdre

                from Beaumont, Tx

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Fender Special Edition HH Maple Fingerboard Standard Telecaster:

                  To give you an example of this guitar's durability, I bought one of these "scratch n' dent" for almost half off retail. Not expecting a "new guitar day" experience at all, because of it's low discount, I was rather surprised when this guitar showed up, because looking at the outer box, the package was clearly banged up and scraped pretty good, but when unwrapping the guitar, turns out it only had a few tiny knicks and a little scuff on the back. Everything else was in great shape and electronics were solid. No damage that affected play-ability whatsoever. I tend to play more heavier rock styles but this guitar's stock pickups are geared towards a more classic rock/bluesy style in my opinion. Pickups can always be swapped for higher output pups if you'd prefer. Plays just as good as my American strat. Only huge difference on an American is the neck feels a little more smooth and rounded out but after a day of playing this one, you won't even care, it plays so good! Moral of the story is....It's a Standard Fender! They are amazing guitars for the price.

                   
                  5.0

                  This guitar got me back into playing again.

                  By Johnny Steele

                  from Buffalo, NY

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Fender Special Edition HH Maple Fingerboard Standard Telecaster:

                    I was going through a slump and not playing my guitars that much. I needed something to reignite my passion for playing. I saw the Fender special edition HH Standard Telecaster on line and ordered the guitar. This guitar is a joy to play! I love the neck and the action. It sounds great going through my Fender Blues Deluxe reissue amplifier. I play this guitar every day. Very impressed with the quality!

                     
                    5.0

                    Absolutely Love This Guitar

                    By jamie9601

                    from Lewisburg, WV

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Tone

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming

                      Comments about Fender Special Edition HH Maple Fingerboard Standard Telecaster:

                      Love the color of this guitar, I also have always wanted a maple neck I just like the feel and I finally have one in a guitar that has the set up I like

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Delivery was one spot

                       
                      5.0

                      Buy this Telecaster

                      By San Diego Telecaster Guy

                      from San Diego

                      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 HH Maple Fingerboard Standard Telecaster:

                        I know what you're going to say, "Humbuckings on a Telecaster?" And truth be told I have two other Telecasters with the conventional single coil pickups.

                        But this guitar played like butter right out of the box and has a tonal dimension not available in my other two Telecasters or two Stratocasters. The belly cutaway on the body is also a nice touch.

                        But beyond the sound which is minutely deeper than the other Telecasters I have, the humbuckers give this guitar a broad range of tone that has high harmonics when needed. It also has a great tone and lots of diverse sounds for different musical tastes. The pearloid surf green finish shimmers and is to die for. If you want to expand what others Telecaster do, get this guitar. And best of all, GC backs up their stuff if you're not happy. I got the guitar last night and stayed up all night playing it.... and I am a grown man! You'll stay up all night playing it. On stage under lights, the finish looks elegant without a cheezy letalic look. It shimmers.

                        BUY ONE!

                         
                        4.0

                        Great Value

                        By Creamer412

                        from USA

                        About Me Experienced

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Poor Pick Up

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Fender Special Edition HH Maple Fingerboard Standard Telecaster:

                          This a great guitar at a great price! I like the special edition with the humbuckers, as a standard Tele sounds too thin and twangy for my taste. This guitar is well built and seems very solid. It came set up pretty well out of the box...I had to adjust string height and intonation a little bit. The main drawback is the stock pickups. They're a bit muddy and lack definition to me. Surprisingly, they also put 250K pots in this guitar. So, I swapped out the pups for Golden Age humbuckers from Stewmac, and 500K CTS pots. All the factory wiring looked solid. It sounds a world of difference better, such an awesome guitar! I'd recommend it, but be prepared to put in some new electronics! That probably goes for almost any guitar in this price range, though.

                           
                          5.0

                          This is a very different kind of Telecaster

                          By Billy Joe

                          from San Jose, CA

                          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 Special Edition HH Maple Fingerboard Standard Telecaster:

                            Bought this on sale for a lark and I am blown-away. The feel is Fender, but the sound more Gibson. Workmanship is flawless and the sea foam metallic pearl finish is gorgeous. Other than some electrical options and especially price there really isn't much discernible difference between a USA made versus Mexican made Fender.

                            This is a very different kind of Telecaster. I love the sound of single coil Teles, but when you need it, these humbuckers give a much more full and jazzy mellow sound than its standard counterpart, When driven hard, they overdrive and compress smoothly for a classic rock-blues sound -especially the bridge pickup which is mounted on wood instead of steel -though I expect metal players would want more drive.

                            The pickups are not the hottest humbuckers I have ever played, but seem well balanced and match well with the same amp settings you would likely use for a single coil Tele - it makes switching guitars on stage really easy with little fussing with amp settings.

                            The neck is bit more beefier (but not like a classic Les Paul) than my American Fenders, but still very comfortable with a real Fender feel -great for hybrid or finger picking. The additional neck stiffness also helps to increase the sustain - which let's admit it, that's what humbuckers are all about. On the other hand if you are a "neck bender" this may not be the axe for you! The humbuckers don't have coil splitting, but split coils never really sound the same as the real thing. At this price you can afford another single coil Tele and not have to compromise your sound!

                            If you are a die-hard Tele player and want to try something a bit different without spending a lot of money, this may be your ticket.

                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Nice guitar

                            By MERIGHT

                            from TN

                            About Me Novice

                            See all my reviews

                            Pros

                            • Fun To Play
                            • Good Feel

                            Cons

                            • Flat Sound
                            • Poor Pick Up

                            Best Uses

                            • Jamming
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Fender Special Edition HH Maple Fingerboard Standard Telecaster:

                            Pickups are a little weak but the neck and color are nice . Not the normal sea foam color , more metal flake . Just a sticker to say it is a special edition . Not good , hope it stays there . A little heavy . No problems so far . Got mine on sale and it looks great .

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