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Fender Standard Telecaster FSR Ash Electric Guitar with Vintage Noiseless Pickups  

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The Fender Standard Telecaster FSR Ash Electric Guitar combines the best of the old and new. Fender equips this Tele with vintage noiseless single-co...Read More

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A special run with a beautiful ash body, noiseless pickups and zero 60-cycle hum.

The Fender Standard Telecaster FSR Ash Electric Guitar combines the best of the old and new. Fender equips this Tele with vintage noiseless single-coil pickups, shielded body cavities, medium jumbo frets, cast/sealed machine heads and a 6-saddle string-thru-body bridge. The vintage noiseless Telecaster pickups offer sound like a '60s Tele's without the 60-cycle buzz. They're made with the same Fender technology as the noiseless Strat pickups, but are voiced for traditional Telecaster tone. Special Alnico 5 magnets and enamel coated magnet wire along with Fender's Noiseless technology produce a uniquely quiet vintage sound.

The Fender Tele's neck pickup has a nickel-silver cover for added clarity, while the bridge pickup produces the traditional twang you'd expect from a Fender Standard Telecaster. Each guitar pickup sports a very stylish Fender Noiseless logo. New features on this classically cool Telecaster guitar include a tinted neck and a '70s-style logo. Fender includes a standard gig bag with the FSR Ash Telecaster. Since its introduction in the early '50s, professionals in all musical genres have relied on the Fender Telecaster for its powerful tone and smooth playability. Why not join them?

FEATURES
  • Gorgeous ash body with elegant finish
  • Super-comfy maple neck with modern "C" shape and tinted satin urethane finish
  • Noiseless and specially-voiced vintage single-coil pickups
  • Tradtional Volume and Master Tone controls with 3-Position pickup toggle

Don't miss out on this limited edition Fender Tele. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

Standard Telecaster FSR Ash Electric Guitar with Vintage Noiseless Pickups

  • Ash body
  • 1-Piece Maple neck with modern "C" shape and tinted satin urethane finish
  • Maple fingerboard
  • 21 Medium jumbo frets
  • Noiseless vintage single-coil pickups (Neck & Bridge)
  • Master Volume and Master Tone controls with 3-Position pickup toggle
  • String-thru-body bridge
  • Fender/Ping Standard Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
  • Chrome hardware
  • Vintage styling
  • Fender Transition logo
  • Parchment plastic parts
  • Standard Gig Bag
  • Fingerboard: 9.5" Radius (241 mm)
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
  • Width at Nut: 1.650" (42 mm)
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FenderStandard Telecaster FSR Ash Electric Guitar with Vintage Noiseless Pickups
 
4.7

(based on 68 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (22)
  • Good tone (21)
  • Good feel (20)
  • Solid electronics (19)
  • Good pick up (17)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (19)
    • Practicing (19)
    • Recording (15)
    • Rock concerts (12)
    • Small venues (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (17), Professional musician (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    I feel like I'm cheating on my wife!

    This Fender Telecaster is my new baby. I put it to bed at night, and can't wait to see it again in the morning.

    I can play it for hours and...Read complete review

    This Fender Telecaster is my new baby. I put it to bed at night, and can't wait to see it again in the morning.

    I can play it for hours and hours, without any discomfort, as the neck is so perfect. It bites like a Tele, and sings like an Angel.

    The noisless pickups are great! I have dual humbuckers in my Ibanez Hollow Body, and the contrast is exactly what I was looking for. It's near on impossible to get it to feed back, which for some is a negative.

    I have read reviews that these Teles are coming in heavy! Not this one. It weighs 1kg less than my mates Twin Humbucker Tele, and exactly the same as my Ibanez Hollow body, with a bigsby.

    It's lightness has not affected it's potential for sustain, and it sings out forever. Truly amazing.

    Great value, great quality, great looks in a classic design.

    I love this guitar so much, I feel like I'm cheating on my wife!
    OK, you would have read the product description, or got all the specs from previous posts, so I'm not going to prattle on here with mindless stats.

    At the end of the day, it's a TELE, it's got Fender Noiseless Pickups (designed by the Fender custom shop I believe), an upgraded jack,you know, the one that clicks in...so it doesn't drop out, a modern 6 saddle bridge (nice quality, better than the Mexi Standard), it's not an ashtray style, if you were hoping for that 52 re-issue mojo, an Ash body, standard switching, and a Maple Neck, with jumbo frets, not medium jumbo, or super jumbo or whatever they call those massive strips of steel. Mmmmmm. Nice. Oh, and a delicious Butterscotch Blonde finish.
    Ok, from the start, I was a little worried, as I bought used. It's a budget thing. I had been looking for a Tele for over 2 years. The ones I liked, I couldn't afford, and the ones I could afford, played like garbage. I played a friends Mexi, and loved the maple neck, then this baby popped up, and it was time to leap, and I'm glad I did.

    The finish on this guitar is flawless. Absoluteley perfect. The pickups have so much bite, yet are as quiet as a mouse, and the feel of the neck and the fretwork is perfect. Setup out of the box was brilliant, but it was "Used" so somebody had set it up already. Whoever that was, good job, and thankyou!

    I can't fault this guitar. If anything, there is a "Blemish" in the grain of the timber, that shows through the blonde finish, but it is a characteristic of the wood, not a fault. And I kind of like a bit of character.
    For me, here in Australia, the options for Fender guitars are a bit limited.

    I picked this baby up for an amazing bargain.

    The Quality of the guitar is absoluteley stunning. Even at twice the price, I would feel satisfied.

    I took it to a recording session last week. The sound engineer had a vintage 72 Teleacsrter. He played this one. Couldn't believe the look, the feel and the harmonics, and ordered one right there and then. He was amazed at the quality and value. Say no more!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    FSR Ashwith Vintage Noiseless Pickups

    The guitar sound nice. Its not twangy by any means. More like the Madcat guitar Prince plays. Its got a good weight, 7.4lbs. I would recommend the guitar but only if you...Read complete review

    The guitar sound nice. Its not twangy by any means. More like the Madcat guitar Prince plays. Its got a good weight, 7.4lbs. I would recommend the guitar but only if you play it first and have the option of picking the best one out of the bunch. With the particular one I got I am not happy as its got factory faults and should have cost somebody at MF/Mexico the Job.
    A classic guitar. What you see is what you get. I would have been nice to have more space between the pickup selector and the volume knob. I cant even fit my pinky. I has only one string guide so the 3rd and 4th strings are high up even with a good bit of winding, so they resonate very loud behind the nut. Come one Fender staggered tuners, they cant be that expensive as you will be using less metal.
    The body is nice. You can see the wood grain through the plastic finish. The neck pocket is not very tight. I am not very happy with the neck as its very thin for a tele. The nut width is 42 mm but the actual feel of the neck is still thin. The frets are sticking out of the top and bottom of the neck. I cant file them as ill strip the finish. My noiseless pickups are noisy until you touch a metal part of the guitar, then they "become noiseless". So the guitar has grounding issues, I have to bring it to an electrician.
    The tele I got has factory faults. I got it over the internet so the joke is on me.

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    5.0

    Outstanding guitar!!!

    By Walker

    from Eastern Shore

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster FSR Ash Electric Guitar with Vintage Noiseless Pickups:

    I've been a Les Paul guy for over 20 years and this one Tele converted me. Super fast neck, awesome clean tone, this guitar has it all. The typical Tele twang and the warm rhythm tones this guitar produces is just as great as the more expensive American Standard model. I love this guitar!

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    5.0

    Very, very nice guitar!

    By Billy O

    from Pittsburgh, PA

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster FSR Ash Electric Guitar with Vintage Noiseless Pickups:

      A local Pittsburgh luthier who is very good and very picky could not find anything bad to say about this guitar. It did take him an hour to do a complete setup. A majority of that time was required to file out the nut that was only big enough to accommodate lite strings. He says this must be done with nearly all of these guitars or the larger strings will crack the nut when tuned. He also added fatter strings and adjusted the action, did a truss rod adjustment and set the intonation.

      Once all of that was accomplished he said this is a guitar that any artist love to own and play.

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      5.0

      GREAT TELECASTER - BUY IT WHILE YOU CAN!

      By Lunk

      from Colorado Springs, CO

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      Pros

      • Accurate Frets
      • Excellent Grained Finish
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Build Quality
      • Good Feel
      • Good Machine Heads
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Setup Job Perfect
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster FSR Ash Electric Guitar with Vintage Noiseless Pickups:

      I BOUGHT MINE AS CONDITION 2 USED, AND IT WAS PERFECT IN EVERY POSSIBLE WAY, ONLY SUPERFICIAL PICKGUARD SCRATCHES (PROBABLY WOULD EVEN BUFF OUT). I FEEL LIKE I GOT A BRAND NEW AX FOR A STEAL OF A DEAL PRICE! THE GRAINING IS BEAUTIFUL AND THE FINISH ON THE BODY AND NECK SPECTACULAR. I IMMEDIATELY REPLACED THE STANDARD MACHINE HEADS (WHICH WERE FENDER FINE BTW) WITH LOCKING ONES. THIS IS A MIM THAT PLAYS AND LOOKS LIKE AN AMERICAN STANDARD IN EVERY WAY. NOISELESS PUPS ROCK OUT, NO HISS, CLEAR SIGNAL DELIVERS. THIS AX HAS PROPER SHIELDING! PERFECT WEIGHT TOO, NOT TOO HEAVY OR TOO LIGHT. MY NEWEST TELE LOVE AFFAIR.

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      (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      GET A FSR ASH WHILE THEY'RE HERE.

      By Glenn in Chillicothe, MO

      from Chillicothe, MO.

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics
      • These Are Great

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Blues
      • Jamming
      • Older Country
      • Old Rock-a-billy
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster FSR Ash Electric Guitar with Vintage Noiseless Pickups:

      RECEIVED MY BUTERSCOTCH BLONDE ABOUT 2 WEEKS AGO, IT IS A THING OF BEAUTY DESPITE A TAD ON THE HEFTY SIDE, RIGHT AT OR OVER 8LBS. AS USUAL, IT NEEDED A COMPLETE SET WHICH IT PROMPTLY RECEIVED AS WELL AS A THORO INSPECTION FOR FLAWS, CRACKS, LOOSE SCREWS, ETC. NOTHING OUT OF LINE AT ALL, PERFECT JUST LIKE MY OTHER TWO MIM (ASH FSR TELE AND LONESTAR DELUXE STRAT GUITARS. YOU CAN SENSE AND FEEL THE GREATNESS AS YOU PICK IT UP FROM THE BOX. IT FEELS LIKE TOP WOODS AND TOP METAL COMPONENTS FROM STEM TO STERN. NOISELESS PUs ARE TOPS, OFFERING A COMPLETE NEW TELE SOUND WHICH FITS IN WITH THESE TELE'S NEW FOUND GREATNESS. GET ONE WHILE THEY ARE STILL AVAILABLE. THANKS TO FENDER AND MUSICIANS FRIEND, I'VE FOUND MY CHOICE OF INSTRUMENTS AND I COULDN'T BE HAPPIER WITH THEM.

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      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      FENDER FSR ASH TELE HAS IT ALL

      By Glenn in Chillicothe, MO

      from Chillicothe, MO.

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • None It Is Perfect

      Best Uses

      • Country music
      • Jamming
      • Old Country
      • Old Rock-a-billy
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock-a-billy

      Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster FSR Ash Electric Guitar with Vintage Noiseless Pickups:

      Have only owned this gem for about a month but I was really impressed by it from the get-go. All frets were dressed and leveled perfectly which was a great way to start. Out of the box, the Tele needed a complete setup. First though I spent a lot of time looking the Tele over especially good for workmanship flaws. Happy to say that everything was perfect in every way. It has the feel of a great solid guitar. It set up quickly and easily with everything holding, this vouches for how well this Fender FSR Ash (MIM) was made and put together. The Alnico Vs sound a little fuller over the IIIs but you still get the Tele snap. I really wanted the FSR Butterscotch Blonde Ash but that model was out of stock. Luckily Musicians Friend had the sister model FSR White Blonde with Noiseless Vintage pickups in stock and I bought that one. Beautiful guitar !
      This is the 2nd Fender MIM that I've bought lately from Musicians Friend, both are really solid guitars and players…. both perfect. The other was a Fender Deluxe Lonestar Strat MIM and I recommend either or both. Thanks Musicians Friend and Fender.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing for the price

      By TheBandFan

      from Woodstock, NY

      About Me Novice

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster FSR Ash Electric Guitar with Vintage Noiseless Pickups:

        I had an Epiphone Les Paul, which I named Maggie, which I absolutely love to death. However, I just wanted to add another guitar to my inventory so that I didn't always have that heavy humbucker tone all the time.

        I had my eye on a butterscotch blonde Telecaster, but just couldn't pull the trigger on the butterscotch blonde with vintage noiseless pups at that price right now and was actually leaning towards a cheaper model. Then the white blonde with Vintage Noiseless pickups went on sale for under five hundred and I couldn't pass it up despite not being the color I preferred.

        Got the guitar home and realized I really love the white blonde actually. The white blonde with the green-ish pickguard is really vintage looking, and really lends itself to the old-school look I was going for.

        The guitar wasn't perfect out of the box. It needed a good setup, and if you look closely you could see little blemishes in the paint in spots, which luckily aren't big enough to see unless you're specifically looking for them. I also don't care if it's perfect since it's gonna get used and worn anyway.

        I really like the pickups. The vintage noiseless sound great to me, plenty powerful in my opinion, although I haven't tried it out at big venues or anything. They seem to be doing their job because I hear no unwanted noise through them at all. The neck isn't all that powerful, but has a beautiful tone, and the bridge pickup is fantastic, perfect for what I was looking for. I might swap out the neck for a Jim Weider Big T eventually so it matches up with the bridge a bit better.

        I'm coming from a Les Paul with a 12" neck, so the neck has taken some getting used to since it's a bit smaller, but I love it. I love the maple too, it plays beautifully.

        If this guitar was the regular price, I probably would've saved up and sprung for the butterscotch blonde I really wanted. However, if the white blonde goes on sale for under five hundred like I paid, pull the trigger. For that price, it's a FANTASTIC buy and you'll be very happy.

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Looks Great, Feels Great, Sounds Great

        By ag6120

        from Danbury, CT

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        Pros

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

        Cons

        • D String Buzzes

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster FSR Ash Electric Guitar with Vintage Noiseless Pickups:

        The Fender Standard Ash Tele with Vintage Noiseless Pickups is a wonderful guitar. I ordered it in white blonde one week ago while it was on sale and it was delivered six days later. The white blonde finish is absolutely gorgeous and the mint green pickguard makes for a great color combination that you don't normally see. The fretboard is also polished and that adds a nice classy touch to it. Personally, I think Fender guitars with a polished maple fretboard also feel nicer when you play them. This particular model does not have a polished neck though, just for the record--only the fretboard is polished.

        The Vintage Noiseless Pickups are also wonderful. On the neck pickup, you can get those great blues tones. On the bridge pickup, you can get that great country twang. You can also get some great rock tones out of this guitar and you can obviously play through both pickups at once. When you plug into a distortion pedal, you can get as heavy as you want and--thanks to those Vintage Noiseless Pickups--you won't hear any 60-cycle hum.

        The only problem I have is that the D string on mine buzzes. In order to take care of it, the guitar will require a setup. Aside from that, this guitar is perfect.

        If you play blues, country, rock or basically anything, this Tele is certainly worth checking out. It's well-built and it's one of the best-looking guitars I've ever seen.

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        boarder runner

        By butterbean

        from loveland colorado

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        Ask me a question

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster FSR Ash Electric Guitar with Vintage Noiseless Pickups:

          this one plays as nice as my usa strat very fun to play bought mine in 2011

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          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great design

          By Richie C

          from Alpine, Ca

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Feel

          Cons

          • Fretts And Chrome Poor
          • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

          Best Uses

          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster FSR Ash Electric Guitar with Vintage Noiseless Pickups:

          Guitar was damaged in packaging not shipping, like a second or blem.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome.

          By JW

          from Charlottesville, VA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster FSR Ash Electric Guitar with Vintage Noiseless Pickups:

            I'd been eyeing a Tele for a long time, so I pounced when this one was on special, and I have not been one bit disappointed. Gorgeous finish, really fun to play, sound is bright, full and smooth. I also own a Takamine acoustic, a fender strat (mexican), and a Schecter C-1, and this is by far my favorite to play. I found the setup comfortable right out of the box. I don't know if you'd feel the same if you're used to higher-end equipment, but it's been great for me.

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