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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

No 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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(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I feel like I'm cheating on my wife!

By Brett Howe

from Australia

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

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!

(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I wrote a reveiw but it was taken off ,so here we go again

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

I must have been lucky.I cannot find one thing bad about this guitar,The frets are perfect,and the tone is great.I cannot find a joint on the body so it must be one piece.I have played guitar for 48 years and have owned many guitars,3 were Telecasters,and I never could get that great tone like a early 50's Tele,This one is the best,It is a keeper. Get a good case because the gig bag is cheap,barely any protection..Really guys you are selling a good guitar here.Whats with the cheap gig bag?
Standard tele.Better than a 52 RI
I can't find a flaw,and after 48 years of playing,I know what to look for.
They could have a better gig bag,The one they send is JUNK..This guitar deserves better.

(11 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

FSR Ashwith Vintage Noiseless Pickups

By Arteom Hac

from Ireland

Comments about Fender Standard Telecaster FSR Ash Electric Guitar with 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 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.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My amp sounds GREAT now!

By Thedeuce32

from Rochester, NY

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Tone
  • Well Designed And Made

Cons

  • Greenish Pickguard

Best Uses

  • ALL

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

I read all reviews and finally decided to buy, despite a few strong negative comments. Overall, the positives swayed me to purchase. I am extremely happy about this guitar. I like it more than I expected that I would. It plays great and sounds even better. My amp really rings now! I didn't expect to hear that kind of difference from my previous guitars, which I have since sold!
The pickups and electronics are crisp and are well matched. All 3 switch positions sound awesome. I don't have to 'overplay' this guitar to kick the sound out. Mine was well set up out of the box which really made me happy. A simple tune up and it was ready to rip.
My one simple negative is the greenish pick guard that comes on the white-blond model. It looked white in the photos. I will live with this because I am so pleased overall that I am not going to change anything.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

very solid

By JW

from Salinas Ca.

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Pros

  • Fast Action
  • Great Tone
  • High Quality Material
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Guitar Bag Is Total Junk

Best Uses

  • All Music Genres
  • Performance
  • Recording

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

I was very impressed with this guitar right out of the box.Setup was very good. Intonation was on. Action was perfect for me.It does have some weight which is what you'd expectt form ash. I ordered the butterscotch finish which was flawless.The noisless pickups sounded great to my ears running through a pedalboard and small Fender Blues Junior. I have a collection of gibsons, fenders and ibanez guitars. This Telecaster fills a void that's been missing for quite sometime. It really covers a lot of area in the setlists. It works splendid for slide guitar as well.They could have done a little better job on the outside edge of the outside neck pocket. Little bit of a gap. But nothing that will effect the neck stability. My main BIG complaint is the trash of a guitar bag that is included with the guitar. Useless to me. Very, very little padding or protection considering the weight of ash. Including thicker and a more padded bag isn't going to break the bank at Fender. Other than that, this guitar is well worth the investment to add to your guitar arsenal.

(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One of the Best Values Fender has to Offer

By Frank Matthews

from Nash County, NC

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

Boy did I go round and round before buying this guitar. My wife says I "overthink" things and she is probably right. At first I was going to purchase the 52 re-issue and was within a few keystrokes of ordering that beauty. While I am all for nostalgia I am also very practical. I really like this type of bridge and I'm sure Leo would have as well.

To be able to adjust individual string height and intonation with ease was a plus! A few extra screws on the pickguard did not bother me. The quality of the tuners are just fine, certainly better than was available back in the day. I like the noiseless pickups along with their engravings. Lastly, this baby looks (buterscotch blonde), feels, and plays as good as that $1700 guitar I test drove in the store. I am very pleased.

And for the fact it was made in Mexico...well...they have some very fine artisans down there. The fit, finish, and workmanship of the one I received (and did I say solid body) is superb. The setup was almost perfect (slight intonation and tuning adjustment was all that was needed). And with the money I saved I bought a new amp as well as some other accessories and am still almost $500 ahead of the game!

Do yourself a favor...quit humming and hawing like I did. If Fender can please this ole tuff nut they can please dang near anyone with this offering!

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The business

By gavin murray

from Melbourne Australia

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

I like that the output jack is rebated in to the lower bout and not a flat plate, like cheap teles, I like that it's string thru body which engages the brass and steel better than string thru bridge-plate, for richer authentic Tele tone, I like that colour is spectacular, I like that the bridges are the better solid block type, I like the noiseless pick-ups big time, I love the ash timber because it gives a more aggressive and brighter sound, I like the solid die-cast tuning machines because they work. If you're into enjoying the whole range of subtleties and nuances of Fender Telecaster sounds play it through a Pro-Junior or similar tube amp with 12AX7 pre's and EL34 or 84 outs. this Tele is the goods. Get one !!!
As far as classic, tonal spectrum is concerned, this Tele is the juice. The Noiseless vintage pick-ups sound clear and classic and the bridge pick-up gives you more of that ubiquitous Tele quack than you need. Everything about this model is primo, right down to the historic butterscotch colouring. Mine was horribly unset-up when it came out of the box, the intonation was wwas way off and the action too high but after a few quick adjustments and stretching in the strings, it was perfect. Plugged it into the Pro-Junior and let rip. Get one !!!
I own an 09 Deluxe American Tele and have had half a dozen Ash and non Ash American Teles and I play this one as often as the Deluxe. Get one !!!
These are a SNAP. For a fraction the cost you get a sound, look and playability that's up there with the US Deluxe. Get one !!!

(7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

$200 of repairs later and it still needs work...

By The Sleeve

from Boston, MA

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

When I received this guitar, there were a range of problems with it. The frets were not level (in other words, the height of a single fret was uneven across the neck), so I had to get the frets leveled down. There was a horrible string buzz on the neck that has not completely gone away yet - I'm working on that. The pickups were grounded to the screws (don't know what genius came up with that one) so they would buzz if you moved your finger near the screws, so I had to put in a custom plastic spacer to get rid of that problem. Now the pickups are quite noise-free. The nut had improper string spacing so the high E string was almost OFF the neck. I'm currently ordering a new nut. Seriously, guys? This guitar is not worthy of the Fender name. Maybe I just got one with particularly poor workmanship. I don't know who runs QC on these things but I think mine slid under the radar. If I had known it would be this much trouble I would have just spent double to get an American-made Tele. I'm going to end up paying that much in repairs just to get the thing into playable shape.

(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GET A FSR ASH WHILE THEY'RE HERE.

By Glenn

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.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

FENDER FSR ASH TELE HAS IT ALL

By Glenn

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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