The Fender Standard FSR Telecaster Electric Guitar is a factory special run that features the best of the old and the new: an aged cherry sunburst finish, a fast-action maple neck, cast/sealed machine... Read More
The Fender Standard FSR Telecaster Electric Guitar is a factory special run that features the best of the old and the new: an aged cherry sunburst finish, a fast-action maple neck, cast/sealed machine heads, 2 Tex-Mex single-coil pickups, and a 6-saddle 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. Timeless.
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This is a really good guitar, but some glaring issues need to be addressed. First, the other reviewer is correct- either these are not Tex Mex pickups, which are a large part of my motivation for buying, or they are some BS redesign. Either way, they are not what you advertised. Also agreed are that the tuners are junk, and the holes for them are too large to change out to more useable Klusons, which should be obvious for one of these guitars. I love the finish and found no flaws, and the neck is comfortably chunky and feels great. I despise the bridge, but the sound of the guitar is not negatively affected so I will leave it alone; it seems fairly foolish to have used that on this guitar, though. The look is reminiscent of a Fireglo finish and since my band has a couple of R guitars it looks great and fits beautifully into the look. I have not had the negative experience with the electronics, though the bridge pickup is much hotter than a Tex Mex and isn't very twangy. I'll probably replace it with a Lollar, making an already fairly pricey guitar more expensive... but again the look is great so I'll shell out the ducats and make it good. The rating with the tuners and pickup issues addressed would have been 5 stars- I'd have been over the moon with a vintage style bridge.
OK, you guys begged me for my review, so here goes. The guitar is beautiful, plays and sounds great for a Telecaster. However; custom shop Hot Texas special pick ups have staggered pole piece magnets. The guitar I received has non staggered/flat pole pieces. Although they sound great, I feel they are misrepresented the facts, unless Texas Specials have been redesigned in the last few weeks!!! Fender claims that Texas specia PU's are used on the James Burton model and the Merle Haggard guitar; those guitars have staggered magnets NOT FLAT!! The grounding and no shielding under the switch plate is poor and noisy. The ground screw from the tailpiece etc is screwed into the wood under the switch plate and grounded poorly. All in all the guitar looks great, plays and sounds good. As an electronics technician, I am going to have to reground the guitar and shield it too. I plan on running a piece of coax cable from the switching area/volume pot to the output jack. These cheap simple fixes used to be standard on quality guitars decades ago. Also Fender has really shot themselves in the foot by installing those terrible, Ping tuners with plastic gears!! Fender is even putting them on the American Std. series. That is a crime to install them on anything but the cheapest guitars.
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