New from NAMM Shop Now » Special Financing Available* Get Details »

Fender FSR Custom Telecaster HH Electric Guitar with EMG Pickups  

Item #: 
1320866104654680762
  • Write a Review

The Fender FSR Custom Telecaster HH Electric Guitar with EMG Pickups has tonal versatility and looks that make it welcome in any venue at a price that makes it a real Tele value. Mahogany body and set... Read More

We're sorry—we no longer carry this item.

Find a similar product below or contact us for a recommendation of a great alternative.

Call: 866-498-7882 Email or Chat

Overview

The Fender FSR Custom Telecaster HH Electric Guitar with EMG Pickups has tonal versatility and looks that make it welcome in any venue at a price that makes it a real Tele value. Mahogany body and set mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard and 6-saddle string-thru-body hardtail bridge provide great resonance and longer sustain. Cast sealed tuning machines keep tuning spot-on while stunning transparent finishes let the brilliance of the maple figuring shine through. High-output tones are produced by EMG 81 and 85 humbucker pickups.

EMG-85
Although the EMG-85 pickup has more measurable output than the 81, its frequency response and string interface are different. The 85 uses two Alnico magnet-loaded coils with a wide aperture to maintain a beefy low end and a fatter top end. Because of a more natural tone, it works great as a rhythm and blues pickup because it has loads of output but isn't muddy. It's a perfect choice as a rhythm pickup in combination with an 81 in the bridge.

The midrange has great definition and doesn't get foggy or muddy in the rhythm position. The EMG-85 works best if you like the natural distortion that comes from overdriving the front end of your amp. Under any condition, the humbucker responds accurately to your technique.

EMG-81
The EMG-81 pickup is a high-output pickup designed especially for the lead guitarist. The 81 is at its best for high volume overdrive and amps with a master volume. Whether you're playing power rock 'n' roll, or overdriving your amp, there's a razor sharp attack, and incredible sustain for brilliant soloing. If you're looking for exceptional qualities in a rock pickup, the EMG-81 is the one.

Distortion during lead passages is consistent, sustain is long and the breakup fades smoothly. The ceramic magnet in combination with wide aperture steel poles lend a quick attack but the tone stays nice and fat at the same time. Perfect if you're the only guitarist in the band, and need to switch from rhythm to lead and still keep the band moving. Another great thing about the EMG-81 humbucker is it's quiet. If you're playing at really high gain the last thing you need is noise.

Features
  • Mahogany body
  • Set mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard, 15-3/4" radius
  • EMG 81 Humbucking bridge pickup
  • EMG 85 Humbucking neck pickup
  • 3-position toggle
  • Customer Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot®

by PowerReviews
FenderFSR Custom Telecaster HH Electric Guitar with EMG Pickups
 
3.5

(based on 2 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Reviewed by 2 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-2

Back to Top

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Nice Guitar...

By 

from Phila. PA

Comments about Fender FSR Custom Telecaster HH Electric Guitar with EMG Pickups:

Nice guitar, plays great. I ordered it online and it came already set up with great action. The 1st fret buzzes a little but not too badly and a little filing should take care of that. One thing I don't like is the screws on the bridge. They stick out a bit too far and when I palm mute they dig into my hand. That should be easily fixed as well. I wasn't expecting this guitar to be much lighter than your standard telecaster. It surprised me how light it was. It also has a cutout at the upper part of the body, like a Strat, that most Telecasters don't have. It's very comfortable to play though. The pickups rock though. Much different, and I think better, than the standard single coil in most Telecasters. The guitar looks cool with the black on black and no pick guard. I was disappointed that it was manufactured in Indonesia. The advertisement and specifications do not mention that. But overall I am happy with the purchase.

Comment on this review

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

pretty friggin nice!!

By 

from Hollywood

Comments about Fender FSR Custom Telecaster HH Electric Guitar with EMG Pickups:

I bought this guitar online. Once I opened the box the first thing I noticed was it came with no gig bag. Come on Fender!!! But guitar was packed very well so no worries. The next thing I noticed was how great it look. Beautiful!!! This is not a bolt on neck. Neck was super strait. Has EMG pickups 81 and 85. My choice in pickups and main reason I bought this guitar. Sounds and plays really great even though it's a pretty light guitar, (around 5 pounds). Made in China but would never be able to tell if it wasn't for the serial number. The only problems I had was it wasn't setup at all. Had to do some work on it to get it to play amazing but it's easy do-able. The next problem was the saddle screws stick up above the saddles and are sharp as a knife. Will shread your hand!!!! Had to grind the screws down.

Comment on this review

Displaying reviews 1-2

Back to Top

You are changing the Ship-To country.

Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.