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Fender Special Edition Custom Telecaster FMT HH Electric Guitar  

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The Fender Custom Telecaster FMT Electric Guitar 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 ... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Fender Custom Telecaster FMT Electric Guitar 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. Fat tones a produced by the Seymour Duncan SHPGP-1B Pearly Gates Plus bridge humbucker and Seymour Duncan SH-1N RP '59 Reverse-Polarity neck humbucker.

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  • Flamed maple top
  • Mahogany body
  • Set mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard, 15-3/4" radius
  • Seymour Duncan SHPGP-1B Pearly Gates Plus bridge humbucker
  • Seymour Duncan SH-1N RP '59 Reverse-Polarity neck humbucker
  • 3-position toggle
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FenderSpecial Edition Custom Telecaster FMT HH Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 155 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (122)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (20)
  • Fun to play (18)
  • Good pick up (18)
  • Good tone (18)
  • Solid electronics (13)

Cons

  • Craftsmanship (3)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (16)
  • Practicing (16)
  • Recording (13)
  • Rock concerts (10)
  • Small venues (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (17), Professional musician (5), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Korean Fender FMT

I bought this guitar based on the tone of the timber ( I used my ear against teh body unplugged ), it's appearance and play ability. It's Korean made with a straight thru neck...Read complete review

I bought this guitar based on the tone of the timber ( I used my ear against teh body unplugged ), it's appearance and play ability. It's Korean made with a straight thru neck and fixed bridge, thru the body string and dual humbickers with a single coil tap on the the tone control. There way switch for neck, bridge or both and jumbo frets. Body is light, arched top with a chamfered back. Positives: Pretty guitar that is light and playable. Greatest asset is the variety of tones it can produce that suit Jazz players to hard rock soloists. Excellent solo guitar, the tones are sharp and sustain is great very good. Fits a after market Tele case perfectly. No EM noise very clean. Negatives: Jumbo frets cause strings to bend with open play and create fret buzz on the low E On delivery, neck seems to be too flat and requires a little additional setup to remove fret buzz. Strap posts are weak and require better fixings. Too twangy with cheap 9's Output plug could be better quality Finish, mother of peral inlays were glued badly, excess glue. Pots are now scratchy after 2 years and three way switch is ordinary. Overall: All the negatives are easily remedied and I am now using Elixir 10's and the twang turned to a bling with zing. I run it with a RT2100 amp, and thru Digital effect via PC in my studio. Very versatile guitar that's relatively light, some say neck is heavy but for me that's becuase the body is light. Price was right, the sound quality very nice and versatility excellent Till death do us part.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Beware the Fat Fingered Player!

This guitar has many nice features and the light weight is the first thing I noticed when picking it up. I bought this guitar based on the information that it is a Telecaster Special...Read complete review

This guitar has many nice features and the light weight is the first thing I noticed when picking it up. I bought this guitar based on the information that it is a Telecaster Special Edition; key word, Telecaster. Little did I know that the nut on this guitar would be the narrowest Telecaster ever to my knowledge. I expected a Telecaster nut width in the neighborhood of 1.675"-1.685". This guitar has a nut width of 1.625" and that is just too narrow for average man fingers. My bad for not checking this little detail but I expected something typical of the Telecaster name. An important departure from the Telecaster beyond cosmetics, pickups and controls should have been covered in the overall description. Live and learn! BTW: this guitar feels and plays nothing like a Les Paul as some mentioned in a review. But then it's not like a Telecaster either.

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5.0

Should Cost Twice as Much

By David

from Houston, TX

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender Special Edition Custom Telecaster FMT HH Electric Guitar:

      This is the best electric guitar I've ever owned and one of the best sounding I have ever played, including some that are 3 or 4 times more expensive. The '59 an Pearly Gates Pickups have a fantastic sound and with a coil tapping option for single or double coil pickups it is really versatile. it has a neck through solid mahogany body an neck which are stained to match and a gorgeous flamed maple top. Its pretty much the total package. You're not going to find a better option in the price range in my opinion.

       
      4.0

      I love this guitar

      By bad bob

      from dallas, TX

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Fender Special Edition Custom Telecaster FMT HH Electric Guitar:

        This is my go to from my electric collection. A really great guitar.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Tele for the modern player.

        By Nando

        from New Orleans, LA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Lightweight
        • Value
        • Versatile instrument

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about Fender Special Edition Custom Telecaster FMT HH Electric Guitar:

          This is a telecaster for the musician that wants great playability and great, versatile tones in a classic shape from a classic brand. The telecaster contains two humbuckers with coil split. You can get many great sounds from jazz to hard rock. The neck is not a bult-on and feels very good to play on. It is a polyurethane finish that isn't rough on your hand when you slide your hand up and down the neck. It has cut aways on the body to give it a more comfortable feel. It stays in tune well but not perfect. Bridge is solid. It is light weight and very beautiful. I highly recommend this instrument, especially for the price.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Sweet Guitar!!

          By Joe

          from Ohio

          About Me Experienced

          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 Custom Telecaster FMT HH Electric Guitar:

            Really nice guitar, Perfect finish, setup, intonation right out of the box. I lowered the neck pickup just a little to HOT for my tastes. Easy to play, stays in tune, the coil split is a great feature it gives so many more tonal options. Beautiful tone, Clean, Crunchy or really distorted.

            (3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Fender Drops the ball

            By skeeter

            from Jax, FL

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel

            Cons

            • No way to blend neck pickup and bridge pickup

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fender Special Edition Custom Telecaster FMT HH Electric Guitar:

              this guitar is a great concept by Fender, but the electronics need rethinking guys, there is no way to blend the neck pickup with the bridge pickup which limits the tone options ,as for the craftsmanship the guitar is beautiful , mine is Amber , I've already ordered the parts to do the upgrades, pots and a bumble bee cap, the Seymore Ducans work well in this guitar , I have them in a 335s also....I like em.so they will remain in the guitar,I also have a strat I did the "blender circuit mod " to ...it don't cost nothing guys, and it makes guitars sound better, Gibson has been doing it for years through the volume controls on the pickups..I wish Fender would adopt this concept

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Try It

              By Hallelujah Blues

              from Phoenix, AZ

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              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 Custom Telecaster FMT HH Electric Guitar:

                This is the first time I bought a guitar without playing it first so this was a leap of faith for me. I'm glad I took the leap. This guitar might not be for everybody but I know it's for me. You can compare this guitar to like having a Gibson SG in a Fender body. Don't expect it to sound like a Fender. I wasn't too thrilled about the push/pull coil tap since it cuts the volume in half when you pull it out. I do have to say I can't stop playing this guitar, I've only had it 2 weeks and I have to change the strings already. I have 2 other guitars, a Fender Telecaster Cabronita and a PRS SE245, the Fender Special Edition Custom FMT is now my main guitar which I will use in my band, The Hallelujah Blues Band, you can check us out on the internet.

                (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great Affordable Mahogany/Maple Top Asian Made Guitar

                By Nathan the Noodler

                from Los Angeles

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • Seymour Duncan Pick Ups

                Cons

                • Bridgesaddles
                • Nut

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Fender Special Edition Custom Telecaster FMT HH Electric Guitar:

                  Overall good guitar from Fender/Cort. Made in Indonesia. The guitar has a very PRS look and feel. Set neck with a great carve to the body joint. Almost looks neck though. The rosewood fret-board is better looking than half of the MIM strats and telecasters that I ever see.

                  High output pickups with good low end. Actually this is causing some tube rattle in my 68 Custom Deluxe Reverb if the bass tone is too high. Great compression with a pedal. Coil tap is a cool feature, but does not turn this into a country/twang tele.

                  The two biggest flaws are the poor cosmetic quality of the nut and the design of the bridge/saddles. So far tuning has been fairly stable, so this might just be cosmetic on the nut. The bridge plate bend where the saddles attach is too small/low by 2 mm (compared to a normal tele) causing the saddles to slope up at an angle. This also causes the set screws to stick up past the saddles (by 2 mm!). Design flaw in my opinion.

                  Guitar will require a good set up after unboxing. There was significant back bow in the neck and slight issues with intonation. After I fixed the neck relief, the action was fairly good. Very low action is achievable with such a flat radius. Jumbo frets are larger that typical fender instruments. The frets seem fairly level. No buzz even with a < 2 mm action at 12 fret.

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Best-sounding guitar in my pile...

                  By Donny Mac

                  from Long Island, NY

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Pick Up
                  • Good Tone
                  • People love the sound
                  • Solid Electronics

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Anytime, anywhere

                    Comments about Fender Special Edition Custom Telecaster FMT HH Electric Guitar:

                    Bought this two years ago from a local music store on Long Island. This guitar sings. I can't find anything wrong with it. It's light and comfortable. I have not had to do anything except change the strings occasionally.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I love it!

                    By Baldwink

                    from Seattle Washington

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Pick Up
                    • Good Tone
                    • Solid Electronics
                    • Work of art.

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • All around usage.
                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Recording
                      • Rock Concerts
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about Fender Special Edition Custom Telecaster FMT HH Electric Guitar:

                      I loved the action on the neck even before I plugged in to the amplifier. It is just the right fit.

                      (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Underrated Telecaster

                      By MasterBlaster

                      from Carolina

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Coil splitting
                      • Fantastic Pickups
                      • Fun To Play
                      • Good Feel
                      • Good Pick Up
                      • Good Tone
                      • Lightweight
                      • Solid Electronics
                      • Unbelieveable Flame Top

                      Cons

                      • Made in indonesia

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Fender Special Edition Custom Telecaster FMT HH Electric Guitar:

                      The reviews on this guitar are the biggest bunch of misinformation ever! From complaints about the pickups are not Seymour Duncan, they are, to the tight spacing of the strings. The strings are about 1/20 of an inch tighter than my other teles. That is so small it just doesn't matter. Divide it by 5 spaces and you have 1/100 of an inch difference between strings. Rust and oxidation? This guitar finish is impeccable no oxidation at all on mine. The light weight and the beautiful sounds from these pickups are unbelieveable. Big frets, smoked hardware which does tarnish so wipe it down sweathogs. With binding and huge abalone dots, nice saddles that don't have setscrews digging into your hand, super smooth tuners, it plays amazing and feels good. Now they moved the mfg. from Korea to Indonesia so mines a 2012 and it is Indonesia, but looks like the same level of quality as the Korean which is top notch. Buy this guitar! It's amazing!

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