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Fender Special Edition HH Maple Fingerboard Standard Telecaster Sea Foam Pearl

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Inspired by the Pacific Ocean, the lustrous FSR Standard Telecaster HH Sea Foam Pearl is a tribute to the Telecaster guitar’s origin in California. With its unique aesthetic style, this is the perfect instrument for the stage—the one-of-a-kind finish shines under the spotlight with the glow of a moonlight ocean. Its exceptional style, thick voice a...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Inspired by the Pacific Ocean, the lustrous FSR Standard Telecaster HH Sea Foam Pearl is a tribute to the Telecaster guitar’s origin in California. With its unique aesthetic style, this is the perfect instrument for the stage—the one-of-a-kind finish shines under the spotlight with the glow of a moonlight ocean. Its exceptional style, thick voice and easy playability are sure to please those who like their music like the sea—mysterious and deep.

Powered by a pair of chrome-covered humbucking pickups, this Telecaster has a slightly thicker, deeper voice than usual, while retaining authentic Fender note clarity and articulation. Master volume and tone controls, along with a three-way blade pickup switch sculpt the pickup’s voice for titanic waves of sound that can be shaped to match any musical genre.

The comfortable modern “C”-shaped neck is comfortable during long playing sessions while the 9.5”-radius rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets provides a easy, familiar playing feel that handles chords and melodic playing with ease. A 6-saddle string-through-body hardtail bridge provides singing sustain along with accurate intonation and rock-solid tuning stability.

The warm, rich look of the fingerboard contrasts beautifully with the crisp FSR Sea Foam Pearl finish over an alder body. Other aesthetic touches include chrome hardware, skirted control knobs and a dual-wing string tree. A study in restrained elegance, the FSR Standard Telecaster HH Sea Foam Pearl is a gorgeous, luminescent addition to any player’s collection. 

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Features

Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Body finish: Gloss Polyester
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: C modern
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Satin Polyurethane
Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Fret size: Medium
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.656" (42mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Standard humbucking
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Standard humbucking
  • Brand: Fender
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Not applicable
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: 6-saddle vintage-style
  • Tailpiece: String thru body
  • Tuning machines: Standard cast
  • Color: Nickel/chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups Limited production
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Mexico
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FenderSpecial Edition HH Maple Fingerboard Standard Telecaster
 
4.8

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (12)
  • Good feel (12)
  • Good tone (9)
  • Good pick up (8)
  • Solid electronics (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (11)
  • Practicing (9)
  • Small venues (7)
  • Recording (4)
  • Rock concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great guitar

Awesome guitar. Stays in tune surprisingly well with stock nut and tuning keys. The body contour is a great addition to an MIM tele. I did change the bridge saddles to modern block...Read complete review

Awesome guitar. Stays in tune surprisingly well with stock nut and tuning keys. The body contour is a great addition to an MIM tele. I did change the bridge saddles to modern block ones (stock saddles are the the bent style), put a Tusq nut in and put a Duncan JB pickup in the bridge, but none of these "upgrades" were remotely necessary. This thing is good to go as it is. I own 2 Gibsons, a standard single-coil tele and a Schecter, and this tele is my current go-to. Feels great, sounds great, looks great.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

No

Pickups sound muddy to me, guitar looks great and played ok but I will be returning this one.

Pickups sound muddy to me, guitar looks great and played ok but I will be returning this one.

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(15 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great!

By Derek

from long island NY

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender Special Edition HH Maple Fingerboard Standard Telecaster:

    So ive played guitar for a little over a year and learned on an epiphone les paul 100. I enjoyed this guitar but I wanted to upgrade; for motivation purposes and because I found for the style of music I was interested in learning. Anyway I went to guitar center with a telecaster in mind and had liked the color but was indecisive. After playing a couple and figuring out what features I liked I decided to order this one offline instead of purchasing one they had in the store (mainly for the color) but also because I wanted a sanded neck. I was unsure of how the pickups would sound and honestly took a gamble.
    But it payed off! the color is awesome and shows way better in person. There is boatloads of tone which you would expect from a tele, paired with the modern bridge and humbucks it sounds great.
    Long story short my friend who plays an American strat came over and played this thing, he loved it and thought it was the 1600 special edition American telecaster, once I told him I paid 600 his jaw dropped and said he cant tell the difference.

    (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great guitar

    By CD

    from NC

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender Special Edition HH Maple Fingerboard Standard Telecaster:

        Awesome guitar. Stays in tune surprisingly well with stock nut and tuning keys. The body contour is a great addition to an MIM tele. I did change the bridge saddles to modern block ones (stock saddles are the the bent style), put a Tusq nut in and put a Duncan JB pickup in the bridge, but none of these "upgrades" were remotely necessary. This thing is good to go as it is. I own 2 Gibsons, a standard single-coil tele and a Schecter, and this tele is my current go-to. Feels great, sounds great, looks great.

        (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Not a Les Paul But Awesome Guitar

        By frank

        from undisclosed

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Beautiful Color
        • Belly Cut
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Initial Setup
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • No Gig Bag

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender Special Edition HH Maple Fingerboard Standard Telecaster:

        I mainly play Les Pauls, but have always liked Tele's. In fact, my first good guitar was a Tele. This one has a nice C-shaped neck that I've always found very comfortable. It has a beautiful shade of seafoam green that almost looks fluorescent in dim light. It's not an obnoxious color, but it definitely stands out.

        Now on to the important stuff: TONE. A Les Paul gives you a certain fullness and warmth that is particularly noticeable in rhythm playing, but also in single string stuff. This is NOT a Les Paul. It is brighter and more articulate than most LP's that I've owned and that's too many to count. It is brighter, but in a pleasant way. It is not ice picky, like I find in the Fender Atomic humbuckers. They are more like the Wide Range humbuckers found in the '72 reissue Tele's. There are some outstanding harmonic overtones with this guitar. Not to sound like Joe Dirt, but I'm a rocker dude and to get the really spanky single coil stuff (that I don't play) you should probably look at a different Tele. I mean, you can get the twangy stuff, but single would be better.

        Just one negative: Fender, can you please at least include a cheap gig bag? I mean, charge me an extra $20 and include it already!

        For the money, this is a well built value of a guitar. You would have no problem gigging with it, depending on your musical style I found a nice set up out of the box, belly cut, and the price was certainly good. I don't think anyone would be disappointed with this guitar.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Maybe.

        By BRADLEY

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Fender Special Edition HH Maple Fingerboard Standard Telecaster:

        Not as light as I hoped but not as heavy as I feared. I would buy more guitars online if you had better pictures and weight of each guitar, at 64 with a bum left shoulder weight is important to me and I'm sure a lot of older players.

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A fantastic value in both quality and play-ability.

        By DANIEL

        from undisclosed

        See all my reviews

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        Comments about Fender Special Edition HH Maple Fingerboard Standard Telecaster:

        With this special edition Telecaster, Fender has outdone themselves. Play-ability is superb, fit and finish is flawless and with this particular model you get the belly-cut body as well. A first for a MIM telecaster that I am aware of. I will upgrade the pickups, although they perform adequately, and I will add locking tuners. At this price point the quality and value is absolutely astounding.

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        BUY ONE

        By John

        from undisclosed

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        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 HH Maple Fingerboard Standard Telecaster:

          Great guitar right out of the box. Different enough from my other two single coil Telecasters. Incredible sound. I stayed up all night playing it. The finish is to die for. I do not regret buying this guitar. GET ONE! And GC backs up everything!

          (2 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          No

          By Buck O

          from Georgia

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Pick Up

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fender Special Edition HH Maple Fingerboard Standard Telecaster:

              Pickups sound muddy to me, guitar looks great and played ok but I will be returning this one.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              SIMPLY AWESOME

              By DEAN

              from undisclosed

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Fender Special Edition HH Maple Fingerboard Standard Telecaster:

              This guitar is simply awesome. It's simple, yet sounds great. The humbuckers are very warm, yet spanky. They can be cranked up to play metal, or mellowed down to play slow emo blues or even twangy enough for country.

              You'll want to replace the basic tuners with Fender Deluxe Locking tuners...Because you'll be playing this guitar a lot, and changing strings a lot. However it isn't a necessary upgrade. The saddles are the only downfall of this model. Fender could've put the better solid deluxe ones on. That will be my next upgrade.
              I get tons of comments on the color. It's absolutely gorgeous. I love playing this guitar. It sounds and plays great and stays in tune. Set up was dead on for me right out of the box. I haven't had to change a thing except string height on high E, and a tiny bit of intonation. But nothing major.
              Did I mention I LOVE this guitar.

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Exactly what I was looking for

              By Sam

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Fender Special Edition HH Maple Fingerboard Standard Telecaster:

              I have a couple Les Pauls and another Epiphone hollowbody. But I really wanted a telecaster but without the single coils.

              I was originally set on getting a Chrs Shiflett but a buddy of mine asked me to check out the original Blacktop Telecasters. I immediately liked what I heard and was even more surprised that they made an update but with a maple fret board. Having never owned such an instrument, I felt like I should get it but decided to wait for a price drop.

              Lo and behold, they had blemished versions of this guitar (aka cosmetic damage that I would most likely to do my guitar anyway) and I immediately ordered one right away.

              I got the guitar and fell in love. The neck wasn't laminted (fretboard is so meh), the pickups screamed when plugging into my Jet City stack, and it was a lighter than my Les Pauls!!

              The blemish was literally a few dings on the side that honestly gave the guitar more character to me. I took it to my shop guy to check for any other potential problems but he said it was good! I'm gonna ask him to file down the frets (there were kinda sharp and raised) and other mods but all in all, very happy with the purchase and quality of the guitar.

              If you're looking for the tele shape without the tele "twang", a great clean sound that also does distortion quite well, and aren't looking to break the bank, this guitar is for you. You won't regret it!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Sea-Freaking-Foam-Pearl!

              By David

              from undisclosed

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Fender Special Edition HH Maple Fingerboard Standard Telecaster:

              Come on...do I need to explain why this gets 5 stars. Amazing guitar, on par with any American made Fender Tele - with a massive helping of awesomeness - black accents, dual buckers, maple neck...sea-freaking-foam-pearl! Wow.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Nice guitar

              By Bob

              from Vermont

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Fender Special Edition HH Maple Fingerboard Standard Telecaster:

                I have a standard single coil Tele and wanted to add an HH Tele to my little collection. It was just what I was looking for (plus it looks really nice).
                I was expecting a satin neck but it has a gloss finish. I am ok with that.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best Christmas Ever

                By Santa

                from San Antonio TX

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Fender Special Edition HH Maple Fingerboard Standard Telecaster:

                Purchased as a gift. Response was "best Christmas ever!" So, 5 stars.

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Awesome

                By Greg

                from undisclosed

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Fender Special Edition HH Maple Fingerboard Standard Telecaster:

                Great guitar!

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Beautiful Guitar

                By Lonnie

                from undisclosed

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Fender Special Edition HH Maple Fingerboard Standard Telecaster:

                Nice guitar, quick shipping.

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Love the sound

                By Gator

                from Orange Texas

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Pick Up
                • Solid Electronics

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming

                  Comments about Fender Special Edition HH Maple Fingerboard Standard Telecaster:

                  I play for family and friends

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  In love

                  By Subject0mega

                  from Asheville NC

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Fender Special Edition HH Maple Fingerboard Standard Telecaster:

                  Feels awesome, beautiful retro finish. And plays awesome!

                   
                  5.0

                  Amazing sound

                  By Andrew

                  from undisclosed

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Fender Special Edition HH Maple Fingerboard Standard Telecaster:

                  I didn't think I would notice much of a sound difference between this and my other cheaper HH guitar, but the sound quality is an amazing step up and it can handle a wide range of tones well. The neck and frets are very comfortable to play and make it easy to get the notes/chords I'm looking for. And of course it looks great because it's a Telecaster. I would definitely recommend this to a newer player like myself who wants a great guitar they can grow into.

                   
                  5.0

                  Form and function

                  By The telecaster Cowboy.

                  from San Antonio

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Tone
                  • Solid finish

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Fender Special Edition HH Maple Fingerboard Standard Telecaster:

                      All Fender promises in a Telecaster, plus the warmth expected with the HH configuration. Playable right out of the box.

                       
                      5.0

                      Great guitar! Finish is a bit shiny and metallic

                      By Chris

                      from undisclosed

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Fender Special Edition HH Maple Fingerboard Standard Telecaster:

                      Very happy with this purchase! I'd been eyeing it for a while and finally decided to pull the trigger. The double humbuckers make for a really satisfying sound, especially with a fuzzy distortion. The Sea Foam finish is a little more metallic and shiny than I had hoped - it looks more like a matte finish online. But it's still gorgeous and so far I love it!

                       
                      5.0

                      Perfection

                      By Todd

                      from undisclosed

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Fender Special Edition HH Maple Fingerboard Standard Telecaster:

                      Currently using this beautiful guitar for worship. Sounds and feels amazing! Great tones with good versatility. Extremely proud to have this one in my hands!

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