Fender Custom Telecaster FMT HH - Red Trans with Rosewood Fingerboard

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Mahogany Neck, Flame Maple Top, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Seymour Duncan Humbucking Pickups - Transparent Red
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A Fire-breathing Tele with Duncan Humbuckers!

Bring big humbucking tones to your rig with the Fender Custom Telecaster FMT HH. The Telecaster has been a classic since the 1950s, and the design has changed very little since. There have been different incarnations of the Tele, but at the heart of it, a Tele's a Tele - until now. With the Custom Telecaster FMT HH, the Telecaster grows claws. The combination of the the mahogany body, flame maple top, and Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates Plus and '59 Reverse Polarity humbuckers at the bridge and neck respectively create a fat tone with tons of bite, perfect for anything from screaming blues licks to heavy modern rock.

Fender Custom Telecaster FMT HH at a Glance
  • Mahogany Body and Flame Maple Top
  • Seymour Duncan Humbuckers
  • Custom Features
Mahogany Body and Flame Maple Top

It's no big secret that mahogany is a great tone wood, producing a nice, warm, woody tone. And it's not news that using a Flame Maple Tops add a bit of bite to your tone. Together, these two woods produce a chunky, fat tone that will cut through any mix.

Seymour Duncan Humbuckers

The aforementioned natural tone of the Custom Telecaster FMT HH is amplified by a pair of Seymour Duncan Humbuckers (that's what the "HH" stands for). At the bridge you've got a Pearly Gates Plus, with a bright top end and harmonics "that jump out of the guitar." The neck position is fitted with a SH-1 '59 with slightly scooped mids for thick rhythm tones. A push/pull coil tap is installed on the Tone control.

Custom Features

The Custom Tele FMT is adorned with many touches that are normally only done for custom-built instruments. This Tele has cream-colored top body binding and a matching painted headstock. The position dot inlays on the fingerboard are oversized Abalone, and a Graphite nut is situated at the end of the fingerboard.

Fender Custom Telecaster FMT HH Features:
  • Body: Mahogany, with Carved Flame Maple Top
  • Neck: Mahogany, Set Neck, Modern "C" Shape, (Polyurethane Finish)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood, 15.75" Radius
  • Pickups: 1 Seymour Duncan SHPGP-1B Pearly Gates Plus Humbucking Pickup (Bridge), 1 Seymour Duncan SH-1N RP '59 Reverse Polarity Humbucking Pickup (Neck )
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone with Push/Pull Coil Select Feature
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle
  • Bridge: 6-Saddle Strings-Through-Body Hardtail Bridge

The Fender Custom Telecaster FMT HH gives you big humbucker tones with awesome looks and sustain.
NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Telecaster
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Mahogany
Top Material Flame Maple
Body Finish Polyurethane
Color Red Transparent
Neck Material Mahogany, Set
Neck Shape C
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 15.75" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Abalone dots
Number of Frets 22, Jumbo
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.625"
Nut Material Graphite
Bridge/Tailpiece 6-saddle strings-through hardtail
Tuners Cast sealed tuners
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Seymour Duncan '59 Humbucker
Bridge Pickup Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates Humbucker
Controls Master Volume, Master Tone with Push/Pull Coil Select, 3-way pickup selector
Strings Fender Super 250L, (.009-.042)
Manufacturer Part Number 0262000538

Customer Reviews

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FMT Telecaster HH

Purchased one of these with Spalted Maple top.I would agree with everything Papa Tim March 21,2016 wrote. I have a very similar background and time playing guitar. I love this guitar it has become my number one go to guitar.I do use Fender Pure Nickel 105R strings .010-046 most often thru Mustang II V2 or thru other amps using a Mustang Floor. With the Coil Split feature and the amps selection I have a huge menu of sounds to draw from.

I want one in every color!

I purchased a Cherry Burst one from another store because that's the color I wanted to get first. Now, I want a red one and an amber one! The finish is just so awesome!! These guitars have such a sweet small C profile neck that just fits my smaller hand very well. The nut width is awesome! The radius of the fingerboard makes bending so easy, with no fretting out, or choking. The Duncan pickups are very nice, but I might change the bridge pickup out for a JB because I want a little more bluesier tone than the Pearly Gates will get. Other than that, I'm gonna play this thing until I ahve to change the switch or pots. I love the belly cut contour and the body is light, so it won't kill my shoulder like a Les Paul does. Only negative thing I can say is that I wish it had a pickguard. I might have one custom made and glues on it.
Music background: Worship Leader, retired pro musician that just plays for the Lord in His house now.

Fender Custom Telecaster FMT HH

I was a little aprehensive about this purchase, because it was made in Indonesa...but rest assured, I purchased it and have no reggrets. The picture of this guitar dose not do it justice. The combination of woods and pickups are fantastic. The workmanship of this instrument is great. If this guitar was made at their USA plant you could easely be paying at least $1500 to $1800 for this guitar. The body counture is not what I thought it would be. It is the shape of a Tele, but not as heavy and much lighter than a Les Paul. The sound is like??? well it's unique, nothing like a Les Paul. It is agressive, soft, calm and smoldering, and the coil tap brings it back to its true tele form, but much warmer and richer with out any muddyness. Great job Fender!!! Thank you Sweetwater for offering us this great instrument. Just a note, I own 15 guitars at a value of over $50,000. This Fender Custom Telecaster FMT HH stnads up to all of them, taking no back seat.
Music background: I own Blue Dog Records, I am a Mastering engineer & a pro muscian. Ostalawaygo Amego!!!!

You won't regret buying this guitar

I have owned an amber Tele FMT for about 5 years and it has become my favorite guitar. This guitar is stunning in appearance and even after 5 years, it is still absolutely beautiful. If you are looking for the standard telecaster sound, this is not the guitar for you. The Seymour Duncan humbuckers were designed to replicate LP pick ups. When you split the coils you can get pretty close to a standard tele sound from the bridge pickup and something close to a strat sound from the neck pickup if you use the right amp. I play through a line 6 floor pod, so between the versatility of the guitar and the pod, I can get quite a few sounds. The frets are jumbo frets and are quite fast when playing leads. The downside of jumbo frets is if you are too heavy handed with chords, the notes can easily go sharp. I replaced the tuners with locking tuners and the string trees with rollers. I also use a 9.5 gauge string that seems the perfect gauge for this guitar. The black chrome finish on the metal parts is beautiful, but it will wear off the pick ups where your hand touches. I don't consider it a big deal, but you can see it if you look close. For me, it's just part of the character of a "played" guitar. I highly recommend this guitar. For the money, it is just awesome!
Music background: Songwriter, guitar player for 50 years


I debated buying this Guitar and I'm glad I did. I have 3 other Guitars, a L.P. Studio a Stratocaster and a Telecaster. The finish and over all look of this Tele is awesome, and the sound is really nice. I have a feeling that this Guitar will soon be my favorite.
Music background: Reletivly new player, Play for my own enjoyment
See also: Solidbody Guitars, Fender, Fender Solidbody Guitars