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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Fender Custom Telecaster FMT HH - Red Trans with Rosewood Fingerboard
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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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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'm just blown away by this guitar.I examined it with a fine tooth comb, and the fit and finish are flawless. It sounds great, plays beautifully, and looks dead sexy (I got the transparent red). The contoured body is light and comfortable and the coil splitter really extends the instruments tonal range.Honestly, I'd expect to pay 3-4 times as much for a guitar of this quality. After more than a decade my American Standard Tele has lost its title as my number one axe to this lightweight.
Music background: Just a hobby.

Great Guitar

I own 2 of these - the Red Trans and also the Black Cherry burst. They are great guitars and a real joy to play. They have lots of great tones for Rock and old school metal. The
Music background: Semi-pro

great i love it

i love this guitar from the looks to the sound its great the pick ups really deliver a fat bitting tone and matt is a good sales rep thanks for all your help earl wisor
Music background: pro musician

Fender Custom HH

Completely amazed! I would have never believed that a guitar in this price range could ever impress me period. This guitar is not only a testament to Fender's un-dying commitment to producing quality guitars, it is Sonic Beauty at its finest! I have 9 guitars that are much more expensive than this one but this guitar has earned a position in the front line! Buy One Really!
Music background: Guitarist since 1967
See also: Solidbody Guitars, Fender, Fender Solidbody Guitars