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What does "FMT" mean?

Cheapcaster
September 18th, 2011, 12:08 AM
I'm looking at a Tele that the seller says is an Esquire. I believe he is wrong. From what I can tell it is an "FMT." It has a countoured top, neck through, dual humbuckers with coil tap.

That's all sort of irrelevant. What I'm trying to figure out is what does "FMT" mean/stand for/ indicate?

Thanks folks!

Edit: Tried a search for FMT here and got no results!

jbmando
September 18th, 2011, 12:14 AM
Flame Maple Top. QMT means Quilted Maple Top

Cheapcaster
September 18th, 2011, 12:26 AM
Aha! Thanks (quick!). So this guitar is a gold top. I'm thinking I'm wrong then as they probably wouldn't make a flame top then paint it eh?

Cameage
September 18th, 2011, 01:28 AM
FMT does stand for flame maple top, but it can be misleading, as my Telecaster FMT actually had a spalted maple top, and was officially named "Telecaster FMT Spalted Maple"...which of course means flame maple top spalted maple, which makes no sense.

This (http://www.gugutown.com/uploadpics/201003/26/201003260503529.jpg) is my old guitar, see, no flame maple, but that's what they called it. Certainly not an Esquire, though.

telex76
September 18th, 2011, 09:28 AM
LSMFT.......Lucky Strike Means Fine Tobacco.

JimmyJam
September 18th, 2011, 09:37 AM
Fender Mean Time like Greenwich, just better.

TxTeleMan
September 18th, 2011, 09:41 AM
TDPRI Acronym Decoder (http://www.tdpri.com/resources/acronym-decoder/)

TxTeleMan
September 18th, 2011, 09:42 AM
Fender Mean Time like Greenwich, just better.So, is Fender time a shuffle, or is it 2/4?

Alamo
September 18th, 2011, 10:01 AM
Fender Mean Time like in "it's mean to build up G.A.S for that Fender"

Bolide
September 18th, 2011, 10:14 AM
So does this mean we can't look forward to seeing Lee Embry in
Full Metal Telecaster :confused:

jbmando
September 18th, 2011, 03:55 PM
FMT does stand for flame maple top, but it can be misleading, as my Telecaster FMT actually had a spalted maple top, and was officially named "Telecaster FMT Spalted Maple"...which of course means flame maple top spalted maple, which makes no sense.

This (http://www.gugutown.com/uploadpics/201003/26/201003260503529.jpg) is my old guitar, see, no flame maple, but that's what they called it. Certainly not an Esquire, though.

That actually is flame maple along with spalted. See the lines going from side to side? Flame.

Bones
September 18th, 2011, 04:08 PM
Fix My Telecaster

Cameage
September 18th, 2011, 09:07 PM
I didn't even notice that. Mine had almost none of that.

Rolling Estonian
September 18th, 2011, 09:17 PM
I'm looking at a Tele that the seller says is an Esquire. I believe he is wrong. From what I can tell it is an "FMT." It has a countoured top, neck through, dual humbuckers with coil tap.

Esquires only have a bridge pup, no humbuckers.

M

'56Teleman
September 18th, 2011, 09:20 PM
Five Million Tele's!

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f115/gjk318/dr_evil_one_million_dollars.jpg