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NGD! Finally! Fender FSR 2017 All Exotic series Mahogany Tele Deluxe

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by stratlt, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. stratlt

    stratlt TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

    12
    Mar 27, 2011
    Lithuania
    Just got Fender FSR 2017 All Exotic series Mahogany Tele Deluxe Shawbucker! I have been waiting for this guitar since she has been presented at Namm show, since January. I had the opportunity to try it before buying and this guitar fulfilled all my expectations. I compared it with a few regular American Pro Tele Deluxe, and this guitar sounded much better - a warmer, rounder and more crispy than regular American Pro version. Apparently Honduras mahogany makes a difference…..Is it telecaster? I think so, especially in the bridge position.

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  2. BB

    BB Friend of Leo's

    May 17, 2003
    Great Pacific NW
    What a Beauty! Congrats. Love the tone (and look) of mahogany. I've played a tele with a chambered mahogany body for the past 15 years (not Honduran though) and it's my all time favorite.
     
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  3. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Age:
    60
    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx

  4. stratlt

    stratlt TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

    12
    Mar 27, 2011
    Lithuania
    Both the body and the neck are made from Honduras mahogany, and guitar is light. It weighs really less than my 1982 "Smith" strat, which is also not heavy.
     

  5. Darasick

    Darasick TDPRI Member

    21
    Aug 29, 2015
    Texas
    Beautiful piece! Congrats!
     
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  6. Now I like that one! I had a Tele Select HH made with a Malaysian Blackwood Top and a Quartersawn Birdseye Maple Neck... just never bonded with it, but yours, oh my....

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  7. Dacious

    Dacious Friend of Leo's

    Mar 16, 2003
    Godzone
    Whoa that's pretty. Been checking the mahogany ones out. Is that 24.75 or 25.5 scale?
     
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  8. Steve Holt

    Steve Holt Tele-Holic

    748
    May 29, 2016
    Kansas
    Here's my history with Honduran Mahogany.

    Not too impressed by it until I used it, then finished it and it became one of my all time favorite woods. You just can't appreciate the beauty in the grain until you see it finished and you're right up close to it. I had no idea Fender was making teles with Mahogany necks, and that thing is a looker! Well done!
     
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  9. joshigh

    joshigh Tele-Meister

    375
    Jun 10, 2003
    Plant City, FL
    Love it. Been wanting one of these to be a faux Les Paul for some hard rock stuff.
     
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  10. stratlt

    stratlt TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

    12
    Mar 27, 2011
    Lithuania
    Thank you! Specifications are the same as regular American Pro version, just wood is different. 25.5 scale...
     

  11. stratlt

    stratlt TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

    12
    Mar 27, 2011
    Lithuania

  12. stratlt

    stratlt TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

    12
    Mar 27, 2011
    Lithuania
    This one is perfect for hard rock stuff.
     

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  14. heffus

    heffus Tele-Meister

    332
    Apr 20, 2014
    cHICAGO
    I'd never heard of these until now. Damn, something else to want. Loves me some mahogany. It's crying for some p90s.
     

  15. tele_pathic

    tele_pathic Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    46
    Aug 18, 2009
    St. George, UT
    Dang that is beautiful!!!
     
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  16. stratlt

    stratlt TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

    12
    Mar 27, 2011
    Lithuania

  17. pondcaster

    pondcaster Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    52
    Nov 29, 2010
    Tryon, NC
    Yours is the nicest of the bunch, congrats!
     

  18. Big tuna

    Big tuna Tele-Holic

    578
    Oct 28, 2012
    east side
    That is one of the nicest teles i have seen. A real looker. I bet it can get some jazz tones.
     

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