NTD!! FMT Tele HH

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by IronSchef, May 16, 2019.

  1. IronSchef

    IronSchef Tele-Holic Platinum Supporter

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    just got this today - VERY excited, I have been lusting after this model for a couple of years now, had a chance to grab a 2018 discontinued color for a great price ... not a scratch on her :)

    Really strange Tele-beast - mahogany body/neck w flame maple top, 15.75" radius set-neck, SD HBs ... I think I'll dub her "LeoPaul" ;)

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  2. LocoTex

    LocoTex Tele-Afflicted

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    Congrats! Nice guitar.I've lusted for one since they first came out.
     
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  3. FenderGuy53

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    Great pickup, IronSchef! I've got a 2017 model in the same color, and I love mine.

    Those Seymour Duncan's are a '59 Reverse Wound (A5) in the neck and a Pearly Gates Plus (A5) in the bridge, and the tone pot doubles as a coil splitter, for even more tonal goodness.

    BTW, the Black Cherry Burst is still in production.

    Here are 2 good demos of this beast:





    Good luck with her!
     
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  4. FenderGuy53

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    Yep. If you want a Tele with 'buckers, the Fender Custom Tele FMT HH is a very nice setup. Super light and sounds great!
     
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  5. sonny wolf

    sonny wolf Friend of Leo's

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    Congratulations...those are cool alternative to a traditional Tele.
     
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    mimmo Friend of Leo's

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    Very cool, congrats.
     
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    jimilee Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Very nice. I’ve been looking at that one for a while now as well.


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    Awesome, congrats! Beautiful color.
     
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  9. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Gorgeous!
     
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    vanr Tele-Holic

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    I bought one of those a few years back. The amber colored one. I really wanted to like it, but I sent it back. The 15 3/4" radius killed it for me.
     
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    idjster VERY grateful member Silver Supporter

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    Very, very nice. Congratulations!
     
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    teleplayr Tele-Holic

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    I had one for a short time. Very thin "shredder" type neck. I traded it in for another Telecaster.
     
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    RoCkstAr256 Tele-Afflicted

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    This is sexy af ! Is it archtop body ?
     
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  14. tone57

    tone57 Tele-Meister

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    These are pretty great guitars.
    i've had two from the original run, and both had exceptional fit ad finish as well as feel and playability.
    The Duncans sounded great too.

    Congrats

    Tone
     
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  15. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Solid body, cap on top.

    And yes, these are real Santa Barbara Seymour pickups, and not Duncan Designeds.

    Make sure you play these in person before buying. The set neck means a quite low setup and aside from erasing the relief and having the frets recut, there's really nothing you can do to get away from its inherent "slammed" setup.

    Obviously the sound palette is far different (pickups) from an AO 50s, but also the very way such an instrument can be played. A big aspect of the "versatility" of the T style is ways you can use the fingers of your right hand. This lowboy setup is great for some things; lousy for others.
     
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