The FR-50 Resonator guitar delivers that unmistakable metallic twang, with features including a spruce top, mahogany back and sides, rosewood fingerboard, 24.75” scale, die-cast chrome tuners, chrome-finish resonator and custom Fender® f holes.
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This guitar is one I either love or have issues with. The neck needs constant tweaking. Could just be where I live. When it's set up well, it's a really really good player. I prefer a lower action and this one plays well, though a little too low to use slide well. I still need to have the nut adjusted, as it is a little high, creating some intonation issues. I just haven't had the time.
I've recorded with it several times, and it is well balanced and ringing. It is such a perfect second guitar when recording multiple acoustic tracks. In a live situation, it mics well. I have tried a contact mic with it but that doesn't work as well. Wish it had a pickup, but I knew it didn't when I bought it.
The finish is beautiful and only found a couple minor flaws where the neck attaches, but no one but me will see it.
For a playable, low end resonator, this does just fine.
Dennis Stephens owns this item
I like the guitar except the bridge cracked and nut broke off. A few extra pieces would have been nice.
mark doyle owns this item
Bought one of these about 4 years ago. I haven't been able to put it down, it is my go-to instrument. My only regret is that I can't find a pick up that will fit so I could dispense with a microphone when performing. Perfect action and play ability, I never get tired playing this baby. Love it
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|Model Name:||FR-50 Resonator, Sunburst, Round Mahogany Neck, Chrome Resonator, Fender® "F" Holes|
|Series:||Folk Music Instruments|
|Body Finish:||Gloss Polyurethane|
|Body Back:||Laminated Mahogany|
|Body Sides:||Laminated Mahogany|
|Body Top:||Laminated Spruce|
|F Holes Sound Holes:||Dual "F" Holes|
|Scale Length:||24.75" (628 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||20|
|Nut Width:||1.625" (41.3 mm)|
|Bridge:||Split Micarta Saddle|
|Strings:||Fender® Dura-Tone® 880L (.012-.052 Gauge)|
|Unique Features:||Chrome Finish Resonator, Custom Fender "F" F-Holes, Round Mahogany Neck, TUSQ™ nut|
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