Fender FR-50 Resonator

Fender FR-50 Resonator

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FR-50 Resonator, Resonator Guitar from Fender in the FR series.

7 user reviews

Fender FR-50 Resonator tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Fender
  • Model: FR-50 Resonator
  • Series: FR
  • Category: Resonator Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 08/12/2004

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Fender FR-50 Resonator user reviews

Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 7 reviews )
 4 reviews57 %
 3 reviews43 %
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moosers's review

Fender FR-50 Resonator
The Fender Resonator FR 50 is an acoustic resonator guitar that has no pick ups or setting controls, and relies on metal resonators to give it its unique sound. The neck is made out of rosewood, and it has a spruce top with mahogany sides.


The neck of the Fender Resonator FR 50 has a fluid feel, making the guitar really easy to play. I was new to resonator style guitars when I got this guitar and I found that the transition was quick easy with thanks to the beautiful neck and overall feel of this guitar. The guitar is heavier than an average guitar, but that is to be expected due to the metal resonators. Its pretty easy to get a sound as the inherent tone is pretty good, of course you must know how to play it though!


The overall sound heard from the Fender Resonator FR 50 is pretty impressive, especially considering the price of this guitar. It is heard mostly in country, folk, and bluegrass music but is suitable for any type that you would want to use it with. I have used it for recording and practicing all types of music ranging from pop and rock to traditional country and bluegrass. I'm always happy with the sounds I get from this guitar and the sound has definitely exceeded my expectations.


I've been using the Fender Resonator FR 50 for about a year and I have found it to be a more than adequate introduction to the world of resonator guitars. I've always loved the sound of a resonator guitar and I when I saw that Fender was selling one for such a cheap price I had to try it out, and I've been pleasantly surprised ever since. This is a perfect guitar for those looking to try out or get into playing resonator guitars and is even suitable for recording and live shows. I love having my Fender Resonator FR 50 guitar around and would highly recommend it for all looking for a cheap resonator.

macko's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Fender FR-50 Resonator
Made in Japan (?) Is not indicated.
Medium frets, 20 boxes
no micro
Pica crate plywood, solid trs.
Fender type neck al.
all benefitted from a good finish.
Its looks great, ensures a great success.


The handle is enjoyable, not rev faster, but trs handy, you can play in two positions
as there are no notches, Access in acute is limited.
The weight of the guitar is consquent: the PSE rsonnateur a good weight, it was "something" in hand
The volume is consquent: the guitar is made for a.
Unlike some guitars rsonnateur, its use is not limited to slide away from l. The agreements are simple and the solos. The strings are close to the handle, all is very well rgl.


Trs good sound for blues, the blues specially the south.
the Młoda are also made with a natural rverbration quite enjoyable.
However, do not expect the sharpness in the sound, it is not an Ovation.
But sure, the guitar is heard.


I've had 18 months.
It is idalie for the blues, and usable for Młoda (thanks its natural rverbration)
In this price range, it has no concurrency.
Competition, without naming it, is to use less enjoyable, to finish well back and the draft.
At the exprience, I would do the same choice. I choose can be the MODEL, latest issue, with notches and a bridge pickup, but more expensive.

saucissemolle's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Fender FR-50 Resonator
Guitar made in China, I did not know Fender had gone that far, but hey ...
No microphones on my model, one can easily get a microphone while digging the box, I have heard that the mic telecaster a resounding success.
I took the model square neck (round square) which is played exclusively on the lap slide


Guitar quite heavy because of the scrap metal in which
The advantage of the model Squere neck is that it is easier to play, ironically, just put the slide on the strings and the sound is there, no noise like a bottleneck with poorly controlled.
Assayer you over the carpet, open up a fresh bud well on the veranda, and send, you are in "Paris Texas". Missing more than the cackling of hens


It sounds very frankly, and the square neck gives her a wider and deeper than the classic Dobro. Aimed primarily at bluegrass and delta blues into finger picking, the pick is also possible to send ground it down without asking any question of conscience. We must refine a little on the choice of strings it seems, the rope appears acute enough compared to others. I'll try shortly ties stronger.


I have a few days ago, and it's a very nice instrument to play, a string from the problem acute. I play with a thumb tab and I am screwed up fingers for two days ...
I tried other entry-level, but I have not had the same sensations.
I find the exceptional value for money, and a great tool for exploring the area and even if we do not have 2000 euros to a national or a Weissenborn.
There's the gibson houndog seems not bad, but it is more expensive and harder to find.

If you are looking for atmosphere Mississippi cheap, go for it! you will discover a whole world, and I loved it.

Hotfirecaster's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Fender FR-50 Resonator
This little bug comes from the rising sun. Unless I am mistaken it CORT that makes this guitar for Fender least that's what I told the store or I bought it.
Otherwise it's a dobro Wood / Metal resonator with a fairly effective, the handle is round which makes the use more versatile than a "square neck". The varnish is so thick scratch as it is cheap ... The table is the vulgar plywood with a sheet of veneer to make it more beautiful. Yes the price should not dream ...


The handle is nice, for access to acute bein's like all the guitars with no cutaway. Nothing to say. It holds the tuning well.


Once the animal is interesting because it sounds to slide as folk and is versatile enough that it is not his calling ... As against the reso tends to vibrate with sounds parasit not too pleasant, but may be should I be re settle early because I did not have these problems.


I scratched the last 4 years, and although she equated in any way my Martin HD35, or my old GIBSON LG0 I am very attached to this guitar, for some reason ...
I tried other styles, including a GIBSON DOBRO that sounded worse. I also had an all-metal dobro "TANGLEWOOD" I sold because it did not sound as though this small unpretentious Fender
A try before you buy, it's not a remake but I NATIONAL STEEL purchase and will not be able to part with it.

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