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Fender '72 Deluxe Telecaster Electric Guitar (with Gig Bag), 3-Color Sunburst

Part of Fender's Classic Series, this fantastic-feeling Tele Deluxe delivers a modern take on the well-known Tele tone with two Fender Wide Range humbuckers. (10) Read 4 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Wide Range Special humbucking pickups Modern humbucker with a cool vintage look
C-shaped neck profile Comfortable, rounded oval shape
Vintage-style headstock Oversized headstock adds a vintage vibe
3-bolt neck plate with micro-tilt adjustment Period-correct style, finite neck angle adjustment
The Fender '72 Deluxe Telecaster electric guitar pays tribute to that happy year when the Telecaster burst onto the scene. This Tele's solid alder body yields excellent resonance and sustain. For pickups, it's got two Fender Wide Range humbuckers on board, delivering maximum tonal versatility and power for a modern-day player.

Classic and Solid Design

The solid body on the Fender '72 Deluxe Telecaster is made from carved alder, finished with light polyester gloss. The guitar measures in at 13 pounds overall.

Original Specs On The Neck

The neck and fingerboard on the '72 Deluxe Telecaster are made from maple, with a gloss urethane finish. The neck shape is carved Fender's distinctive "C" design with a fingerboard radius of 12 inches. The scale length is 25.5 inches and there are 21 vintage sized frets easily accessible all the way up the neck. A synthetic bone nut measuring 1.650 inches across. The neck and body and joined with a 3-bolt Micro-Tilt neck design.

A Classic Pickup, Updated

This Deluxe Tele's two Fender Wide Range Humbuckers are based on a pickup designed by Seth Lover for the Fender Telecasters in the early 1970s. Production on the originals ceased in 1979, but numerous reissues have appeared over the years, owing to popularity of the sound. The pickups in the '72 Telecaster Deluxe are a careful update of the original Seth Lover design, delivering more punch and clarity than most other humbuckers. Their tone is fatter than most, with a smooth warmth that evokes a vintage sound. At the same time, they are capable of a bite that is much more powerful than that of a typical single-coil pickup. Wide Range, indeed!

Top-of-the-Line Hardware

The bridge on the '72 Telecaster Deluxe is a strings-through-body hardtail design. The hardware is finished in handsome chrome, and the high-end tuning machines are emblazoned with the vintage Fender "F" stamp. The pickguard is a rich 3-ply black design. Four skirted amp knobs control knobs complete the vintage vibe on this sweet instrument. A deluxe gig bag is included.

Features: - 6-saddle vintage-style strings-through-body hardtail bridge
- Chrome-plated hardware
- Vintage Fender "F" stamp on tuning heads
- 3-ply black pickguard
- Skirted amp control knobs

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Specifications
- Model Name: '72 Telecaster(R) Deluxe
- Model Number: 013-7702-(Color #)
- Series: Classic Series
- Colors: (Polyester Finish)
- Body: Alder
- Neck: 1-Piece Maple, "C" Shape, (Gloss Urethane Finish)
- Fingerboard: Maple, 12 in. Radius (305 mm)
- No. of Frets: 21 Medium Jumbo
- Pickups: 2 Fender(R) "Wide Range" Humbucking Pickups, (Neck/Bridge)

Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup),
Tone 1. (Neck Pickup),
Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup),
Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)

Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups
Position 3. Neck Pickup

- Bridge: Vintage Style Strat Strings-Through-Body Hardtail Bridge
- Machine Heads: Fender(R) Vintage "F" Style Tuning Machines
- Hardware: Chrome
- Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
- Scale Length: 25.5 in. (648 mm)
- Width at Nut: 1.650 in. (42 mm)
- Unique Features: '70s Large Stratocaster(R) Headstock, 3-Bolt Neck Plate with Micro-Tilt(TM) Adjustment, "Bullet" Truss Rod Nut, Chrome Pickup Covers, Black Dot Position Inlays, Synthetic Bone Nut
- Strings: Fender Super 250L, Nickel Plated Steel, Gauges: (.009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042), p/n 073-0250-003
- Accessories: Deluxe Gig Bag
- Case: Deluxe Gig Bag
- Introduced: 1/2004

Notice: Product Prices, Features, Specifications and Availability Are Subject To Change Without Notice
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
3-Color Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 14 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 15 x 5 in
Black
Shipping Weight: 14 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 15 x 5 in
Walnut
Shipping Weight: 13 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 15 x 5 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-488-1818

Product Description

1972 was a magical year for the Telecaster guitar, which was then available in several designs and with more options than ever before.

The '72 Telecaster Deluxe features many of those options, including an alder body, a C-shaped maple neck, bullet truss rod, '70s vintage hardtail strings-through Strat(R) bridge, three-bolt neckplate, '70s Strat headstock, two Wide Range humbucking pickups, traditional three-way switching and four skirted amp knobs.
zZounds Expert Review
The Fender '72 Deluxe is not your typical Telecaster. This guitar stands out from the rest due to its Fender Wide Range humbuckers. These pickups definitely pack more punch than your typical single-coil pickups. And with separate volume and tone knobs, you can control each pickup as you would like. Then there's the C-shaped neck to help you get to those notes that you want to reach. If you're looking for something different than your basic setup, this guitar is one to add to your collection.

- Dan, zZounds Guitar Expert

Customer Reviews
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"Awesome guitar with excellent sound and value."
Sound: Excellent sound. I thought the 3 position knob may not offer me a lot of choices, but to the contrary it is awesome. I like position 1 and 3. 1 offers a very sweet glassy sound and 3 offers a fat sound. Very smooth frets. It has a fatter neck. The bottom string (High E) doesn't have too much room at the bottom of the fret board. It takes a little bit of practice to not bend the bottom string further down as it will move out of the fret board. Once you get used to it, you are fine. Feature: Comes with a nice padded gig bag. Quality: Excellent build quality and beautiful finish. Hope the glossy finish lasts a long time. Value: Excellent value for the money. Manufacturer Support: Have not needed so far. The Wow Factor: Cool looks. Overall: Beautiful sound and excellent value for the money. Worth a lot more than what I paid.
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Overall: i love this guitar. yeah its made in mexico, yeah it came shoddily set up from the factory, yeah its got issues, but man does it sound great! When i got this imhad a a,erican deluxe tele that i love, but swapped the neck pickup out for a seymour duncan jazz, butnit wasnt fat enough for me, so i decided to try this baby. It came shipped in the box, set up was non existent. The truss rod was loose and the neck was severely bowed, the output wires were wrapped around the output jack so,the cable couldnt be plugged in amd no sound was coming out. The action and itonation was way off. But when i set it up properly and changed the tuners, this baby rocks. Got so much low end compared to my am delux tele. Very thick and yet snappy tone. Not loose like a Gibson, or hoopy like a jazzmaster, but somewhere in between. I love this guitar clean, and overdrive can get very thick distortion. Dont bother with the american reiisue this one is worth it if you can set it up.
Style of Music: alternative rock, ambient rock, shoegaze,
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