Fender American Original '70s Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar, Maple Fingerboard (with Case)

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A vintage beauty featuring an authentic CuNiFe wide-range humbucker, the Fender American Original '70s Telecaster Custom sounds just as good as it looks.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
CuNiFe Wide-Range Humbucker Painstaking recreation designed by Tim Shaw
Nitrocellulose lacquer finish Ultra-thin, strong gloss; preserves natural tone
Alder body Light weight with a wide tonal range
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength

At the dawn of the seventies, as popular music trended towards the fatter tones of humbucking pickups into overdriven amps, Fender hired legendary pickup designer Seth Lover to create a distinctly Fender-flavored take on a higher output dual-coil pickup. The resulting Wide Range pickup used large bobbins and threaded CuNiFe rod magnets to achieve its unique and brilliant sound. Featured on several iconic seventies-era Fender guitars including the Telecaster Custom, Deluxe, and Thinline as well as the Starcaster, the look and sound of the Wide Range pickup may be one of the most recognizable hallmarks of that chapter in Fender history. When those models were discontinued in 1979, real CuNiFe-magnet pickups disappeared with them.

The American Original '70s Telecaster Custom features the first authentic CuNiFe magnet powered Wide Range pickup in over 40 years, complemented by a calibrated Tim-Shaw-designed '70s Telecaster single-coil bridge pickup. Other touches include individual volume and tone controls for each pickup, 3-way toggle switch, original-era body radii, vintage-style hardware and a lacquer finish that lets the wood breathe naturally with resonant tone. A vintage-style hardshell case is included.


Series: American Original
Model Name: American Original 70s Telecaster Custom
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck: Maple
Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5" (241 mm)
Frets: 21, Vintage Tall
Position Inlays: Black or White Dot
Nut (Material/Width): Bone, 1.650" (42 mm)
Tuning Machines: Fender Vintage "F" Stamped
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Bridge: 3-Saddle Vintage Style Tele with Slotted Steel Saddles
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
Bridge Pickup: Vintage-Style '70s Single-Coil Tele (Bridge)
Neck Pickup: Tim Shaw Authentic CuNiFe Wide-Range Humbucking (Neck)
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Controls: Volume 1. (Bridge Pickup), Volume 2. (Neck Pickup), Tone 1. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 2. (Neck Pickup)
Control Knobs: Skirted Black Plastic with Numbered Indicators
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Strings: Fender USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
Case/Gig Bag: Vintage-Style Hardshell

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-488-1818

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