At the dawn of the seventies, as popular music trended towards the fatter tones of humbucking pickups into overdriven amps, Fender hired legendary humbucking 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. The Telecaster® Custom was discontinued in 1979 and real CuNiFe-magnet pickups disappeared with them.
The American Original ‘70s Telecaster Custom features the first authentic CuNiFe magnet powered Wide Range neck pickup in over 40 years, complimented by a calibrated Tim-Shaw-designed ‘70s Telecaster single-coil bridge pickup. Controls include individual volume and tone for each pickup and an upper-bout 3-way toggle switch. Other touches include original-era body radii, vintage-style hardware - including F logo tuners and bullet truss rod adjust and a lacquer finish that lets the wood breathe naturally with resonant tone. A vintage-style hardshell case is included.
Body Material - Alder
Body Finish - Gloss Lacquer
Body Shape - Telecaster®
Neck Material - Maple
Neck Finish - Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Scale Length - 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Material - Maple
Fingerboard Radius - 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets - 21
Fret Size - Narrow Tall
Nut Material - Bone
Nut Width - 1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays - Black Dot
Truss Rod - Bullet Style
Bridge Pickup - Vintage-Style '70s Single-Coil Tele®
Neck Pickup - Tim Shaw Authentic CuNiFe Wide-Range Humbucking
Controls - Volume 1. (Bridge Pickup), Volume 2. (Neck Pickup), Tone 1. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 2. (Neck Pickup)
Switching - 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Configuration - SH
Bridge - 3-Saddle Vintage-Style Tele® with Slotted Steel Saddles
Hardware Finish - Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines - Fender® Vintage "F" Stamped
Pickguard - 3-Ply Black/White/Black
Control Knobs - Skirted Black Plastic with Numbered Indicators
Neck Plate - 3-Bolt "F" Stamped with Micro-Tilt™
Case/Gig Bag - Vintage-Style Hardshell
*Models are subject to change without notice*
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