Fender Telecaster Custom - USA 1978
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Fender has a long history with the Telecaster, and in the 1970s, they decided to spice things up a bit by introducing the "Custom" version.
The body was made of alder, and Fender offered it in various finishes like sunburst and black - this particular model in a beautiful blonde finish. The combination of the double-bound body and the different finishes really gave it a touch of elegance.
The Telecaster Custom came equipped with two pickups - a single-coil bridge pickup and a humbucker in the neck position. This configuration gave players a wider range of tones to play around with, making it a versatile guitar for different styles of music.
In terms of controls, you had the standard setup with a three-way pickup selector switch, volume and tone knobs. But what's cool is that they also included a coil-splitting switch for the neck humbucker. With that, you could get some sweet single-coil tones from the neck pickup, which added even more sonic possibilities.
Over the years, the Telecaster Custom has gained a loyal following among guitarists who appreciate its unique looks and versatile sound. It's definitely a guitar with a lot of character and a piece of Fender's rich history.
The bridge is a replaced, non-original six saddle bridge, which offers fine tuning of intonation on every string.
Overall it is a fine sounding '78 Telecaster Custom in great playing condition, with a good set of pickups that deliver that classic Tele punch & twang.
Comes in non-original hard shell case in excellent condition.
Scale length: 25.5"
Fretboard Radius: 7.25"
Weight: 4.26kg / 9.39lbs
Action at 1st fret: 0.50mm
Action at 12th fret: 2.5mm
Neck depth at 1st fret: 21.89mm
Neck depth at 12th fret: 23.88mm
Nut Width: 41.8mm
12 fret width: 51.35mm
Neck material: Maple
Fretboard inlays: Black Dot
Front Pickup: Fender Wide Range Humbucker
Bridge Pickup: Fender Single Coil
Tuners: 'F' Stamped Schallers
Pickguard: 3-ply Black
Bridge: Non-original copper 6-saddle
Case: Non-Original HSC