Originally produced from 1972 to 1981 the Telecaster Deluxe is a beloved part of the Fender line. And while re-introduced in 2004, only the originals boast the fabulous Seth Lover designed humbucking pickups which have made these guitars so sought after.
The early 70s Telecaster Deluxe was Fender’s answer to the Gibson Les Paul. It is an extremely versatile guitar for those who may want the grunt, punch & power of a Les Paul, but with a Fender feel.
The explosive sounding "wide range" pickups were specially designed for Fender by Seth Lover to top the humbuckers he designed for Gibson a few years before.
This guitar is in fine condition considering its recent 47th birthday. Except for some expected player wear, a few small dings and 3 small chips in the lacquer at the rear of the neck, it presents pretty much as original to its 1970s origins.
Single cutaway ash body with contoured back cutaway
Natural polyurethane finish
One piece maple neck with black dot markers
21 original medium jumbo frets in good condition
1970s Stratocaster-style headstock
Six-on-one-side sealed back Fender tuners
Cast bridge with 6 individual adjustable saddles
2 x “wide range” Fender humbucking pickups
2 x volume & 2 x tone controls
Three-way control switch
Weight is 9.2 lbs
Neck date stamp is 1973
Pot codes are 1377309 which date to February 1973. The neck tone pot has been replaced.
This is a true Fender classic from the Sexy Seventies when beats were big and so were collars, lapels, shoes and headstocks. It is a fat sounding, humbucking Fender in good condition, with balls to burn and tons of tone. It has the slinky Fender neck feel and 25.5” scale preferred by many top players. Everything appears to be in original condition as on its day of birth, except for the case and that one tone pot.
Comes in an after market black tolex hard case in good condition.