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Fender American Original '70s Telecaster Custom MN, Vintage Blonde

Original price £1,789.00
Current price £1,659.00

The American Original series is a truly iconic range from Fender. '70s Telecasters handle higher gain better than any other vintage-inspired Fender and deliver a unique tone using the neck position Wide Range humbucker. 

Overview:

In the build department, the '70s Tele deviates very little from the classic formula. It's made of a lacquered alder body with a maple neck and rosewood fingerboard packing just 21 tall frets. At a 25.5-inch scale length and 9.5-inch radius fretboard, the Tele playability is that which you know and love. The three-saddle bridge and bone nut ensure minimal string slippage and roadworthy stability.

he Wide Range neck humbucker was a game changer at the time. High gain lead tones were becoming far more commonplace and this was a guitar that could successfully achieve them. 

Its wide bobbins and CuNiFe rod magnets allow for a creamy, brilliant sound in cleans, edge of break-up and drive. This is complimented by the thinner, lively Tim Shaw single coil in the bridge position.


Specifications:

  • Body Finish: Gloss Lacquer
  • Body Material: Alder
  • Body Shape: Telecaster
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Gloss Nitro
  • Neck Shape:
  • Scale Length: 25.5 (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5 (241 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Size: Vintage Tall
  • Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.650 (42mm)
  • Position Inlays: Black or White Dot
  • Bridge Pickup: Vintage-Style '70s Single-Coil Tele
  • Middle Pickup:
  • 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)
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Bridge: 3-Saddle Vintage-Style Tele® with Slotted Steel Saddles
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuners: Fender® Vintage F Stamped
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
  • Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
  • Case: Deluxe Hardshell