€1,999.00

Fender American Original 70s Tele Custom VBL

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-flavoured 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.

Product Specs
Model Name American Original 70s Telecaster® Custom, Maple Fingerboard, Vintage Blonde
Model #0110182807
Series American Original
Country Of Origin US
Colour Vintage Blonde
Body Alder
Body Finish Gloss Lacquer
Body Shape Telecaster®
Neck Material Maple
Neck Finish Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Scale Length 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Maple
Fingerboard Radius 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets 21
Frets Size Vintage Tall
String Nut Bone
Nut Width 1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays Black Dot
Truss Rods 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)
Pickup Switching 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
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
Strings Fender® USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
Unique Features Vintage Tint
Dimensions 6.30x17.20x43.60 IN
Weight 21.45 LB
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