Like its ancestor, the Classic Series '72 Telecaster® Custom guitar combines the tradition of a single-coil bridge pickup with the supercharged sound of a humbucking neck pickup. Features include an alder body, maple neck with three-bolt plate and Micro-Tilt™ adjustment, maple or rosewood fingerboard, single-coil Telecaster bridge pickup, Fender Wide Range humbucking neck pickup, and vintage-style bridge and tuners.
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I read a review of this in an old issue of Guitar World and knew that I definitely had to give this guitar a try. Being too guitar romantic I purchased it unplayed and was not disappointed. Being a Stones fan I put it through some Keef moves before trying some different styles of music. The neck pickup is warm and mellow and perfect for blues or jazz as any decent neck pickup should be. Also great for a muddy Kyuss/Queens of the Stone Age high gain tone. The bridge pick-up is amazing at everything from clean country to high gain punk rock. I gig with this guitar on a regular basis and night after night it puts up with some heavy abuse. The fact that this guitar is just so tremendously fun to play has made it my go to for song-writing (a task that I tend to abhor). The only issue I can see anyone having with this guitar is the placement of the pickup selector. Having owned a Les Paul style guitar this was not a huge issue for me. In conclusion, this guitar is good for any style of music with the possible exception of some more modern metal (I imagine someone will prove me wrong though). If you gig and need something with great tonal diversity, buy this instrument!
anthonyhooligan owns this item
I bought this guitar last year, I am impressed by both the tone, powerful enough, and the modest price.
Really good buy before you buy an American Tele.
In my country (Italy) Luciano Ligabue, a famous singer, owns this guitar.
Liuktrattorista owns this item
WOW, for my first guitar, this is definitely the best choice. i have the
95 reissue, its great, the feel and the sound
Aliengaz owns this item
Love this guitar, but had to make a couple of changes. It shouldn't have 250 pots for the humbucker and the switch felt really clunky. Plays great and sounds great now.
chrisj1602 owns this item
If you can only have one electric guitar, this is probably the one you need to have. It can handle all genres and styles of music you might play. You don't see a whole lot of these around and I find that original parts are also hard to find. But if you get this guitar setup by a professional, you will have yourself a tremendous, workhorse guitar. It's tough, looks and sounds fabulous and if you learn how to utilize the pickup selector along with the tone and volume controls, you can create some very diverse and sounds. I am totally pleased with mine. Maybe, it's because it's my first "real" electric guitar. (You know, your first love is special!) But at any rate, I wouldn't trade mine for anything. l get the traditional tele twang when I want it to a sweet mellow tone from the humbucker. What else can you want from an electric guitar. It holds its tuning exceptionally well and the versatility can't be beat. An exceptional instrument well worth the street price.
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|Model Name:||Classic Series '72 Telecaster® Custom, Maple Fingerboard, Black|
|Neck Finish:||Gloss Urethane|
|Neck Shape:||"C" Shape|
|Scale Length:||25.5" (648 mm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||7.25" (184.1 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||21|
|String Nut:||Synthetic Bone|
|Nut Width:||1.650" (42 mm)|
|Position Inlays:||Black Dot|
|Truss Rod Nut:||Bullet Style|
|Neck Plate:||3-Bolt "F" Stamped with Micro-Tilt™|
|Bridge Pickup:||Standard Single-Coil Tele|
|Neck Pickup:||Fender "Wide Range" Humbucking|
|Controls:||Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)|
|Pickup Switching:||3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup|
|Bridge:||3-Saddle American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Tele with Chrome Barrel Saddles|
|Tuning Machines:||Fender Vintage "F" Stamped|
|Control Knobs:||Skirted Amp Knobs|
|Switch Tips:||Aged White|
|Strings:||Fender® USA 250L, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)|
|Unique Features:||3-Bolt Neck Plate with Micro-Tilt™ Adjustment, "Bullet" Truss Rod Nut, Black Dot Position Inlays, Synthetic Bone Nut|
|Included Accessories:||Deluxe Gig Bag|
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