Classic Series '72 Telecaster® Custom

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Classic Series '72 Telecaster® Custom, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst $799.99

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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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All around awesome!

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anthonyhooligan on July 28, 2014 (updated July 28, 2014)
Blues Alternative Rock Classic Rock Heavy Metal Folk Country Bluegrass

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!

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Very good for semiprofessionist

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Liuktrattorista on February 20, 2014 (updated February 21, 2014)
Semi-Professional Blues R&B Funk Alternative Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Folk Country Reggae / Ska Punk

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.

Bye, Liuktrattorista

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Great guitar

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Pruppe on October 2, 2013
Amateur Blues Rock Classic Rock

Awesome guitar for the money, it's great for classic rock and blues rock.

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Tele

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Aliengaz on May 4, 2013
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WOW, for my first guitar, this is definitely the best choice. i have the
95 reissue, its great, the feel and the sound

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Nearly great

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chrisj1602 on February 19, 2013
Semi-Professional Blues Alternative Rock Classic Rock

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.

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A "Must have Guitar"

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wbt457 on February 18, 2013
Amateur Blues R&B Gospel Funk Jazz Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Folk Reggae / Ska

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, Rosewood Fingerboard, Black
Model Number: 0137500306
Series: Classic
Advertised Price: $799.99
Color: Black

Body

Body
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Polyester
Body Shape: Telecaster®

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
Neck Shape: "C" Shape
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Vintage-Style
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™

Electronics

Electronics
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
Pickup Configuration: SH

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 3-Saddle American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Tele with Chrome Barrel Saddles
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tuning Machines: Fender Vintage "F" Stamped
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
Control Knobs: Skirted Amp Knobs
Switch Tips: Aged White

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
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
  • Classic Series '72 Telecaster® Custom, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst

    #0137500300

    $799.99

  • Classic Series '72 Telecaster® Custom, Rosewood Fingerboard, Black

    #0137500306

    $799.99

  • Classic Series '72 Telecaster® Custom, Maple Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst

    #0137502300

    $799.99

  • Classic Series '72 Telecaster® Custom, Maple Fingerboard, Black

    #0137502306

    $799.99