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-flavored 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.
Other specifications include:
Body Material Alder Body Finish Gloss Lacquer Body Shape Telecaster® Neck Material Maple Neck Finish Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Scale Length 25.5" (648 mm) Fingerboard Material Maple Fingerboard Radius 9.5" (241 mm) Number of Frets 21 Fret Size Vintage Tall Nut Material Bone Nut Width 1.650" (42 mm) Position Inlays Black Dot Truss Rod 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) Switching 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck 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 Neck Plate 3-Bolt "F" Stamped with Micro-Tilt™ Strings Fender® USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges) Other Features Vintage Tint Case/Gig Bag Vintage-Style Hardshell 8 lbs 4 oz #V08645
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