Summary: In order to combat the popularity of the Gibson Les Paul in the increasingly “heavy” rock scene of the early seventies, Fender decided to drop its single-coil-only policy and develop its own mean, twin-humbucker machine: the Telecaster Deluxe. Employing none other than Seth Lover, the man who had designed the original humbucker for Gibson, they launched the “wide-range” humbucker. This pickup has since gained a following for its unique tone. This 1977 Tele Deluxe is in immaculate shape & it has recently been set up & inspected by our in-house luthier. It comes with the original hardshell case, hand tags and owner’s manual.

Body: Solid body, single cutaway with a beautiful sunburst finish and large 3 ply b/w/b pickguard.

Neck: Maple neck with black dot inlays, 21 frets, 25.5” scale length, 1 9/16” nut width, big 1970’s headstock, 3-bolt neck joint, bullet truss rod,

Pickups/Hardware: 2 Seth Lover designed humbuckers, 2 volume knobs, 2 tone knobs, 3-way switch, original Fender tuning keys, chrome hardware, 3-ply BWB pickguard.

Cosmetics: This Fender is in immaculate shape for its age with no breaks, cracks, repairs or major blemishes to note besides a ding on the back edge (see picture). There are some pick scratches on the pickguard and some very light scratches on the body. All wear is very minor, this guitar was clearly cared for.

Playability: Our in-house guitar tech has just inspected, setup and restrung this guitar with a new set of 10s. The neck is straight, the truss rod is fully functioning and the action has been setup low and comfortable. The frets are in great shape with no major grooves or divots from use and it plays beautifully up and down the fingerboard with no dead spots or choking out.

Modifications: n/a

Weight: 8 lbs, 8 oz.

Case: This vintage Fender Tele Deluxe comes with the original hard-shell case with original owners manual and hand tags & we will ship it professionally packed and fully insured!

Empire Guitars RI

Empire Guitars RI

Very Good
Original Hard
10 Years
Empire Guitars RI
Empire Guitars
Providence, RI
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3 days on used and vintage gear. 14 days on new items. Buyer pays shipping both ways. No returns on shipped amplifiers. New items returned with out all packing materials and included inserts will be charged a 15% restocking fee.