The top of the line American Original series boasts the highest build quality, specs and sound of any Fender production guitar. What you're getting here are specific features associated with a decade of Fender history.
'70s Telecasters handle higher gain better than any other vintage-inspired Fender and deliver a unique tone using the neck position Wide Range humbucker.
In the build department, the '70s Tele deviates very little from the classic formula. It's made of a lacquered alder body with a maple neck and rosewood fingerboard packing just 21 tall frets.
At a 25.5-inch scale length and 9.5-inch radius fretboard, the Tele playability is that which you know and love. The three-saddle bridge and bone nut ensure minimal string slippage and roadworthy stability.
The Wide Range neck humbucker was a game changer at the time. High gain lead tones were becoming far more commonplace and this was a guitar that could successfully achieve them.
Its wide bobbins and CuNiFe rod magnets allow for a creamy, brilliant sound in cleans, edge of break-up and drive. This is complimented by the thinner, lively Tim Shaw single coil in the bridge position.
- Body: Alder
- Body Finish: Gloss Lacquer
- Body Shape: Telecaster
- Neck Material: Maple
- Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
- Number of Frets: 21
- Frets Size: Vintage Tall
- String Nut: Bone
- Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
- 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
- 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