Fender '72 Telecaster Deluxe - Black with Maple Fingerboard

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Maple Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Black
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Feel The Groove Of 1972!

The Fender '72 Telecaster Deluxe brings back a classic and distinctive solidbody electric guitar design. In the early 1970s, rock was moving into a "heavier" era, and players wanted thicker tone and more sustain than most single-coils could offer. The answer was a Telecaster with humbucking pickups designed by the legendary Seth Lover. This '72 Telecaster Deluxe features those Wide Range pickups, as well as a "C"-shaped neck with a large Strat-style headstock, hardtail Strat bridge, and cool, period-correct appointments. Get the sound of a classic era of rock with the '72 Telecaster Deluxe!

Fender '72 Telecaster Deluxe Features:
  • Body: Alder
  • Color: Black
  • Neck: Maple, C Shape, polyurethane
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Frets: 21 Medium-jumbo
  • Pickups: Two Wide Range humbucking
  • Pickguard: 3-ply black
  • Controls: Two volume, two tone
  • Switching: 3-way
  • Tuners: Vintage F
  • Bridge: Vintage Strat string through body hardtail
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Strings: Super 250L
  • Case: DeLuxe gig bag included

The Fender '72 Telecaster Deluxe re-creates the sound and vibe of a classic Tele!
NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Telecaster
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Alder
Body Finish Polyester
Color Black
Neck Material Maple, Bolt-on
Neck Shape C
Fingerboard Material Maple, 12" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Black dots
Number of Frets 21, Medium Jumbo
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.650"
Nut Material Synthetic Bone
Bridge/Tailpiece Hardtail
Tuners Vintage F-style tuners
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Wide-ranging Humbucker
Bridge Pickup Wide-ranging Humbucker
Controls 2 x volume, 2 x tone, 3-way pickup selector
Strings Fender USA 250L, (.009-.042)
Case Included Gig Bag
Manufacturer Part Number 0137702306

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4.5/5

Great Guitar

I picked this guitar up used and almost didn't only because I'm a made in USA snob. But this guitar really surprised me. It plays great and has a totally unique sound. With the right tube amp it has a beautiful warm clean tone as well as great overdrive tone. I'm thoroughly enjoying this guitar.
Music background: Pro Musician
4.5/5

glad I got it HellS YeS!!!

MY Play Style: Jazz,Alternative,Hardcore//Metal I personally love this guitar,This guitar gets plenty of dirt. If you don't get what you want out of it, then you need a new amp, cuz this thing can produce thousands of different sounds.The hardware works perfectly with the exception of the tone switch sticking to the low setting. This guitar is bulletproof, say what you want, this guitar could take on any strat any day. The tone is orgasmic, the sustain is unbelievable. Impeccable Guitar! Viva La Made in Mexico!!! :) I own it
Music background: Active Musician
4/5

Great Tele for any style!

I have one of these in Olympic White (awesome finish which is now hard to find!), and it's one of the few guitars that I've owned that I don't plan on selling or trading. The Fender wide range humbuckers sound great clean or driven. My only issue was the output jack...very noisy. Swapped out with a Switchcraft jack and Electrosocket mount....perfection! Easy fix for under $20. The tuning machines are solid and the nut is cut just right. You can't lose with these Deluxes!
Music background: Punk, Psychobilly, Rockabilly
3/5

Pretty good

so the guitar feels great and looks even better, but the only drawback for me was the pickup. Maybe i bought the wrong guitar for what i was trying to do, but this Tele Deluxe doesn't have that bite that i'm looking for when i palm mute. But by putting a Gibson Dirty Fingers humbucker in it all problems solved.
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72 Telecaster Re-Issue - Almost as nice as the original !

I picked up this reissue on Friday, and haven’t put it down. I made the mistake of my life selling my ‘78 tele deluxe and have been waiting for a reissue. (Guitars last forever - some relationships don’t.....) Out of the box the fit and finish jumped off the page - it gleams. Black on black, maple and chrome.... hummmmm..... very sexy. Although tunned down for shipping, the set up and intonation were bang on when tunned up to pitch. The neck is fast and slinky, and frets are all spot on - no buzzing or high spots. Tough to play slide on without raising the action. It’s very, very fast. This guitar was made to push amplifier tubes - no over the top stinging treble tele tones - lots of grit and grind outta the two big humbuckers. Having played the blues semi professionally for more than 25 years through strats and a variety of overdrive pedals, I won’t require any more wall warts! I turned it up through my clean channel on a Peavey Delta Blues and its got just the right bit of crunch. Select the neck pick up, roll of the tone knob and it's creamy tone all the way. Switch to the bridge and it's classic drive. Kicking into the drive channel, and unbeliebly there's still more tone! Plugging direct into the PA board, the guitar still carries its tone through the solid state circuitry, (less the pick attack and diminished warmth) Pugged into Behringer V2 its outstanding - the Tele Deluxe screams - in a really great sort of way! Through a '70 deluxe reverb it’s just heaven..... Down sides are few - the tuners are vintage so the gear ratio is low - hey this IS a reissue and technology has changed in everything - including tuners. A small problem with a loose pick up was immediately repaired by the dealer. Lost of less than complimentary things have been written about Mexican made Fenders. This is the third MIM Fender I have owned of a dozen guitars of various makes both middle and high end axes and these guitars are good value for money. The 72 tele deluxe reissue is no exception. In summary, this is a very affordable, well made, great sounding reissue blues/ classic rock guitar for intermediate and serious players alike. Consider changing the tuners. Well done Fender!
See also: Solidbody Guitars, Fender, Fender Solidbody Guitars