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Fender '72 Telecaster Deluxe - Black with Maple Fingerboard Reviews

4.0 stars based on 5 customer reviews
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  • Shayne
    from Atlanta September 8, 2010Music Background:
    Pro Musician

    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.

  • Jimbo Fields Acenas
    from STOCKTON CALILOVE ;) September 28, 2009Music Background:
    Active Musician

    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

  • Theo
    from Massachusetts March 5, 2016Music Background:
    Punk, Psychobilly, Rockabilly

    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!

  • Customer
    from November 22, 2006

    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.

  • Dwight O'Hane
    from Ontario Canada January 1, 2005

    72 Telecaster Re-Issue - Almost as nice as the original !

    I picked up this reissue on Friday, and havenít put it down. I made the mistake of my life selling my Ď78 tele deluxe and have been waiting for a reissue. (Guitars last forever - some relationships donít.....)

    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. Itís 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 wonít 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 itís 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!

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