Fender '72 Telecaster Deluxe - Walnut Stain with Maple Fingerboard

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Maple Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Walnut Stain
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Fender '72 Telecaster Deluxe - Walnut Stain with Maple Fingerboard
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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: Walnut Stain
  • 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 Walnut Stain
Neck Material Maple, Bolt-on
Neck Shape C-shape
Fingerboard Material Maple, 12" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Black dots
Number of Frets 21, Medium Jumbo
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.650"
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 0137702392

Customer Reviews

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Great Tele for Everything

This Tele had all the right pieces, I love the 4 knob and the selector switch in this configuration. Love the seventies headstock. This is a tone machine despite it doesn't sport the original spec'ed Wide Range Humbuckers. Whatever it is loaded with sounds great and has very good balanced tone. That being said, it is important to change out the 250K pots to 500K definitely opens them up. Smooth maple neck makes playing a breeze and it's a Hard Tail, whats not to love there. Wonderful overall instrument it can produce roaring full on distortion or smooth like glass jazz and anything in between. Wouldn't trade it at all, Great, Great , Great !

Amazing guitar, even better with a few minor upgrades

I'm so very happy with this guitar. It arrived from sweetwater with a perfect action and intonation. It plays like a dream. The sound is very full and warm, and really sounds great when complimented by a good amp. The neck feels pretty fat, but it's grown on me. As for cons, there are few and they're really easy to overcome. The tuners are very touchy. The thing stays in tune VERY well (surprises me every time I play), but it can be difficult to tune in the first place due to the low gear ratio on the "vintage style" tuning machines. Upgrade to a better tuner if it bugs you. Personally, I just got used to being a little more careful when tuning. When I was researching the guitar, I saw that a lot of people change out the volume pots for 500k pots. The 250k pots the guitar comes with cause the volume control to be more of an on/off switch than a volume control. Anyway, not a necessary upgrade I don't think, but you'll get a lot more tonal options with a better pot. The gig bag it comes with is terrible. Might as well wrap it in paper. Also the new strings it comes with must be changed immediately. All in all, great price, great sound, and sweetwater really did a great job getting it to me in such excellent playing condition.
Music background: touring band


I love it. Everything I expected. If it weren't for the connector not grabbing hold of the guitar cords, I'd have given a better rating. Sounds like an easy fix, though. I'm really pleased with my purchase.
Music background: playing guitar since i was 8. played some clubs and parties. still do occassionally. it's just great fun, mostly.
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