1974 Fender Telecaster Deluxe Walnut

1974 Fender Telecaster Deluxe Walnut

"Telecaster Deluxe: A brand new Fender guitar featuring two Humbucking pickups." -1972 Fender catalog entry. Fender's Telecaster Deluxe was one of three new designs for the Telecaster model expansion in 1972 featuring a solid Alder contour body, two Seth Lover designed humbucking pickups, and a Stratocaster style headstock with sealed…
1974 Fender Telecaster Thinline

1974 Fender Telecaster Thinline

Fender's "Thinline" version of the popular Telecaster model was designed by Roger Rossmeisl and debuted in 1968. After a short time routing the body under the pickguard (called the "Smuggler's Tele"),Rossmeisl decided instead to chamber the body and added an attractive F hole route in the bass side lower bout.…
1973 Fender Telecaster Custom Black

1973 Fender Telecaster Custom Black

Fender's Telecaster Custom model took a wild turn in 1972 when they deleted the body binding, replaced the neck pickup with the new Wide Range humbucker and extra potentiometers, and replaced the four bolt neck with the new Microtilt joint. The resulting guitar allowed the player to take advantage of…
1974 Fender Telecaster Custom

1974 Fender Telecaster Custom

Fender's Telecaster Custom model took a wild turn in 1972 when they deleted the body binding, replaced the neck pickup with the new Wide Range humbucker and extra potentiometers, and replaced the four bolt neck with the new Microtilt joint. The resulting guitar allowed the player to take advantage of…
1969 Fender Telecaster Olympic White

1969 Fender Telecaster Olympic White

Leo Fender's Telecaster model broke boundaries and has remained a standard in both the vintage playing and collecting guitar arenas. The Telecaster has been in constant production since its introduction as the Broadcaster in 1951. The standard Telecaster went through modest changes for a Fender guitar throughout the early 1970s. The Telecaster…
1973 Fender Telecaster

1973 Fender Telecaster

It's amazing how Leo Fender got the Telecaster so right so early on in the electric guitar's history. What was original the Broadcaster became the Telecaster in 1951 because of a dispute with Gretsch and the model name for their drum kit at the time. The standard Telecaster went through modest…
1972 Fender Telecaster Left Handed

1972 Fender Telecaster Left Handed

Leo Fender's Telecaster model broke boundaries and has remained a standard in both the vintage playing and collecting guitar arenas. The Telecaster has been in constant production since its introduction as the Broadcaster in 1951. The standard Telecaster went through modest changes for a Fender guitar throughout the early 1970s. The Telecaster…
1974 Fender Telecaster Deluxe

1974 Fender Telecaster Deluxe

Fender must have been eyeing Seth Lover's Gibson made humbucker design for almost a decade and a half before they were able to get one of their own by 1971. Lover had already designed a wide range pickup but apparently Gibson didn't like it since the stock was sold to…
1966 Fender Jazzmaster

1966 Fender Jazzmaster

"FENDER JAZZMASTER: There is no more convincing proof of the fine playing qualities of the Fender Jazzmaster than its rapid acceptance by guitarists throughout the world during the past few years. This remarkable guitar incorporates all the well known Fender developments including the "off-set" body design, smooth tremolo action plus separate…
1966 Fender Jazzmaster

1966 Fender Jazzmaster

Leo Fender debuted the new Jazzmaster model in the summer 1958 catalog with a radical new shape: the offset contour waist. Many Jazz players at the time preferred playing guitar sitting down and Leo wanted the body to fit comfortably over the player's knee, fitted nicely to the rib cage.…
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