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 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…
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.…
1950 Fender Deluxe 5A3

1950 Fender Deluxe 5A3

Fender's Deluxe model amplifier has become an industry standard for solid body electric guitar tone since its introduction in 1948. Like the Telecaster, the Deluxe was a common early entry into rock and roll genre that helped to define the sound of popular music for decades to come. The "TV…
1966 Sears Silvertone 1482

1966 Sears Silvertone 1482

The 1963 Sears catalog introduced the 1480 series of amplifiers for their popular Silvertone line of electric guitars and amplifiers. Sears contracted with the Danelectro company of Neptune, NJ to build the 1481-1485 series that stayed in the catalog until about 1967. The 1482 had a very similar design to…