1973 Fender Telecaster Custom Black

John Shults

Posted on April 19 2020

Vintage 1973 Fender Telecaster Custom Black guitar

This clean 1973 Fender Telecaster Custom in Black finish came through the shop a few years ago. It was a very fine playing Fender Telecaster but it was also my favorite color! I'm always a vintage Fender guitar buyer but I especially love the Telecaster Custom model. Please contact me to sell a Fender Telecaster guitar.

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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 the iconic Telecaster bridge pickup but with the added thickness and heat of a good humbucker in the neck position. The extra volume and tone knobs allowed for a bit of flexibility when leveling out the two distinctive pickups and looked killer on the new pickguard design.

This clean 1973 Fender Telecaster Custom has just landed from the sister of the original owner. It's in really nice condition but does show evidence of light wear and playing time. It appears to be all original but for some solder touch up on the bridge pickup leads. The guitar required nothing but a light cleaning and setup. The neck is straight and the frets show very little playing wear.  It comes with the original case and bridge cover. We're confident you'll love playing this one as much as we do.

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