1974 Fender Telecaster Custom Black
Posted on April 20 2021
This vintage 1974 Fender Telecaster Custom electric guitar in Black finish came through the shop a few years ago. I'm always looking for vintage Fender Telecaster guitars but I especially love the Telecaster Custom. You can contact me here 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 ionic 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 1974 Fender Telecaster Custom came in from the son 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, setup, and repair the bridge pickup leads to save the original coil. The neck is straight and the frets show moderate playing wear. It comes with the original case, leather strap, capo, coily cable, and bridge cover (sold thank you!).