1974 Fender Telecaster Custom

John Shults

Posted on April 06 2020

Fender Telecaster Custom electric guitar black vintage 1974

This vintage 1974 Fender Telecaster Custom electric guitar in Black finish came through the shop a few years ago. It was a phenomenal sounding guitar and a joy to play. I'm always looking to buy vintage Fender Telecaster guitars but I especially love the Telecaster Custom. Please contact me here to sell my vintage Fender Telecaster guitar.

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 has just landed 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. 

Black Fender Telecaster Custom electric guitar, vintage 1974

Fender Telecaster Custom headstock

Fender Wide Range Humbucking pickup, Telecaster Custom

Fender Telecaster Custom Black vintage 1974 electric guitar

Fender Telecaster Custom Black electric guitar vintage

Headstock, Fender Telecaster Custom Black electric guitar

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