With the Fender 2018 Limited Edition '72 Telecaster with Bigsby in your hands, you can do anything. Anything musical, that is. The Tele took a huge leap forward in 1972 with the addition of a hot humbucking pickup in the neck position — quite possibly inspired by mods performed by guitarists like Mike Bloomfield on their beloved Teles. This axe delivers the Tele twang with the added punch of a neck-position Fender Wide Range humbucker. You also get Fender's cool '70s-style Bullet truss rod and Micro-Tilt neck adjustment along with a Fender Bigsby vibrato. If you're a Tele fan who's after affordable vintage vibe, you can't do better than the Fender Classic Series '72 Telecaster Bigsby.
When Fender originally designed the 1972 Telecaster model, they set out to create a more versatile guitar that would appeal to a new generation of more aggressive rock guitarists — as well as younger studio musicians whose predecessors had modified their Teles with vibratos and neck humbuckers for warmer jazz tones. So Fender included one of their Wide Range humbucking pickups in the neck position along with a single-coil Tele bridge pickup for that iconic, biting Telecaster lead tone you've heard on countless hits. Top that off with a full set of volume and tone controls for each pickup, and the 2018 Limited Edition '72 Telecaster with Bigsby makes dialing in the perfect sound a piece of cake.
Nothing beats the character and vintage vibe that a real Bigsby tailpiece adds to this '72 Telecaster. Based on the original design created by Paul A Bigsby, this meticulous Fender interpretation requires next to no effort to use, making it particularly easy to pull off slow, subtle, and extended bends. The Bigsby — along with the guitar's electronics, Bullet truss rod, Micro-Tilt neck adjustment, and 7.25"-radius maple fingerboard — gives it a distinctly '70s vintage vibe and a unique niche in the pantheon of amazing instruments that grace Music Experience's Guitar Gallery.
Adventurous guitarists started hot-rodding their Telecasters in the late '60s and early '70s with big-sounding humbucking neck pickups that lent new style and swagger to rock music. The Classic Series '72 Telecaster Custom brings it all back as an authentic evocation of its early-'70s ancestor, including the distinctive Fender Wide Range humbucking neck pickup, a large pickguard, cool skirted amp control knobs and more. A favorite of players from '70s rock to modern U.K. alt-rock and much more.
The Modern Wide Range humbucking pickups on this guitar expertly evoke the look of the famous Fender pickup design of the early 1970s, as used on original-era Telecaster Thinline, Telecaster Custom and Telecaster Deluxe models.
With authentic design and performance that evokes the Telecasters of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, this model features an American Vintage telecaster bridge with three saddles.
This specialized ’72 Telecaster model features the nicely authentic touch of sealed tuners stamped with the stylized capital "F" from the classic Fender script logo.
|Number of Strings||6|
|Body Finish||Gloss Polyester|
|Fingerboard Inlay||Black Dots|
|Number of Frets||21, Vintage Style|
|Bridge/Tailpiece||3-saddle String-thru Tele Bridge|
|Neck Pickup||Fender "Wide Range" Humbucking|
|Bridge Pickup||Standard Single-Coil Tele|
|Controls||2 x volume, 2 x tone, 3-way pickup selector|
|Strings||Fender USA, .009-.042|
|Case Included||Deluxe Gig Bag|
|Manufacturer Part Number||0141212321|