Many Tele players understand the virtues of having a humbucker in the neck position and a single-coil pickup at the bridge, and that's exactly what you get with the Fender Vintera '70s Telecaster Custom solidbody electric guitar. Its neck profile and playing feel are derived from some of the best examples of '70s Teles. And by giving you individual volume and tone controls for each pickup, plus 3-way switching, you have a ton of flexibility when it comes to dialing in your tone. Complete with period-correct aesthetics, the Fender Vintera '70s Telecaster Custom will definitely scratch your Tele itch.
Not everyone prefers the baseball bat necks of '50s Telecasters — for players that prefer a slimmer, faster feel, the Vintera '70s Telecaster Custom features a Slim "C" neck profile. For a vintage touch, however, it also features a rounder 7.25" fretboard radius. Whether you're chording or soloing, the Vintera '70s Telecaster Custom sets a solid platform for your fretwork.
Fender designed the Wide Range humbucking pickup in the Vintera '70s Telecaster Deluxe to sound bold and fat, delivering the punchy character you'd expect from a Tele. It's the perfect match for the snappy single-coil pickup in the bridge position. And your sonic options are vast when you explore the control scheme. You'll find volume and tone controls for each pickup, plus 3-way pickup switching. Guitarists at Music Experience dig this variation on the classic Tele controls, allowing you to dial back the tone on the bridge pickup without dulling your neck pickup's tone when using them in conjunction.
The Vintera Series offers Fender’s most popular models in a myriad of shapes and sizes. These instruments are ideal for players who dig vintage-style Fenders, but feel that American Original and Custom Shop guitars are out of their reach. Vintera Series instruments are available in both Vintage and Modified configurations: Vintage models span the ’50s to the ’70s, with period-correct specifications for each era, while Modified models look like vintage instruments but include modern updates that contemporary guitarists will appreciate. All Vintera Series guitars and basses boast Tim Shaw–designed pickups and are available in a wide array of vintage-inspired colors. The guitarists here at Music Experience have found the Vintera Series to be the perfect introduction to Fender’s iconic lineup of legendary instruments.
For players who want the style and sound of Fender’s golden era, we created the Vintera ‘70s Telecaster Custom. Equipped with the coveted features that defined the decade—including period-accurate neck profile and playing feel, along with re-voiced pickups—this guitar has all of the articulation and punch that made the Telecaster a legend. We recreated the pickups to sound more like the ‘70s originals. By combining the vintage-style single-coil bridge pickup with a fat-sounding Wide Range humbucking neck pickup we added some beef to the traditional Tele® bite. The “Thin C”-shaped neck has a 7.25”-radius fingerboard with 21 vintage-style frets for classic feel. A vintage-style Tele® bridge with three steel barrel saddles gives this Telecaster its characteristic twang, while “F”-stamped tuning machines offer period-correct aesthetics, classic feel and rock-solid tuning stability. Other features include three-bolt neck plate, chrome hardware and vintage-style strap buttons. Includes deluxe gig bag.
A classic Fender tone wood, alder’s sound is balanced with equal doses of lows, mids and highs.
Remarkably comfortable, the “Thin C"-shaped neck profile is sculpted for a period-correct playing feel that’s comfortable for all players.
We revoiced the pickups to be more 70s-accurate. They’re crisp and articulate, with improved string-to-string volume balance.
Hosting 21 vintage-style frets, the 7.25”-radius fingerboard provides the comfortable playing feel of a vintage instrument.
This Telecaster has a classic bridge with a rock-solid string-through-body design and three steel “barrel” saddles for extra bite.
These tuning machines offer the look and feel of classic machines with the added benefit of enhanced tuning stability.
|Body Shape||Vintera '70s Telecaster Custom|
|Number of Strings||6|
|Body Finish||Gloss Polyester|
|Neck Material||Pau Ferro|
|Neck Shape||Thin C|
|Fingerboard Inlay||White Dots|
|Number of Frets||21, Vintage|
|Nut Material||Synthetic Bone|
|Bridge/Tailpiece||3-saddle American Vintage String-through body|
|Tuners||Vintage-style "F" Stamped|
|Neck Pickup||Fender Wide Range Humbucker|
|Bridge Pickup||Vintage-style '70s Single-coil|
|Controls||2 x volume, 2 x tone, 3-way toggle pickup switch|
|Strings||Fender NPS, .009-.042|
|Case Included||Gig Bag|
|Manufacturer Part Number||0149723340|