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Fender Classic Series '72 Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar

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In this first-ever reproduction, the Fender '72 Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar duplicates every cosmetic nuance of the original introduced over three decades ago. Crafted with an alder body, one-pi... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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In this first-ever reproduction, the Fender '72 Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar duplicates every cosmetic nuance of the original introduced over three decades ago. Crafted with an alder body, one-piece C-shaped maple neck, a Strat headstock, 6-saddle string-thru bridge, dual humbuckers with alnico magnets for unique fat and gritty Tele tone, and 3-way switching. Includes deluxe Fender gig bag.

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  • Exact duplicate of original
  • Alder body
  • '70s large Strat headstock
  • One-piece C-shaped maple neck
  • 3-bolt neck plate with Micro-Tilt adjustment
  • Bullet truss rod nut
  • 21 medium jumbo frets
  • 6-saddle string-thru bridge
  • Dual humbuckers with alnico magnets for fat, gritty tone
  • Chrome pickup covers
  • 3-way switching
  • Black dot position inlays
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FenderClassic Series '72 Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 44 reviews)

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Inspect It First, Then Buy It

The pickups in this guitar make it completely worth it - big, thick, sound. Output is good, tone shapping is good. The whole thing is pretty solid. Two cautions - the neck...Read complete review

The pickups in this guitar make it completely worth it - big, thick, sound. Output is good, tone shapping is good. The whole thing is pretty solid. Two cautions - the neck has a microtilt which is not my favorite because the neck just doesn't feel as stable at the neck joint. Secondly, and most importantly, the quality control on the neck alignment is terrible. I've seen probably five of these guitars and three of them were crooked at the cutaway (meaning the low E at the twelfth fret was almost off the fretboard. Be sure to put your hands on the guitar, look down the neck, and make sure alignment is even. I got a good one and this has been my favorite guitar after having a LP Jr, Strat, and a Tele. Don't even worry about the MIM - That means very little nowadays. I wish it didn't have to break the $500 mark.

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Be Prepared

I received this guitar a few days ago and although I love its look and what the pickups are capable of (at least in my case) be prepared to do some work. The...Read complete review

I received this guitar a few days ago and although I love its look and what the pickups are capable of (at least in my case) be prepared to do some work. The intonation was off, no big deal if you know how to tweak it, but the biggest suck factor of all is that the nut came unfinished. There were slots for the strings but they were basically all filed or not filed for any string other than the high E. So I had to actually file the nut for the strings. Okay.... that was a pain, strike 2, then to top it all off the pickups weren't properly adjusted nor were the pole pieces. And let me tell you something, after about two hours of adjusting I still can't get a D chord to sound without a terrible tremolo sound. This guitar sounds awesome for soloing and even some drop D heavy stuff but I'm at the point where I might just have to take it in for a professional to get the pickups right. Basically this is a project guitar (for me, I don't know if all of these are made by incompetent workers) so be prepared to put some money into it. The look, feel, and sound as far as single note play is great. Just don't get your hopes up for this thing to jam out of the box.

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(66 of 83 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Inspect It First, Then Buy It

By BA55PLAY3R

from Dallas, TX

Comments about Fender Classic Series '72 Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar:

The pickups in this guitar make it completely worth it - big, thick, sound. Output is good, tone shapping is good. The whole thing is pretty solid. Two cautions - the neck has a microtilt which is not my favorite because the neck just doesn't feel as stable at the neck joint. Secondly, and most importantly, the quality control on the neck alignment is terrible. I've seen probably five of these guitars and three of them were crooked at the cutaway (meaning the low E at the twelfth fret was almost off the fretboard. Be sure to put your hands on the guitar, look down the neck, and make sure alignment is even. I got a good one and this has been my favorite guitar after having a LP Jr, Strat, and a Tele. Don't even worry about the MIM - That means very little nowadays. I wish it didn't have to break the $500 mark.

(28 of 37 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gorgeous Guitar

By Wallis

from Houston

Comments about Fender Classic Series '72 Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar:

The telecaster in itself is an amazing guitar for many rock genres. Now it isn't for heavy metal and grindcore or whatever, but it's and amazing guitar. But the dual humbuckers add that meat to the distortion to make it FABULOUS is distortion. I use it in recording and it flows like a mother. Took a while for me to figure out the tuning knobs though? I don't know. I geuss it's just me.

(23 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Versatile..does most all styles well

By Don40va

from Fredericksburg.Va

Comments about Fender Classic Series '72 Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar:

If youre not married to any given style..this guitar may very well be the awnser..Best neck action youll find by far at anything near its price range..makes average players sound good with it's easy neck..and the pickups produce a wide variety of sound from twangy "Tele"..to bright "strat" to growling Les.Paul .Good guitar for the professional wanting to cut down on stage clutter with multiple axes on stage..and great for the hobby /novice or beginner who wants to play a little of everything.

(21 of 35 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Rocks hard

By Leif Erickson

from Reykjavik, Iceland

Comments about Fender Classic Series '72 Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar:

This guitar aims to please, and it does. It fits my music styles pretty darn well which is thrash metal to hardcore punk to jazz, it does it all. I play through a bass amp (gallien krueger 112) and it does pretty well. All in all don't think, just buy the Fender telecaster deluxe

(19 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fender 72 Telecaster

By FenderDg11e

from California

Comments about Fender Classic Series '72 Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar:

I just purchased this guitar on March 14th and wow! the distortion on this guitar is AMAZING! I mainly play rock/punk rock and this guitar can do it all. Beautiful guitar great distortion sounds nice on clean channel as well. Definitely worth the money.

(17 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

never would have thought

By ben

from colorado springs, co

Comments about Fender Classic Series '72 Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar:

I never in my life considered a tele, but I had seen this one and it sparked my interest a bit, so I checked it out now it is my favorite of my collection, whether I am in the mood to play beatles, or metallica, the only thing I will do to this thing is probably change the tone pots, but my poor ibanez, laguna, and les paul are going to collect a little dust for a while

(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful Sound

By Politik8112

from Marlton, NJ

Comments about Fender Classic Series '72 Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar:

Last Christmas i got this Tele and I was so happy that I chose this one over the others. I play a lot of Coldplay, Oasis and U2 and this guitar seems to fit all bands very well. Like everone else says, the pcikups make the sound like three guitars: Tele, Strat, and Les Paul. It's a very versitile guitar and well made. As of now i have no complaints except for the price. It seems way too high and should be cut considerably. I strongly recommend this weapon of mass destruction because it can really rock out.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Thunder

By Victor Schmit

from Memphis, TN

Comments about Fender Classic Series '72 Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar:

This Fender rolls thunder and purrs gently when asked. It handles well through quick chord metamorphosis and it moves in time with you through solos. "Deluxe" says it all. Don't be intimidated, though: It's a powerful instrument and seamlessly versatile, but it's approachable and easy to get acquainted with. It will become a best friend. (Double check the high E string before purchase to be sure it isn't off or slightly off the fret board.) If it's all set properly, plug in and hang on!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worth a try, then worth your money!

By Joseph the Bear

from Dallas, TX

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Comments about Fender Classic Series '72 Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar:

I've owned this for a year and a half and have used it on stage regularly. This is definitely what you want to go for if you enjoy Fender guitars but want a very warm tone. I enjoy Gibson sound but the Fender feel, and this guitar gives me a healthy dose of each. I haven't paid for set up or have had to tweak anything on it since I bought it, and I'm an absolute stickler with intonation and action. I've received compliments after performing from tone-junkies and more experienced musicians than me. I'm definitely glad I bought this.
-12" neck radius is super comfortable to play for long periods of time, lead or rhythm.
-Deep, thick, warm tone gives it good tone for gritty rock, hardcore, or jazz!
-Pickups don't feel too hot to me, not as pronounced bite as a single coil (of course); wouldn't be my choice for blues or country.
-Low action, no buzz, clean intonation.
-Tuners work great. I've played on stage for a few hours almost straight and it has stayed in tune.
-Thick, rich Gibson sound with familiar Fender feel and comfort.

(5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome guitar

By SOS man

from Pensacola, FL

Comments about Fender Classic Series '72 Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar:

This guitar is awesome! I currently have a Les Paul Studio and i just purchased this axe. It sounds wonderful through my Marshall. The neck pickup has a Les Paul sound, the middle setting has a Stratsy sound, and the bridge pickup has a Tele sound.

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful Sound

By Michael Diamente

from West Paterson, NJ

Comments about Fender Classic Series '72 Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar:

I got the black '72 Deluxe Telecaster for Christmas and I love it. But, what really blews me away is how beautiful the sound is. I was at my uncle's house and he has a white Tele Standard. But I plugged mine into his amp, gave him an "A", and the sound blew both of us away. "Thank You, Fender".

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great

By Amanda

from Texas

Comments about Fender Classic Series '72 Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar:

I fell in love with this guitar the first time I saw it in the magazine. It is an awesome guitar. It has a low rock sound with a little of the tele twang in it still! One thing to watch out about it... the neck... The 6th string rolls off at about the 14th fret. Other than that, great guitar!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Goldilocks Would LOVE This Guitar!

By Cody

from DFW Texas

Comments about Fender Classic Series '72 Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar:

Man it was a hard road to get to this guitar but it was absolutely worth it. I've gone thru quite a few phases over the last 20 years & have owned everything from PRS, to Taylor, to Fender, to Agile, to Gibson, to Ibanez & so many more. I've played the best to come out of America & I've played the worst to come out of Asia & everything between. I decided on the 72 Deluxe because I wanted something different. I've outgrown the desire to "fit in" & I was sick of sounding like everyone else. Everyone's familiar with the warmth of a Les Paul and the spank of a Tele or Strat, but I've owned them all & none of them offer very complex tones in my opinion. You mostly have to rely on the amp and EQing to make them sound "different". On their own, they're either this or they're that, thus the reason why so many guitarists own multiple guitars. The 72 Deluxe Tele is unique in every aspect. From the Wide Range pickups, to the Strat neck, to the volume/tone knobs, and to the most important thing of all...the sounds this thing can produce! It's perfect for a 1-guitar-kinda-guy like me who likes to rely on 1 trusty axe for all my playing needs and desires and doesn't want to look or sound like every other guitar player. Does it sound like a Tele or a Strat? No, it does not. Does it sound like a Les Paul? No. Does it sound like a mix between them all? Perhaps, but I wouldn't just label it an in-between guitar because it has its own unique character that has nothing to do with either a Tele, Strat, or LP. This is the guitar I've been searching for all these years but never knew it! The highs are crisp & much clearer than a traditional humbucker-equipped guitar minus the dreaded "ice-pick" factor. The lows are nice and round, without being overpowering & mud-inducing. The mids are very well-voiced. That's where this guitar really shines. The mid-range just hits that sweet crunchy-not-nasally spot for me every time I hear it. You just have to hear it for yourself I guess. Each pickup configuration has its own unique characteristics. The bridge has a little Tele spank & a lot of clarity on cleans & saturates very nicely when overdriven. I'm extremely happy playing everything from mildly distorted blues licks, to punk & hard rock, to chunky palm muted djent bliss. The middle position has a little Strat spank & it's great for clean strummed chords, blues & jazz licks. The neck pickup sounds equally good clean or overdriven. Perfect for leads, blues, jazz, & just an all around nice warm tone. The neck is one of the greatest, if not THE greatest, features on this guitar. As good of quality, if not better, than most American made necks out there. I mean, it's absolutely dead on. When set up properly, the action is low with zero buzz & I tune down to drop B & I'm only using 11s. That says something. It's comfortable and extremely fast. Honestly, it's probably the best neck I've ever played & that's including a couple of Paul Reed Smiths. The tuners are solid & rarely allow the strings to go out of tune if you know how to properly string an instrument. The input jack & toggle switch aren't the greatest quality but they're cheap & easy fixes. I've seen a lot of others comment on swapping out the pots in favor of 500k versus the stock 250k pots. Yeah it'd be interesting to hear the difference but personally, I have no problem with the way it sounds now so I probably won't ever bother unless I get really bored someday. Not to mention that's no easy fix for most do-it-yourselfers. What more could I ask for in a guitar? Not much really. It's unique in terms of looks & tone. It plays beautifully. It blends the warmth of humbuckers with the spank and midrange of a single coil & the result is a sound all its own. It's reliable. It's exactly like Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Not too thin, not too thick, it's just right.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Ignore the rips about this guitar

By eugeneshin

from Rochester Hills, MI

Comments about Fender Classic Series '72 Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar:

Many can go about calling this Fender's pathetic excuse to meld portions of different guitars into their Tele line up and then dismiss this guitar. But I do have to say, Fender did something that definitely i think revolutionized their line especially when it came to revamping the Teles. Thus the birth of this ear-pleasing guitar that has all the sense of all things rock/country and yet melds many things that took Fender to heights that I don't think they even knew. Sure it has the four knobs like a Les Paul and the switch located where a LP would supposedly have it.... but tonally.... this guitar is completely on the other side of the spectrum... A tone for which I myself have tried and would gladly recommend this guitar for the beginner rockers and those who have experienced the sweet sonic bliss that this guitar can produce through any amp and/or pedal FX board. Take my word for it... This guitar is the guitar to add to your collection.... no matter what you may think you may have... you don't have it all.... you'll be one step close with this one... 100% Garauntee...

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Double Humbucker Tele?

By iowaismine

from Iowa

Comments about Fender Classic Series '72 Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar:

Finally a telecaster that can really blast! Are you tired of those single-coil lipstick pickups? They really don't do it for me, if I'm going to play dirty rhythm in a rock band I've got to have the beef of the humbucker and this things got two of them. Whether used in unison, or separately, the two humbuckers on the 72 reissue really deliver warmth and bite. The main reason I bought this guitar is for the NEARLY UNLIMITED tonal combinations. It really is a very diverse guitar. From very clean to crunchy and everywhere in between this tele hits them dead on. No wonder it was reissued!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

72 Telecaster Deluxe RI MIM

By Matt Swies

from Gahanna, Ohio

Comments about Fender Classic Series '72 Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar:

I loved the original version of this guitar (72-78, however since I did not have 2000.00, I looked at this. I read everything on the web I could find, Seth Lover pu's vs Reissue, Vintage Tunning peg replacement, American made vs Mexican. Surprisingly, once the guitar arrived I was blown away. Not only does this have a great feel to it, it sounds fantastic. I was worried that the RI pick ups would be muddy (thx internet)But once I dialed this thing in on my amp, it sounded great, growl of the tele and the thickness of a les paul. All that with the neck of a 70's strat. I do recommend a set up. I also replaced the plastic nut with a bone nut(made a big difference). Made the rock gods smile!!!lol.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Vibe for Days

By antimatter

from NJ

Comments about Fender Classic Series '72 Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar:

This guitar is simply a rocker, it has that vibe and playability that you hear of and most of all - it has great tone. It is very easy to play and the tummy cut makes it very comfortable. The tone is nice and balanced and falls between a Strat and a Les Paul - not to bright and not to dark. It?s a very inviting instrument to play, you won't be disappointed.

(2 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good, not great

By JustForFun

from Murfreesboro, TN

Comments about Fender Classic Series '72 Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar:

I tried this guitar out at my local music store, and it looks beautiful. It feels great like every other Fender. However, the sound is nothing special. It just sounds like every other Fender. I would recommend something else, especially for the price.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great value and versatility

By sonny wolf

from austin texas

Comments about Fender Classic Series '72 Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar:

My friend owns this guitar and jams a lot with us.His is black with a maple neck.I'm very fond of the high end mexican fenders.I think they are of great quality and value.I own a few of their Strats and Teles and this model is right up there with them.This guitar is cool because it is quite versatile.There is definetly a Fender vibe but those humbuckers add more balls so you can fake some Gibson tones with it.The neck plays great and the acoustic tone is very loud and complex(very common in all the Mexican reissues).If you're looking for something a little different but with classic vibe at a reasonable price,this is a great choice.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

72 telecaster deluxe

By Doug

from Pennsylvania

Comments about Fender Classic Series '72 Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar:

I purchased this guitar for the double coil meaty sound. It has a great classic rock tone as well as a warm clean sound. After getting it home I found that it had a great deal of 60 cycle hum and noise. The pickup ground wires were not soldered and the input jack was bent and wasn't making good contact. The pickup switch would catch and also made noise when moved. After 2 hours with a soldering iron everything was cool. Inspite of all of that I am going to purchase another 72 for a spare on stage guitar.

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