Fender's American Vintage II 1977 Telecaster Custom pays homage to one of Fender's earliest forays into the use of humbucking pickups. Featuring a humbucker in the neck position and a single-coil in the bridge, this guitar has a rich, classic sound that'll take you back to the glory days of rock 'n' roll. This particular model is part of an extremely limited run of Tele Customs with a Belly Cut, making it perfect for players seeking a top-notch collector's piece.
Just like the original, this 1977 Telecaster Custom features a 3-way toggle located on the upper bout and dual volume and tone controls mounted to a stylish, elongated pickguard. Its alder body gives it that classic Fender tone, characterized by exceptional sustain, punchy upper mids, and snappy trebles. And thanks to its '77 "C" shaped hard rock maple neck, 7.25" radius maple fingerboard, and vintage tall frets, this axe plays like a dream.
This Telecaster features a Wide Range humbucker and a Pure Vintage '77 single-coil pickup that give it a stellar array of vintage-inspired tones. To create an authentic Wide-Range humbucker, Fender resurrected CuNiFe magnets, which had been out of production since 1981, and are essential to recreating that old-school Tele Custom sound.
Complete with "F" stamped tuners, a "Bullet" style truss rod nut, and a three-bolt neck plate with a Micro-Tilt™ mechanism, this axe is perfect for classic guitar enthusiasts.
Headstock: Large '70s Style
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Neck Shape: 1977 "C"
Neck Construction: 3-bolt
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 Mm)
Fingerboard Material: Maple
Position Inlays: Black Dot
Side Dots: Black
Number Of Frets: 21
Truss Rod: Bullet Style
Truss Rod Nut: Bullet Style
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 Mm)
Nut Material: Bone
Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Body Shape: Telecaster®
Body Material: Alder
Belly Cut: Yes
Bridge: Pure Vintage 6-saddle Tele® With Slotted Steel Barrel Saddles
Bridge Cover: Includes Chrome Bridge Cover
Bridge Mounting: 4-screw Vintage-style
Pickguard: 3-ply Black/white/black
Pickup Covers: Neck: Chrome; Bridge: Black
Control Knobs: Skirted Black Plastic With Numbered Indicators
Switch Tip: Aged White
Hardware Finish: Nickel/chrome
Tuning Machines: Pure Vintage Fender® "f" Stamped
String Trees: Dual-wing
Neck Plate: 3-bolt "F" Stamped With Micro-tilt™
Strap Buttons: Vintage-style
Bridge Pickup: Pure Vintage '77 Single-coil Tele®
Neck Pickup: Authentic Cunife Wide-range Humbucking
Pickup Configuration: HS
Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Switching: 3-position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup