This Limited Edition model includes all of the vintage flare expected from the American Vintage II series, but with modern contours.
The Fender® American Vintage II series presents a remarkably accurate take on the revolutionary designs that altered the course of musical history. Built with period-accurate bodies, necks and hardware, premium finishes and meticulously voiced, year-specific pickups, each instrument captures the essence of authentic Fender craftsmanship and tone.
The Telecaster® Custom marked one of Fender’s earliest forays into the use of humbucking pickups. The Tele® Custom featured a 3-way toggle located on the upper bout and dual volume and tone controls mounted to a stylish, elongated pickguard. The American Vintage II 1977 Telecaster Custom reproduces the quintessential tone and feel of the original.
This Tele features a Wide Range humbucking pickup in the neck position and a Pure Vintage '77 single-coil Tele® pickup in the bridge position. To create an authentic Wide-Range humbucking pickup, we resurrected CuNiFe magnets, which had been out of production since 1981, and are an essential element in recreating the sonics of the original. The American Vintage II 1977 Telecaster Custom plays like a dream with a ‘77 “C”-shape hard rock maple neck with a 7.25” radius maple or rosewood fingerboard and vintage tall frets. Other features include a Tele bridge with 6 slotted steel barrel saddles, “F” stamped tuners, a convenient "Bullet" style truss rod nut and a three-bolt neck plate with Micro-Tilt™ mechanism.
Series: American Vintage II Limited Edition
Number of Strings: 6
Body Type: Solidbody
Body Shape: Telecaster
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Neck Material: 1-piece Maple
Neck Shape: 1977 C
Neck Joint: Bolt-on
Fingerboard Material: Maple
Fingerboard Inlay: Black Dots
Number of Frets: 21, Vintage Tall
Scale Length: 25.5"
Nut Width: 1.650"
Nut Material: Bone
Bridge/Tailpiece: Pure Vintage 6-Saddle Tele with Slotted Steel Barrel Saddles
Tuners: Pure Vintage Fender "F" Stamped
Neck Pickup: Fender Authentic CuNiFe Wide-Range Humbucker
Bridge Pickup: Fender Pure Vintage '77 Single-coil
Controls: 2 x volume, 2 x tone
Switching: 3-way toggle pickup switch
Strings: NPS, .010-.046
Case/Gig Bag: Hardshell Case