The second variation of the Telecaster Custom was introduced in 1972, and was a landmark development for Fender, combining their wide range humbucker pickup and classic single coil bridge position sound, offering a level of versatility that proved hugely popular with players of the time. This model from 1974 is pure Keith Richards, and features a slab body with a sleek black finish and three bolt neck design. The neck is comfortable and smooth to play, while the original Seth Lover designed Wide Range Humbucker pickup sounds fantastic, combing the fuller sound of a Gibson style humbucker with the brilliance and clarity of a typical Fender pickup.
This guitar is in very good condition, with some minor play wear and buckle rash, along with a dulling down of the gloss black finish. There is also some heavy darkening of the lacquer to the front of the headstock and rear of the neck. The original pots are a mixture of Stackpole and CTS, dating to the 36th and 52nd weeks of 1973 respectively, and both pickups are original and untampered with, along with the hardware and finish. This guitar also includes its original hard case.