The Telecaster Deluxe was introduced in 1972 as the companies first dual humbucker guitar, forgoing the traditional single coil sound of Fender instruments in response to the growing desire for a fuller, heavy rock sound that had made Gibson solid bodies so popular towards the end of the '60s and start of the '70s. As the top of the line Telecaster model at the time, the Deluxe has continued to be one of the most popular vintage Telecaster models for collectors and players. This model from 1974 features a slab body with three bolt neck design, finished in the Mocha Brown finish. These finishes can age differently over time, with this one having a nice see through, natural stain look to it, showing off the wood grain beneath. The neck has a typical late '70s profile and is very comfortable in the hand, also featuring the larger Strat style headstock. The original Seth Lover designed Wide Range Humbucker pickups sound fantastic, and offer the depth and warmth of a traditional humbucker while retaining some of the chime and clarity that Fender guitars are renowned for.
This guitar is in very good condition, and is mostly original with the exception of the wiring harness, pots and caps. The pickups are original and in full working order. The guitar has also benefitted from a refret and a new nut. The body looks to have previously had a Bigsby fitted, and there is evidence on both the pick guard and the body of holes being filled from the vibrato bridge. This guitar also includes its original hard case.