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. This model from 1978 is a great example of a later '70s Telecaster Deluxe, and features a slab body with three bolt neck design, with a natural gloss finish that has aged nicely over the years. 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, with a chime and clarity more typical of Fender single coil pickups than a typical humbucker, but also with plenty of power.
This guitar is in very good condition, with minor signs of play wear and patina. It is internally and externally original, with the finish, wide range pickups, caps, pots and hardware all as they should be. This guitar also includes its original case.