Player's Perspective

As premier Fender dealers, we're stoked to present this limited-edition 1977 Telecaster Custom reissue in a gorgeous Wine red finish from the new American Vintage II line! The new American Vintage II series brings back the original "American Vintage Reissue (AVRI)" of old with improved upon pickup design, more accurate neck shapes, and other period-correct specs. A lot of us here at the shop grew up lusting after those guitars and we're glad to finally get these into our hands years later.

The 1970s Telecaster Custom has become loved as a fresh take on the Tele, offering individual volume and tone controls for each pickup, a 3-way toggle switch, and a classy elongated 3-ply pickguard along with a Wide Range neck humbucker pickup. This special reissue brings it back with a vengeance along with a contoured body featuring a belly cut that makes it more ergonomically friendly for the modern player.

Along with feeling just plain better to hold and play, this guitar also sounds absolutely killer in the tonal department. Along with the excellent Pure Vintage '77 Tele bridge pickup that has all the twang and punch you need from a Tele, Fender brought back authentic CuNiFe magnet Wide Range humbuckers in the past couple of years after not producing them for decades and put one in the neck position of this model. Its unique voicing definitely comes through in this guitar - it sits right between a PAF humbucker and a single-coil and sounds great both clean and distorted. Nothing really sounds quite like they do.

For a classic, yet unique take on the Telecaster, this limited-edition AVRI II 1977 Custom is definitely worth giving a shot - better act quickly though, these won't last long!

Item Specifics

The Limited Edition American Vintage II 1977 Telecaster Custom sports a '77 "C"-shape maple neck, a comfort-contoured belly cut, and a refreshed pickup configuration of a Pure Vintage '77 single-coil bridge and CuNiFe Wide Range neck mounted to an elongated pickguard with dual volume and tone controls and a 3-way toggle located on the upper bout. Also characteristic of production in 1977, this Telecaster is outfitted with a convenient "Bullet" style truss rod nut, three-bolt neck plate with Micro-Tilt™ mechanism and offered in Wine over an alder body. Other features include a 6-Saddle hardtail bridge with stainless steel barrel saddles and vintage-accurate Tele® Custom tuners.



  • Body: Alder
  • Color: Wine
  • Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
  • Body Shape: Telecaster®
  • Body Material: Alder
  • Belly Cut: Yes


  • Headstock: Telecaster®
  • 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, Vintage Tall
  • Truss Rod: Bullet Style
  • Truss Rod Nut: Bullet Style
  • Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
  • Nut Material: Bone


  • Bridge: Pure Vintage 6-Saddle Tele® with Slotted Steel Barrel Saddles
  • Bridge Cover/Tailpiece: Includes Chrome Bridge Cover
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
  • Control Knobs: Skirted Black Plastic with Numbered Indicators
  • Switch Tip: Aged White
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Pure Vintage Tele® Custom
  • String Trees: Dual-Wing
  • Strings: Fender® USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges), PN 0730250406
  • Neck Plate: 3-Bolt “F” Stamped with Micro-Tilt™, Serialized
  • Strap Buttons: Vintage-Style


  • Bridge Pickup: Pure Vintage '77 Single-Coil Tele®
  • Neck Pickup: Authentic CuNiFe Wide-Range Humbucking
  • Pickup Configuration: SH
  • 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


  • Case: Vintage-Style Black (Orange Interior)
  • Series: American Vintage II
  • Orientation: Right-Hand
  • Country Of Origin: US
  • Instrument Weight: 7.6 lbs
  • Serial #: VS221320
Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Fender. This limited-edition American Vintage II 1977 Telecaster Custom is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. The photos are of the exact guitar you will receive.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.

ConditionBrand New (New)
Brand New items are sold by an authorized dealer or original builder and include all original packaging.learn more
  • American Vintage II '77 Telecaster Custom with Maple Fretboard
Pickup Configuration
  • SH
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Fretboard Material
  • Maple
Product Family
  • Fender Telecaster
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Neck Material
  • Maple
Offset Body
  • No
Wood Top Style
  • Plain
Color Family
  • Red
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Body Material
  • Alder
Model Sub-Family
  • Fender Telecaster Custom
  • Fender American Vintage II
Model Family
  • Fender Telecaster
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • String-Through
Scale Length
  • 25.5"
Fretboard Radius
  • 7.25"
Body Shape
  • T-Style
Neck Construction
  • Bolt-On
Number of Frets
  • 21

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