Keef's original stage Teles may have been '50s models modded with Gibson PAF humbuckers at the neck, but Fender's own original offering (1972 - 1981) is no less iconic or imitated. One of three updated Telecaster models launched in 1972, the Telecaster Custom (not to be confused with the '60s Custom Telecaster) was the first Telecaster to feature a combination of a single-coil pickup at the bridge and a Wide Range humbucker at the neck. Forty some years later, humbucker-equipped Telecasters are popular as ever. Make an offer and grab the original.

Product Specs

  • Telecaster Custom with Maple Fretboard
  • Telecaster Custom with Rosewood Fretboard
  • Black
  • Blonde
  • Natural
  • Olympic White
  • Sunburst
  • Walnut (Mocha)
  • 1972 - 1978
Made In
  • United States
Body Shape
  • T-Style
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Fretboard Material
  • Maple
  • Rosewood
Number of Strings
  • 6 String
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed

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Reviews for the 1970s Fender Telecaster Custom
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  • Great guitar...thanks!!

    easy transaction! thank you

  • '74 Original Telecaster Custom

    Verified Purchase

    What a fantastic guitar, with unique sounds thanks to its special neck humbucker that is secong to none. Love the feel of early 70s Telecaster Customs, right proportion of quality, sound and workmanship. IMO much better than any of new replicas including Custom Shops. Highly recommended guitar for r…

  • 74 Tele Custom, Natural

    Verified Purchase

    Right on! My new 1974 Tele Custom is a beauty, fast & flawless maple neck, killer sweet tone, all wood and hardware in excellent shape. I may take the nut down from the original factory spec, but that's just personal preference. Anything else needed is standard set-up/adjust. Have been playing it a lot, and its everything I wanted. Thanks Reverb and MusicMasters!

  • 1977 Fender custom telecaster

    Verified Purchase

    I recently purchased a 1977 fender custom telecaster. Unfortunately, this guitar does not have the original pickups, so my review is only towards the soundings of the non-original pickups. With the modification, this custom tele is a true blues rock machine.(Non-Original pickups. 70's Seymour…

  • '74 Telecaster Custom, Sunburst, Rosewood Board, 99.9% original w/ original Case.

    Verified Purchase

    This is the Cleanest example I have ever seen, of an All original, 1974 Telecaster Custom. It is a True under the bed or Closet classic. Sunburst Finish is amazing, Pickups sound Amazing. After a set up, the guitar plays like a dream. Case is like brand new, except for that Vintage smell we all like…