During Fender's CBS era, various different updates to the Telecaster design were released, including the Fender Telecaster Deluxe in 1972. Wielding two Wide Range humbuckers, designed by Seth Lover, instead of single-coils and an enlarged, Strat-like headstock, the Telecaster Deluxe represented Fender's reconsidered design strategy mirroring the popularization of heavier rock music.

Product Specs

  • Telecaster Deluxe
  • Black
  • Blonde
  • Green Refin
  • Midnight Wine
  • Natural
  • Natural Refin
  • Olympic White
  • Red Refin
  • Sunburst
  • Walnut (Mocha)
  • White
  • Wine Red
  • 1972 - 1980
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

From the Price Guide

Reviews for the Fender Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar 1970s
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  • Verified Purchase

    I had a 74. This is a 73. It’s a beauty. The Mocha is the creme de la creme for me. It’s in great shape. You can tell it’s been cared for. It sounds and plays fantastic.

  • 1974 Telecaster

    Well, if you're reluctant to buy a mid 1970s Telecaster, that's fine with me. I'll buy it to add to the one I already have! That's how good they are. The Telecaster has functionally not changed since the 1950s. And it's sound has remained functionally the same as well. This is an honest guitar, what…

  • Best guitar I own

    Verified Purchase

    I have a 73 Tele Deluxe that I bought here on reverb a couple of years ago. I'm so glad I did, because these things just keep going up in price and I completely understand why. These guitars have a mojo that nothing else really compares to. On a recent tour, I took a regular Tele, the Tele Delux…

  • These are true classics

    I bought a 1976 mocha Tele Deluxe a few years ago (not from this site). In short, these are fantastic sounding guitars. The pick ups are legendary - as we all know. I have a few guitars but have been playing my 76 as my go to guitar. Occasionally, i get tempted to use one of my other guitars and I a…

  • Verified Purchase

    So happy with this guitar! Looks, plays and sounds great. Even though I am not a gear nerd and all I care about is music, I can't deny that this instrument has something to it that makes you want to play it. I also did a quick comparison with a Mexican reissue and the difference in sound is quit…