Fender Telecaster Custom 1978 Black

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The Telecaster Custom launched in 1972 with a newly designed humbucker pickup in in its neck position. Previously, Fender had produced a guitar called the Custom Telecaster which only differed from the regular Telecaster in its finish options and binding. Sine 1972, reference to any Telecaster Custom or Custom Telecaster typically means the humbucker '70s version. 

Years of Production:
 1972 - 1981

Body Style: Single cutaway solid-body

Wood Composition: Alder, Maple neck, Maple fingerboard

Design Elements:  One single-coil and one humbucker pickup, black pickguard,  volume and tone controls, 25 1/2-inch scale length, string thur-body

Finish Specifications: Black is a standard finish for the Telecaster Custom.

Notable Tele Players: Keith Richards, Merle Haggard, Johnny Greenwood, James Burton  


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