These FSR '72 Tele Deluxes are made in Corona, California (USA). The 2004 re-issue differs from the original in that it does not have the 1970s "notchless" body style. However, in 2004, Fender decided to re-issue the Deluxe, probably in response to the belated popularity of the original 1970s version. The Deluxe is unique amongst Telecasters in that the neck has an enlarged headstock – a very similar 21-fret neck was used by Fender Stratocaster models manufactured in the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s. Electronically, the Tele Deluxe also resembles the Gibson Les Paul – as both models have dual humbucking pickups, an upper-bout mounted 3-way pickup selector switch, and independent volume/tone controls for each pickup. But, thats an article for another day. My son has replaced the 250 pots with 500s and put in a .47 (I think) Orange Drop. Be cautious that SG guitars are neck heavy so will feel different when standing up. Using 250kΩ pots with very hot humbuckers results in a dark and muddy sound; a common remedy is to replace the controls with 500kΩ pots, which is generally agreed to improve the sound of the reissues. This model in some ways can be thought of as the Fender version of the Squier Telecaster Custom II that was launched in 2003, as both instruments possess P90 pickups and maple necks, although the Squier version is built with Duncan Designed Pickups and an agathis body. I've got a modded Butterscotch Blonde Squier Tele that does what a Tele is supposed to do, IMO. Most longer scaled guitars such as the Fender, will tend to be able to sound brighter & clearer than the Gibsons but thats up in the air IMO . Depends on the mood. Its my go to for certain kinds of lead sounds, mostly overdriven anthem type rock stuff when a track calls for that. Gibson, DiMarzio, Ibanez or _______. My Les Paul is the leading online community and marketplace for Les Paul guitar fans. That being said, I got a thing--a sweet thing--for Teles. The Telecaster Thinline also featured a version with two "Wide Range" humbuckers, and in most other respects these guitars are very similar. Seems I bend on there necks too much while playing ,they can feel IMO rubbery. In 2012, Fender ran a factory special version, the FSR Classic Series '72 Telecaster Deluxe, in a number of sparkling color finishes. Lets focus on the differences between the ’72 Tele Deluxe and the Player Series HH Tele. Soon after the two-pup Broadcaster was revealed. Very informative about the newer Wide Range HBs--why they sound different. Leo Fender and his team in Fullerton, California, began work on the guitar that would become the Telecaster back in 1949. Thanks Sentry--I had the name of the PUs wrong. The Telecaster's From 2004 to 2019, Fender run a reissue of the guitar, the Classic Series '72 Telecaster Deluxe. SG Standard vs Telecaster Classic 72 Custom Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by Metasoma, Feb 18, 2012. "Wide-Range," got it. it is borderline excusable to have one in the neck if you dont like the lipstick pickup (which I think is what makes a tele a tele, I love the lipstick pickup), but in the bridge makes no sense at all to me. What pickup is this? These tremolo equipped Telecaster Deluxes' became highly sought after by collectors and Fender briefly reissued them as part of their Classic Player series in 2009. But the Stratocaster has a noticeably larger headstock, whether the original iteration or the bulky one that was used from 1965-81. The Telecaster Deluxe is very similar to another Fender model sold in the 1970s – the Telecaster Custom. The body shape was similar to other Telecaster models of the era, with one minor difference – a "belly cut" contour similar to that featured on all Stratocasters was added to the back of the guitar. This guitar is effectively the same as the non-trem Deluxe model, but features two Black Dove P90 pickups instead of the twin wide range pickups. humbucker typical DC resistance of 9 kΩ). Another reason is the use of 250kΩ volume and tone pots, while the original used 1 MΩ pots. Ngd Tele-Bob Deluxe Received this VM Telecaster Deluxe today. The Telecaster's neck also features the "Micro-Tilt" angle adjustment device located in the heel of the neck, similar to other Fender models of the period. Likwise, the sounds you get from humbuckers on the sg is also unique. The main difference between the Telecaster Deluxe and Stratocaster necks from this period is that the Telecaster Deluxe neck used medium jumbo frets while the Stratocaster necks featured narrower fretwire. The "humbucker" Telecasters failed to draw potential customers away from competition like Gibson's Les Paul model, and the Telecaster Deluxe was discontinued in 1981. If its a bluesy laid back track, with just a little grit, the kind that makes you keep re stating the lick because it sounds THAT good, well its the tele, specifically the 52 reissue. Actual guitars compared in ? Let me start by saying everyone is different and the beauty of guitar playing is personal preference. I never liked those Tele Deluxes. BoB (black on black) $195.00 because the toggle switch bat was broken in shipping … The Deluxe, originally conceived as the top-of-the-line model in the Telecaster series, was the last of these to be released, in late 1972. The “’72 Telecaster Deluxe” The volume/tone knobs used on the early Deluxes were very similar to those used on Fender's "Blackface"/"Silverface" range of amplifiers with a chromed "skirt" tip on the top, however in the late 1970s these were replaced with black knobs identical to those used on the Stratocaster. The Deluxe features 2 Seth Lover-designed Wide Range humbuckers with "Cunife" (Copper/Nickel/Ferrite) rod magnets in the place of pole-pieces. https://support.fender.com/hc/en-us/articles/212774846-What-s-a-Fender-Special-Run-FSR-Product-, https://shop.fender.com/en-GR/electric-guitars/telecaster/vintera-70s-telecaster-deluxe/0149812300.html, '72 Telecaster Deluxe re-issue at Fender.com, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Fender_Telecaster_Deluxe&oldid=980818953, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 28 September 2020, at 17:08. The Custom was also available with a rosewood fretboard, whereas the Deluxe was only available with maple. This is one important reason the reissue Deluxe sounds different from the original guitars. (These same reissue pickups are used for the current 1972 Custom and Thinline Telecaster Reissues.)". But he wants new PUs altogether, and he's wondering if he can somehow install single- coils. I think I'd go for the SG. I've been gigging with an SG (a Special Faded) recently after years of mostly using a telecaster and there are similarities and also a huge difference. They were wound with approximately 6,800 turns of copper wire, yielding a DC resistance of approximately 10.6 kΩ (compared to a standard Gibson P.A.F. (a zinc alloy). My SG is a niche guitar. The result was a pickup known as the Wide Range humbucker, and it was used in a variety of different Fender models including the Deluxe, Custom, and Thinline Telecasters as well as a semi-hollowbody design called the Starcaster. By the following year, a single pickup version called the Esquire was launched. As this was not a standard option, models with the vibrato bridge are quite rare. Using 250kΩ pots with very hot humbuckers results in a dark and muddy sound; a common remedy is to replace the controls with 500kΩ pots, which is generally agreed to improve the sound of the reissues. On the bridge pickup there is something of the snap and response of a tele, and I've tried a number of different pickups in it so it does seem to be something in the nature of the guitar design.