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After a gap of more then 40 years, Finally the Fender's American Original Series of Telecaster Guitars has made a comeback and its better then ever.

This time, we are going to have a look on the most popular telecaster designed by the Fender with the actual essence of America – The American Original ‘70s telecaster custom guitar.

Lets start with the history.

" Check The Sound and Features of American Original 70's Telecaster Guitar "

What Makes American Original 70's Telecaster Unique - Seth Lover's Vision

Fender 70s Telecaster Custom

Many among you recognize the virtue of having a humbucker in the neck position & a single coil pickup at the bridge.

That is what this Fender American Original ‘70s Telecaster Custom solid body electric guitar has in itself.

Back in 70s, when fender was trying to enter the market with their own humbucking pickup.

They hired the legendary designer of humbucking pickup, Seth Lover, who designed an exceptional and distinct dual coil pickup.

Seth Lover - Telecaster CuNiFe magnets Inventor

The exclusive feature about this pickup was that it was made out of a material called CuNiFe which is copper (Cu), nickel (Ni) and iron (Fe) that helps in creating brilliant, clear and bell like humbucking sound.

The original concept of this CuNiFe magnets were that, that they were initially designed as the screws to support the pole pieces which was really unique.

Therefore, the Seth lover wanted these pickups to have a Fender touch in it so he put a lot of top-end on them and sparkle and included a lot of bottom end as well resulting in a very distinctive fender tone for a humbucker.

In 1979, the Telecaster Custom came to its extinction and was put to an end.

Which simultaneously lead to the extinction of the actual CuNiFe magnet pickup and they vanished off the face of the planet which was leaving any traces.

But the telecaster made a comeback with this fabulous Fender American Original ‘70s Telecaster which was a long awaited and desired telecaster by many musicians.

The sounds so produced by this telecaster are classic and contemporary that are perfect for blues, country, rock and pop.

If we talk about the features of the Fender American Original '70s Telecaster, they include:

Features of the Fender American Original '70s Telecaster

American Original Features In Brief
  • A fine mid-sized 60s C shaped neck.
  • Fender 70s F stamped tuners on the back which is similar to the classic 70's style three neck plate.
  • The very 1st authentic CuNiFe magnet.
  • Controls like individual volume & tone for individual pickup of bridge and neck.
  • Three position toggle switches for beautiful wide-range humbucking pickup selector. The 3 position Toggle: Bridge Pickup, Bridge and Neck Pickup, & Neck Pickup.
  • Aside from the reissue wide range humbucking pickup Tim Shaw also designed a matching single coil in the bridge.

Other features include – modern era body radii i.e. curve and line of the body, traditional or original hardware style which include the F Logo tuners & Bullet truss rod adjustment.

Features also includes a glossy nitrocellulose lacquer coating that allows the wood to retain its original reverberating tonal quality and an old-fashioned hard-shell gig bad.

This telecaster has a 9.5” (241 mm) radius of fingerboard which is to some extent is flatter than the original style of 7.25” radius and is of rosewood material.

A total of 21 fret is available with a narrow and tall size offering you a convenient fret hand feel. It provides you with many color variants.

Reasons To Buy

  • Brilliant sound.
  • Classy build structure.
  • Excellent frets.
  • The neck really feels good.
  • Comes with a hard covering

Reasons To Avoid

  • Expensive

My Experience With American Original 70's Telecaster Guitar

My Experience With American Original 70's Guitar

So, to sum up, this American Original ‘70s Telecaster is an amazing innovation of Fender that blessed many musicians with their desired preference.

There is no doubt in it that the tones are strong and rich and are more like Fender in nature.

If you are into a classy and elegant vintage style then this is your turf.

Even though it is quite pricy but its worth your money.

This robust telecaster won’t disappoint you in any respect.

Try giving it a shot, you’ll love it for sure. Go for it!

That's all for now,

I hope this review of Fender 70's Telecaster Helped You In Making an Informed Decision.

Till Then,

Keep Playing and Spread Love.

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Daniel Cooper loves to make weird sounds by pressing the Black & White Buttons on the instrument and claims to be a musician.

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