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1974 Fender Telecaster Custom

Sold ! This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-07-26)
Price : US $2,695.



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Stock# 01072
Fender Telecaster Custom
(1974/ SN: 580XXX)



















There has always been something about Fender Teles. They
were the first mass-produced electric guitars, and have been made continuously
since 1950, longer than any electric guitars in the world. They are Leo
Fender's first mark of genius; their balance of simplicity and versatility is
unparalleled in electric guitardom...and arguably one of the greatest American
inventions in a history filled with amazing achievements. Like everyone else,
we like Teles.


 


Over the decades there have been many changes to the
Tele; some were improvements, some didn't work out and were dropped. The guitar
we have here is from 1974, which was not a great time for Fender. Leo Fender,
worried and in poor health at the time, had sold the company to CBS in 1965.
From then until its 1985 reorganization the company was not run by people who
knew anything about either luthiery or the music business, and little happened
that was positive. Nevertheless, they still made guitars, and a lot of them
were Teles. Quality control was a problem, but some really good guitars still
managed to get made. Leo's single coil pickup had been a hugely important
development to the sound of electric guitar. There had always been constant
competition between Fender and Gibson, who had invented the Humbucker, solving
the inherent noise problems of single coils. It did sound quite different,
though, and added another distinct flavor to the sound mix of the


Sold ! This guitar is sold (sold on 2008-07-26)



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