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FENDER OFFICIALLY LAUNCH 2020 AMERICAN ORIGINAL 60S & 70S TELES

As revealed at NAMM 2020, Fender’s new American Originals are American made guitars featuring the spirit of vintages from the brand’s historic past. In 2020 Fender have released two new Telecaster options to the line-up, the 60s Telecaster Thinline and 70s Telecaster Custom. To coincide, Fender has released a couple of fabulous video presentations on the models

AMERICAN ORIGINAL 70S TELECASTER® CUSTOM

At the dawn of the seventies, as popular music trended towards the fatter tones of humbucking pickups into overdriven amps, Fender hired legendary humbucking pickup designer Seth Lover to create a distinctly Fender-flavored take on a higher output dual-coil pickup. The resulting Wide Range pickup used large bobbins and threaded CuNiFe rod magnets to achieve its unique and brilliant sound. The Telecaster® Custom was discontinued in 1979 and real CuNiFe-magnet pickups disappeared with them.

The American Original ‘70s Telecaster Custom features the first authentic CuNiFe magnet powered Wide Range neck pickup in over 40 years, complimented by a calibrated Tim-Shaw-designed ‘70s Telecaster single-coil bridge pickup. Controls include individual volume and tone for each pickup and an upper-bout 3-way toggle switch. Other touches include original-era body radii, vintage-style hardware – including F logo tuners and bullet truss rod adjust and a lacquer finish that lets the wood breathe naturally with resonant tone. A vintage-style hardshell case is included.

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AMERICAN ORIGINAL ’60S TELECASTER®

One of the most versatile guitars ever created, the Telecaster is easily at home in any genre, thanks to its flexible sound, alluring style and smooth playing feel. In 1960, we offered rosewood as the standard fingerboard wood and launched the Telecaster Custom, an elegant model with a double-bound body and 3-ply pickguard. The American Original ‘60s Telecaster combines period-accurate sound and style from this electrifying decade with modern, fast-playing feel and pickup switching.
FEATURES
• Alder body with lacquer finish
• Two Pure Vintage ’64 single-coil Telecaster pickups
• Mid-60s “C”-shaped neck profile; 9.5″-radius fingerboard
• Vintage-style hardware; Telecaster bridge with three steel saddles
• Includes vintage-style hardshell case

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