Here we have a superb example of the now discontinued Squier Vintage Modified 70s Telecaster Custom, in 3-colour sunburst. Made in Indonesia in 2019, it is a truly stunning guitar - to look at, to play and to listen to!
Squier introduced a Vintage Modified Telecaster Custom guitar with a Fender®-designed Wide Range humbucking pickup in the neck position for incredibly full tone. The Wide Range humbucking pickup is an acclaimed and time-honored Fender innovation, complemented here by a sharp, clear Duncan Designed TE-101B single-coil bridge pickup.
Other great features include a C-shaped maple neck with vintage-tint gloss finish, 9.5-radius maple fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets and black dot position inlays, three-way toggle pickup switching, four black skirted amp knobs (two volume, two tone), string-through-body bridge with three chrome barrel saddles, and vintage-style chrome tuners.
Make no bones about it: the 70s Fender Telecaster Custom is one of the coolest guitars to grace rock/n/roll stages around the world. Launched in 1972, the iconic black and chrome model is muscle-car handsome, made sexier still thanks to its association with Keith Richards.
Slinging a Custom around your neck is one of the easiest ways to up your rock 'n' roll credibility, but even the Mexican-built Fender Classic Series '72 Telecaster Custom had an official price tag of £946. That's a lot of cash, so Fender distilled the Custom's aesthetic into its more affordable Indonesia-sourced Squier Vintage Modified Series.
Cosmetically, the basswood-bodied Squier Tele Custom looks almost identical to its illustrious ancestor, with the most obvious reference point being the large Wide Range humbucker in the neck. The idea of the Custom's layout was that you got the classic punchy treble of a Tele single-coil bridge pickup and creamy warmth akin to a Gibson neck humbucker. The Wide Range pickup was put together by Seth Lover, the genius who designed the humbucker for Gibson in June 1955.
This guitar's greatest feature is its bolt-on maple neck. Its pleasantly plump profile fills the palm beautifully, and the 21 medium-jumbo frets and 241mm (9.5-inch) fingerboard radius make for easy chording and string bending across the entire neck. Plugged in, the Duncan Designed bridge pickup is punchy as heck.
It sparkles when clean, and gets throaty when the dirt is piled on. A Tele makes for a great rock guitar - just ask Jimmy Page. He used a whole lotta Tele single-coil power in the early days of Led Zeppelin. Flicking the switch, the Wide Range pickup takes you straight into rock/metal territory and can fulfill just about any tonal preference you might be after.
Offering classic visual style and playing feel, the Vintage Modified Telecaster Custom is a stylish addition to any guitar collection.
This guitar is in fantastic used condition. It has almost no signs of wear or use. Please look at the photos thoroughly as they constitute part of the product description.
- Body: Basswood
- Body Shape: Telecaster®
- Series: Vintage Modified
- Neck: Maple, "C" Shape
- Fingerboard: Maple
- Finger Board Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
- Frets: 21, Medium Jumbo
- Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
- Nut Width: 1.650 (42 mm)
- Hardware: Chrome
- Tuning Keys: Vintage-style chrome
- Bridge: String-through-body with three chrome barrel saddles
- Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
- Bridge Pickup: Duncan Designed TE-101B single-coil
- Neck Pickup: Wide Range Humbucking Pickup (Neck)
- 3-way Switching and 4-way controls
This item is available from our store in Exeter or by post (at an additional cost of £30 due to weight, cost of packing materials and levels of required insurance).
If postage is selected, it will be packed very carefully and sent via Parcelforce48 within 3 working days of purchase.
If you have any questions, please contact us before purchasing either by email or phone.