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 … Fender Vintera 70s RI Telecaster Custom Tele LOADED BODY 1970s Alder Fiesta Red. Fender first conceived a fancied-up version of the stalwart Telecaster in 1958, and released it as the Telecaster Custom at the 1959 NAMM show. With its fulsome alder body, substantial (though comfy) medium-C maple neck, broad 15-screw pickguard and – especially – its Tim Shaw–designed resurrection of the near-mythic Seth Lover CuNiFe Wide-Range Humbucker, this is a Telecaster … For more than two decades, the new model was offered alongside the original Telecaster, and while it brought body binding and a sunburst finish as standard to Fender… Keef's original stage Teles may have been '50s models modded with Gibson PAF humbuckers at the neck, but Fender's own original offering (1972 - Compare prices, make an offer and get a great deal on a vintage Fender Telecaster Custom. $449.99. That might sound hyperbolic, but it’s … Fender Custom Shop Telecaster Forget the automobile, the fighter jet, and Cheez Whiz: the Fender Telecaster is the greatest invention of the last two centuries. Fender American Original ’70s Telecaster Custom Review. Free shipping