The Telecaster Custom* first appeared in Fender’s electric guitar range back in 1959, introduced at that year’s big NAMM trade show in New York. Double bound in classic white, the Custom’s body gave it a stylish, up-market edge over the regular Tele model, remaining in the Fender catalogues until 1972.
Perfectly replicating the 1962 original, the American Vintage model features the same historically accurate Alder body, the same Rosewood slab fingerboard, (with same 7¼” vintage radius), same 3-ply mint scratchplate, vintage Kluson Deluxe-style tuners and a killer set of matched ’62 Custom Tele pickups.
Finished in Surf Green nitro – just like the originals – with a 21-fret, vintage-tint, thin ‘C’-profile Maple neck, this is a guitar that will quickly become your number one go-to axe. The necks on these are famous for their fast, easy playability – Google the ’62 AVRI Telecaster Custom and you’ll find page after page of nothing but 5-star reviews, with many players hailing it as the best Tele since the original 1951/52 models!
Don't let this one slip by
As one of the most popular of all the AVRI series – there are never many ’62 models for sale anywhere, so don’t let this one slip by – grab it while it’s available. (And Surf Green – wow!)
But wait, there’s more! The electrics and the bridge have been upgraded with premium Glendale components. Glendale’s ‘Blackguard’ steel bridgeplates are cut from tone-maximized, .048” cold-rolled steel, for perfectly balanced tone, plus enhanced warmth and twang. The non-threaded Glendale saddles are the same “Twang Intone” Cutting Edge set that ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons swears by – a chrome-plated E/A, and solid brass D/G and B/E. Paper & foil tone cap, 4-way selector switch and Speedking pots round out the huge Glendale upgrades. (Note that all original Fender parts were retained and are included in the case, along with the original, never installed ‘ashtray’ bridge cover – see pic # 6)
The combination of outstanding Fender AVRI build quality and Glendale upgrades make this one of the best Teles we’ve had through in a long, long time. Production ended in 2012, and as the only Tele Customs now available from Fender are various Custom Shop relic models – at often jaw-dropping price$ – this is outstanding Just Guitars value at only $2700.
Free courier delivery
Complete with its original Fender hard shell case, your nitro finished ’62 American Vintage reissue Telecaster Custom is in Excellent+ condition and comes with FREE COURIER DELIVERY to any address in Australia. ($100 airfreight to New Zealand, $175 to the US, Canada, UK and mainstream European countries. International freight added at checkout)
*Not to be confused with the humbucker equipped Custom Telecaster, (1972 - 1981)
Weight: 7lb 9oz / 3.44kg