Fender Telecaster Deluxe (1973)

Fender Telecaster Deluxe (1973)

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Telecaster Deluxe (1973), TLC-Shaped Guitar from Fender in the Telecaster series.

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  • Manufacturer: Fender
  • Model: Telecaster Deluxe (1973)
  • Series: Telecaster
  • Category: TLC-Shaped Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 11/25/2004

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Fender Telecaster Deluxe (1973) user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 2 reviews )
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denied's review"Breathtaking"

Fender Telecaster Deluxe (1973)
-Alder body
- Maple neck, and fretboard
- Vintage F tuning machines
- 2 volume, 2 tone controls
-3 way toggle switch
- Bolt on neck
- vintage 3 saddle string thru bridge
- 21 frets
- Bridge single coil, neck humbucker
- Ashtray pickup cover


These guitars have been around for a while, and there is a reason why. Built for serious ease of use and reliability. Simple, solid construction that works. My one complaint is the placement of the toggle switch up towards the front of the body, which I’ve never really taken to, but could be a personal preference thing. Some people might gripe about the limitations of 21 frets, but that is vintage Fenders for you. Take it or leave it. Quite difficult to find anything to complain about with these, they work and they last.

The actual feel of the guitar is unreal. The neck is pure butter, and the age has left finger grooves that are incredibly comfortable to play on. The Custom Shop does a great job with relics, but this is the real deal. The vintage F tuners keep it in tune pretty well. The bridge isn’t the most convenient, but that was the technology available back in 73.


Again, Unreal. One of the few guitars with a single coil in the bridge and humbucker in the neck position as opposed to vice versa. It gives you quite an interesting array of tones, especially with the dual volume and tone controls. You get the classic bright bridge Tele sound, paired with a very deep and powerful neck sound. This is the guitar that will get you to that Stones sound. The aged wood and vintage pickups are a winning pair.


Possibly the best guitar I’ve laid hands on. Very difficult to put down. The utter ease of playing and distinct tonal bliss make it one of the most sought after guitars on the market. These are incredibly well built, easy to use but versatile. Unfortunately that means a pretty hefty price tag. If you do get a chance to pick one of these up at a reasonable cost, do not hesitate.
Ted Dollar03/09/2007

Ted Dollar's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Fender Telecaster Deluxe (1973)
Here the hybrid end of the seventies, released in relatively few copies between 1973 and 1979, made in USA. This Deluxe Télécater intended concurencer LesPaul the mid-strato, mid-tele, euuuh half and half cast ... Gibson ... (Yes, look at the layout and the selector knobs). I know that's a lot of mid-something, I'm scratch me, not mathematicians ...

For distinguishing characteristics:
3 position selector (selector Same Gibson)
Double humbuckers (double micro)
Manche Stratocaster (or Headstock)
Telecaster body (yes)
22 frets
Fixed bridge
D-shaped handle that looks a little thick but the premium ABRD used to it very well, it is still surprisingly comfortable
Slight downside: a huge weight 4.5 kg, but with a very wide strap, leather, she is sitting on the shoulder. I hope this little Reissue palient disability.
For colors: available in "Natural Blonde" as below, Mocha (coffee color), black, when in Sunburst, White, Blue, Red rarissisme are but I have seen! ( http://www.orangeblog.fr/web/jsp/blog.jsp?page=1&blogID=31440&categoryID=3 )

aesthetic level it is 10 but it is subjective biensure


The handle is comfortable for the solo and rhythm ... that was the goal. Note, a great natural sustain.

Otherwise it is used exactly like a guitar;)


I play with a Vox amp Cambridge15 (30watt) to preamp lamp and say ... happiness and wide-eyed of those who listen and watch (nothing to do with my talent I can assure you supposed to ...)
I Frolla AC30 sounds when coupled with all my Roland Jazz Chorus 77

3-way switch which gives its Level:

* Selector above: From the big big sound serious and bold, with beautiful natural grain ...

* Selector in center position: His phenomenal for funky rhythms and solos well Rock'n'roll.

* Selector Below: More light, but goes the sound of the amp, a bit of grain on the amp and there ... Led Zepp fan, hang your high notes, loud and wish to balance your guts ...

Finally, there's maybe 3 positions to be happy ... éhéhéh

Styles suitable for garage, punk, Rock, Blues, Hard Rock, say that I would advise against for addicts clear sound, Jazz (though) and folk style eheh then the rest depends on the amp. In short, it is rather scabby and a lot of character which makes it versatile limited level but I do not think this is a default.
A sound rarely heard (and I never before this purchase) anyway I was looking for my sound and not "how to .."

I do not use any effects or pedals except the tremolo on my amp and a Vox Wah


I use it for 2 years
Quality / price ratio? euuuh not cheap, expect between 1500 and 2000 euros for a period ... and 500 for the reissues ...
so do it again? No doubt, it's true that I am proud of my clunker
I put 9 because of the price


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