All user reviews for the Fender Classic '72 Telecaster Deluxe
The playability on these Deluxe models is nothing like a normal Telecaster. The neck is a bid wider and flatter than a normal Fender neck so they feel more like a Gibson. The frets are larger as well. The factory setup is nice and the microtilt adjustment lets you get a nice action up where the truss rod doesnt help. The microtilt is like a self shimming system. The strat style hardtail bridge is more comfortable in my opinion than the normal ashtray Telecaster bridges.
The tone on this guitar is vintage but not Tele vintage. It isnt that much of a twang machine with the Widerange pickups but they have a bit of bite to them. They are hotter that the single coils that you would have gotten otherwise but they are by no means hot pickups by todays standards. They have a very vintage voice to them. This is probably the smoothest sounding solid body telecasters out there. The tone of the pickups is very p90 ish but with more bottom end. It does not have the telecaster quack that tele players may be use to. With the smoothness there is a bit of a loss of clarity in the tone. Overall there is a nice old school woody tone to the guitar. This guitar also has a great jazzy tone. It is very warm without getting boomy. The humbuckers in this tele give you unique tones that no other Telecaster has. This is a true period guitar with period tone.
They have been making reissues of this model for a long time and it is no surprise because it is such a great and unusual model. The normal Telecaster is such a one trick pony that not many people are able to use them for modern music. A model like this with humbuckers and full controls give the platform much more versatility to play all sorts of music. The Walnut finish is my favorite finish on this model as well. It has a very period look to go with the tone. If you are looking for a Telecaster that is something more and something different this is a good alternative to your typical tele.
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iamqman's review"decent but not great"
This is a cool looking guitar over all with its unique place placement of the two humbucker pick ups. Traditionally Fender telecaster's come with two single quill pickups. However this guitar has to humbucker pickups which gives it a more beefier tone and overall warmer and sticker town. You also have a little bit different pic guard than the traditional Fender telecaster pick guard. Usually the pick guard on a Fender telecaster is much smaller where has this one covers more of the body of the guitar. So you have more of a Fender Stratocaster pick card that covers a lot more of the front face of the guitars body.
On this guitar you also have a little bit more control over the volume and tone knobs. Where is a traditional Fender telecaster has two knobs . One for the volume and one for the control. However on miss guitar you have two volume control knobs into tone control knobs as well as a pickup selector on the top portion of the body which is more accurate to a Gibson Les Paul guitar Dennis Fender telecaster guitar. Traditionally the center trail Telecaster guitar had to pick up selector right next to the volume and tone control knobs on the bottom and of the guitar. This one also features a nice vintage Sunburst paint job which is very elegant and very vintage looking overall. You also get a bigger vintage headstock that is more traditional to the older guitars from the 50s and 60s. Overall it's a pretty cool looking guitar and a very vintage look.
The tone is guitar is very telecaster tone but it comes with a much more beefier overall voice and tone. You can hear the body shape of this guitar as it is exactly the same shape is it any other fender telecaster but you get a much thicker and beefier with two humbucker pick ups. The overall feeling of the guitar is just a hot Rod Fender telecaster guitar. Much like the hot rodded fender Stratocaster guitars which are also known as super strats which carry humbucker pick ups instead of the single coils. This is basically did the exact same thing only in a fender telecaster version.
You can use his guitar with just about any amplifier the half. It's been a sound pretty good in just about any cleaning or any distorted amplifier that you half. The feeling of the guitar is going to be a little bit less substandard then a American made fender telecaster. You can feel it in the balance in the overall feel of the guitar if you've ever played an American fender telecaster. Just to be a little subtle differences in the neck and the feeling of it which will give you the understanding and difference between the Mexican and American made Fender guitars.
You can find these guitars for right around $600 used and maybe even less. I've never priced these guitars and no desire to buy one in the near future. I would certainly suggest owning a American version of this guitar over this one because of the build quality and standards. The overall feeling the guitar is not very good and I'm just not that much of a fan of the Mexican made guitars. So I would only suggest this if you are very tight budget. Otherwise I would suggest stating a little bit more money or selling something that you already own to afford a American made fender telecaster deluxe guitar
tjon901's review"Reissue of the 72 Deluxe"
The feel of this guitar is not that of a vintage Tele but more of a Les Paul. The Deluxe has larger frets than the stratocaster at the time and the fretboard radius is flatter. It has more of a Gibson type feel to it. Since this is a bolt on Fender guitar there is quite a large neck joint heel where the bolts are and this may get in the way of the higher frets. The 3 bolt neck is not a problem although some people hate it. It works just as fine as the 4 bolt ones did and with the microtilt you dont have to take the whole neck off to shim it. This is a great feature because normal truss rod adjustment doesnt really help the action above the 15th fret or so. I think people just saw back in the day that it had one less bolt and assumed it was worse. Now there are high end boutique guitar makers making strat style guitars with 2 bolt necks. The controls may be awkward for someone who is use to a traditional tele setup. If you are use to Gibson controls you will love it.
These are some of Fenders earliest Humbuckers and the design feels pretty old school. They are hotter and smoother than single coils but they are by no means modern high gain pickups. This is probably the smoothest sounding solid body telecasters out there. The tone of the pickups is very p90 ish but with more bottom end. It does not have the telecaster quack that tele players may be use to. With the smoothness there is a bit of a loss of clarity in the tone. Overall there is a nice old school woody tone to the guitar. This guitar also has a great jazzy tone. It is very warm without getting boomy. If a Telecaster is too quacky for you this is a great alternative. The humbucking design means they can be used for high gain without being super noisy and super harsh as well.
This is the Gibson players Fender. It has a wider fat neck with a flatter radius and bigger frets. It also has dual humbuckers with a Les Paul control layout. It is pretty obvious what Fender was trying to do. I dont know what kind of impact this guitar had in 72 but now it is an loved oddball in the Fender line up. If you are looking for a Telecaster with a smoother more modern sound this is the Telecaster for you.
To go with the modern player concept this guitar had a flatter neck and bigger frets to allow more expressive playing along the neck. Old Telecasters have 7.5 inch radius necks which do not allow much of a good action at all. The Deluxe has larger frets than the stratocaster at the time and the fretboard radius is flatter. It has more of a Gibson type feel to it. Since this is a bolt on Fender guitar there is quite a large neck joint heel where the bolts are and this may get in the way of the higher frets. The 3 bolt neck is not a problem although some people hate it. It works just as fine as the 4 bolt ones did and with the microtilt you dont have to take the whole neck off to shim it. I think people just saw back in the day that it had one less bolt and assumed it was worse. I have seen guitars made by boutique makers that cost thousands and thousands of dollars that come with 2 bolt necks so dont tell me 3 bolts is not enough.
The Widerange humbuckers would have been hot super modern pickups at the time but nowadays they fall into the vintage catagory like most other things from that era. They are hotter that the single coils that you would have gotten otherwise but they are by no means hot pickups by todays standards. They have a very vintage voice to them. This is probably the smoothest sounding solid body telecasters out there. The tone of the pickups is very p90 ish but with more bottom end. It does not have the telecaster quack that tele players may be use to. With the smoothness there is a bit of a loss of clarity in the tone. Overall there is a nice old school woody tone to the guitar. This guitar also has a great jazzy tone. It is very warm without getting boomy. The additional tone control lets you really shape the tone more than you could with a traditional tele. You can have the twang or bang with just the adjustment of the tone knobs.
This is such a great Telecaster design there is no wonder they have been reissuing it for a long time. People like me like the tele design but cant find anyway to use the tele sound. The one thing I would have changed if I was designing this guitar is I would have thrown away the amp knobs the guitar uses and put on some Gibson style speed knobs. There is no silly ashtray bridge here. It has a normal strat style hardtail bridge so it feels like a strat, and with the neck it plays like a Gibson. With this guitar you get a smoother more usable sound with the tele looks. And plus it has a big headstock. A big headstock makes everything better.
RodTheMod's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" The one and only!"
Maple neck and head fat Start, 2 humbuckers, Les Paul settings, what more?
Its handle C is just the most pleasant I know, I got adjusted immediately. Fingers glide over the maple like butter!
The ergonomics are very good and the body Telecaster reworked makes the game up very nice. In addition, the weight of the guitar is well distributed.
Access to treble is good but not exceptional, but that's not what you look for when buying a guitar like this, we forgive Satriani.
For cons, I had the displeasure to find that my rope acute middle of the handle out slightly, especially when performing bends on it. I discovered that the slot of the 6th string in the Nut was a big difference whatsoever in relation to whether or edge of the handle (the Tequila had to run freely on that day in the factory Fender Mexican ). However, installing a new nut is not expensive and I am the only user to complain of this defect.
Then there is a small wonder!
Jazz, blues, brit-pop, rock, hard and even the heavy, his sound palette is broad, it is of rare versatility.
Playing with the neck pickups, neck + bridge or bridge, you get crystal clear sound is faithful to the Telecaster is a warm sound on the edge of Gibson's (I recall in passing that Fender had created this guitar to compete with Gibson pickups on the market doubles).
I play Franz Ferdinand, the Kaiser Chiefs and is wonderful in the British register. It also sounds nice for classic rock like the Stones (Bridge position for the foil) or as Lynyrd Skynyrd (neck position or neck + bridge to taste for sounds round).
It also sounds surprisingly well by playing ACDC and even Maiden! The magic of humbuckers works brilliantly!
I like his clear, foil bridge, perfect paired with a Fender Hot Rod, but also its clear, round neck, plans for jazz or bluesy.
Side crunch and distortion, it collects all that it is subjected, by moving closer (relatively speaking) of the heavy to the Maiden Bridge and a round at the Black Keys in neck.
Plugged into a Fender, Marshall or a Blackstar, the guitar is great.
I use this guitar for a year and a half after trying an American Telecaster, which lacked punch for my taste and a Gibson SG, which lacked precision in the treble. I was amazed from the first notes as she corrected the defects of these two models. Its versatility is very impressive while keeping a nice character.
I really like everything about this guitar, it is beautiful, not common, and sounds wonderful.
The price / quality ratio is exceptional and I would definitely do it again this election for a second!
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gregzerozero's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Is mixed ..."
2 humbucker, 3-position switch 1
4 potentiometers ..... The specs that suggest a Gibson
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Before buying the guitar second hand, I try t all models who had tap the eye in the store and wanted a 2nd guitar for anything other than my Gibson LP DC. In fact I wanted to buy non-deluxe version with a simple microphone and a humbucker but as I tried DIFFERENT MODELS, my left hand prfr the handle thereof. I tried the scratch and sitting on a laney amp and the sound I liked. So management 100kms from my home and there was one in time. Same as the guitar is heavy (4.6 kg for mine) and the handle is very enjoyable sitting. I did not try to stand and I must say that I have some difficulty to adapt myself to standing. It's been six months that I have but it's a 2nd guitar live and therefore I rpt not take it.
Personally I am not a fan of scratch four potentiometers, ca kills variations buttons and ca be used to it rglages made in advance between the microphones, difficult to explain, this is only me
As said, the store sounds to me more, but compared to my LP sound lacks a bit of pep and seems a little tuft it loses the same "twang" tlcaster ... Perfect for jazz, rhythm and arpges and that is why it is still in my possession. In the end it's rare as I branch and I find it a shame because I find it really great but nothing beats the sound of a real humbucker and a real simple telecaster
It's been six months that I have to second guitar and I play almost always empty in the sofa to make lines or it remains in his corner. It does not really sound that I expected.
What I like is its look, the handle varnish trs enjoyable to touch.
What I like least is the lack of pep microphones and weight.
I put about 7 same as I do not want to get a rating, it is only a matter of taste
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davidbarrieres's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Happy!"
and there to 822Euros in Nimes, was the new and beautifully crafted.
Everything else was said.
The handle is great, it was much easier to play on.
The interface is excellent (it is a hybrid tele / strato / paul).
about it, my father at that time (1969) was a telecaster, and had decided to file the back of the guitar body to make a échacrure at the hip, because after 5 hours it was a ball little sore, he was rotting from all the scratch. well this telecaster deluxe 72 'has the original notch, as a stratovolcano, one gains in ergonomics and comfort!
for access to acute, it's not the swords from Ibanez, but hey you never see Franz Ferdinand, Radiohead and, with Ibanez .... So for the treble, it will balance a little, and yes re can be reached easily.
the sound is versatile, and excellent. For style
Rock, Pop / Rock British, Indie, triphop, great!
The sound is closer to warm Les Paul.
I play a Fender Champ 25se, which I intend to equip two Celestion (in a box: a V30 in 16 ohms and up the Fender 12'': a g12h30 in 16 ohms);
My chaining effect:
- Tuner (PolyTune)
- Compressor (BBE Opto Stomp)
- OD Blackstar
- Blackbox fuzz ultraviolet II
- Metal muff,
- Wha vox,
- Poly chorus
- Boss noise gate.
- BBE Sonic Stomp.
loop effect: Holier grail, echo # 1, HeadRush 2, ab box morley, morley alligator.
I love the sound, and what it can offer me through this range of pedal. + Later, I add a whammy, a Microsynth and a talkbox.
Two weeks that I have;
yes, I tried many guitars, but I'm very attached to the thunderbolt, which was overlooked in a skyscraper, and there it was.
particularity is that it is not common, vintage look, (in + of + other points mentioned above)
now I do it again this election!
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
I am not a beginner guitar ... and yet I must admit having been completely seduced by ... his mouth! and yes as a good beginner who seeks the look that kills! J exaggerates good and I do not want to offend beginners through this page! Actually J had tried the Black Dove (micro p90) whose sounds were more than charmed m!
For the characteristics tt was said below. In short rt add my grain of sand ...
very nice guitar, lots more that a more traditional tele, at least my memories ds. The handle is very nice, the acute access is not difficult. Of course this is not a guitar shredder, but ... with a minimum of envy (if that's your thing what) vs.'ll get there! Good idea to keep the locations of six bridges on the three usual TV.
The walnut finish is the most beautiful effect!
Bin is a skyscraper! Good at that! Lighter than my Les Paul, of course, heavier than my dowry ... There are some who find it heavy ... the les paul too lol. Yet size issue ... I am more side grain of rice (60kg for 1m70) and as for each of my guitars nothing wrong! Certan should be thinking about playing or sitting to the ukulele hihi!
S sound is easily obtained ...
guitar very versatile! We can play anything! I have read not hard rock or metal ... uh guys you play with? Or leave the stereotype for this kind of music! you do not play with all the gain to 10! Well certainly it is not specially made for that ... but like everything ... use the possibilities of your stuff! And your right hand too!
I've tried mostly ds context oriented 60s rock, and quickly ds metal records we will say (if want to take an ear vs. www.myspace.com / themarchband on record ns use gibson rickenbacker classic and Dakota. I plays on the lp (left channel). ... Ben is not the same sound, fortunately, ms it s more that comes out honorably. For those interested the guitar player and singer of one of the scratch Isis Cult Of Luna play it ... It supports relatively low tunings (see the groups listed on ... ... after that adjust the equation!)
So down with the instrumental biases!
the wide range of wide-range sound like! Whether on my mini vox to play at home or on my head koch studiotone xl ... but happiness (of course it is the ecstasy on koch, played with a box in a 2x12 celestion v30 equipped DC-nothing very original). That said, I will try shortly changing knobs! In fact it sounds a bit dull with fuzz, wah and octaver
I use for a little over 2 months. As I've said j qq scratch. I am a bit of a geek's ... I ve had a lot of other hands (sg, stratum, tv, near ...). At the beginning I were a little confused ... what is the fender! No scratches and was not tip top set and the set of strings a little for me ligt! I have therefore replaced by a flat 10-53 thread and I've set the handle (also of what a pleasure not having to unscrew a plate to do it (yet a little over 72 models!). and where the Happiness! This guitar perfectly complements the dot (very good guitar compared to price elsewhere! I write a review later) I qd a more biting (register rock / soul)
I love this guitar for its sound (looking forward to the boost a little better with wiring and change potos) as well as its look!
An excellent value for money! At the risk of offending in a qq ... it is an American! Largely the same! But after he s acts as my opinion (not type!)
I do it again without hesitation that choice! I put my DC 9 in anticipating the changes that will make me even more in love with her!
Scratching to try if you vs. in the OCCAZ really amazing because you're so groovy baby
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chucprophet's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" That a much better standard USA"
maple neck ultra conforable
Ash body 2 parts (3 parts of the US)
Micro USA Custom Shop Wide Range
The guitar is beautiful and beautifully finished, it sounds better than my old TV standard US ... everything has in store for 1000 euros (I never buys on the net) 10/10
Jazz, rock, blues, punk, no Mtal microphones are too hot for that.
Note that like all the telecaster guitar strings deserves 11/52 to extract all the richness of timbre.
The handle is the best I've tried either for or rhythmic solos.
The guitar has a lot more sustain than a standard Fender USA, picked up by the microphones Wide Range, this provides a very powerful guitar.
The clean sounds are very beautiful, very vintage. the pure fender ...
The distortion sound really hendrixienne on the bridge pickup. The middle position allows a smooth santana the phrasing in the solos. The neck pickup sends heavy, it is round and well puncher
I hsitais between a les paul studio 100 euros more but rotten finish of the Gibson and his lack of character have stopped me. The seller orient me to this telecaster: love at first sight! the handle is a marvel. So I sold my standard telecaster and my strat, this guitar has become my companion ...
nebs's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" as a hard-hitting TV, MUSCL like a gibson"
- Alder body 2 parts
- Mcaniques vintage that take good agreement
- Grosse fawn round head stratovolcano CBS
- Support 6 bridges very agrables.
This is an ultra rac guitar that adds potato its typical telecaster and especially eliminates interference.
The finish is much better than my Fender Strat US, I love this guitar! I do not play with it and yet I have 7 other guitars!
The handle C is super comfortable, much more than the handle of my strat V, access to desti- nations most recently boxes is super easy.
The guitar is pretty heavy, much more than my Gibson SG but it is a sign of the quality of the wood.
The sound is between a Gibson Les Paul (sleeve) and a telecaster (bridge), the middle position gives its open PRS.
This is a guitar for blues, rock and funk, it is superb in these styles, but is too typ played for the variety. So if you play in the ball rather buy a strat. If you play rock, take the TV 72!
Wide Range pickups (Mountains also by the Fender Custom Shop on some Jazzmaster)
- Add in the neck position a little roundness and depth to the sound of the very incisive telecaster. This results in overdrive sound very rac Santana or Neil Young Harvest period. It is very close to a Gibson Les Paul and more nervous.
- In the middle position, we get a very open sound, ideal for modern jazz, funk or fawn Purple Rain ride. We could compare a Prs example.
- The sound of the bridge pickup in clear channel is typically telecaster slamming and punchy. Saturated channel allows to go very far into saturation without losing precision, it is ideal for playing Hendrix.
Note that the microphones are very powerful and free of pests, which is quite rare for a fender. The potentiomtre is 250 K, we can replace it with a 500k but I did not because I find the perfect sound so I do not want to change anything on it.
In comparison with the TV 72 'strato my standard US ple parat well in terms of sonority (to the point that I no point in me) ... even my gibson SG is less race.
TV 72 is a race car, it makes no concession, either love or you dteste. If you like the sound telecaster, go buy it because the dollar goes up, if you are beginner or play the variety (blah) take a strat 'sound is happening everywhere.
A note that all pieces of the guitar are amricaines, only the assembly is done in Mexico, making it accessible.
Antipode of a guitar with an Ibanez and modern sounds crazy to Wha and fuzz face! It is perfect as an old zippo!