Fender Deluxe Telecaster

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About Fender Deluxe Telecaster

The Fender Deluxe Telecaster was introduced in 1972. At that point, it was the most powerful, muscular sounding guitar Fender had released but it still had that unmistakable Fender chime.

The thing that makes these guitars tick is the pickups. Fender were worried that they were seen as only making single coil guitars. They feared losing out to Gibson in the late 60s and 70s as music became heavier and humbuckers were more and more necessary. They then hired Seth Lover, who invented the PAF humbucker for Gibson in 1957, to design a new humbucker for Fender.

The pickups Lover designed are known as ‘Wide Range Humbuckers’. They are immediately recognisable because the adjustable pole pieces are split into two sets of three on each coil. These pickups are much hotter than a single coil. This means they can drive amps harder but still retain the sparkle you associate with Fender - a win/win!

These guitars went out of fashion after they were discontinued in 1979. However, they were rediscovered by a new generation of indie bands in the 00s - most notably Franz Ferdinand and Coldplay. These days the Fender Telecaster Deluxe is made in two series: the American Professional II Series and the Mexican Vintera Series. Both these ranges capture the magic of the original Tele Deluxe.

Our Fender Deluxe Telecaster guitars come included with a hard case.


What makes the Fender Telecaster Deluxe different?

  • Muscular, powerful sound
  • Single coil chime with humbucker output
  • Perfect for indie and alternative styles

Frequently Asked Questions about Fender Deluxe Telecaster

Question: What type of music is the Fender Telecaster Deluxe good for?
The Fender Telecaster Deluxe excels in alternative indie music and has been a key component in the sound of Sonic Youth and Franz Ferdinand.
Question: Where is the Fender Deluxe Telecaster made?
The Fender Telecaster Deluxe is made in two series: the American Professional II Series made in California and the Vintera Series made in Ensenada, Mexico.
Question: How heavy is the Fender Deluxe Telecaster?
The Fender Telecaster Deluxe is no heavier than a normal Telecaster. How much they weigh exactly depends on the bit of wood but are typically between 7 and 8lbs.
Question: What woods are used on a Fender Deluxe Telecaster guitar?
Often on a Fender Deluxe Telecaster construction, you'll find an alder body or ash body and usually either a rosewood or maple fingerboard.