Fender American Vintage Reissue AVRI '72 Telecaster Custom
Serial Number:  V05658

Built November 2011, I purchased this guitar in 2012.  The guitar is in very good condition.  The nitrocellulose finish has fine scratches and swirls with some very small chips here and there.  The finish has lots of luster, and has sunken into the wood grain from age. The wood grain of the ash body looks great through the translucent finish.

Neck condition is very good. Frets show only slight wear, and there are no divots in the fretboard.  Bullet truss rod operates great.  There is a slight imperfection in the nitro finish behind the 7th fret, due to the nitro reacting to the vinyl padding on a guitar stand.  It's very minor and doesn't affect playability, but I wanted to mention it.  
I have upgraded one important thing on this guitar.  The muddy sounding factory PAF style neck humbucker pickup posing as a Wide-Range Humbucker (WRHB) has been completely rebuilt in the style of a real WRHB from the 1970s, by Revel Custom Pickups in Minneapolis.  From the Fender factory, these "WRHB" pickups are actually just a Gibson PAF style humbucking pickup, with a bar magnet hiding below a WRHB cover.  There is nothing "wide-range" about them, except the size of the pickup cover.  Revel replaces the bar magnet with vintage correct individual threaded pole magnets.  He also replaces the smaller sized bobbins with accurate, larger bobbins for a WRHB.  It's a complete transformation in terms of build and sound.  Please check out the Revel Pickups website for more information.

Everything else is stock on the guitar, and Fender did a meticulous job in replicating these early 1970 Telecasters. 

The stock black hard shell case with black plush liner is in mint condition.  In the case are the original tags, keys, ashtray bridge cover, and a 6-saddle bridge, for different preferences. 

The guitar plays and sounds excellent.  The guitar has been recently setup with a new set of 10s.

This guitar has a nice weight of 7lbs - 15oz.  

Please feel free to ask any questions.  Thanks for looking!    


Listed6 months ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.learn more
  • American Vintage '72 Telecaster Custom
  • Sunburst
  • 2011
Made In
  • United States
Color Family
  • Brown
Pickup Configuration
  • SH
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Fretboard Material
  • Maple
Nut Width
  • 1.65"
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Neck Material
  • Maple
Offset Body
  • No
Wood Top Style
  • Plain
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Body Material
  • Ash
Model Sub-Family
  • Fender Telecaster Custom
Model Family
  • Fender Telecaster
  • Fender American Vintage
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • String-Through
Scale Length
  • 25.5"
Fretboard Radius
  • 7.25"
Body Shape
  • T-Style
Neck Construction
  • Bolt-On
Number of Frets
  • 21

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