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At the dawn of the seventies, as popular music trended towards the fatter tones of humbucking pickups into overdriven amps, Fender hired legendary pickup designer Seth Lover to create a distinctly Fender-flavored take on a higher output dual-coil pickup. The resulting Wide Range pickup used large bobbins and threaded CuNiFe rod magnets to achieve its unique and brilliant sound. Featured on several iconic seventies-era Fender guitars including the Telecaster Custom, Deluxe, and Thinline as well as the Starcaster, the look and sound of the Wide Range pickup may be one of the most recognizable hallmarks of that chapter in Fender history.
When those models were discontinued in 1979, real CuNiFe-magnet pickups disappeared with them. The American Original '70s Telecaster Custom features the first authentic CuNiFe magnet powered Wide Range pickup in over 40 years, complemented by a calibrated Tim-Shaw-designed '70s Telecaster single-coil bridge pickup. Other touches include individual volume and tone controls for each pickup, 3-way toggle switch, original-era body radii, vintage-style hardware and a lacquer finish that lets the wood breathe naturally with resonant tone. A vintage-style hardshell case is included.