The Telecaster Thinline also featured a version with two "Wide Range" humbuckers, and in most other respects these guitars are very similar. Also in 2009, Fender released the Telecaster Thinline Deluxe,[5] combining the best of the Telecaster Thinline and Telecaster Deluxe into a single instrument. Its my go to for certain kinds of lead sounds, mostly overdriven anthem type rock stuff when a track calls for that. This guitar is effectively the same as the non-trem Deluxe model, but features two Black Dove P90 pickups instead of the twin wide range pickups. This is one important reason the reissue Deluxe sounds different from the original guitars. The Telecaster's My Les Paul is the leading online community and marketplace for Les Paul guitar fans. The Fender Telecaster Deluxe is a solid-body electric guitar originally produced from 1972 to 1981, and re-issued by Fender multiple times starting in 2004. Using 250kΩ pots with very hot humbuckers results in a dark and muddy sound; a common remedy is to replace the controls with 500kΩ pots, which is generally agreed to improve the sound of the reissues. For 2010 Fender has released a limited factory special run of 72 Deluxe Telecasters in their Road Worn Line available in black and olympic white nitrocellulose finishes with the neck and body being aged in appearance, along with aged hardware. I've been gigging with an SG (a Special Faded) recently after years of mostly using a telecaster and there are similarities and also a huge difference. Depends on the mood. The "humbucker" Telecasters failed to draw potential customers away from competition like Gibson's Les Paul model, and the Telecaster Deluxe was discontinued in 1981. (Also. Most Deluxes produced have a "hard-tail" fixed bridge with Stratocaster-style string saddles, although for the first couple of years of production a vibrato bridge could be ordered with the guitar – this was the same bridge used on most Stratocasters. I didn't know where else to stick this thread.... Having played both for a while, it's a toss up. While looking almost identical to the original 1970s version it differs greatly in its construction, featuring an alnico bar magnet underneath non-magnetized pole-pieces. The SG and the 335 share the same basic design features: Bridge type Set neck angled away from the body Three aside tuners on an angled headstock Same scale length Double cutaway Strap button location The SG and the 335 will both setup in similar ways. ), The Tele, but IMO they sound better with single coil, Tele 110%..especially with Single Coils...blow SG's out of the water. Hi folks, I've been playing the guitar for about two years, and I now want to graduate from playing my Made in Indonesia Ibanez guitar. Black Dove P90 pickups were also used on the short lived Toronado and Strat-o-sonic models. Another reason is the use of 250kΩ volume and tone pots, while the original used 1 MΩ pots. Things can be changed to get whatever from either most often. This is one important reason the reissue Deluxe sounds different from the original guitars. In 2012, Fender ran a factory special version, the FSR Classic Series '72 Telecaster Deluxe, in a number of sparkling color finishes. Lets focus on the differences between the ’72 Tele Deluxe and the Player Series HH Tele. This design yielded a brighter and clearer sound more similar to that of single coil pickups. However I think the SG would complement your 335 and the Tele would be in contrast to your 335. Yet Fender did not think it would be at all confusing. This was attributed to more modern routing machines installed in the production line at the time. it is borderline excusable to have one in the neck if you dont like the lipstick pickup (which I think is what makes a tele a tele, I love the lipstick pickup), but in the bridge makes no sense at all to me. As well as reissuing the original tremolo equipped Telecaster Deluxe in 2009, Fender has also introduced a completely new model based on the Deluxe: the Telecaster Deluxe Black Dove. Artist models have included the Deryck Whibley Telecaster (2007), which featured a single humbucking pickup, the John 5 J5 Triple Tele Deluxe , which features three high-output Enforcer humbucking pickups, and the Chris Shiflett Telecaster Deluxe Let me start by saying everyone is different and the beauty of guitar playing is personal preference. SG Standard vs Telecaster Classic 72 Custom Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by Metasoma, Feb 18, 2012. They were wound with approximately 6,800 turns of copper wire, yielding a DC resistance of approximately 10.6 kΩ (compared to a standard Gibson P.A.F. (By the by, I take it you have read the. The Custom can be differentiated from the Deluxe by its use of the "classic Tele"-style neck & headstock, as well as the "ashtray" style bridge and single-coil slanted bridge pickup also used by all other Telecaster models. (These same reissue pickups are used for the current 1972 Custom and Thinline Telecaster Reissues.)". Very informative about the newer Wide Range HBs--why they sound different. Sound similar depends on you how you play, set up amp & guitar etc. Most longer scaled guitars such as the Fender, will tend to be able to sound brighter & clearer than the Gibsons but thats up in the air IMO . If you are thinking of getting one or the other, the choice will be yours. Soon after the two-pup Broadcaster was revealed. The Fender Custom Shop produced Fender Factory Special Run[1] limited-edition versions (FSR) of the guitar in 2005. Be cautious that SG guitars are neck heavy so will feel different when standing up. Likwise, the sounds you get from humbuckers on the sg is also unique. (a zinc alloy). The 2004 re-issue differs from the original in that it does not have the 1970s "notchless" body style. Re: Here we go again...Sg vs telecaster Originally Posted by blueman335 Gibson put HB's on the SG Special, and now the P-90 version is the "SG … Another reason is the use of 250kΩ volume and tone pots, while the original used 1 MΩ pots. The Deluxe also had the same "glitch" in its shape as the other Telecasters – a slightly less-pronounced curve where the upper bout meets the neck joint, compared to earlier (and later) Telecasters. A very small number of Telecaster Deluxes' (supposedly fewer than 50) left the factory fitted with Stratocaster tremolos. Gibson, DiMarzio, Ibanez or _______. I don't have an SG, and gosh, would I like one. The Custom was also available with a rosewood fretboard, whereas the Deluxe was only available with maple. Seems I bend on there necks too much while playing ,they can feel IMO rubbery. (These same reissue pickups are used for the current 1972 Custom and Thinline Telecaster Reissues. "Wide-Range," got it. But he wants new PUs altogether, and he's wondering if he can somehow install single- coils. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Jon Toogood, Tom Herman (Pere Ubu), Graham Coxon, Noel Gallagher, Adam Devlin, Jeff Rosenstock, Joe Trohman, Alex Kapranos, Alex Gaskarth, Deryck Whibley, Travis Duennes, Chris Shiflett, Lee Ranaldo, Marc Watt, Gary Lightbody, Taylor York, Josh Farro, Peter Buck, Justin Pierre and Bill Janovitz amongst others all play or have played Telecaster Deluxes. The Telecaster's neck also features the "Micro-Tilt" angle adjustment device located in the heel of the neck, similar to other Fender models of the period. Given that, I feel humbucking pickups dont belong within 100 miles of a tele. On the bridge pickup there is something of the snap and response of a tele, and I've tried a number of different pickups in it so it does seem to be something in the nature of the guitar design. I never liked those Tele Deluxes. But, thats an article for another day. The main difference between the Telecaster Deluxe and Stratocaster necks from this period is that the Telecaster Deluxe neck used medium jumbo frets while the Stratocaster necks featured narrower fretwire. JavaScript is disabled. Beginning 2019, the Vintera 70s Tele Deluxe is available, in 3-color Sunburst, Mocha and Vintage Blonde.[4]. As this was not a standard option, models with the vibrato bridge are quite rare. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > ... For now I get an ACB Telecaster American Standard (maybe a Deluxe if I can find a used one), because I'd really love a tele. ), The tremolo bridge was an option[2] as a part of the Classic Player series as of 2009, together with a new variant featuring Black Dove P90-style single-coil pickups.[3]. It is in fact an ordinary humbucker placed in the larger Wide Range Humbucker casing, and the gap is filled with wax. etc. The body shape was similar to other Telecaster models of the era, with one minor difference – a "belly cut" contour similar to that featured on all Stratocasters was added to the back of the guitar. But the Stratocaster has a noticeably larger headstock, whether the original iteration or the bulky one that was used from 1965-81. The main difference between the Telecaster Deluxe and Stratocaster necks from this period is that the Telecaster Deluxe neck used medium jumbo frets while the Stratocaster necks featured narrower fretwire.