1970s Electra 2270C Telecaster Thinline Copy Electric Guitar

I'm familiar with the higher-end Japanese-made Les Paul and 335-style Electras and the Phoenix SuperStrat-like beasts, but I'd never handled one of the brand's Telecaster copies before. This guy is probably a Fujigen product and I'll be the first to say that, hey, it's tres cool.

In many ways the body design is actually superior to the "real" Fender Thinlines. It's slightly slimmer front to back and made from two sandwiched sections of solid mahogany that have been routed-out and then glued-together like a '70s Les Paul. It's more hollow than the real thing, though it does have the centerblock channel as you'd expect to see.

This model is a 2270C per vintage catalog scans and, though this one has a replacement ('80s?) Fender-style bridge and DiMarzio ('80s?) bridge pickup, its original neck humbucker still persists and the original bridge pickup would have been a single coil in any case.

It arrived needing some work done, but now that the work is done this thing plays like an absolute champ. It has an interesting neck -- it's very reminiscent of '80s Tele necks save that it's a little more "D" in shape. It's different in that it has a Gibson-style 24 3/4" short scale length(!) and a zero fret at the nut. I did upgrade the original tuners to Gotoh Kluson-style units, though. The originals were... bad. Just... bad.

I'm pretty sure this guitar is returning to its family.

Repairs included: fret level dress, setup, etc.

Body wood: solid mahogany (stacked)

Bridge: '80s Tele-style flat plate

Fretboard: maple

Neck wood: maple

Pickups: 1x Electra humbucker 1x DiMarzio Tele bridge pickup

Action height at 12th fret: 1/16" overall (fast!)
String gauges: 46w-10 lights

Neck shape: slim-medium D/C

Board radius: ~12"

Truss rod: adjustable

Neck relief: straight

Fret style: medium

Scale length: 24 3/4"

Nut width: 1 5/8"

Body width: 12 3/4"

Body depth: 1 5/8"

Weight: 7 lbs 6 oz

Condition notes: bridge, bridge pickup, and tuners are replacements. Otherwise it's original throughout. It's in pretty good shape and fairly clean, though does show minor scratching and typical usewear throughout. The fretboard shows a bit of wear, too.

It comes with: a gigbag.