1972 Fender Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar

Tone: It's full and balanced with a nice "kerrang" on the top end and bite on the bottom. Driven, these pickups sound outrageous, of course, in the best way. You can layer all sorts of dirt on them and they don't get muddy.

Feel: It's a quick neck and typically "vintage Fender" for the period -- a faster C shape (with rounder shoulders) with a 9 1/2" or close to it board radius.

Interesting features: There's plenty of wear and tear throughout the finish and especially on the neck. It's well-lived and has been well-loved by its various players. It's fairly lightweight for a Tele, of course, and as such easy to get attached to.

Repairs included: It's had a fresh fret level/dress, restring, cleaning, and setup.

  • Maker: Fender
  • Model: Telecaster Thinline
  • Body style: solidbody
  • Weight: 6 lbs 12 oz
  • Scale length: 25 1/2"
  • Nut width: 1 5/8"
  • Neck shape: medium C
  • Board radius: 9 1/2"
  • Body width: 12 3/4"
  • Body depth: 1 3/4"
  • Body wood: ash
  • Bridge: 6-saddle through-body hardtail
  • Fretboard: maple
  • Neck wood: maple
  • Pickups: 2x Wide Range humbuckers (bridge is a replacement)
  • Action height at 12th fret: 1/16” overall (fast, spot-on)
  • String gauges: 46w-10
  • Truss rod: adjustable
  • Neck relief: straight
  • Fret style: wide/medium-low height

Condition notes: It has a ton of finish wear and tear to the neck and a healthy amount of small nicks, dings, and scratches to the body. Does it look amazing? Yes, of course! The pickguard is a replacement and so is the Fender-badged bridge pickup (a later replacement) and also the switch tip. I'm not sure how much of the wiring is original but it looks like period kit to me! The original pickguard (broken and butchered) comes with it. Someone previously added a shim to the bass side of the neck pocket to make it tighter and the result is good but the color is brighter than the rest of the body.

It comes with: It has its original hard case and it's in good order but worn here and there.

Consignor tag: BT