1972 Fender Telecaster Thinline
1972 Fender Telecaster Thinline

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During the CBS years in the early ’70s, Fender tried to expand the appeal of the stalwart (but perceived to be rather drab) Telecaster. This is a beautiful and very desirable first-year ‘Type 2’ semi acoustic Tele Thinline (with single f-hole) with the pearloid scratchplate. Probably the classic Tele Thinline in natural finish. Like the other variations on the Tele theme, the Deluxe and Custom, the Thinline uses 2 Seth Lover humbucking pickups rather than the traditional Tele single coils. However, unlike its other adventurous siblings, the Thinline keeps the simple Tele like control layout. These, along with the chambered body, give the Thinline its own unique and ultra-cool look and feel. Now becoming highly sought after.

  • Natural finish
  • Maple bolt-on neck
  • Maple fingerboard with 21 frets and black dot markers
  • Scale length 25½”
  • ‘F’ serial number
  • Original tuners
  • Ash semi-acoustic body
  • Original pearloid scratchplate
  • Original Seth Lover humbucking pickups
  • Original switch, knobs and jack socket (1 replacement pot)
  • Original bridge with ‘ashtray’ cover
  • Original hardshell case
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