This might just be the best sounding vintage Thinline Tele we've had in the door. From one of Fender's great production years, this'un has the tone, the feel, the playability... plus that highly desirable little something extra & indefinable, that elevates a regular guitar to a whole other level.
Our consignment customer has owned the guitar since the early nineties, when he bought it from the original owner, a friend of his father. Having had only two owners across its 46 years, the guitar is in superb condition, showing only very slight traces of the top clear coat having been touched up, mostly around the edges. This was presumably done by the first owner, as it is very old work that does not even register under forensic black light.
With a neck date of December 1972 and pots from the ninth week of '73, (late Feb/early March), this fabulous Thinline retains its original Natural Swamp Ash finish, (the body is stamped NATURAL inside), with very little wear for almost fifty years. Slight scratchplate shrinkage and a few little nibbles around the headstock is pretty much it for wear and tear. The solder joints are untouched.
First appearing in 1969, from the drawing board of former Gibson and Rickenbacker designer, Roger Rossmeisl, the Thinline underwent a revised pickup design in 1972, the twin 'Wide Range' humbuckers - designed by the legendary Seth Lover - still say Telecaster, but have that extra humbucker punch when you need it. It didn't take long for the revamped model to be acknowledged as one of Fender's most versatile instruments. Check out our soundfile - this thing is VERSATILE, with a capital wow! (A note from Fender history tells us that a Thinline Tele was the first ever instrument produced by the Fender Custom Shop, back in 1987. It was a Seafoam Green model, custom built for Cars guitarist, Elliot Easton)
FREE COURIER DELIVERY
As with all Just Guitars instruments, this killer vintage Telecaster Thinline - complete with original 1973 F-tuners* restored and its original Fender hard shell case - comes with FREE COURIER DELIVERY included to any address in Australia
Weight: 6lb 9-1/2oz / 2.99kg
*Tuners are those that featured on Thinlines from sometime during '74, so may have been a very early trial set on our 1973 model here