Over the past 65+ years, the Fender Telecaster hasn’t wandered too far from its basic configuration, and in its various incarnations has come to be viewed as a reliable workhorse for a widely diverse variety of artists.
The first major change didn’t happen until 1968, when Fender’s Roger Rossmeisl decided to build a lighter alternative to the basic slab Tele. The result was the Thinline Telecaster.
New appointments on the Thinline included a 12-screw pearloid pickguard, a semi-hollow body, and a bass-side f-hole. Instead of using a cap on the body, Fender sliced the back from pieces of ash or mahogany, routed out chambers, and then put the pieces back together to form the finished semi hollow body. The rear-routed guitar weighed about seven pounds and had a maple neck and fretboard.
This a Fender Telecaster Thinline vintage reissue – part of Fender's well regarded Classic Player series, made in Mexico in 2013.
The guitar boasts a pair of Fender Wide Range humbuckers, which are a reissue of the original Seth Lover design. These pickups are fat and full sounding while still having a distinctive top end character, and the semi-hollow ash body provides both a midrange punch and a certain airy quality.
Finish Details: Original sunburst polyurethane finish.
Body Details: Ash body routed hollow above the pickups
Neck Material: Maple neck & fingerboard
Neck Profile: Medium C shape
Frets: 21 original medium frets in good condition
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5“
Nut Width: 1 5/8"
Electronics: 2 x Fender Wide range Humbuckers – reissues of original Seth Lover design
Original wiring with three-way selector switch, volume and tone controls.
Pickup Measurements: Neck 7.73 k Bridge 7.92
Fender F style tuners.
Truss rod is fully adjustable.
Shortened Fender Tele bridge with 6 fully adjustable saddles.
Weight: 6.9 lbs
This guitar is in excellent, almost new condition. Barely a mark on it anywhere. The only sign of use is some very light fret wear on the first 3 frets. Not even a mark on the MOTS (Mother Of Toilet Seat) pickguard.
This wonderfully light Thinline plays well in all registers with no buzzing or dead spots, and the action is medium low and could easily go lower.
This is a virtually new Classic Player Tele Thinline in fabulous condition and ready to rock.
These MIM guitars usually come in a gig bag, but a bonus here is the high quality Hiscox hard case which cost around $300 now.