Txxx Custom Thinline '72 Partscaster with B5 Bigsby - 2022
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Every now and then we get some wonderful Partscasters through the door at Premier Guitars - and this one is certainly a goodie. Expertly assembled by a professional and well respected luthier, this guitar is good to go, ready for action!
Some of this guitar-building activity has been motivated by the fact that unless you’re in a big city, you may have some challenges finding the right Custom Shop Telecaster with just the right specs….until you realise that you can actually build it yourself!
This is a fabulous 70s style Txxx Thinline ‘Partscaster’ in beautiful Gold Sparkle created from genuine Fender USA components. Of course, it plays brilliantly and sounds great.
Weight is 3.4kg / 7.49lbs
When you add up the $$$ plus Aussie GST + import duty + shipping, it actually comes to an amount similar to a (second hand) Fender Custom Shop guitar. Except it was built specifically to the owner’s requirements, and it’s pretty much new. So, this thing is an incredible deal!
Double bound Gold Sparkle Telecaster Thinline body, Alder.
Fender “American Vintage II” 1977 Telecaster Custom maple neck with laminated Rosewood fingerboard, 7.25 inch radius.
Fender “American Series” Micro-Tilt neck adjustment and matching 4-bolt neck plate (similar to the Fender Eric Clapton Stratocaster).
Fender CuNiFe Wide Range Humbucker pickup in the neck position.
Fender American Vintage Telecaster single coil bridge pickup.
2 x Volume and 2 x Tone controls with Fender black “witches hat” knobs (as per a Fender 1972 Telecaster Deluxe).
Highest quality CTS “450 series” 275k pots for the Volume and Tone on the Bridge pickup and 1 Meg pots for the Wide Range Humbucker. Pots supplied by Armstrong Music in the UK.
Bigsby B5 Vibrato, bridge and bridge plate.
Customised Parchment Pearloid pickguard computer-designed and CNC cut by David Fletcher of Fletcher Handcrafted Guitars: the upper bout pays homage to the form of a 1969 Thinline; the lower bout is a recreation of a 1972 Telecaster Deluxe (with the addition of the switch position of a Thinline); and the area around the bridge is a recreation of a 1972 Telecaster Custom.
Fender Gig Bag. (Hard case can be organised on enquiry)
This special guitar is a Thinline with a 1972 Telecaster Custom pickup arrangement and 1972 Telecaster Deluxe 2 x Volume and 2 x Tone controls, together with the 3-way switch in the same position as a Telecaster Thinline.