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Used 1972 Fender Telecaster Thinline serial number 357543.

This guitar is in very good condition. Cosmetically there are finish “checks” on the top and back which are common for this era guitar, and there is a ding on the lower edge near the input jack. A new pickguard has been fitted and this Thinline has been professionally refretted. However the luthier, who did a fine refret job, decided to take down the fretboard finish to make it look aged.

The Thinline Telecaster, designed by German luthier Roger Rossmeisl, was introduced in 1968 as the result of an attempt by Fender to offer a lighter-weight Telecaster option. Fender designers started by adding chambering to the body, and later added a stylish F-hole to highlight the new concept.

Originally the Thinline Tele featured the same pickups and electronic configuration of the normal single-coil Telecaster. This would change in 1972 when the Thinline was outfitted with a pair of Seth Lover designed Fender Wide Range humbucking pickups.  Bullet truss-rod and 3-bolt neck fixing were also added in 1972.

Fender has reissued this instrument, but why reissue when you can “original”?

Hard shell case included.

GUITAR SPECS:

Year: 1972

Serial number: 357543

Body: Ash

Neck: Maple

Scale Length: 25.5”

Number of Frets: 21

Pickguard: Replacement pickguard. Included is the original, (which has a
hole for a slider toggle switch)

Bridge:  Fender 6-way adjustable

Pickups:  Original Seth Lover designed Fender Wide Range Humbuckers

Controls: Volume/tone, pickup selector switch

Width at Nut:  1 5/8”

Radius: 7.25”

Neck profile @ 1st fret: .860

Neck profile @ 12tht fret: .920

Weight: 7.4 lbs.

*Please note: we do our best giving descriptions of used pieces. We have found it impossible to describe every mark on an instrument or amp that is not in the "mint" category. Also, what's important to you may not be important to someone else. For example, you may say, "I don't care what it looks like as long as it plays or sounds well." Another person may say, "Body cosmetics are very important to me so tell me about every scratch, nick and blemish." So, please ask the questions that are most important to you. If you ask they will be answered. They are free and there's no limit. Additional photos can also be made available.

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Imperial Guitar & Soundworks

Imperial Guitar & Soundworks

1972
Fender
Very Good
Natural
Hard
Imperial Guitar & Soundworks
Bill, Dianne
845-255-2555
New Paltz, NY
11:27 AM
10:00 am - 6:00 pm Tues. - Sat. Mondays by appointment only

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