Imperial Guitar & Soundworks

Offered for sale;

Used 1972 Fender Telecaster Thinline serial number 353322.

This guitar is in very good condition. Neck and frets are fine. It has had a professional refret. The fretboard, and possibly the back of the neck, has been refinished.

Cosmetically showing playing time without abuse, there are finish cracks or “checks” on the top which are common for the Thinline Teles of this age, especially natural finishes.

The neck pocket was enlarged very slightly by the previous owner to accommodate a Strat neck. It hardly shows (especially in the photos). Compared to some untouched Fender neck pockets of this era this is a tight fit. This is the original Tele neck back on this instrument.

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 added in late 1971.

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

Hard shell case included.


Year: 1972

Serial number: 353322

Body: Ash

Neck: Maple (fretboard refinished, back of neck possibly refinished)

Scale Length: 25.5”

Number of Frets: 21 (professional refret)

Pickguard: 3-ply pearloid

Bridge: Fender 6-way adjustable

Pickups: Original Seth Lover designed Fender Wide Range Humbuckers

Controls: Volume (pot code 1377210 March 1972 CTS), tone (pot code 1377201 January 1972 CTS), 3-way pickup selector switch

Width at Nut: 1 9/16”

Radius: 7.25”

Neck profile @ 1st fret: .860

Neck profile @ 12tht fret: .920

Weight: 6.8 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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Very Good
Original Hard
24 Years
Imperial Guitar & Soundworks
Bill, Dianne
New Paltz, NY
2:23 PM
10:00 am - 6:00 pm Tues. - Sat. Mondays by appointment only

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