1972 saw the introduction of a new Telecaster® Thinline model that took Fender’s venerable workhorse guitar into bold new territory in both sound and style. Most prominently, two big new high-output humbucking pickups designed by famed pickup maker Seth Lover were housed in a curvaceous new pickguard, below which was mounted a new six-saddle Stratocaster® bridge.
The Limited Edition ’72 Tele Thinline honors that year’s model, featuring a hollow two-piece select ash body with f-hole and Journeyman Relic lacquer finish. The AA quartersawn flame maple neck has a ’60s-style “oval-C” profile, topped by a 9.5”-radius round-lam maple fingerboard with 21 narrow tall frets. The pickups are wound to the original spec, with 12 adjustable “cunife” (copper-nickel-iron) magnets—just like the originals—for hum-canceling high output grit. Other features include a three-way blade pickup switch, hardtail Strat bridge, Schaller® “F” tuners, bone nut, and “wing” string trees. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.
Journeyman Relic® Lacquer Finish; 2-Piece Select Ash Body with F-Hole; Tinted Flame AA Quartersawn Maple Neck with Round-Lam Maple Fingerboard; ’60 Style Oval “C” Back-Shape; 9.5″ Radius; 21 Narrow Tall Frets; Dual Wide-Range CuNiFe Humbucking Pickups; 3-Way Switch; Master Volume/Tone Controls; 3-Ply Black Pickguard; 6-Saddle Hard-Tail Bridge; Schaller “F” Tuning Keys; Wing String Tree with Nylon Spacer; Deluxe Hardshell Case; Strap; Certificate of Authenticity.
Condition: New, relic; Body: Hollow, ash; Neck: AA flame maple quartersawn, 60s Style Oval C profile, 9.5 radius; Nut: 1.650; Color: Aged white blonde; Pickups: Dual Wide-Range CuNiFe Humbucking Pickups; Scale: 25.5; Orientation: Lefthanded (of course)