Here’s a limited edition Winter 2021 Custom Shop Thinline Tele relic in aged blue flower with a pearl pickguard and CuNiFe humbuckers. Terrific guitar.

Fender sez:

“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 Relic lacquer finish. The AA quartersawn flame maple neck has a ’60s-style “oval-C” profile, topped by a 9.5”-radius rosewood fingerboard with 21 narrow tall 6105 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 three-way blade pickup switch, vintage Strat hardtail bridge, Schaller® “F” tuners, bone nut, and “wing” string trees. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.”

Condition: Relic; Body: Ash; Neck: Quartersawn AA flame maple, AAA rosewood fingerboard, 60 Style Oval C profile (.850 – .920), 9.5 radius; Nut: 1.650; Color: aged blue floral; Pickups: Wide range CuNiFe humbuckers; Scale: 25.5; Orientation: Lefthanded (of course)