The Telecaster Thinline was initially introduced in 1968 as single coil guitar, before the model was updated to feature Wide Range Humbuckers in late 1971. This 1969 Fender Telecaster Thinline is a great example of a player grade 'Type 1' variation, and an excellent opportunity to acquire the rarer of Fenders two thinline models, with mint examples fetching upwards of £10,000.
This model from 1969 features an Ash body with a Maple neck and four bolt neck design. The neck has a typical late '70s profile and is very comfortable in the hand, featuring the smaller, traditional Telecaster headstock design found on Type 1 models.
This guitar is in good condition, and has undergone a number of changes over the years that help to make it more affordable. The bridge pickup is an original period correct grey bottom single coil, however the neck pickup has been replaced with what appears to be an early Seymour Duncan equivalent. The pots and switch are also non original, and have been replaced with modern equivalents. This guitar has been completely refinished, with a darker lacquer coat applied to both the body and neck. The bridge and tuners are period correct and appear original, however the pick guard has been replaced.