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. These 'Type 2' models are truly unique Fender guitars, forgoing the traditional single coil sound of Fender instruments in response to the growing desire for a fuller, heavy rock sound that had made Gibson solid bodies so popular towards the end of the '60s and start of the '70s. The Telecaster Thinline has become one of the more popular vintage guitars for collectors and players, due to their unique tone and style within the Fender range, and their relative affordability.
This model from 1974 features an Ash body with a nicely aged natural finish, with a Maple neck and three bolt neck design. These finishes can age differently over time, with this one having a nicely amber aged look, with the guitar having no doubt seen the inside of many smokey bars. The neck has a typical late '70s profile and is very comfortable in the hand, also featuring the larger Strat style headstock. The original Seth Lover designed Wide Range Humbucker pickups sound fantastic, and offer the depth and warmth of a traditional humbucker while retaining some of the chime and clarity that Fender guitars are renowned for.
This guitar is in very good condition, and is externally and internally original. The pickups are original and in full working order. There is minimal play wear to the body and neck, and the obvious signs of patina and ageing that you would expect from a guitar of this kind.
This guitar has been given a full service by our luthiers at the Vintage Instrument Workshop, and includes a 3 year warranty.