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Fender 72 Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar (Maple with Gig Bag), 3-Color Sunburst

With two Fender Wide-Range humbuckers and an elegant f-hole in its semi-hollow ash body, this faithful reproduction of the '72 Telecaster doesn't disappoint. (169) Read 13 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Fender '72 Thinline Tele 3-Color Sunburst

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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Semi-hollow ash body Snappy, bright tone and feel; classic Tele twang
U-shaped neck profile Boat neck with very woody tone and feel
3-way pickup selector switch Wide tonal range: select neck, bridge, or both
7.25-inch fretboard radius Very rounded, vintage feel

Product Description

The Fender '72 Telecaster Thinline electric guitar pays tribute to the year when the Telecaster finally broke through as the legendary instrument we know today. It has a semi-hollow body design with an F-hole, which makes it super light and exceptionally resonant. Loaded with two Fender "Wide Range" humbuckers, the '72 Tele Thinline delivers maximum tonal versatility and power for contemporary players.

Lightweight and Powerful

The body on the Fender '72 Telecaster Thinline is made from ash, and carved into a semi-hollow body design. In the early '70s, Fender began experimenting with different weight-reliefs in their Telecasters, and the '72 Thinline reflects a balance of carving specifications that modern day engineers feel achieves a tonal "sweet spot." The 6.5-pound weight also means that this guitar can be held and played longer, with less fatigue to the player.

Classic Specs on the Neck

The neck and fingerboard on the '72 Telecaster Thinline are made from maple, with a gloss urethane finish. The neck shape is Fender's distinctive "U" design with a fingerboard radius of 7.25 inches. The scale length is 25.5 inches and there are 21 vintage sized frets easily accessible all the way up the neck. A synthetic bone nut measuring 1.650 inches across ensures precise string lay in combination with the 3-bolt Micro-Tilt neck design.

A Classic Pickup, Updated

The Fender Wide Range Humbucker was designed by Seth Lover for a number of Fender's various Telecaster models in the early 1970s. Production ceased in 1979 when these models were discontinued, but numerous reissues appeared over the years. The pickups in the '72 Telecaster Thinline reflect a thoughtful update of the original Seth Lover design that brings greater clarity and punch than most other humbucking pickups on the market. Their tone is fat and especially pronounced, given the semi-hollow body design and lightweight profile of the Thinline. Overall, they have a smooth, warm tone that suggests a vintage sound. At the same time, they can also deliver a bite and sustain that far exceeds the single-coil pickups one finds on many Telecasters. Wide Range, indeed!

Top-of-the-Line Hardware

The bridge on the '72 Telecaster Thinline is a 6-saddle vintage-style strings-through-body hardtail design. The hardware is attractively finished in chrome and the tuning machines bear the vintage Fender "F" stamp. The pickguard is a rich 4-Ply white pearloid. Knurled flat-top control knobs finish the vintage appointments on this killer instrument. A deluxe gig bag is included.

Features:

- Semi-hollow design with F-hole
- Two Fender Wide Range humbuckers
- 6-saddle vintage-style strings-through-body hardtail bridge
- Chrome-plated hardware
- Vintage Fender "F" stamp on tuning heads
- Knurled flat-top control knobs

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Model Name: '72 Telecaster Thinline

Model Number: 013-7402-(Color)

Series: Classic Series

Colors:
(300) 3-Color Sunburst,
(321) Natural, (Polyester Finish)

Body: Semi-Hollow Ash Body

Neck: 1-Piece Maple, 'U' Shape, (Gloss Polyurethane Finish)

Fingerboard: Maple, 7.25 in. Radius (184 mm)

No. of Frets: 21 Vintage Style Frets

Pickups: 2 Fender Wide Range Humbucking Pickups, (Neck/Bridge)

Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone

Pickup Switching:
3-Position Blade:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups
Position 3. Neck Pickup

Bridge: Vintage Style Strat Strings-Through-Body Hardtail Bridge

Machine Heads: Fender(R)/Schaller Vintage 'F' Style Tuning Machines

Hardware: Chrome

Pickguard: 4-Ply White Pearloid

Scale Length: 25.5 in. (648 mm)

Width at Nut: 1.650 in. (42 mm)

Unique Features: 'F' Hole, 3-Bolt Neck Plate with Micro-Tilt Adjustment, 'Bullet' Truss Rod Nut

Strings: Fender Super 250L, Nickel Plated Steel, (.009 to .042), p/n 073-0250-003

Accessories: Deluxe Gig Bag

Case: Deluxe Gig Bag

Introduced: 5/1999

Notice: Product Prices, Features And Specifications Are Subject To Change Without Notice
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
3-Color Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 13 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 15 x 4 in
Natural
Shipping Weight: 14 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 15 x 4 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-488-1818

Product Description

1972 was a magical year for the Telecaster guitar, which was then available in several designs and with more options than ever before. The '72 Telecaster Thinline features a warmer and rounder semi-hollow Ash body, a U-shaped Maple neck, bullet truss rod, '70s vintage hardtail strings-through Strat bridge, 3-bolt neckplate and 2 Wide Range humbucking pickups.
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful. "The nicest surprise I've had in a long, long time."
Sound: This guitar has a great clean sound and you can get a pretty nice snarl out of it as well. I wasn't to sure about ordering one, because no one seems to know what kind of humbucker pick-ups it has. I was extremely pleased with it when it arrived. It is one of my favorite guitars and I own Strat's, Les Paul's, SG's, Hammers, Carvins etc. Feature: It's a strait forward no frills kind of guitar and I like that about it. Ease of Use: This guitar is very user friendly. It takes no time at all to get a fantastic clean sound out of it. I use Marshall and Line 6 amps. It's just as easy to get an over driven sound out of it as well. Although, I use my Les Paul Studio and SG for the rough stuff. Quality: I was and have been amazed at the quality of this guitar right out of the box. I set-up all of my guitars my self and always have. This is the first guitar I have ever bought that I haven't had to do a single thing to. The intonation was dead on, the action was perfect. Everything from nut to wiring was set to go. I was extremely pleased. Value: I don't like to type this but, I think this guitar is worth a lot more than I paid for it. Manufacturer Support: I can't rate this, as I have never had to use the support system set in place by Fender. The Wow Factor: This is a beautiful looking guitar. I got the natural finish. It is the most comfortable guitar I own. Truly, from it's weight to the feel of the neck, I'd rather be playing this guitar than any of my other guitars. I play the others only when I am in need of their individual sound. Overall: I plan on owning this guitar until I hand it down to one of my grandchildren. (Thank God that should be a long, long time from now). I looked at a lot of other Fender Telecasters and quit-frankly the price and the humbuckers were the deciding factors. I figured if I didn't like the pickups I'd replace them with Gibson 57 humbuckers. Now, after playing this guitar I don't fell the need to replace them. I would definitely replace this guitar with the exact same type of guitar in a heart beat.
Style of Music: Contemporary Christian, Blues, Rock, Jazz etc.
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Sound: This guitar is best played through a clean channel on a Fender Twin Reverb amp. It's a wonderful guitar that has a fat tone because of the humbuckers and a slight jazz feel to the timbre because of the semi-hollow body. If you're looking for a Fender but want versatility in sound, this is what you're looking for. Feature: The features on this guitar are pretty standard. Quality: Fender has always made a good guitar and this one will last you a long time. Value: This is one of the best guitars in terms of versatility and getting the best bang for your buck. It is definitely one of the best sounding guitars you'll play, and the price is generally lower than most Fenders. Manufacturer Support: Fender is a huge company and so quality customer service can be hard to come by. The Wow Factor: I LOVE THIS GUITAR. Overall: Look no further. This has everything you want. Country, blues, rock, jazz... you can even get a dang sweet metal crunch out of it. What more could you want???
Style of Music: Singer/Songwriter
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