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!
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.
- 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
(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
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
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
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 Weight: 14 lbs
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.