1968 Fender Thinline Telecaster + OHSC

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At A Glance:
Model: Telecaster Thinline
Year: 1968
Finish: Natural
Modifications: None
Repairs: Wiring corrected, bridge pickup rewound
Weight (kg): 3.19

Case: Correct Black Tolex hardshell
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Neck wood: Maple
Body wood: Ash
Tuners: Correct F style tuners
Pickups: 2 x Correct Single Coil
Hardware: Correct Chrome
Neck Profile: Medium C
Pots: 2 x Correct 250k Stackpole

    By the end of the 60’s, stocks of light grade Ash were dwindling though heavier grade woods were plentiful. Initial attempts in the summer of 1967 to lighten the bodies were unsatisfactory. Charged with finding ways to use this heavier grade ash for the Telecaster, German luthier Roger Rossmeisl (who would introduce the world to Fender acoustics and a whole host of hollow body designs for the Californian mark) and Virgilio Simoni (Head of the blank, body and sanding department) set about routing out telecaster bodies from the back and adding a thin cap to relieve weight. Finished off with an elongated pickguard and a maple cap or rosewood neck, the Telecaster Thinline became one of Roger’s most enduring legacies.

    The guitar is in great condition. There are a few knocks and the lacquer has cracked in places (due to the body flexing and the lacquer not) but on a whole it's in great shape. There are no signs of modifications or repairs.

    The neck too is in good condition. The fretboard has been refretted but shows no signs of wear. The lacquer is in good shape.

    The plastics like the body are in good condition. Pearloid can be quite a divisive material but it seem to suit the thinline so well.

    The hardware is in good condition and free of too much corrosion and wear.

    Electronically some of the wiring has been corrected as it came to us with having been repaired at some stage. The pot dates are week 33 of 1966. The bridge pickup has been rewound. The neck pickup seems to be correct.

    The guitar comes with its correct black tolex case

    The chambering of the body adds some air to theguitar's tone whilst retaining those telecaster tonal characteristics. This is more noticeable on the neck pickup. The bridge pickup still retains the trade-mark twang.

    First year Fender Telecaster thinline is surely a bucket list guitar for any tele-aficionado. Grab this one before it gets away…


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