1973 Fender Telecaster Thinline + HSC

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At A Glance:
Model: Telecaster Thinline
Year: 1973/1974
Finish: Natural
Modifications: None
Repairs: None
Weight (kg): 3.29

Case: Hardshell
Fingerboard: Maple
Neck wood: Maple
Body wood: Ash
Tuners: Correct F style
Pickups: 2 x Correct Wide Range Humbuckers
Hardware: Correct Chrome
Neck Profile: Medium C
Pots: 2 x Correct 500k CTS

    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 dings and the lacquer has cracked in places (due to the body flexing and the lacquer not) but on a whole it's in superb shape. There are no signs of modifications or repairs.

    The neck too is in good condition. The fretboard shows no signs of wear and the frets have plenty of life left. The lacquer is in good shape.

    The plastics like the body are in good condition. Hardware is in good condition and free of too much corrosion and wear.

    Electronically everything looks correct . The pot dates are week 24 of 1973. Both pickups look to have been untouched.

    The guitar comes with hardshell case

    The chambering of the body adds some air to the guitar's tone. The wide range humbuckers really give this guitar some heft whilst retaining a sparkle that is always the key component of a telecaster’s tone 

    Wide Range pickups and plenty of mojo, what is there not to like? Grab this one before it gets away…

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