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Fender Classic Series '72 Telecaster Thinline, Maple Fretboard - 3-Color Sunburst

by Fender

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  • Two Fender "Wide Range" humbucking pickups combined with a semi-hollow Ash body recall some of the biggest guitar tones of the '70's.
  • This model's hard-tail bridge, bullet truss-rod nut, "F" tuners, and 3-Bolt neck-plate (with Micro-Tilt) recall the hallmark aesthetics of the decade.
  • Deluxe gig bag included.
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 42 x 5 x 15 inches ; 12 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 17.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B001R2QSCE
  • Item model number: 0137402300
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #70,711 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 16, 2010

Product Description

1972 was a big year for the Telecaster guitar - it was available in new designs, with more options than ever before. The Classic Series '72 Telecaster Thinline has the dual-humbucking pickup configuration introduced in that year, with other features include a semi-hollow ash body with f hole, C-shaped maple neck with bullet truss rod nut, three-bolt neck plate with Micro-Tilt adjustment, maple freeboard and vintage-style string-through-body hard-tail bridge and vintage-style tuners.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Your Huckleberry on April 3, 2012
I've owned this guitar for about 7 years and will never get rid of it. In the past 3 months alone I've had 3 people offer to purchase it from me. I loaned it to a friend to play and he had a random person from the crowd try to buy it off of him after the show!

This is not your typical Tele. It comes with humbuckers so its much warmer. Please play it in a store before you purchase it. I used to play it through a Mesa Boogie and now I play it through a Fender Deville 4x10. If you want to rock, this guitar is for you. If you want to play blues, this guitar is for you, and if you want amazing clean tone this guitar is for you.

I play this guitar more than any other guitar I own (I have 7), including my Gibson Les Paul Standard which was twice the cost! Don't get me wrong, Les Pauls are incredible, however, if you are going to spend around $500 to $800 you really cannot find a better sound than the 72 Thinline Tele. Even with humbuckers it still has that classic Fender twang when you crank up the tone (not as mid heavy as the les pauls).

This is why Amazon allows you to rate something 5 stars, because 4 is simply not enough.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By William W. Samsel on March 2, 2012
I have primarily played acoustic guitar for almost 13 years and I wanted to try something new. I decided I wanted to start taking blues guitar lessons, so I started going to the local guitar shops to get an idea of the market. I realized very quickly that the tone from one electric to the next was as diverse as acoustic instruments, and that many electric guitars in the range between $600 and $1000 sounded really thin. Then I plugged this one into a blues junior, and I immediately knew that this was the sound I wanted. How awesome it looks with the sunburst finish is mere icing on the cake folks; this thinline's true appeal is in it's warm tone on a clean channel and it's versatility between the two pickups (huge range of amazing tone). Do not confuse this tele with the Fender Classic Player Tele® Thinline Deluxe Electric Guitar with the four knobs (nearly the same look, same $799 price, but completely different thin tone. After playing the Natural and wanting to compare the Sunburst model, GC screwed up the order [in-store] and got the Thinline Deluxe by mistake and it just couldn't compete so I had to wait a few more days for the reorder); this is the one you want!
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