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Fender Classic Series '72 Telecaster Thinline, Maple Fretboard - 3-Color Sunburst
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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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|Body Material Type||solid-wood||Maple||Maple||solid-wood||Mahogany||solid-wood|
|Color||3 tone sunburst||—||Vintage Sunburst||charcoal transparent||Pearl White||Blonde|
|Fretboard Material Type||maple||Ebony||Rosewood||Maple||rosewood||Maple|
|Guitar Bridge System||string-thru||tremolo||Tune-O-Matic||Hardtail||tremolo||Tremelo|
|Guitar Pickup Configuration||humbucker||humbucker||P-90T/P-90R||humbucker||P-90T/P-90R||single-coil|
|Item Dimensions||5 x 42 x 15 in||20.75 x 49 x 8.5 in||21 x 46 x 4 in||5 x 42 x 15 in||17.7 x 43 x 5 in||17 x 43 x 6.5 in|
|Neck Material Type||Maple||Maple||Mahogany||Maple||Maple||Maple|
|Number of Strings||6||6||6||6||6||6|
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.
Top Customer Reviews
Out of the box it was barely playable and sounded horrible. Not very surprising, it just needed new strings and a good setup.
The stock pickups are OK for practice and personal use.. but with a band they won't hold up. You'll try to push them louder just to be heard n' then the sound will crumble. => you'll need to upgrade the pickups for use in the band. There are plenty of aftermarket options out there to choose from.
So with a couple/few not too surprising upgrades, you can make this guitar a real player.
The neck is really great, bordering on fabulous. Love the vintage frets! Very smooth to play.
For me, I learned the 25.5" scale length was a bit too big.
The bad news is (as of this writing), it holds no resale value at all. I tried selling mine, n' all I got was internet scammers and ridiculously low-ball offers. Like in the 25% - 30% of the original price range. The problem being, it's made in Mexico and Mexican Fender guitars don't retain much value.
So, if you're OK with doing some upgrades, a good setup AND you plan on keeping it forever, you'll be plenty happy with this guitar.
1. Excellent workmanship. Hard to believe it is made in Mexico. Not that that is inherently bad, but aren't the American ones supposed to be better?
2. The neck is elegantly playable.
3. The sound is everything I could want.
4. Versatility is the main thing. If you want a Santana sustain and warmth. It's got it. If you want a sweet jazz hollowbody sound, it's got it too.
At this point I would take this guitar to the desert island over my PRS and all of the other expensive axes I own.