Following Summer NAMM 2011, Fender have announced a brand new American Telecaster, based on the lightweight Thinline tele of the late 60s. Here's what Fender have to say.
Fender’s American Vintage ’69 Telecaster Thinline guitar authentically captures one of the most experimental evolutionary steps in the long and colorful history of the Telecaster. In 1969, the hollowed-out and lightweight Thinline was the first of three major Telecaster design revisions of the late-’60s/early-’70s era, and players prized it for its own distinctive tone.
The American Vintage ’69 Telecaster Thinline features period correct late-’60s details such as a “top hat” pickup switch tip and vintage-style “F” tuners. Other features include a semi-hollow mahogany body with f hole and gloss lacquer finish; C-shape maple neck with gloss lacquer finish, standard four-bolt neck plate and vintage-style truss rod system; maple fingerboard with 7.25” radius and 21 vintage-style frets; American Vintage Telecaster single-coil neck and bridge pickups with three-position switching; four-ply white pearloid pickguard; vintage-style three-saddle strings-through-body Telecaster bridge; knurled chrome knobs and chrome hardware. Accessories include black Tolex case, polish cloth, 8’ cable, strap, bridge cover and six-saddle replacement bridge. Available in Olympic White and Two-color Sunburst.
For more info on the spec, then head over to the Fender site.
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The only thing I hate about Fender is their meager selection of colors. Only boring white and sunburst? I would buy this if it came in Surf Green.
26-Jul-11 07:41 PM
I absolutely 100% agree. Seafoam Green is the best possible colour for anything to be in the world.
27-Jul-11 05:27 AM
I'd do sunset orange tranparent.
11-Aug-11 10:46 AM