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American Vintage ’69 Telecaster Thinline Appears for 2011

Fender’s newly released American Vintage ’69 Telecaster Thinline guitar sets out to authentically capture one of the most experimental evolutionary steps in Telecaster history. 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.

Fender American Vintage ’69 Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar Olympic White Maple Fretboard

Model Name: American Vintage ’69 Telecaster® Thinline
Series: American Vintage
Color / MSRP* / Part # :

2-Color Sunburst

Olympic White

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6 Responses to “American Vintage ’69 Telecaster Thinline Appears for 2011”
  1. Retropedro Retropedro says:

    Good one, should never have discontinued. These sound better (more open) than the solid body versions.

  2. 4upita says:

    хороша чертовка!

  3. Mutt69m says:

    I have a Fender ThinLine myself, on of the newer models, and I love it, it plays good and sounds great. I also have a ASAT ThinLine and it’s a dream to play, I’m hard pressed to pick one as a favorite. There is also a Solid body Tele Kit I put together and had it set up by a pro. All my Tele’s have rose wood necks, my Fretboard wood of choice. Coupled with my Fender Hotrod Deluxe, they rock!

  4. It will be interesting to see the quality of these. I have been real disappointed in some of the guitars coming out of the Fender factory the last few years as they don’t seem to be checking the details and quality control. A friend of mine just bought a $1300.00 60th anniversary edition of the Telecaster and the nut was cut to low and he had to have another one made to get a decent setup. The neck pocket was full of finish too, gloppy and thick. This should NOT be, NOT on a $1300.00 Fender, this absolutley should NOT be! Same guy also just bought a $300.00 new Squire Tele, the set up was PERFECT, the craftsmanship was flawless in the finish, neck fit and frets. (outstanding pickups too) I was more impressed with it then the 60th anniversary Fender. DAMN shame Corona, get on the Ball! You are putting your own Parent Company out of business with shoddy craftsmanship and control. Putting these two guitars side by side, you would think someone got the headstock decals mixed up. I will be checking the Fender version of the “69” along side the Squire for comparisons, I hope The Fender boys get this one right. The “69” Thinline is my favorite model.

  5. Yes Ksguitarpicker, Its funny that way, they should pay more attention to this beatiful model 69′ w/ the f hole. I was searching for a cheapo because I had just moved and a guy at work offered me a $60 Squire Strat from one of those learn how to play sets for kids, it says by Fender in smaller letters it says affinity series. I couldn’t be more satisfied with it. She really responds well and keeps in tune with a pretty clean sound, funny though, My brother thinks the more expensive a wine is the better it must be, how wrong. The European wines that they gave away at the end of the season, were some of the best wines in the world. (Southern Germany) near France, Your gt looks beautiful anyhow, and it sounds like you can work out some of those problems, Peace man, Anthony G.

  6. teleman55 says:

    I had one of those years ago, the early ones like that with the single coils. It was my first “real” guitar. Great guitar it was. I’d still have it today but it was right handed so I was playing it upside down. Single cutaway guitars aren’t the best for doing that, so I traded it for a lefty Tele when one came along. But that was a great guitar.

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