Hello all. Recently inherited this old Thinline Telecaster. Let me just say, I have been playing for near 30 years now. Mainly a high end Ibanez player (JEMs and the like). This has been in the family since '74. My Dad purchased used in '74 for $250 at a music store here in town to use at a local high school when he was the music director. My stepfather purchased it from him in the early '80s and has sat pretty much untouched since then. Dating it has been a bit of a mystery. The neck plate is from '70. The neck stamp is dated APR 1972. Has a black guard. 2 string guides, with 1 being original and the second seems correct for a later Tele. Electronics check out with the switch and pots being correct at least. The bass side of the neck pocket is not notched either. Original case looks correct minus the Fender logo. Really not sure what to make of it or what date to put on it for insurance purposes. I was told to contact Gruhn Guitars in Nashville for an appraisal. Any thoughts?