please show me your telecaster thinlines! (i'm crazy about them)

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  1. ben smith

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    I turn 39 in 8 minutes, thanks for the gift of this thread people i really appreciate it!
     
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    Congratulations on the anniversary of your life sentence!
     
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    hahaha
     
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    Have you seen the new Japanese Thinlines?
     

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    yeah i have been looking for a very long time, but i am a single coil fan, wish they would just make them dang it! hence why i have made my own.
     
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    Oh man, I dream of finding a Cabronita exactly like that!
     
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    Well Happy Birthday young’un !
     
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    my mum is 77 and she looks 50! must be the dancing around the kitchen to rock n roll that keeps her young? i guess you are as old as you feel. thank you sir!
     
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    Cool. I was a decade out just thinking about my own misfired shots at fame.... I'm just an old git
     
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    Peter Frampton Tribute Thinline ;) 017.JPG
     
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    haha! well i feel more like an old git every day!
     
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    "do you feel like i do?"
     
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    wow that is crazy! in a good way.
     
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    I’m a lefty so here’s my MIJ sunburst but I just like you adore them and have just bought this ‘beauty’ of questionable heritage
    Not too sure what she is going to actually be when she arrives tomorrow but I love the way she looks no matter what
    I’m confident some of her is genuine but she’s likely had a bit of Botox and a boob job in her day. Will keep you posted on that one but she’s a hell of a looker for an old dame
     

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    the white one is gorgeous!
     
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    Here you go...
     

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    you must have put that switch there right? very brave to drill through the finish, glad you got no chip out!
    oh that is so cool, i love everything about it! is it vintage? or a relic? looks vintage, and did you put a modern bridge on there?
     
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    No, that’s the way those were constructed. It was a part of the “Modern Player” series, which shared some characteristics with the newer “Alternate Reality” series—weird combination of a few different models with different pickups. This is a combination of a ‘72 Thinline (Thinline body, larger pickguard), a ‘70s Deluxe (two volume, two tone, hardtail Strat bridge, three-way switch on upper bout of guitar body) and two MP-90 pickups (kinda rare for a Fender).

    Overall, I like the guitar but I don’t absolutely love it. It gives me some sounds I don’t get out of my main Telecaster, but the MP-90 pickups aren’t as inspiring as other P-90’s (my favorite pickup, of which I have four guitars with different brands/variations of P-90, not including this one), and I’m not totally enameled with the “feel” of the guitar, due to the way the 22-fret Modern Player neck joins the body...I love the looks and the weight, but this one may hit the auction block at some time in the future, to fund something I LOVE instead of “like.”
     
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