Are Thinline Semi-hollow Tele's Neck-heavy and Unbalanced

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  1. PCollen

    PCollen Friend of Leo's

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    Are they ?
     
  2. Fuelish

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    Mine isn't ....overall, I was expecting the guitar itself to be a bit lighter, but I don't notice it being neck-heavy at all
     
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    metalicaster Tele-Afflicted

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    They do lean more than way, nowhere near as much of a problem as with say.. a Gibson SG

    I've had one that was, I put a Bigsby on it, problem solved.
     
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    Mine is not
     
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    imwjl Poster Extraordinaire

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    My only experience to compare is a Thinline after "52 AVRI", Highway One and a PRS Hollow Body. The Thinline balances better than the PRS Hollow Body did. If I move from my big SoCo 16 (kind of single cut ES-335 dimensions) to Thinline I notice scale, neck shape and fingerboard radius more than any balance.

    To me all that translates to no.
     
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    I had a 72 Tele Thinline. No problem.
     
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    My ash TL with a fat strat neck was not neck heavy balanced.
     
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    i thought the original ones were semi hollow because they were made of heavier wood?
     
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    5.8 lb '69 Thinline here, no balance issues.
     
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    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity

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    Not mine.
    But it's got 3 humbuckers ;)
     
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    Almost never. Weight savings is pretty minimal and the design of the tele body is such that neck dive is harder to induce than with an SG. I've had solid tele bodies that weighed only 3 pounds, had Warmoth necks with the heavy side-adjust double acting rod in them, and they still didn't neck dive.
     
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    My '73 is 7 lb. 9 oz. with a big C neck. I would not complain about neck dive at all.
     
  13. Ira7

    Ira7 Doctor of Teleocity

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    If so, use a coiled cable and run it between your strap and strap lock. That'll fix any neck dive issues on any guitar. And a damn cheap fix too!

    My Thinlne Deluxe though...

    No dive.
     
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    If you wear the guitar a little high, they tend to be neck heavy.

    As the guitar strap lowers the balance improves.
     
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    Mine is fine. The weight skews a bit more to the neck side than some of my other guitars, but it's no big deal in practice, because my arm is resting on the body of the guitar for counter balance while playing it. I don't consider it a problem.
     
  16. Crobbins

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    I don't remember the thinline that I once owned ever being neck heavy.


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    Nope
     
  18. INFANT

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    My '72 RI weighs in at 6lbs 3oz. When I first got it I felt a tiny bit of neck dive compared to my other tele. However, I now use a suede backed strap and it doesn't move at all. I also tend to wear mine a bit higher than most so that may account for it.
     
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    Yes, horrid. 20180201_231803.jpg
     
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    Yes. My Squier CV thinline is neck-heavy. I moved the strap-pin and it solved the problem. It is an unusual solution, but it worked: neck-side strap pin on the back of the guitar on the horn. Works like a charm.
     
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