How much of a Thinline Body Is Hollow?

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  1. crawdad

    crawdad Tele-Afflicted

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    Does it have a full center block with hollow wings, basically? Or is part of the middle of the body hollow too?

    Any pics or layout drawings floating around?

    I'm thinking of making a Thinline Deluxe style Tele...
     
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  3. Dacious

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    The body shown is correct for US original and MIM Classics. A lot of aftermarket bodies and I believe the MIJ/CIJ ones don't have the 3rd chamber between the bridge and strap lug. Not that this would make an enormous difference.

    Roger Rossmeisl (sp?) was poached from Rickenbacker, and things like the Coronado, Starcaster and the Thinline were the result The TL has similar construction to hollow Rics like the 330 and 360, hollowed from the back and sealed with 1/4" glued panel.
     
  4. Jack Wells

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    The picture shown above is a Warmoth body. Actually, the originals looked like this.

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    On Japanese Fender Thinlines the center block runs the full length of the body. On the recent MIM Thinlines the center block stops in back of the bridge area.
     
  5. crawdad

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    Wow.. TDPRI comes through big again! Thanks everybody. That is exactly what I was hoping to see.

    It is interesting that the Warmoth puts a top on and the Fender adds a back panel.
     
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    It depends. The '72 reissue weighs a lot more than the '69.
     
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    And then you don't have to limit yourself to options above. Some home made ones has these two chambers connected too.
     
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    My partscaster thinline body(maker unknown but very nice with flame maple top) is routed out from the top but only on the F hole side.Works for me.
     
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