NGD - '72 Thinline

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    Just finished a quick clean and polish on this 1972 Thinline in natural Mahogany. Had to send neck pup to Lindy Fralin for repair as it was dead on arrival. Can't wait to see if it sounds as good as it looks.

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    Oh man, that's a dream! Enjoy it!
     
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    A 72 thinline is the top item on my GAS list. Is LF just doing a rewind of the conventional 'bucker nested inside \or a rebuild to his WRHB specs?
     
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    We don't know exactly what's wrong with it just yet, but the plan is to repair it without a rewind if possible. The PO was trying to measure the impedance for me and said that it initially showed a reading then went dead, so I'm hoping that it may be an easy fix.
     
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    Now I want one. I gotta get off of this forum quick.
     
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    Beautiful guitar. Congrats!
     
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    Thanks to all. Just wondering if anyone else has a Natural Mahogany Thinline II? I read in the Duchossoir book that they were rare. I've seen several of the early thinlines (1969- 1971) in Mahogany, but can't remember seeing a '72 or later in this wood and finish.
     
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    The usual what's-the-neck-like question.

    So...what's the neck like?

    ("Considerably thicker than a Modern C" is what my GAS wants to hear, but my wallet doesn't.)
     
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    Sweet axe, I have the same exact one, If you don't mind me asking, how much did that pick up repair cost? Those pick ups are all over ebay and reverb for like fifty bucks each by the way.
     
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    My bad, upon further inspection I realized this is an actual 1972, not a reissue. Beautiful.
     
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    Haven't played it yet. My ash body '72 Thinline has that fat neck and it feels so good. This one seems to be closer to my '74 neck which is thin and wide, but not as thick front to back. Interesting that the necks could be so different from the same production year.
     
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    Didn't know that they had done a RI of the Thinline II in Mahogany. Of course I've seen the MIM RI versions of the earlier Thinlines with the two single coils and actually owned one once (see photo). Can you post a photo of yours?

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    Guess what, another mistake on my part, my RI is not mahogany at all, it just looks like it a bit because of the tint. Sorry for the misleading info.

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    lol, no worries. Sometimes hard to tell. Say one this week on Ebay that looked just like Mahogany, but was really just stained to look that way.
     
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