NGD: FSR Two-Tone Thinline Tele

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Chikubi, Dec 27, 2019.

  1. Chikubi

    Chikubi Tele-Meister

    Age:
    51
    Posts:
    118
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2017
    Location:
    PA
    [​IMG]

    Just picked this up today. Traded in my American Professional Tele for it. Nothing wrong with the American Pro, but I had always wanted a Thinline and at the time I got the Pro, the only American Thinline was the Elite, which I didn't really like, so I got the Pro instead.

    The Pro was a great guitar, but this is even better IMHO. Specs are kind of like if there was such a thing as an "American Professional Vintage" maybe. Neck is a Modern C shape, 9.5" radius, 1.685 bone nut, ebony fretboard, narrow-tall frets, vintage tuners, and w/ satin finish and gloss matching headstock. Body is two-tone Daphne Blue and white w/ black binding, American Vintage bridge w/ compensated steel saddles and CS '51 Nocaster bridge and neck pups. Whole thing weighs just a hair over 6lbs and comes with a G&G vintage case. Build quality is tight and just gorgeous, and it plays and sounds wonderful. The slightly thinner neck profile makes it a bit easier for me on the upper frets, but otherwise it's pretty similar to my old Pro.

    Here's a few more pics and also a vid of its sister being demoed. The store that made the video is also my local shop, so that green one was hanging right next to mine (and mine's the one in the background of the vid actually). I just liked blue better.

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

     
    Kezzell, horax, Lenny1716 and 34 others like this.
  2. Fretting out

    Fretting out Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    28
    Posts:
    3,617
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2019
    Location:
    Land of Mary
    That thing looks incredibly awesome I’m not into thinlines but that’s cool especially with the matching headstock

    Be careful not to chip the headstock if you adjust the truss rod

    The only thing that could make it cooler is binding on the back with a blue back and white around the side

    There needs to be a fiesta red
     
    Chikubi and Fiesta Red like this.
  3. KT89

    KT89 Tele-Meister

    Age:
    24
    Posts:
    196
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2019
    Location:
    Stillwater
    That is weird and hot I want it

    A quick google says there is
     
  4. OldDude2

    OldDude2 Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    61
    Posts:
    1,119
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2018
    Location:
    Nashville, TN
    Wow - You have opened up my eyes to Daphne Blue that second image wth the shine glistening blew me away. If she plays half as good as she looks, you'll never need another guitar. Very Classy 2 WOW!
     
    Chikubi likes this.
  5. Bangdapoontwang

    Bangdapoontwang Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    193
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2006
    Location:
    Hawaii
    Damn that’s nice!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    Chikubi likes this.
  6. Crobbins

    Crobbins Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    2,896
    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2014
    Location:
    Meiners Oaks CA.
    Congrats..
     
    Chikubi likes this.
  7. T-Bone

    T-Bone Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,030
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2012
    Location:
    Victoria, BC
    Geez! That’s a beauty. I’m a sucker for matching headstocks AND thinlines, and that two-tone body is definitely weird...but so hot!
     
    Chikubi likes this.
  8. SparkleFart

    SparkleFart TDPRI Member

    Posts:
    82
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2017
    Location:
    SE Alaska
    I love Thinlines myself, & your new guitar looks FANTASTIC. Well done!
     
    Chikubi likes this.
  9. Roman4405

    Roman4405 TDPRI Member

    Posts:
    70
    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2014
    Location:
    VA
    Holy ****! That is one sexy guitar, makes my Thinline feel inadequate. :(
     
    Chikubi likes this.
  10. Bristlehound

    Bristlehound Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    59
    Posts:
    3,170
    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2017
    Location:
    Wales
    ooo - that's lovely!
     
    Chikubi likes this.
  11. mimmo

    mimmo Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    44
    Posts:
    3,937
    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2010
    Location:
    Paris France - Rome Italy
    That's nice!
     
    Chikubi likes this.
  12. bullfrogblues

    bullfrogblues Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    4,357
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2011
    Location:
    Southeast Florida
    Congrats!
    That is one of the most gorgeous thinlines I think I have ever seen!
     
    Chikubi likes this.
  13. That Cal Webway

    That Cal Webway Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    Posts:
    693
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2012
    Location:
    Minot
    it's funny I've called and checked the last 2-3 weeks on these great guitars, and Musician's Friend nor Sweetwater carry this.
     
    Chikubi likes this.
  14. Toadtele

    Toadtele Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    44
    Posts:
    1,286
    Joined:
    May 23, 2018
    Location:
    Idaho just the tip
    Beautiful. I love daphne blue. And thinlines. And all things tele really. Congratulations!
     
    Chikubi likes this.
  15. ben smith

    ben smith Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    785
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2019
    Location:
    london
    yeah if i had the money definitely! i'm still very happy with my own built one though SAM_0590.JPG
     
  16. adjason

    adjason Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Posts:
    4,920
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2010
    Location:
    virginia
    that is a nice looking tele!
     
    Chikubi likes this.
  17. stnmtthw

    stnmtthw Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    4,404
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2012
    Location:
    New Mexico
    Just when I think I have all the guitars I need, Fender does something like this...:cry:
     
    kramazeek and Chikubi like this.
  18. Chikubi

    Chikubi Tele-Meister

    Age:
    51
    Posts:
    118
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2017
    Location:
    PA
    You're in luck then, though they seem to be fairly popular and hard to find:

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Piggy Stu

    Piggy Stu Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    4,506
    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2017
    Location:
    UK
    Yellow case lining makes that colour POP
     
    kramazeek and Chikubi like this.
  20. Chikubi

    Chikubi Tele-Meister

    Age:
    51
    Posts:
    118
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2017
    Location:
    PA
    Thanks everyone! What surprised me was that I typically don't like light colored guitars, but the black binding and fingerboard coupled with the two-tone finish just kinda scratched an itch.
     
    Kelleycaster likes this.
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.


  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.