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Tell me about your Thinlines

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Digital Larry, Oct 31, 2020.

  1. p.roeleveld

    p.roeleveld TDPRI Member

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    My partscaster: build it after I picked up a heavy relic body. Purchased a nice relic bridge, road worn parts and a new Mexican Fender neck with vintage specs. I still had a couple of Seymour Duncan stacked pickups laying around, so installed them in this build. Overall pretty happy with the result.
     

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  2. vintageampz

    vintageampz Tele-Meister

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    A REAL Fender Telecaster "Thinline", not a reissue. And BTW the Japanese reissue Telecaster Thinline's are an excellent alternative to a true Vintage (Pre 80's) MIA or recent MIA Thinline

    A little Fender History of the Thinline: The body was designed by German luthier Roger Rossmeisl in 1968 (first year of Mfr) and was available in both conventional Pickup equipment at first and then with Fender's Dual "Wide Range" Humbucking pickups, designed by Seth Lover for Fender. These PuP's have a wider range than the original Gibson Humbuckers that Seth Lover also designed.

    One of my favorite Thinline model Telecaster (of my 4) is a 1968 with the original twin Wide Range HB's

    If the Telecaster doesn't have the "f Holes" in a semi-hollow body, its NOT a "Thinline". And technically, any copy-cat can't be called a "Thinline", Fender trademarked that.

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  3. Mur

    Mur Tele-Afflicted

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    Got new Thinline natural finish in 1970 . . might have got traded for a Tennessean I think.
     
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  4. Maguchi

    Maguchi Tele-Meister

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    My goodness, poor thing!
     
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  5. Seattlesurfer

    Seattlesurfer Tele-Meister

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  6. twangdude

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    The mahogany body is a 1974 maybe, (has been painted over, obviously). The bridge pickup is native to this body. I have the other wide-range around here somewhere. The neck pickup is a Seymour Jaguar of a higher output. The rest of the guitar is of partscaster ilk. I will let you all chew for a while on the neck plate. Orange thinline_IMG_4090.jpg Neckplate_IMG_4923.jpg
     
  7. houseofnine

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    Aside from these details, just individual tone and volume for each pickup. I spend most of my time on the neck pickup in single coil mode.

    Gibson 500k pots

    .02mf NOS Centralab Ceramic cap on the bridge pup

    .05mf NOS Centralab Ceramic cap on the neck pup
     
  8. tino7770

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    1970s Made in Japan Grant absolutely lovely guitar
     

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  9. Apothecarius

    Apothecarius NEW MEMBER!

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    B77B6E5A-9D15-4D99-83B0-BDCB48134194.jpeg Love my 72 RI. Changed the neck as I don’t like the 7,25” radius. A local luthier made a beautiful 10” neck for it. Now I’m just waiting on a set of new Fender CuNiFe pickups....
     
  10. JeffBlue

    JeffBlue Tele-Afflicted

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    I wanted a thinline so I built a Warmoth. Black Korina capped with Padouk body with a custom sound hole, roasted Maple neck with a Rosewood fretboard, Seymour Duncan Jerry Donahue and Vintage P90 and a vintage Bill Lawrence strat humbucker in the neck.
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    (Sorry.......I didn't realize I posted this before)
     
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  11. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Poster Extraordinaire

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    It’s nice enough to post it twice!
     
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  12. JeffBlue

    JeffBlue Tele-Afflicted

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    Thank you kind sir.
     
  13. cap47

    cap47 Tele-Holic

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    The LP is Ebony Fingerboard.
     
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