Thinline love

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Jostein, Feb 19, 2020.

  1. rze99

    rze99 Poster Extraordinaire

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    A really lovely gold thinline and great playing.

    Here's mine in ice blue. Body by www.rexterguitars.co.uk. Neck is a repro nitro finish job. Neck pickup is by Q Pickups http://www.qpickups.com a traditional Tele neck pickup housed under a vintage style gold foil cover Bridge pickup is a Lindy Fralin Blues Special. Bigsby B5 with a Reverend soft spring. Gotoh bridge with Intune brass compensated saddles. Pickguard is a USA made vintage repro.

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    love those Thinlines. This one’s a Christmas present from my sweet wife, a 2013 American Deluxe. The S-1 switch died so I reworked it with a 4-way Oak, a 1meg volume and a no-load tone pot.
    This thing’s got the the best factory set up and fretwork I’ve ever encountered.
     
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    My red MIM w/ B16, American Elite, Brit Daniels, & MIM w/ B5.
    Like my kids, each a little different & I love 'em all!

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  5. Rockbreaker

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    Awesome twang! nice work. I guess it really helps to have real skinny, long fingers...:)
     
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  6. Rockbreaker

    Rockbreaker Tele-Holic

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    I have a RI but I can't bond with it, not crazy about the tone. I thought of going over the whole thing, put .011 strings on it and fine tuning it but I think those RI humbuckers are not great. Then again, I don't like the tone when I play it unplugged either.
     
  7. csapo

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    Love 'em too...

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    2002 Fender MIM '69RI's...
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    What!!!! How did this sneak in here...
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  8. Jostein

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    Thanks!
     
  9. Jostein

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    Great collection! Like that goldtop ES Les Paul too.
     
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  10. Jostein

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    Maybe it will sound better with 11's acoustically and then it would be worth changing pickups on.
    I use 11-48 Curt Mangan strings on mine.
     
  11. Jostein

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    Your wife rules!
     
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  12. DHart

    DHart Friend of Leo's

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    Love that ASAT THinline with top binding - what a beauty!
     
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  13. DHart

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    Well, since we have one Les Paul "Thinline" in this mix already... may I add that I loves-me-some LP Thinlines me-seff? These ES Les Paul bodies are quite extensively hollow - built like small ES-335s.

    Wine Red - I modded with Gretsch HS Filter'trons - wonderful Gretschy tones.
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    And a Trans-Black, with split coil ProBuckers, giving wonderful single-coil tones.
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  14. DHart

    DHart Friend of Leo's

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    Big fan of ES Les Pauls and that gold top is a beauty!
     
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  15. Jostein

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    Man you guys are on a roll, here are some Collings thin lines of mine(one a little bigger).
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  16. DHart

    DHart Friend of Leo's

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    Jostein... you definitely are well-equipped to keep those fingers busy!
     
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  17. Jostein

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    I can't complain!
     
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    That. Is. Gorgeous.

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  19. ataylor

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    I wish the 69 thinline style was an option in the Fender Mod Shop.
     
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  20. DHart

    DHart Friend of Leo's

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    I wish it was a regular offering!

    My approach was to find a stripped-down '69 all-mahogany Thinline body from Squier Classic Vibe (from Stratosphere) - then build it up with Fender-branded neck and other premium components.

    The Squier '69 Classic Vibe Thinline body is superbly made - you couldn't distinguish it from MIM or MIA - and it's perfectly built to the Fender-standard for components.

    Another approach would be to buy the very affordable, complete, Squier '69 Thinline guitar ($449 new), then mod it to your taste (which may include neck, as well.)
     
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