Fender '72 Telecaster Thinline

Electric 6-String Guitar

Made by Fender

Description Rosewood body, semi-hollow, F-hole, shell pickguard
Posted By Naomi Adams (11)
Directory Equipment: Guitars
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Overall Rating: 4.8 (of 5)
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On 3/23/2003, Calvin Johnston (3695) posted:
Overall Rating:
Great against all other types that I`ve seen. Maybe 20 other top brands.
Model Year: 1972
Price: $270.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Don`s Music Burlington NC
Features:
Made in USA in 1972. Semi-hollow F hole. Ash in color originally. Maple neck. Two humbucker pickups. Shell pick guard. String thru body. Fender tuners
Durability:
Very durable. Never needs adjusting. Great for climate changes.
On 3/20/2001, Brandon Lucas (357) posted:
Overall Rating:
GREAT GUITAR SUPERB
Price: $800.00 (new)
Where Obtained: spectator review
Features:
Great sounding guitar!!!!!!!!! Great playing too...
Playability:
Plays like a gem! My guitar teacher has had one since he bought it original in 1973 and I tell ya what... it has the lowest action you will EVER play..... fast fast neck...
Sound Quality:
Gets as good a tone as any other blues/classic rock guitar in existence..
Durability:
My guitar teachers Thinline is in its peak performance stage after almost 30 years of club play, practice, and huge venues! It's HIS "number one".
On 1/27/2000, Christopher Sung (9641) posted:
Overall Rating:
I highly recommend this to pop, funk, and country players looking for a warm twangy tone. As you might expect, the F-hole makes the tone a bit mellower than a standard Tele. I ended up modded the electronics to give in and out-of-phase signals between both humbuckers, and coil-splitting for each. This is great if you care about having a variety of tones at your fingertips, and not about its resale value. If you're interested in its vintage value, then leave everything stock...
Model Year: 1972
Price: $525.00
Where Obtained: Cambridge Music (MA)
Features:
2 humbucking pickups, with a volume and tone control for each, and a 3 way toggle switch. maple neck and an F-hole opposite the controls.
Playability:
It originally took me a while to get used to a maple neck after having played rosewoods for so long, but after a few weeks, I was motoring around this beauty of a fretboard.
Sound Quality:
Very versatile for pop, country, and funk, but it doesn't distort very well for rock and metal situations. I ended up dumping some hotter Seymour Duncan humbuckers (Jeff Becks? or is that DiMarzio?) in it for a bit more power. This was much better, and the percussive, clean tone was still intact.
Durability:
It's an extremely light guitar due to its semi-solid nature, but I never had any durability problems with it.
On 1/24/2000, Naomi Adams (11) posted:
Overall Rating:
It's the best guitar I've played, other than a Gibson Les Paul Chet Atkins. Overall, it's the only guitar I need. The sound is great. I can go from cheerful, full-toned to wailing, thin and sharp.
Model Year: 1972
Price: $629.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Ron's Guitars (CT)
Features:
Everything's great about it
Playability:
Plays great, very smooth, great full tone
Sound Quality:
It's the best i've played - you can go from fat to thin tone in a second. It's sounds beautiful
Durability:
I haven't had it for that long, but it's stood up great. And I got mine because I wanted the tone that some of my favorite musicians have, and they've had theirs for a while, so it must be good