This is the new American Vintage II 1972 Telecaster Thinline in Lake Placid Blue. The American Vintage II Series is a continuation and improvement upon the beloved Fender American Vintage Series that pays homage to Fender's history and heritage. The Telecaster® Thinline first debuted in July of 1968 and the semi-hollow design was created to produce light instruments from heavy ash. Reimagined in late ’71 around a pair of Wide-Range humbucking pickups mounted to a reshaped curvy pearloid pickguard, the souped-up second-generation Telecaster Thinline had its first full year of production in 1972. Notably, it was Fender’s first six string with humbucking pickups and the first Tele® with six adjustable bridge saddles. The American Vintage II 1972 Telecaster® Thinline reproduces the quintessential tone and feel of the original. Featuring a “C”-shape hard rock maple neck, the American Vintage II 1972 Telecaster® Thinline plays like a dream with a 7.25” radius fingerboard and vintage tall frets. To create authentic Wide-Range humbucking pickups, we resurrected CuNiFe magnets, an essential element in recreating the sonics of the originals. Characteristic of production in 1972, this Thinline is outfitted with a convenient "Bullet" style truss rod nut, three-bolt neck plate with Micro-Tilt™ mechanism, “F” stamped tuners, 6-saddle string-through body hardtail with bent steel saddles and offered in Aged Natural, 3-Color Sunburst, and Lake Placid Blue over a semi-hollow ash body. If you want an American-made Fender that has all of the historically-accurate parts and tones, it doesn't get much better than the American Vintage II series!
Includes: Hardshell Case, Case Candy and Paperwork
- Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar
- Ash Body
- 1-Piece Maple Neck with 1972 "C" Profile and 3-Bolt Construction
- 25.5" Scale Length
- Bone Nut, 1.65” Width
- 7.25" Radius
- 21 Vintage Tall Frets
- Authentic CuNiFe Wide-Range Humbucking Pickups
- Master Volume and Tone Controls
- 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
- Pure Vintage 6-Saddle String-Through Body Hardtail with Stainless Steel Block Saddles
- Pure Vintage Fender® “F” Stamped Tuners
- Nickel/Chrome Hardware
- 7 lbs 13 oz.
- .780" Neck Thickness at 1st Fret
- .920" Neck Thickness at 12th Fret
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