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American Vintage II 1972 Telecaster Thinline Lake Placid Blue Item Description
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
Product Specs and Features
- 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
Additional Item Information
- Manufactured by Fender
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