Thinline Telecasters have long been one of our favorite Fender guitars. They're incredibly lightweight, responsive, and fatter / puncher sounding than their solid-body brethren (which we also love dearly).
This Custom Shop Thinline sports a gorgeous 2-piece hollow Mahogany body and maple neck. We found the 60s Oval C carve, along with a 7.25-9.5" compound radius round lam fingerboard, to be immediately comfortable. It's a carve we believe a wide range of players will be right at home on.
Plugged in, we were immediately knocked out by its throaty, punchy growl combined with a beautiful, sweet top-end. It's a bit like a solid-body, P90 equipped guitar crossed with a solid-body Tele. It sounds really good played clean to be sure, but when we nudged the volume up a bit on the amp (okay, a lot)...killer grind that instantly had us smiling. It's the sort of tone that'd make you forget you own a set-neck, mahogany bodied guitar. Fantastic stuff.
If it's been a bit since you last played a Thinline we think you'll be mighty impressed with the ones Fender's Custom Shop is producing these days. Priced with hardshell case.
- Aged Natural, nitro
- 2-piece Mahogany body (hollow)
- Maple neck, round lam
- '60's Oval C neck carve
- Bone nut, 1.65" width
- 7.25"-9.5" radius
- 21 frets
- 4-Ply White Pearloid pickguard
- Custom Shop hand-wound '67 pickups
- Volume, Tone, 3-way
- 3-Saddle Vintage-style Tele w/slotted steel saddles
- 10-46 Strings
- Fender Hardshell Case