Fender Select Thinline Telecaster® with Gold Hardware


Model #: 0170317833
Fender Select Thinline Telecaster® with Gold Hardware, Birdseye Maple Fingerboard, Violin Burst

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Die Fender Select Telecaster Thinline ist eine sorgfältig gearbeitete Interpretation der bekannten Semi-Hollow-Ausführung unserer allerersten Gitarre. Das optisch ansprechende und leichte Instrument verfügt über einen Semi-Hollow-Korpus aus Esche mit einer wunderschönen geflammten Ahorndecke und von Hand aufgetragenem Violin Burst Finish mit Hochglanzlackierung. Ihr moderner „C“-förmiger Hals aus Vogelaugenahorn verfügt über ein Mattlack-Finish und ein Bi-Flex™ Halsspannstabsystem. Das Griffbrett aus Vogelaugenahorn mit Compound-Radius (9.5"–14") bietet 22 Medium Jumbo Bünde und ist mit einem Hochglanz-Finish versehen.

Zu den weiteren hochwertigen Ausstattungsmerkmalen zählen Fender Select Telecaster Single-Coil Tonabnehmer an Hals und Steg mit Drei-Wege-Wahlschalter, stark gerändelte, vergoldete Regler, ein weißes, vierlagiges Perloid-Pickguard im „Aged“-Look, ein American Standard Telecaster Steg mit Saitenreitern aus gebogenem Stahl und einer geprägten Messingplatte, versetzte Deluxe Locking-Mechaniken, vergoldete Hardware und ein „Fender Select“ Emblem auf der Kopfplatte.

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Absolutely INCREDIBLE

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spicyj99 on March 12, 2014 (updated March 16, 2014)
Blues Funk Rock Classic Rock Country Bluegrass

I was always a little scared about the Thinline guitars, thinking that less mass meant less tone. But, boy, was I wrong. This little dude is an incredible instrument. It's one of the finest sounding telecasters I've ever played. Twang, bite, punch, whatever you're looking for, you'll find it right here. DO NOT hesitate to pick this thing up, wherever you may see one, and give it a spin. You won't be disappointed, I promise. 5 Stars across the board from me.

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Tone, Tone, Tone

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robblloyd on January 6, 2014 (updated January 6, 2014)
Semi-Professional Blues R&B Pop Rock Folk Country

How to improve on a '53 blackguard Tele? Answer: Make it more reliable in terms of tuning, take the gloss off the neck and sweeten rather than change the tone of Leo's magic, single-coil Telecaster pickups.
Lighten the whole deal by making it semi-hollow bodied and give each string a pukka bent-steel saddle and you have, in this writer's opinion, perhaps the only - certainly the most effective - real improvement on the timeless design of the Tele.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it, says the old adage. For that very reason serious guitar players too numerous and talented to name have sought out "original" Teles i.e. anything up to either 1959 (when rosewood fretboards were first specified on Fenders) and/or 1965 (the point at which Fender became CBS property) since 1949 and the advent of the world's first production electric Spanish guitar.
Anything else has always been a compromise - until now. Having owned (at a guesstimate) more than 50 different Telecasters in my 49 years as a player, I can only say the Fender Select Thinline has become my guitar of choice because it has all but all the key features of a good Tele rolled into one very pretty and lightweight package.
It may look like a show pony but I was gigging with it within 24 hours of taking delivery and it had both bandmates and members of the audience asking: "What is that beautiful -sounding instrument?"
I know this review is anecdotal. It is deliberately so because you can get the tech specs at Fender's website. All I have to add is that this baby does exactly what it says on the tin - better than any "standard" Tele or Custom Shop Nocaster I have owned.
That's all she wrote folks. Go figure.

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masterpiece

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gertinus on November 11, 2013
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b.e.a.utiful

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General
Model Name: Fender Select Thinline Telecaster® with Gold Hardware, Birdseye Maple Fingerboard, Violin Burst
Model Number: 0170317833
Series: Fender® Select
Color: Violin Burst

Body

Body
Body Material: Semi-Hollow Ash with Flame Maple Top
Body Finish: Hand-Stained with Gloss-Lacquer Topcoat
Body Shape: Telecaster®

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Bird's Eye Maple
Neck Finish: Satin-Lacquer Back, Gloss-Lacquer Front
Neck Shape: moderne "C" Form
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard: Birdseye Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5"-14" Compound Radius (241 mm - 355,6 mm)
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Jumbo medium
String Nut: Sattel aus synthetischem Knochen
Nut Width: 1.685" (42.8 mm)
Position Inlays: Punkt-Positionseinlagen
Truss Rods: Bi-Flex Truss Rod-System
Truss Rod Nut: 1/8" Mutter (American Series)
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Fender Select Single-Coil Tele
Neck Pickup: Fender Select Single-Coil Tele
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Pickup Switching: 3-Weg Klingenschalter: Position 1. Steg-Pickup, Position 2. Steg- und Hals-Pickups, Position 3. Hals-Pickup
Pickup Configuration: SS

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: American Tele mit New American Standard Bent Steel Saitenreitern und gestanzter Messingplatte
Hardware Finish: goldfarben
Tuning Machines: deluxe Stimmmechaniken, gegossen/versiegelt mit Knöpfen aus Perlmuttimitat
Pickguard: 4-Ply Aged White Pearloid
Control Knobs: Heavy Knurled

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
Unique Features: Fender Select Headstock Medallion, "Barrel" Switch Tip
Included Accessories: Cable, Strap, Cloth