The new Classic Player Tele® Thinline Deluxe is like two Telecasters in one; combining the best of the ’72 Fender Telecaster® Thinline and Telecaster Deluxe models. Features include a semi-hollow ash body, four-bolt neck, 9.5” fretboard radius, Wide Range humbucking pickups, three-position toggle switch, bullet truss rod and skirted amp knobs.
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I have been playing Telecasters for about 25 years. I recently began playing more be-bop and rockabilly style music in the band I'm currently in. I picked up a hollow body guitar with humbuckers and fell in love with the sound but not the playability. The Classic Player Tele Thinline was the closest thing I could find to mimic the look and sound of the hollow body while still maintaining the feel of a Tele. I wanted the 4 controls for tone and volume and I preferred to have a switch up top and an F-hole. This has it all. A very unique guitar. I had a trem-king tremolo system installed and re-wired the pickups for series/parallel with 500K pots. What a great sounding guitar. From jazz to rockabilly to all out chicken pickin' it does it all very well. I didn't have to alter my playing style to get the deep rich jazzy sounds combined with the snappy Tele tones I was looking for.
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|Model Name:||Classic Player Tele® Thinline Deluxe, Maple Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst|
|Body Material:||Semi-Hollow Ash|
|F Holes Sound Holes:||"F" Hole|
|Neck Finish:||Gloss Urethane|
|Neck Shape:||"C" Shape|
|Scale Length:||25.5" (648 mm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||9.5" (241 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||21|
|Fret Size:||Medium Jumbo|
|String Nut:||Synthetic Bone|
|Nut Width:||1.650" (42 mm)|
|Position Inlays:||Black Dot|
|Truss Rod Nut:||Bullet Style|
|Neck Plate:||4-Bolt Vintage-Style|
|Bridge Pickup:||Fender "Wide Range" Humbucking|
|Neck Pickup:||Fender "Wide Range" Humbucking|
|Controls:||Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)|
|Pickup Switching:||3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup|
|Bridge:||6-Saddle Vintage-Style Strat Strings-Through-Body Hardtail|
|Tuning Machines:||Fender Vintage "F" Stamped|
|Control Knobs:||Skirted Amp Knobs|
|Strings:||Fender® USA 250L, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)|
|Unique Features:||"F" Hole, Skirted Amp Control Knobs, Chrome Pickup Covers, "Bullet" Truss Rod Nut, Synthetic Bone Nut|
|Included Accessories:||Deluxe Gig Bag|
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