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New American Vintage Telecaster® Guitars

New American Vintage Telecaster® Guitars


American Vintage ’69 Telecaster Thinline.

Fender is proud to introduce three new American Vintage series Telecaster guitar models—the American Vintage ’69 Telecaster Thinline, American Vintage ’72 Telecaster Thinline and American Vintage ’72 Telecaster Custom. Each one expertly evokes the late-’60s/early-’70s era when Fender experimented boldly with its time-honored very first guitar model.

The American Vintage ’69 Telecaster Thinline authentically captures one of the most experimental evolutionary steps in the long and colorful history of the Telecaster. In 1969, the hollowed-out and lightweight Thinline was the first of three major Telecaster design revisions through 1973, and players prized it for its distinctive tone. This new version pays homage with period correct late-’60s details such as a “top hat” pickup switch tip and vintage-style “F” tuners. Other features include a semi-hollow mahogany body with f hole and gloss lacquer finish; C-shape maple neck with gloss lacquer finish, standard four-bolt neck plate and vintage-style truss rod system; maple fingerboard with 7.25” radius and 21 vintage-style frets; American Vintage Telecaster single-coil neck and bridge pickups with three-position switching; four-ply white pearloid pickguard; vintage-style three-saddle strings-through-body Telecaster bridge; knurled chrome knobs and chrome hardware.

The American Vintage ’72 Telecaster Thinline evokes the early-’70s version of the original Thinline, on which both single-coil pickups were replaced by two big, silvery Fender Wide Range humbucking pickups and an accordingly reconfigured pickguard. Period-correct early-’70s details include a three-bolt neck plate with Micro-Tilt™ adjustment, bullet truss rod nut and vintage-style “F” tuners and, of course, dual Fender Wide Range humbucking pickups—redesigned and re-voiced for this model to sound even more like 1970s pickups. Other features include a semi-hollow ash body with f hole and gloss lacquer finish, C-shaped maple neck with gloss lacquer finish, maple fingerboard with 7.25” radius and 21 vintage-style frets, three-position switch with “barrel” tip, four-ply white pearloid pickguard, vintage-style Stratocaster strings-through-body hardtail bridge, knurled chrome knobs and chrome hardware.

Fender’s American Vintage ’72 Telecaster Custom is a modern take on the second of the major Telecaster revisions, the Telecaster Custom, which debuted in 1972 as a solid-body model with the tonally distinctive combination of a humbucking neck pickup and single-coil bridge pickup. That configuration is present on the new model, with, like the ’72 Thinline, a Fender Wide Range humbucking neck pickup redesigned and re-voiced to sound even more like a 1970s pickup. Period-correct early-’70s details include a three-bolt neck plate with Micro-Tilt™ adjustment, bullet truss rod nut and vintage-style “F” tuners. Other features include a solid ash body with gloss lacquer finish, C-shaped maple neck with gloss lacquer finish, maple fingerboard with 7.25” radius and 21 vintage-style frets, American Vintage single-coil Telecaster bridge pickup, three-position switch with aged white tip; three-ply black-white-black pickguard; vintage-style three-saddle strings-through-body Telecaster bridge; skirted amp control knobs and chrome hardware.

All three new American Vintage Telecaster models come with a black Tolex case, polish cloth, 8’ cable, strap and bridge cover. The American Vintage ’69 Telecaster Thinline and American Vintage ’72 Telecaster Custom come with a six-saddle replacement bridge.

American Vintage ’72 Telecaster Thinline (left) and ’72 Telecaster Custom (right).

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