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1972 Fender Telecaster Thinline: Phil X Friday 2016 Vol I
Color: Lake Placid Blue, Rating: 9.00, Sold (ID# 1939)
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Custom Color, Two Humbucker Telecaster Thinline

 

1872 Fender Telecaster Thinline

 

This super light, custom color, Telecaster Thinline is in exceptionally fine condition and weighs just 6.40 lbs! Twelve and three-quarter inch wide, one and seven-eighths inch thick, hollow ash body with a single 'f' hole on the bass side. One-piece fretted maple neck with a nut width of just over 1 5/8 inches and a wonderful medium-to-thick  'C' shaped 7 1/4 inch radius fretboard with twenty-one original medium frets and black dot position markers. Headstock with "Fender" logo in black with gold trim, with two patent numbers ("2,573,254  3,143,028") in black below. "Telecaster" in black in bold letters beside it, with "Thinline" in black below. Two "butterfly" string trees, one with a nylon spacer. Individual Fender "F" tuners with octagonal metal buttons. Three-bolt 'microtilt' neck plate with serial number stamped between the top two screws. Two fully adjustable Fender 'Seth Lover' metal-covered split-pole-piece humbucker pickups with outputs of 9.88k and 10.32k. Three-layer pearloid (mother-of-toilet seat) over black and white pickguard with fifteen screws. Two controls (one volume, one tone) plus three-way selector switch, all on pickguard. The potentiometers are stamped "137 7218" & "137 7221" (CTS, May 1972). Chrome knobs with flat tops and knurled sides. Fender fully adjustable six-saddle combined bridge/tailpiece. The end of the neck is stamped in black "3 DEC 72B". The underside of the neck is also stamped in black "X Armenta" and "Frank V". The neck pocket is stamped in black "Ayala" and the neck pickup cavity is stamped in black "Gabe". There are two areas where the pickguard is cracked due to the inevitable shrinkage, one by the treble horn, the other by the tone control. There is no lacquer checking on the body and the Lake Placid Blue finish is bright and vibrant with no discoloration or fading whatsoever. The first few original frets show some very slight playing wear but there is virtually no wear to the fretboard. There are four very small surface chips, two on the lower edge and two on the top edge of the body and a few very minor surface marks or scratches (nothing through the finish) mainly on the edges of the body. This wonderful and rather rare custom color guitar is 100% original and is in exceptionally fine (9.00) condition. Complete with the original 'ash-tray' bridge cover. Housed in the original Fender three latch rectangular black hardshell case with black leather ends and reddish orange plush lining (9.25).

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