Fender Thinline Telecaster 72 Reissue Reviews
I'm reviewing the Fender Thinline Telecaster '72 Reissue. You guessed correctly, it's built after the hollowbody Telecaster from... 1972. This model features two Fender Humbuckers, a natural ash body and maple neck.
I lusted over this guitar for weeks at my local music shop before I could cough up $599 with Fender Deluxe gig bag.
I like its thick rhythm tone. For me a standard Telecaster is somehow both too bright and too muddy. This guitar does a great job whether you play rock, country or jazz.
It is a very lightweight guitar. It is very attractive. From the F logo'd tuners, the pearloid pickguard, just a very attractive instrument.
I was a bit fragile. I have two chips around the body, which aren't a big deal, one is only into the clearcoat, the the other splintered the wood. It broke my heart, but hey I plan on keeping it for life, so it goes down as a battle scar rather than a collectible investment.
Well built. I've been playing mine for at least 10 years. Hasn't needed any work, just the standard polishing and restringing.
I did upgrade the saddles, because I'm not a fan of the saddles the Made in Mexico series guitars are fitted with. I upgraded to the Graphtech saddles and am very happy.
A great guitar if you want a more airy sound that can also rock. If you are used to the Fender scale, but need a more Gibson-y tone, this is a nice move.Billy
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