Fender Custom Shop Limited '72 Telecaster Thinline, Aged Blue Flower, Relic
1972 saw the introduction of a new Telecaster® Thinline model that took Fender’s venerable workhorse guitar into bold new territory in both sound and style. Most prominently, two big new high-output humbucking pickups designed by famed pickup maker Seth Lover were housed in a curvaceous new pickguard, below which was mounted a new six-saddle Stratocaster bridge.
The Limited Edition '72 Tele Thinline honors that year’s model, featuring a hollow two-piece select ash body with f-hole and Relic lacquer finish. The AA quartersawn flame maple neck has a ’60s-style “oval-C” profile, topped by a 9.5”-radius round-lam maple fingerboard with 21 narrow tall frets.
The pickups are wound to the original spec, with 12 adjustable "cunife" (copper-nickel-iron) magnets - just like the originals—for hum-canceling high output grit. Other features include aged pearloid pickguard, three-way blade pickup switch, hardtail Strat bridge, Schaller "F" tuners, bone nut, and "wing" string trees. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.
Serial #: CZ548000
Weight: 7 lbs 2 oz
Series: Custom Limited
Body: 2-Piece Select Ash
Body Finish: Journeyman Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck: AA Flame Quartersawn Maple
Dot Inlays: Mother of Pearl
Neck Shape: 60's Oval C
Scale Length: 25.5"
Nut: Bone, 1.650" Width
Frets: 21, Narrow Tall
Bridge: Custom Shop Vintage Tremolo
Tuning Gears: Schaller F
Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
Electronics: 3-Way Blade, Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Knobs: Knurled Dome
Neck Pickup: Wide-Range CuNiFe Humbucking
Bridge Pickup: Wide-Range CuNiFe Humbucking
Case: Deluxe Hardshell Case
Accessories: Strap, Certificate of Authenticity