Nash T-69 Thinline Guitar, Amber, Bigsby
The Nash T-69 Thin Line is a Vintage Tele model from Nash Guitars. Bill Nash designed the T-69 Thin Line to create a guitar that isn't extremely expensive, yet still captures that great look, feel, and playability of a well played and loved 1969 Fender Telecaster Thin Line.
Not only does the T-69 Thin Line look and feel like a vintage Tele, it also features a number of popular modern appointments, such as Lollar handwound pickups and Gotoh Vintage tuning keys.
If anyone knows about building vintage guitars, it's Bill Nash! He has worked with a HUGE number of them for many years and has a great deal of knowledge about how a vintage guitar looks and feels. The aged control knobs, pickguards, dinged and scratched finish, and aged hardware make the guitar look old, but the modern techniques used to make the guitar ensure that it plays like a brand new instrument. Each Nash T-69 Thin Line is built by hand, so each one is completely unique. It features a maple fingerboard, an ash or alder body, and Jason Lollar hand-wound pickups. The bridge is made from vintage parts, and the entire guitar is given a light level of wear and tear via a relicing process.
Weight: 7 lbs 4 oz
Serial #: NG-5701
Body Wood: Alder
Neck Wood: Maple, w/ Maple Fingerboard
Features: Single Adjustment Truss Rod w/ Heel Adjust, Rolled Fingerboard Edges
Frets: 21, 6105 Nickel
Nut Material: Tusq
Nut Width: 1 5/8"
Neck Shape: Medium C Shape - 10" Radius
Headstock: Vintage Correct Tele
Tuners: Gotoh Vintage
Pickguard: 4 Ply Tortoise
Electronics: Volume, Tone, 3-Way Selector (250K CTS pots, Sprague Orange Drop capacitors, CRL switch)
Knobs: Aged Metal Chrome
Pickups: Lollar Handwound
Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Case: Nash Brown Gator Hardshell Case
About the Lollar Pickups in this guitar:
Bill Nash selected the Lollar Vintage T for his neck pickups, and the Special T in the bridge. The Vintage T (neck) has a full bodied midrange, clear top end, sounds full clean and will break up an amp moderately. It's wound with larger diameter wire for less compression than typical tele neck pickups. Alnico 5 magnets. Vintage style cloth lead wire. Wax potted.
The Special T (bridge) is a higher output version of the Vintage T Series Bridge with a rounder top end, a little more midrange, and more bottom end. Roll the tone control back a bit and get a somewhat convincing P-90/vintage humbucker tone. Flat pole design with graded Alnico 5 magnets. Vintage style cloth covered lead wire. Wax potted.