Fender Custom Shop LTD '72 Telecaster Thinline Heavy Relic, Faded Aged 3-Colour Sunburst
Fender Custom Shop LTD '72 Telecaster Thinline Heavy Relic, Faded Aged 3-Colour Sunburst Overview.
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 Heavy 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 (round-lam rosewood fingerboard on Blue Flower) 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 (Custom Shop Vintage Synchronized Strat Tremolo on Blue Flower), Schaller “F” tuners, bone nut, and “wing” string trees. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.
- Colour Faded Aged 3-Colour Sunburst
- Body 2-Piece Select Ash
- Body Finish Heavy Relic® Lacquer
- Body Shape Telecaster®
- Neck Material AA Flame Quartersawn Maple
- Neck Finish Tinted Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Neck Shape 60s Oval "C"
- Scale Length 25.5" (648 mm)
- Fingerboard Round-Laminated Maple
- Fingerboard Radius 9.5" (241 mm)
- Number of Frets 21
- Frets Size Narrow Tall
- String Nut Bone
- Nut Width 1.650" (42 mm)
- Position Inlays Black Dot
- Bridge Pickup Wide-Range CuNiFe Humbucking
- Neck Pickup Wide-Range CuNiFe Humbucking
- Controls Master Volume, Master Tone
- Pickup Switching 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
- Pickup Configuration SS
- Bridge 6-Saddle Hardtail
- Hardware Finish Chrome
- Tuning Machines Schaller® "F"
- Pickguard 4-Ply Aged White Pearloid
- Control Knobs Knurled Dome
- Strings Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
- Case Deluxe Hardcase