Fender Telecaster Thinline Blonde 1974

6-String Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Fender Telecaster Thinline Blonde 1974


Description & Specs


Finish: Original

Top Material: Ash Top

Body Material: Ash Body

Body Details: Semi-hollow ash body

Neck Material: Maple Neck

Fingerboard Material: Maple Fingerboard

Neck Profile: Thin C

Neck Thickness (IN): 1st fret: .78", 12th fret: .85"

Fingerboard Radius: 16.00

Nut Width: 1-9/16"

Scale Length: 25-1/2"

Neck Details: One-piece maple neck/fingerboard with black dot inlays and walnut skunk stripe. Neck has been refretted and fingerboard radius has been planed flatter and refinished. The nut slot has been widened. Stamp on the heel appears to date to 1971.

Electronics: Original. Some solder joints have been touched up.

Pickup Measurements: Bridge: 10.6K, Neck: 10.6K

Hardware: Non-original tuners, nut, and strap buttons. The intonation screws for the three highest strings are non-original. Tip of the truss rod nut has been ground down slightly. The retainer clip for the jack cup is loose.

Weight: 7 lbs 2.3 oz

Modifications / Repairs: Fingerboard has been refretted, re-planed, and refinished. Nut slot has been widened and non-original nut installed. Non-original tuners -Some solder joints have been touched up. Intonation screws for the three highest strings are non-original.

Case Details: Original hardshell case

Cosmetic Condition: There are dings and finish chips scattered over the body, particularly along the sides. There is some buckle rash on the back of the body. Some finish wear along the fingerboard and headstock edges.

Serial Number: 552854

Tech Notes: Plays well with low action and minimal fret wear on medium frets. Pots date to 1973 and serial number dates to 1974.

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