Fender / TELECASTER THINLINE / 1968 / Natural / Guitar
What a great guitar! A very early Telecaster Thinline from the first year of production of this model, 1968, in exceptional and 100% original conditions. Among the instruments conceived in Fender's CBS era, the Thinline is one of the very few models that have achieved the ‘classic’ status - and that really look, sound and play like an old Fender should. The natural-finished body is made of beautifully-figured ash, with a nicely ‘bookmatched’ back and a really striking top. The maple neck is figured as well and sports the highly desirable ‘maple-cap’ fingerboard. The neck is dated October 1968 (the other one was November), the headstock sports the classic CBS black logo and no other tuners than the original ‘F’-styles have ever been there. No modifications whatsoever, no holes, no extra string retainers and almost no wear. The original three-ply pickguard has a pearloid top layer. This early version of the Thinline still has the beloved solid-body Telecaster electronics, with twin single-coils and the metal control-plate. The pots are dated 12th week of '66. All the solder-joints are original and untouched, and so are the cap, the selctor switch, the jack, with no trace of any modification. The hardware is completely original: the grooved-saddle bridge, the knurled knobs (with a slight difference between the two, as commonly found in a transitional time when both mid and late '60s parts were used), the ‘top-hat’ switch-tip marked Daka-Ware, etc. etc. Also the body is in excellent conditions, with only some normal playing and belt-buckle wear and a few dings clearly shown in the pics below. This Thinline sounds great! It's a real Telecaster and both pickups have the tone the model is known for. It's a joy to play, thanks to a smooth fretboard and a straight neck. Zero issues for this great '60s guitar, with a breath-taking look and sound, and absolutely gig-ready! It comes with the original black tolex hardshell case with the Fender logo, in excellent condition. FULL description and 85 pictures online at www.realvintage.it (dedicated page is www.realvintage.it/thinline68eng.html)
Real Vintage, Italy
The guitars of REAL VINTAGE are on show in Salvatore Mancuso’s Guitar Shop in Milazzo, pleasant little seatown near Messina, starting point for trips to the Eolian Islands. A visit to REAL VINTAGE Guitars might be a good opportunity to discover one of the nicest spots of Sicily, with its architectonic and natural treasures. We only deal with clean and all-original vintage instruments. Each one is extensively described and pictured on our website www.realvintage.it . The shop offers new and used instruments and amps. Nino Fazio takes care of the vintage guitar inventory.
Shop's address: GUITAR SHOP di Salvatore Mancuso, via Manzoni 13 - 98057 Milazzo ME - Italy