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(PRE-ORDER) Fender American Vintage II 1972 Thinline Telecaster


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Series:
 American Vintage II 
Body Material: Semi-Hollow Ash

Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane 
Neck: 1-Piece Maple, 1972 “C” 
Neck Finish: Gloss Polyurethane 
Fingerboard: Maple, 7.25” 
Frets: 21, Medium Jumbo 
Position Inlays: Black Dot

Nut (Material/Width): Bone 1.650” (42 mm)
Tuning Machines: Pure Vintage Tele® Deluxe
Scale Length: 25.5” (64.77 cm)
Bridge: Pure Vintage 6-Saddle String-Through Body Hardtail with Stainless Steel Block Saddles
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
Pickups: Authentic CuNiFe Wide-Range Humbucking (Bridge, Neck)
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Control Knobs: Skirted Black Plastic with Numbered Indicators
Hardware: Nickel/Chrome

Case/Gig Bag: Vintage-Style Black (Orange Interior)

The Fender® American Vintage II series presents a remarkably accurate take on the revolutionary designs that altered the course of musical history. Built with period-accurate bodies, necks and hardware, premium finishes and meticulously voiced, year- specific pickups, each instrument captures the essence of authentic Fender craftsmanship and tone. The Telecaster® Thinline first debuted in July of 1968 and the semi-hollow design was created to produce light instruments from heavy ash. Reimagined in late ’71 around a pair of Wide-Range humbucking pickups mounted to a reshaped curvy pearloid pickguard, the souped-up second-generation Telecaster Thinline had its first full year of production in 1972. Notably, it was Fender’s first six string with humbucking pickups and the first Tele® with six adjustable bridge saddles. The American Vintage II 1972 Telecaster Thinline reproduces the quintessential tone and feel of the original. Featuring a “C”-shape hard rock maple neck, the American Vintage II 1972 Telecaster® Thinline plays like a dream with a 7.25” radius fingerboard and vintage tall frets. To create authentic Wide-Range humbucking pickups, we resurrected CuNiFe magnets, an essential element in recreating the sonics of the originals. Characteristic of production in 1972, this Thinline is outfitted with a convenient "Bullet" style truss rod nut, three-bolt neck plate with Micro-TiltTM mechanism, “F” stamped tuners, 6-saddle string-through body hardtail with bent steel saddles and offered in Aged Natural, 3-Color Sunburst, and Lake Placid Blue over a semi-hollow ash body. The instruments in the American Vintage II series are direct descendants of the original Fenders: designed for players with a fine appreciation for vintage Fender tone and feel and built with unmatched quality, down to the last screw. These are Fender electrics in their purest form: Fender American Vintage II, the stuff of legends.