American Vintage '69 Telecaster Thinline (Update: NGD!)

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  1. cookedbutok

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    Hey guys,

    I played one of the at a local store, fell in love with it and found a good deal on a used one online. Now for the brutal waiting game...

    Anyone else have one? I loved how light it was and the vintage single coils on it. Plus, i've always wanted a Oly White Telecaster.

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    Here she is!!!

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    All I can say is...there's mojo all over my living room right now.
     
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    I been wanting one for awhile now. Yours would be too awesome with a black guard! Congrats
     
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    I know, that's the only thing I'm iffy about...the shiny pickguard. Setzer on the Gretsch Discussion Pages makes all kinds of custom pickguards. I was thinking black, or...brown tortoise shell.
     
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    Black is too '50s for a thinline, imo. I'd lean towards pearloid like original '69.

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    Congrats on your new guitar. I'm sure you're going to enjoy it.
    Here's my '69 Thinline reissue, although it's MIM. It was a limited edition model with matching headstock. I saw it in a store and it was love at first sight. I did change the pickups though - Lace Sensor Gold/neck and Duncan Little 59/bridge with coil split. Also added Schaller locking tuners. One thing I discovered when I made the pickup swap is that it came stock with 1 meg pots which make the guitar extremely bright. I changed them to 250k and I like it much better.

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    Thanks for the feedback, guys...I think once I see it in person, I'll fall in love with the pearloid, Baxter.

    That matching headstock is really sharp, karma1.
     
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    I have the avri 72 thinline that i love!
     
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    I wonder if the new one comes with that bridge plate/cover deal...I guess I'll see when it arrives. It's shipping tomorrow.
     
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    Updated with pics!

    It does come with the bridge cover, an entire 2nd bridge plate for 6 saddles and a ton of other stuff (cable, cloth, strap...). Fender doesn't hold back on the case candy!
     
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    Brown tortoise shell would be the winner in my book, especially nice as we all know how oly white changes with age... and with that vintage tint neck too..

    A tip.. try some Grestch chrome arrow knobs on it...they fit a treat, look cool and work way better than standard barrel knobs, I wont use anything else on my tele these days.
    Or buy the plain ones and get a local engraver to engrave the fender F logo on them
     
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    Thanks man! Yeah, my other guitar is a 6128-TDS, so I am definitely a Gretsch man.

    First impressions of the guitar: So much mojo....It's just everything you expect a high end Tele to be plus more. Super punchy, great sustain, nice bite from the strings when you dig into them.

    7.5 Radius is a change for me, but I don't think I'll have too difficult a time getting used to it. Build quality is immaculate, I don't know how this can be considered a used guitar...still had all the plastic on it (neck p/up, pick guard, etc...). I really got a steal on this guitar.
     
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    I just got one of this, amazing guitar and I have to say, the quality of Fender's american vintage reissues is the best in years!!

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    Sweet, looks great!
     
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    Gas attack happening here!
     
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    Hey, an old thread of mine comes to life!

    I still have my '69 Thinline and I love it! I made some upgrades that make mine even a better fit for me. I added Lollar Special T's, Rutter's bridge and Terrapin white 5-ply pickguard...and now it looks like this:

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    It plays better, and it's aging in just the right way. Love my Tele!
     
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    I've been debating if I like the vintage tele pickups or not and I was thinking about the Lollar vintage neck and special bridge combo as a substitute. I always change pots and caps anyway.
     

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