Tele Thinline Reissue on CL...worth getting?

Wibcs39

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Hey guys, I have been thinking about getting a Tele with Humbuckers, and this popped up on my local CL.

http://columbus.craigslist.org/msg/5085586352.html

It looks like a '72 Thinline Reissue, but I was curious about the color because all the ones I see online that are made now come in a 3 tone sunburst with a pearl pickguard. This one seems to be a white pickguard with a 2 tone burst. Could it just be a slightly older model or something? I may try and ask for a serial number to see if I can email it to Fender. I figured I would check if anyone on here had any info on this guitar, as well as what a fair used price might be.

Thanks!
 

Mr. Crow

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I've seen that color on this model Tele before. As for the price, it's okay, nothing that would make me rush over to get it. I'd offer $350 for just the guitar and pass on the bag, stand, strap, and crappy practice amp. See what he says.
 

guitarlifestyle

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It's possible there's red in there and the photos are just dark. It looks legit to me. It's hard to tell in the photos whether it's a pearl guard or not. I had a 3-tone sunburst but I don't remember whether it had a pearl or white guard.

I would say a good used price for just the guitar would be $400-500. I've owned three of these models and sold all of them for around $500 (one sold for over $500). Assuming the guitar's in the condition advertised, I would just make an offer something like $400-450 for everything and donate or sell whatever you don't want and you'll still be getting a fair value. If the person's wanting to get out of the game completely, they probably don't want to sell things individually.
 

Pauly B

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For what it's worth I had one of those and sold it in a month. I guess I'm just a tele purist. I got lucky with my mexi tele - it's a beast. Good luck
 

Wibcs39

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Thanks for the replies everyone.

I don't believe those pickups are humbuckers.
They are the Fender Wide Range Humbuckers, as far as I know they are normal humbuckers but I don't know that much about them.

I think in the end I am gonna pass on this because I am a little concerned about the vintage frets and radius. If I wasn't so busy this week I would try and run to GC or something and play a guitar with those specs, but that isn't gonna happen this week.
 






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