Your post is hard on me.YES. Do it. You won't regret it. The '62 Teles don't pop up often.
First, I enjoyed handling and playing those at Dave's. Second is I loved the double bound models but also the light weight of the Thinline version I got. Maybe I'd have gone for the heavier solid guitar if I didn't have a 52 style at that time.
For the comments on how thick the finish is.... My Thin Skin is a clear finish so it might be different than others. When it's been apart I see the finish is definitely not as thick as 4 other modern Fender guitars I've owned.
As far as tone, I am not sure the finish makes the difference many think it does, or at least not a major difference. I'm sure my AM Dlx Fender was a poly or nothing special and it was a lively great sounding guitar and felt nice to touch.
My Santa Cruz acoustic has incredibly thin finish and maybe the finish makes a difference there because the guitar is incredibly responsive compared to about all I've had or tried.
Really, for me I divide between great guitars and not. The Thin Skins come to mind because there are not many left or out there and it seems to me you get something more toward custom shop but at standard pricing or less.
Not sure these pics can show the thickness of the finish, and I think this is the only one in this series that has a natural wood body finish with the lacquer. The first is the moment I decided _not_ to use the Dremel tool there to get a Keystone neck pickup in a better fit. I've gone back to the original CS Nocaster pickups.