Fender Classic '72 Telecaster Thinline
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Fender Classic '72 Telecaster Thinline

Classic '72 Telecaster Thinline, TLC-Shaped Guitar from Fender in the Telecaster series.

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Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 8 reviews )
 5 reviews63 %
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Value For Money : Excellent
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James...02/17/2012

James...'s review"I like it....a lot"

Fender Classic '72 Telecaster Thinline
For what it's worth. This review is for a 2011 American Thinline in red. I know these get slightly different treatments year by year. Mine has a maple neck and an ash body, which is primarily why I bought it because I didn't like my old one which was alder. I got it for $1470 out the door. So I feel like it was a pretty good deal. This also has the vintage fender bridge which I am honestly not a huge fan of. I don't like how they respond to palm mutes. I will likely replace it if I decide to keep it.

UTILIZATION

I happen to play in a surf rock band. I got this to use in that band primarily. The action is about as good as you would expect. Fret work is pretty good. I'm not absolutely floored by the overall quality but I'm not disappointed either considering what I paid. Finish is pretty good, no flaws. It does kind of have that glossy finish thing going on at the neck. I've never been a fan of this. Some more vintage looking knobs would have been nice. I'm honestly nit picking about a lot of little things. Overall I'm happy. It's a fun guitar to play. You pick it and you can't help but smile and want to rock out.

SOUNDS

My only big complaint with the thinline reissues have been the wide range pickups. To me, they don't sound at all like the old ones. They don't sound bad mind you, but I am really after those authentic wide range humbucker sounds and these are simply not quite there. These don't have the same treble response, and I think are more in the P90 camp to my ears. Like I said, not a terrible thing, but when a good authentic set costs a few hundred, it makes this guitar cost me that much more. Fortunately the stock pickups sound pretty good for my surf rock stuff. I'm playing it through a Mesa Lonestar 6l6 version.

OVERALL OPINION

If you aren't super picky about your thinlines like I am, this is a well priced and very fun guitar. You know how some guitars just say "take me out and play me?" This is one of those guitars for sure. Nobody else is really making good thin line reissues right now so in my opinion this is the best one.
mooseherman04/22/2010

mooseherman's review

Fender Classic '72 Telecaster Thinline
This is a pretty radical Mexican Telecaster. Considering that most of the labor that makes these guitars nowadays is Mexican, regardless of which side of the border it claims to be made in, I don't have much prejudice for the Mexican models as I used to. This guitar in particular is part of the reason I stopped judging the Mexican models so poorly. It has a semi-hollow body, which is a different and interesting choice for a Telecaster. It has a maple neck, a vintage hard-tail bridge, and two wide-range humbuckers. There is a volume knob, a tone knob, and a three-way pickup selector switch. There are 21 frets.

UTILIZATION

The top frets on this guitar are very easy to reach, in fact, everything was easy to play on this guitar. I really couldn't believe how good it felt when I first played it. It had great natural sustain and a great, warm sound. The Tele is actually nice and light, and the semi-hollow body feels really good on my back. Everything on this guitar, assuming it's properly maintained, is stable.

SOUNDS

I used this amp with a Marshall stack and a Fender Twin. There were obvious differences but I was really impressed by how interesting and good it sounded when played through both amps. I like the bridge pickup on this guitar a lot, its bright without overdoing it and really can kick up a storm when used with the right distortion pedal. The neck pickup gives a rich, warm, thick rhythm tone and a great blues lead tone. The most obvious benefit that this has over other Teles is the humbucking pickups. It still feels and sounds like a Telecaster but it really can rock way harder than most of those guitars usually do. I would venture to say that anyone who likes electric blues, or classic rock, or even more modern hard rock, will find much to like in this pedal. I would say that my favorite thing about it is its versatility.

OVERALL OPINION

I love this guitar, and I don't want to get rid of it anytime soon. It makes a great foil to my trusty Strat, and the combination of the two is pretty stellar. I wouldn't have paid too much for this, I bought it in relatively bad shape and had it reset by a professional. That only cost me a little over a grand, which is a really good price considering how good this guitar actually is. Worth checking out for anyone who is looking for something between a Tele or Strat and a Les Paul.
dannypetty12/31/2013

dannypetty's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" banzai !!"

Fender Classic '72 Telecaster Thinline
In what country was she made? Japan
How many frets: 21
What kind of microphone and their configuration? 2 humbucker

What are the settings (volume, tone, micro switch ...)? it's a TV ...
What type of race? u or v, I'm not sure ...


USE

Is the handle comfortable? that's what I got better!
Access to acute (recent freight) is it easy? I never go up there :)
Ergonomics is it good (in terms of shape, weight ...)? very good
Gets it easy to sound good? ... The sound is distinctive, though ... not that much, I love the sound of this guitar! I do not understand that the model is as little known

SOUNDS

Are they suitable for your style of music? for blues and classic rock, it's great !!

With what (s) amplifier (s), with twin reverb pedals and a hot road
What kind of sound you get and with what settings ("crystalline", "fat", ....)? fat yes it is that !! ... ... blues blues blues blues rock ... ... ... ... jazz ... blues blues ....
What are the sounds you prefer, you hate? Fender humbuckers are fabulous original


NOTICE GLOBAL

it was my father who bought it in 1996, has sold one of his friends to pay for our studies ... then bought by even me :)
it is a collector pusique no longer manufactures its fender guitars in Japan but in Mexico (I have tried to Pigalle Mexican ... what a joke ...) even if I have kids I will never the to resell !!!
jl9500012/11/2011

jl95000's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent"

Fender Classic '72 Telecaster Thinline
Mapple neck ... Sweet enjoyable
Assembled in Mexico
2 knobs, 2 microphones

UTILIZATION

Channel enjoyable, I possde EC has a Start ... Long:) Nothing to do well on.
Diffrent 2 guitars, sounds and fortunately DIFFERENT.
I get a smooth sound Bluesy trs.
Accs the acute, as a Tele ... Normal

SOUNDS

I play on Vox VT60. With the neck pickup and the Tone knob to the serious (a bit) I get a smooth sound Bluesy trs.

OVERALL OPINION

Since a Journe:)
Essay scores. But my preferences is to Fender. Channel Rabl.
Report Qualit discount
Too bad she tui MRIT a rigid way the cover! Then change the strings for the 10/47
chris68903/18/2009

chris689's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Fender Classic '72 Telecaster Thinline
The pieces are from the USA but the guitar is assembled in Mexico.
21 frets, 2 micro-type humbucker Fender Wide Range (the same as the Telecaster Deluxe 72).
Rglages classic Fender: its a knob, a knob Tone and switch 3 position for the microphones. The strings pass through the body of the guitar.
The originality rside in the semi-hollow body, it gives my mind a particular sound, and also looks great with his "oue" at the top of the box.
Mine is "natural", exposed wood with a coat of varnish coronation, and the quality of wood (from SLAR) adds oue make it one of the finest guitars Fender .
Sold new with a cover, which is a shame for a guitar that has the "mouth" (I bought a rigid tui).

UTILIZATION

The handle is made of alder, rounded U-wife and perfectly hand APRS a moment of surprise. The action is low, very pleasing to play a guitar.
CASC is to treble for classic Telecaster.
Because of its hollow body, it is particulirement lgre and well balance.
Readily obtained the desired sound aggressive sound thanks to its two dual microphones, or more rounded and "bluesy" with the neck pickup.

SOUNDS

The two pickups give her a "full", a bit hoarse, and not at all showy, even with the volume pot back on the treble. Playing with the microphones, we obtain a range of sounds intressant.
I play on a Marshall Valvestate 20W or 16W lamps Carvin, and has the PCHE, and with even more distortion (Marshall Drivemaster). To give more brilliance treble already well clear, I add an overdrive pedal Maxon OD9.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for two years, sometimes even without a sudden when I plug in a lazy, half body and gives him a rsonance apprciable. Branch is a versatile guitar, who knows very aggressive turn round and round.
A very good report qualitprix a nice finish for its price level, and a really nice guitar in "natural".
C'est moi !04/05/2006

C'est moi !'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Fender Classic '72 Telecaster Thinline
I beginners guitar and I fell for it. It comes from Mexico, two humbuckers I think there is a volume knob and another one slecteur Tone 3 positions. But I would not say I know nothing more ... is an electric guitar ...

UTILIZATION

The handle is stocky, according to the vendor, it is soft to the touch trs enjoyable to play, the frets are smooth. I like the sound, a branch of a multi-effects behringer I play well and that's what counts right?

SOUNDS

For me there is nothing to throw the ...

OVERALL OPINION

I've had five days and go for a long passion ... What attracted me is the color of natural wood and the sound test. A friend told me that you can not beginners guitar on a bad instrument. L I think I did not tromp sailing.

Since I first notice the virtual multi-effects pedals behringer for some electro harmonix and above all a great amp lamps Fender Blues Junior and I crack ... Moreover, I go back it's too good!
stan hassler10/18/2004

stan hassler's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Fender Classic '72 Telecaster Thinline
Mexican U handle, two double Fender.

UTILIZATION

Beautiful guitar, violin vintage race typical 70's to love! The weight is great. Sound: While the best position is both the neck pickup lacks a bit of clarity and the bridge pickup is a bit too nasal for double.mais s'quilibrent perfectly and together they gave her my opinion personalis guitar. The large black dot is the varnish. It is a polyurethane trs pais giving a touch a little bastard, is not at all vintage and in addition he will never look old. It really is a dommage.Mais mexico!

SOUNDS

See below.

OVERALL OPINION

2 months is rock 'n' roll every day! This is a great scratching rock, in the sense large.Pour riffs, the rhythm Paisses, pumps rokab.C is a killer, double Fender make the Difference: a similar but the P.90 more pais.Je cheek on Deluxe home Hi-Watt and 50 in rpeter well as terrible as it is clear American / reverb in English crunchy with a tube screamer is a cry! And it's more lightweight than a Les Paul. I'm a fan of this guitar, I rvais an original for 10 years but given the ridiculous price of 700 euros OCCAZ does this fills me 100% even if the varnish is really crap!
Echo tango05/27/2003

Echo tango's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Fender Classic '72 Telecaster Thinline
Manufactures the States
Vintage 21 frets, 2 humbucking pickups Fender "wide range" studs DCAL.
Bridge type Strato "hardtail" (no vibrato)
3 switch positions 1, Vol 1, 1 tonalitbr /> Channel 25.5 inches (648mm) with radius of 7.5 inches (184mm)

UTILIZATION

If we feel like we have a stick in hand, no problem. This is typically a round of the 70's Fender PERIOD. Access in acute bin is a Tlcaster, not a Satriani Ibanez Steve shredder for a patient. As for me, I will not hurt. on the other hand when making bends in the notes Aiges, the rope frieze until no longer Viber. Blame it on the neck radius (observable on the same phnomne stratos with handle 7.5 ") and there are no two solutions: increase the action. Yeah, he must suffer a little.
Weight OK (when the body is even with the chamber allg rsonnance.
Its OK if you use the scratch for what it is intended: rockabilly, country, blues, indie pop rock, but not Nu Metal or metal at all in fact

SOUNDS

As long as one remains in the light crunch and no political correctness problem.
The best effect between the scraper and an amp (Fender Hot Rod De Ville impeccable!) Is a cable.
Reserved few on the neck pickup (not one I got muddy)
The mix of the two microphones is in super clean and crunch, and the bridge pickup slice well, without tearing your eardrums like some (bad) single coil Telecaster.
More: no thanks to humbuckers hum.

OVERALL OPINION

I had one that I bought in a 84 Gusse who no longer wanted (€ 150)
I rcemment exchange against a new Strato, for versatility.
She is always on display and remorse torments me every time I pass.
Despite its imperfections, is a guitar type and charming.
If I m'coutais (read: if my banker understood me) I also Rasht sec.