1973 Fender Telecaster Thinline, Mocha

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Very cool Mocha Fender Telecaster Thinline from 1973 with maple fingerboard and contrasting black pickguard. Amazing condition guitar for the player looking for a clean example or the collector searching for one of the nicest Mocha Thinline Telecasters out there. 

Originally released late '68 the Type 1 Telecaster Thinline was available with an Ash or Mahogany single f-hole body (hollow on the bass side) and a Maple cap 4-bolt neck. It featured a new look pearloid pickguard but apart from that it retained the standard Tele configuration. The Type II version was one of Fender's first models to feature the highly revered Seth Lover-designed wide range humbuckers. Released late in 1971 the Type II Thinline featured, like the Stratocaster,  the new 3-bolt neck with micro-adjustment and bullet truss rod adjuster. 

This particular model from 1973 is an excellent example in superb condition. Just out of a collection where it has only seen light use over the last 15 years. It has an April 73 neck date, the finish is excellent throughout with minimal wear to neck, fingerboard or body. The original frets are in perfect condition and have lost no height. Under the Black three-ply pickguard the guitar is equally as clean with two great sounding Wide Range pickups both with matching ’73 date stamps. Potentiometer source codes are 137-7218. Hardware is all correct, chrome plated and in equally good condition as the rest of the guitar.

The neck profile is a fairly chunky 'C' more reminiscent of a 50’s Tele than a 60’s guitar. Measurements are 21.49mm at the 1st fret filling out to 25.75mm at the 12th. The nut is the standard Fender nut width and measures 41.44m with callipers. The guitar plays nicely with no issues and in terms of tone the Wide range humbuckers are very well balanced and offer incredible range and clarity as is their reputation. Overall this is an excellent guitar which we feel represents very good value in todays vintage market market. Complete with original Fender Case.

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