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Fender '69 Thinline Flame Telecaster Electric Guitar   

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This Thinline features a mahogany body with a vintage tint neck and a pearloid pickguard. Mahogany flames on body and headcap give this guitar a dist...Click To Read More About This Product

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A traditional Tele with a unique vibe.

This Thinline features a mahogany body with a vintage tint neck and a pearloid pickguard. Mahogany flames on body and headcap give this guitar a distinctive and classic look. 25-1/2" scale. Light semi-hollowbody. One-piece maple neck with U shape. Vintage-style Tele single-coil pickups with alnico magnets. Vintage-style 3-saddle bridge. Matching headcap. Chrome hardware. Sealed die-cast tuners. 3-way switching, volume, and tone.

  • Semi-hollow Thinline mahogany body
  • Vintage tint one-piece maple neck with "U" shape
  • Mahogany flames on body
  • Matching headcap
  • Vintage-style Tele single-coil pickups with alnico magnets
  • Vintage-style 3-saddle bridge (string-thru-body)
  • Chrome hardware
  • Sealed diecast tuners
  • 3-way switching, volume, and tone
  • 25-1/2" scale
  • 21 vintage-style frets

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Oh, good grief!

By Fender Guitars

from USA

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Sigh. Where do I begin? Fender, do we really need another guitar with flames on it? Am I the only one tired of flames and tribal tattoo graphics? There are some really great guitars out there these days that don't have to resort to this. This is on par with the comical flames on Ovation's recent acoustics. Do the flames give it better playability? Thinline Teles are cool but c'mon, the flames are just a really silly marketing ploy. Frankly, I'm somewhat shocked that Fender didn't "relic" this guitar and jack the price up for wearing it out for you!


Love this guitar

By StratSkills

from Third Rock from the Sun

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I got this guitar recently and I love it. It's a keeper for sure. It's a solid, well built Tele ... no frills just a straight up Tele. With that said, I'll contradict myself by saying that the wood/flame paint job is just so unique, so cool that it really is a different kind of Tele. The tinted neck and painted head stock looks sweeeeeeet too. The pu's sound good to my ears but I may need to replace 'em for gigs, they really picked up the dimmer in my living room. I love the thinline open, ringy tone that this guitar gives off. My other Tele is a solid body and the two have their own distinct resonance to them. I agree with the one dude about not including a hardshell case but I'll pick one up for it. This is definately a keeper and I think a good value. This is a top of the line mexi and I think that Leo would be proud of the quality/price ratio.One last thing, I knew it was a keeper when the wife sees it come out of the box and goes, "ooooo, that's nice!"


fender thinline 69 -oh yes!!!

By risingtide

from big bear lake california

Looks good sounds good very light on the shoulder- thank you fender for making more of these! nice tone clean when you want or gritty if you like. flames look so good- this guitar gets you noticed. plays perfect and tint on neck give it a vintage look. worth every penny- no doubt will be a collectors item. Take care of it!


Sweet talkin' Tele

By SnohMan

from Colorado

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This MIM semi-hollow Tele sounds almost as good as it looks. The single-coil pickups do hiss a bit but they deliver a Tele twang that's made warmer and rounder by the mahogany body. I replaced the three-piece bridge with a six-saddle bridge and improved the playability. A nice little guitar.


IT'S BACK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By Sick Roy Martin

from Vista, CA

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IT'S BACK!!!!!!!! And for those of us that missed out on it(about three years ago) the first time around, now is our chance. As far as looks go this is a perfect 10. As far as sound and playability go, high grades in both dept. One of the things I like about it is the semi-hollow factor and "f" hole elimanate some of the twangyness and add abit more depth and feedback which is great because of the kind of music I play. Kudos to Fender for bringing The Flame Thinline 69' back!


This one's a cool gigging axe

By ACfixer

from Route 66 SoCal

Yeah, I had one of these from about 3 years ago and I think I'll get another. About as good of quality as I have seen on an MIM Fender and just a nice vibe to catch an eye at the gig. You'll probably want to change out the pups but these aren't bad. I'd say add the '52 pups or something similar and you'll be up to speed. Should come with a hard case, a little too nice for a gig bag IMO.


Nice out of the ordinary tele

By Low E

from Charleston, SC

I purchased the flamed thinline tele a couple months ago and have been enjoying it to the max.Descent tone, great sustain and easy to play.Reasonable price but I wish it had the case included.Also I'll probaly upgrade the bridge. Overall it's a good deal.

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