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Fender Classic Series '69 Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar 3-Color Sunburst 

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Overview
  • Lightweight semi-hollow mahogany or ash body
  • One-piece U-shaped maple neck with 7.25" radius and 21 vintage-style frets
  • Two vintage-style single-coil Tele pickups with alnico magnet (neck and bridge)
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    $1,199.99
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A classic loved for its lightweight body and singing tone.

The semi-hollow mahogany or ash body makes it easy on the shoulder and gives it sustain that can go forever. Special features include Schaller vintage "F" machine heads, nickel silver frets, Vintage Tele pickups, 3-saddle string-thru-body bridge, and an authentic '69-style pickguard.

Includes a gig bag.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

Features
  • Lightweight semi-hollow mahogany or ash body
  • One-piece U-shaped maple neck with 7.25" radius and 21 vintage-style frets
  • Two vintage-style single-coil Tele pickups with alnico magnet (neck and bridge)
  • Vintage-style 3-saddle strings thru-body Tele bridge
  • 3-position pickup switch
  • Master volume, master tone
  • Fender Schaller vintage F-style tuners
  • Chrome hardware
  • 4-ply white pearloid pickguard
  • Top hat blade switch tip
  • Synthetic bone nut
  • Includes a gig bag

Give your shoulder a break and order the Thinline today!

 
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FenderClassic Series '69 Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 50 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (42)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (3)
    • Practicing (3)
    • Recording (3)
    • Rock concerts (3)
    • Small venues (3)
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    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Savage

    By Robert Ponce

    from Port Hueneme California.

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Make In Usa Only

    Best Uses

    • Play For Yourself

    Comments about Fender Classic Series '69 Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

    Rock & Roll benefitted from the signature sound emanating from this baby ax. Other genres also benefitted. If you're a real musician, this baby will thrill you. It will give you what you ask for and then some. Be nice to it.

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    5.0

    I hate to put this guitar down. Love it

    By Bed Rock

    from Rural Alabama

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Light Weight
    • Play For Hours

    Cons

    • 21 Frets I Like 22

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Playing By Myself
    • Playing With My Band
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender Classic Series '69 Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

    Love the weight, less than 5 pounds, and sound of this guitar. One day I might put some Joe Bardon pick ups on this guitar, still sounds great, just as it is.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    '69 Thinline Reissue

    By Markmuller48

    from Klamath Falls, Oregon

    About Me Experienced

    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • A Real Rock Machine
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Play Any Genra
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Blues
      • Country
      • Hip-hop
      • Jamming
      • Jazz
      • Metal
      • Practicing
      • Punk
      • Recording
      • Rock
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender Classic Series '69 Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

      You can buy a more expensive edition but you cannot buy a better thinline Tele. This has it all-71/4" radius U shaped neck original single coil pup's, 21 fret's and a mahogany body w/maple fretboard on my 2003 model. Get one today from MF and see for yourself what playing in the past is all about.

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      (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      great guitar, misleading photos

      By x

      from x

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel

      Cons

      • Poor Pick Up

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender Classic Series '69 Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

      great guitar, misleading photo. it looks like a natural ash finish but when i got it it was a natural mahogony body. nice, but not what i expected.

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      (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      great project

      By blackguardplayer

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Fender Classic Series '69 Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

      I bought this guitar prior to the universal price hike that has occurred on instruments within the past couple of years, I believe it cost me around 5ish - which, considering, is a real bargain. At the base the guitar is chock-full of mojo, but it needs a few upgrades to make it a truly dependable gig guitar. As other reviewers have mentioned, a pickup swap is important, i put lindy fralins on mine, the 250k pot is subjective, but i feel it gives more warmth to the overall character. I also put in glendale compensated saddles for perfect intonation, new tone capacitor, and the 4 way switch (that gives you a bridge and neck in series option creating an almost faux humbucker - like a warm lead boost). Last, I put an electrosocket input jack, for stability. Overall, with the exception of pickups, these are all relatively inexpensive upgrades which will make this or any part-caster great

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      (10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Thinline tele 69 Reissue MIM

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Fender Classic Series '69 Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

      I really like this guitar a lot. Everything else I say will be positive after I get one negative out of the way. The only thing that caused me not to give it 5s across the board was, as I see some other reviewers have noted, the stock pickups are pretty harsh and too trebly. Although I really like single coil vintage twang and deliberately want that sound much of the time, I am always trying to find the right balance on tone control and amp settings to get it where I like it without the treble having too much of the icepick factor. The stock pickups on this guitar, especially the bridge pickup, seemed to go straight to the icepick factor. I could never really get the balance I was looking for, so I swapped them out for some other vintage tele type pickups from a particular pickup manufacturer and it's better now (also much more output now, which I wasn't necessarily expecting), although I still have to watch the treble to stay short of the "too much treble" mark that moves into icepick territory. With that out of the way, the rest is really positive. I have the 3-tone sunburst and it is a big-time beauty. It gets plenty of compliments for its looks. In person it looks even better than in the pictures, especially the lighter colored part of the wood near the bridge. It's nice and light, no problem to have strapped over the shoulder for hours at a time. I really love the look and feel of the maple fretboard and neck. I have not found a single finish or quality control flaw. I have found the tuning performance to be fine (big humidity/climate changes will cause it to wander a little, but to me that's not the guitar's fault, and one retune seems to take care of it). Unplugged this guitar is a lot of fun as well, as a semi-hollow. This guitar falls into the category of instruments I choose not to take out very often because I want to protect it. I have not gigged with it because I have less expensive instruments that I have modified and I would rather see one of those damaged or stolen than this one. I do have to add, though, that if I were going to do it again, I might actually opt for the Squier Thinline tele instead (the mahogany one). In case some purist is reading this in disbelief, that is not a criticism of Fender, though, just an acknowledgement of how well the Squier falls in line with the idea of this particular guitar. I have played the Squier unplugged and plugged in at 2 different places, and I like it about as much as my MIM Fender version (and the Squier is about half what I paid). Really, if you like thinline teles -- and there is a lot to like about them -- you can't go wrong with either the Squier or the Fender.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome Tele

      By markmuller48

      from Klamath Falls, Or

      Comments about Fender Classic Series '69 Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

      I got mine on a trade, the moment I saw it I had to play it. Amazing. I have owned tele's, I own a strat. I play the tele around the house through either my Line 6 guitar port or my vintage 30 watt ampeg bass amp w/ a 15" speaker and run the guitar through my Digitech aritst pedal and between the two I come up withy some cool stuff. I also play the thinline and my strat through a '72 randall bluesman w/4x10 65 watt combo.The Tele is true to it's older brothers and the mahogany body and maple neck are the greatest wood combinations for any high quality guitar. I erecommend this Thinline for any genre of music. I play most of it,Jazz,blues,country and rock. Nothing sounds better. Not even the strat.

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      (3 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      SWAP THE PUs

      By dimethyltryptamine

      from ottawa, ontario

      Comments about Fender Classic Series '69 Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

      garbage pickups, not much sustain and strings go SLIGHTLY out of tune quite fast but remain just barely out of tune forever. however it's very playable, comfortable and just has a charm to it... i rated low but i still love it

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Screaming Vintage Tone!

      By TaylorHart

      from Virginia

      Comments about Fender Classic Series '69 Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

      I bought this guitar at a local music store and have fallen in love! I'm playing it through a Fender Hotrod Deville 212 Combo, and it sounds amazing! It was definitely a God thing that I was able to buy this GORGEOUS guitar. The pics really don't do it justice. The tone is professional. Sounds GREAT clean and overdriven. Great feel. Love the tuners. Intonation is nearly flawless and holds it's tune for a long time even when played hard. GREAT guitar!

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      (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good axe becomes great with a little extra work.

      By Karl-PVdEw

      from Phoenix AZ

      Comments about Fender Classic Series '69 Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

      i received my thinline as a gift from my girlfriend (now wife) who didn't know anything about guitars, but liked the looks of this one. i initially loved the way it plays (it's really light, so you can hold it for hours), and i loved the neck. but hated the stock pickups, especially in the neck. The bridge was ok at low volumes. but overall it was *way* too trebly and muddy to be useful for much more than a novelty.rather than let it gather dust, i put some work into it -- had a pair of duncan alnico II's put in, got a nice setup, swapped out the 500k pots for 250ks, and WOW! now this thing is a great tele, definitely my favorite electric. still trebly, but you can roll back the tone a bit and it sounds killer. the bridge is full of twang, and the neck is clean and full, the way a tele should be. very versatile, and great for alt rock (no wonder the guys in coldplay and radiohead play thinlines)...i wish i would have had the tech throw in a 4-way switch so i could get the humbucker-like setting that the new tele's have. i didn't think of it at the time...maybe someday. i suspect that setting might be really juicy on this axe...So here's the thing -- if you are willing to put something extra into this guitar, you can still get a sa-weet looking, sounding and playing axe for not much more than a grand. that's a bargain, and well worth the effort.

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