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A replica classic brings back the sound of the '70s.

The Fender '72 Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar is a classic. 1972 took the Tele into new zones, giving it dual humbuckers for a meatier sound, and a new pickguard design for an updated look. This reissue is authentic in every detail: semi-hollow ash body, 7.25" radius fingerboard, die-cast machine heads, nickel silver frets and a 6-saddle string-thru-body bridge. Also has a single f-hole accent, humbucking pickups, and a white shell pickguard. Includes deluxe gig bag ($55 value).

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

FEATURES Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Semi-hollow or chambered body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Ash
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: U
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 7.25"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.65" (42mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Wide range humbucking
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Wide range humbucking
  • Brand: Fender
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: 6-saddle vintage-style
  • Tailpiece: String thru body
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Gig bag
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Mexico

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FenderClassic Series '72 Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 139 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (116)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (5)
  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Recording (3)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

AMAZING GUITAR!!!!

I will start by saying I was a little scetched out about buying an instrument at this price point with it being a MIM tele but man I'm so glad I did this thing is...Read complete review

I will start by saying I was a little scetched out about buying an instrument at this price point with it being a MIM tele but man I'm so glad I did this thing is
Is just a dream to play!! I've been playing for 25 years plus I've had countless high end guitars that have ranged anywhere from 1000-3200 and this guitar is no exception I've had this guitar now for a little over a month I play the guitar through an axe fx 2 I can't remember the last time I've had this much fun!!You can get some great jazz tones out of this guitar I've found it to be an awesome blues guitar and if your looking for a modern sound it's also there. If your your a little unsure about spending this kind of money on a MIM guitar rest assure this guitar has great build quality, amazing tone,and with a little intonation adjustment it's pretty playable right out of the box. Don't wait any longer the price keeps going up buy one now!!!

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Ain't nothin' like the real thing

I bought this guitar two years ago and have been relatively happy with it. The construction is decent, neck pocket is a little sloppy. The neck is good, back contour is fat,...Read complete review

I bought this guitar two years ago and have been relatively happy with it. The construction is decent, neck pocket is a little sloppy. The neck is good, back contour is fat, frets are finished decently. The frets are tiny so combined with the small fingerboard radius bending washes out quickly, at about a step and a half. The urethane finish on the back of the neck is very grippy, which is not conducive to position changes. I have an original '72 Thinline as well, and the two are nothing alike. This is not an American instrument and should not be compared. This is not an "easy" guitar to play due to the small frets. I certainly would not recommend this instrument for a beginning player. It needs a string change to 10's and a serious setup done. Electronics, wiring, and connections should be checked and the cavity needs to be shielded with a good ground to the bridge. It's a novel reproduction piece of Fender history but I would recommend going the extra bucks for an American Tele or American Deluxe if you're looking for the dirty Humbucker tone or find a real '72 Thinline if it's gotta be this instrument. As for price, you get what you pay for. This is not a $2500 guitar so don't expect it to play like one!!

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Another great MIM

By 

from Petersburg, VA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy Action
  • Good Feel
  • SOLID

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Fender Classic Series '72 Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

    Smooth playability, well constructed. If looking for a less "jangly" tone I suggest a set of flat-wound .12 or lighter. I have the sunburst model and am thinking about replacing the pick guard with a more subdued color than the white one. I bought mine used and though she came without the Allan wrenches and no backpack straps for the gig bag, I am very happy. Now I only need to find the perfect clean amp. Thanks again MF.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Guitar

    By 

    from Atlanta Georgia

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Fender Classic Series '72 Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

      Super sound and tone. Great value and craftsmanship.

      I did have to have a setup right but other than that it is a super sounding and playing instrument.

      Thanks Fender. I have and always will be a "Fender" man.

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      (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      What a bueautiful sounding guitar.

      By 

      from Birmingham, Alabama

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Superb Tone

      Cons

      • Craftsmanship Is Superb

      Best Uses

      • Concerts And Churches
      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender Classic Series '72 Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

      When I first picked this guitar up I was surprise by its thin neck. I play contemporary gospel with a Jazz sound and this guitar has given me a sound that I have been looking for for years. Its almost like being in a dream world. The neck is superb and the action is so smooth it almost makes me cry when I play it. I think every blues and Jazz guitarist should own one.

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      (11 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      AMAZING GUITAR!!!!

      By 

      from Lockport newyork

      About Me Experienced

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Awesome Blues Guitar
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Great Jazz Sound
      • Great Versatility
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Fender Classic Series '72 Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

        I will start by saying I was a little scetched out about buying an instrument at this price point with it being a MIM tele but man I'm so glad I did this thing is
        Is just a dream to play!! I've been playing for 25 years plus I've had countless high end guitars that have ranged anywhere from 1000-3200 and this guitar is no exception I've had this guitar now for a little over a month I play the guitar through an axe fx 2 I can't remember the last time I've had this much fun!!You can get some great jazz tones out of this guitar I've found it to be an awesome blues guitar and if your looking for a modern sound it's also there. If your your a little unsure about spending this kind of money on a MIM guitar rest assure this guitar has great build quality, amazing tone,and with a little intonation adjustment it's pretty playable right out of the box. Don't wait any longer the price keeps going up buy one now!!!

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love this guitar

        By 

        from St. Louis, MO

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming

          Comments about Fender Classic Series '72 Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

          Just started playing again and impulse purchased this fender. Best decision I've made in a long time. Warm, fun and beautiful. Buy one...

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          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Guitar - Glad a friend recommended

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          from Maryland

          About Me Experienced

          Ask me a question

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • NONE AT THIS TIME

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender Classic Series '72 Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

          A local musician plays a tele. Has a strat as well but the work horse guitat is the tele. I bought the Hollow body version as I heard they were good. I have a "Fender" strat (old one), a SG 335 Classic and am Epiphone Les Paul Pro. I find myself grabbing the tele more than the others. Fun to play and great sound with the Humbuckers. I will say that Musicians Friend was GREAT helping me with this.

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          (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Tele Thinline

          By 

          from Pittsburgh

          Comments about Fender Classic Series '72 Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

          Love it!
          I have owned this guitar for about 10 years now. I re-wired mine with a 5 way switch and a coil tap volume knob. (My wiring diagram is from a PRS) The pickups are wired such that they can easily be split to become 4 single coils. This adds some strat and classic tele sounds. I play it with a Vox amp and really could not be happier with the sounds I can get.
          The bridge saddles could be a better quality, but otherwise I am very satisfied with the fit and finish. The tuners are a real plus, just like a P bass.
          A great looking guitar, plays well, lots of variety in the sound. Neck is still true as an arrow after a decade.

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          (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Very nice guitar

          Comments about Fender Classic Series '72 Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

          I bought the 2 tone Ash 72 RI. It sounds nice and woody, much different sounding than my Les Paul and Stratocaster. I left a review when I first got it and I'm still amazed at the sounds I can get out of it. It travels to all my gigs with me. The Fender Mex factory knocked one out of the ball park with this guitar.
          2 tone, 2 pick ups, too nice
          I've had mine for a couple of years and not a problem.
          I'm sure I could sell this to anyone who played my guitar.

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          (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Fender Classic Series '72 Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar

          Comments about Fender Classic Series '72 Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

          Well made, great Musicians Friend price and overall a nice sounding instrument for the budget minded.
          What a pretty piece of worh this guitar is.
          Given the price and where it was made it was out of the box ready to play
          Good solid value for the money and with the sale that Musicians had for the holidays I had to get three different guitars

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          (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          NIce Guitar for the Money

          By 

          from New Hampshire

          Comments about Fender Classic Series '72 Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

          You want to buy a Fender at a reasonable price for a little more "woody" of a feel and sound. This might be it.
          I search for a few weeks for a guitar I could use for blues/jazz. I looked at lower end Gretch, Epiphone, all semi-hollow bodys. I finally selected this tele. I was a little nervous because of the made in Mexico stigma, but I was quite suprised. It's a great guitar for the price.
          Maybe it's hit or miss with these Mexican Fenders but mine seems pretty well built. It's more fun to play than my American Strat. Nice maple fingerboard, great fit and finish, no flaws I can find. I just had to set the intonation and I was good. The pickups are probably not the best HB's in the world but after playing around with the heights, I put them back where they were, a little low, and I like them there. The action is set just a hair higher than my strat but again, it plays well and for know I will leave that alone as well. I am pleasantly suprised by this guitar's quality.
          I don't know how you could argue that this is not a very good guitar for the price. I think my best advice is that once you get all off your gear setup properly for this guitar, you will love it.

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