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Fender Deluxe Thinline Telecaster Maple Fingerboard Candy Apple Red

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Light in weight, but not sound, the Deluxe Telecaster Thinline is crafted with timelessly elegant style and authentic Fender tone. Crisp and articula...Click To Read More About This Product

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Authentic semi-hollow Telecaster tone at its most affordable.

Light in weight, but not sound, the Deluxe Telecaster Thinline is crafted with timelessly elegant style and authentic Fender tone. Crisp and articulate, with a versatile voice that cuts through a busy mix, this stage-tested design is the ideal combination of modern features and traditional aesthetics. With a little bit of extra ‘magic’ up its sleeve, this instrument is as flexible as it is distinctly stylish.

Two noise-free, highly articulate Vintage Noiseless Tele pickups produce rich, detailed tone, with the balanced string response, definition and twang you’ve come to expect from a Tele. The semi-hollow construction imparts seductively warm overtones to the traditional Tele sound, creating a slightly throatier voice. Four-way switching adds an exciting dimension to the traditional Tele pickup combinations—position four combines the bridge and neck pickups in series for hotter output and punchier midrange.

Enjoy increased sustain and slightly thicker tone that complements the famous Tele twang, thanks to the modern six-saddle sting-through-body bridge with block saddles. A contoured neck heel and 4-bolt asymmetrical neck plate make it easy to comfortably reach the upper registers of the neck.

The flatter 12”-radius fingerboard makes it easy to play fast leads and perform deep bends without fretting out. Locking short-post tuning machines with vintage-style buttons provide increased break angle at the nut for buzz-free playing and enhanced tuning stability, along with quicker string changes. Classic aesthetic touches include nickel/chrome hardware and a four-ply aged white pearloid pickguard, along with knurled flat-top control knobs and a black switch tip.

For players who want classic Fender semi-hollowbody tone with a bit of edge, the Deluxe Telecaster Thinline is ready to step up with its modern features and authentic style. Includes gig bag.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Semi-hollow or chambered body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: C
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Satin
Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 12 in.
  • Fret size: Tall narrow
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.65 in. (42 mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: SSS
  • Neck: Vintage Noiseless
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Vintage Noiseless
  • Brand: Fender
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 4-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: 6-saddle string through body hardtail with block saddles
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Deluxe sealed/locking
  • Color: Nickel
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Electronics
  • Case: Gig bag
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Mexico

Make your move up the ladder with this great-sounding Tele. Order today.

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FenderDeluxe Thinline Telecaster Maple Fingerboard
 
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5.0

The perfect telecaster

By Dr Sour Puss

from Seattle

Comments about Fender Deluxe Thinline Telecaster Maple Fingerboard:

My first guitar years ago was a classic early 70s American Tele which I needed to sell to help pay for school. Years later, I'm back to gigging regularly and I have plenty of guitars that play reliably on stage, but I never found something that replaced my first guitar and I've had a telecaster shaped hole in my life for 20 years.

I decided to rectify this a week ago. I can afford anything at this point and thought for sure I'd come home with an American Tele Deluxe with Shawbuckers, but spent half a day at our local Mom and Pop guitar store playing every configuration of telecaster. I'm here to tell you, this is the one.

As I suspected, you want the maple fret board on a telecaster. For a guitar that excels at spitting out sharp percussive twangy notes, the harder maple fretboard just works so much better than rosewood. Also as I suspected the thinline body adds so much with subtle overtones and resonance -- this is a guitar with a distinctive punchy twang but a fullness that is lacking in solid body telecasters. I've only played this with the entire band once, but this guitar has a sound that is unique and stands out in the mix.

The big surprise though is the "noiseless" pick up system which does not seem to be widely available on the American Tele Deluxes, in favor of the Shawbucker set up. This is what ultimately sold me. The noiseless pick ups just have so much more percussive, twangy personality than the more typical humbuckers. I like playing a guitar that sounds like the guitar and not the pedal chain I'm playing and this guitar sounds more like a telecaster than any other telecaster I've played. And It sounds amazing through every overdrive pedal I've got which just brings out more of its distinctive sound.

Yeah, I'm a little sheepish about the "made in Mexico" on the back, but I have to be honest and say I could tell zero difference in playability between the American and Mexican guitars I played, so get over it already.

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5.0

Excellent quality for your money!

By n/a

from Maine

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Comments about Fender Deluxe Thinline Telecaster Maple Fingerboard:

Don't let the MIM label scare you off on this ax. This Tele is all the quality and sound of an American Tele and then some. A great sound with the noiseless pick-ups, a great look and has got that nice sharp Tele sound of the 60's. With the discount I got, this guitar was a steal! Great right out of the box, set up perfectly and only needed tuning. I have both American and Mexican Tele's and there is absolutely no difference when playing them. All have a really good faithful Tele sound. Don't pass this one up!

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5.0

I'm in love

By Ed C. in NC

from Raleigh, NC

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Pros

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

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    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Fender Deluxe Thinline Telecaster Maple Fingerboard:

    Homerun Fender, incredible guitar!

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