Vintage Custom 1968 Tele® Thinline


Model #: 9235001176
Vintage Custom 1968 Telecaster® Thinline, Round-Laminated Maple Fingerboard, Aged Natural

More about Vintage Custom 1968 Tele® Thinline

Fender introduced its first semi-hollow electric guitar in 1968, once again appealing to a wider range of players—this time with a radical reworking of its original workhorse, the Telecaster®. The Thinline Telecaster body is not only lighter but also more resonant, adding warmth and color to the tone. The 1968 Telecaster Thinline was originally offered in natural ash or mahogany, with a solid center and hollow wings bearing an “F” hole on the upper bout.

The Vintage Custom 1968 Tele® Thinline features a semi-hollow mahogany body finished in aged natural NOS lacquer. The lightly tinted rift-sawn maple neck has an '60s oval “C” profile, topped by a 7.25”-9.5” vintage compound-radius round-lam maple fingerboard with 21 medium vintage frets. The hand-wound 1967 Telecaster pickups have three-way switching and modern Telecaster wiring. Other features include a period-correct white pearloid pickguard, ’67 Telecaster bridge assembly, vintage-style “F” tuners, bone nut, and disc string tree. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap, 1950 Esquire® control assembly, and certificate of authenticity.

Specs

General

General
Model Name: Vintage Custom 1968 Telecaster® Thinline, Round-Laminated Maple Fingerboard, Aged Natural
Model Number: 9235001176
Series: Vintage Custom
Color: Aged Natural

Body

Body
Body Shape: Telecaster®
Body Material: 2-Piece Select Mahogany
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer with WLS Undercoat

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Shape: '60s Oval "C"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" to 9.5" Compound Radius (184 mm to 241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Medium Vintage
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
Neck Finish: Lite Tint Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard: Round-Laminated Maple
Position Inlays: Black Dot

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '67 Single-Coil Tele®
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '67 Single-Coil Tele®
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: SS

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 3-Saddle Vintage-Style Tele® with Slotted Steel Saddles
Tuning Machines: Schaller® "F"
Orientation: Right-Hand
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Pickguard: 4-Ply White Pearloid
Control Knobs: Knurled Dome
Switch Tips: Top Hat Style

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)