Fender American Vintage II 1972 Telecaster 6-String Thinline Electric Guitar (Aged Natural)

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Fender American Vintage II 1972 Telecaster 6-String Thinline Electric Guitar (Aged Natural)

  • Fender American Vintage II 1972 Telecaster 6-String Thinline Electric Guitar (Aged Natural)
  • Chrome Bridge Cover
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty

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Fender American Vintage II 1972 Telecaster 6-String Thinline Electric Guitar (Aged Natural)

The Fender American Vintage II series presents a remarkably accurate take on the revolutionary designs that altered the course of musical history. Built with period-accurate bodies, necks and hardware, premium finishes and meticulously voiced, year-specific pickups, each instrument captures the essence of authentic Fender craftsmanship and tone.

Telecaster’s History

The Telecaster Thinline first debuted in July of 1968 and the semi-hollow design was created to produce light instruments from heavy ash. Reimagined in late ’71 around a pair of Wide-Range humbucking pickups mounted to a reshaped curvy Pearloid pickguard, the souped-up second-generation Telecaster Thinline had its first full year of production in 1972. Notably, it was Fender’s first six-string with humbucking pickups and the first Tele with six adjustable bridge saddles. The American Vintage II 1972 Telecaster Thinline reproduces the quintessential tone and feel of the original.

Exceptional Features

Featuring a C-shape hard rock maple neck, the American Vintage II 1972 Telecaster Thinline plays like a dream with a 7.25-inch radius fingerboard and vintage tall frets. To create authentic Wide-Range humbucking pickups, resurrected CuNiFe magnets, are an essential element in recreating the sonics of the originals. Characteristic of production in 1972, this Thinline is outfitted with a convenient Bullet style truss rod nut, three-bolt neck plate with Micro-Tilt mechanism, F stamped tuners, 6 saddle-string-through body hardtail with bent steel saddles, and is offered in Aged Natural over a semi-hollow ash body.

Semi-Hollow Ash Body

Ash is a warm-toned wood with clear, bright highs, a defined midrange, and a beautiful grain pattern. The lightweight semi-hollow construction adds a warmth and resonance unique to Telecaster Thinline models.

7.25-Inch Radius Maple Fingerboard

The 7.25-inch radius fingerboard provides the comfortable playing feel of a vintage instrument, while vintage-tall frets make it easier to bend notes without fretting out.

1972 C-Shape Neck

In vintage years, the shape and thickness of Fender guitar necks varied tremendously. The American Vintage II Series offers a variety of authentic neck profiles from Fender’s past.

Authentic CuNife Wide-Range Humbucking Pickups

To create an authentic CuNiFe Wide-Range humbucking pickup, resurrected an alloy that had ceased production for four decades and tooled up to produce authentic threaded CuNiFe magnets, an essential element in recreating the sonics of the original. These pickups produce tones that retain the clarity and snap of Fender’s single coils, while also boasting much higher output and thicker timbres.

Vintage-Style Hardware

From the bridge to the string tree and tuning machines, every piece of American Vintage II hardware is manufactured to look, sound, and function just like it did on the originals. Much of the American Vintage II hardware is still manufactured on the original ‘50s and ‘60s era Fender factory machines.


Number of Strings6-String
CutawaySingle Cutaway
Body MaterialSemi-hollow Ash
Neck TypeBolt-on Neck
Right/Left HandedRight-Handed

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