The Fender 2016 Deluxe Telecaster Thinline Guitar in Candy Apple Red borrows from the past, whilst introducing modern touches that brings out the power of this classic with a tempered, elegant touch. Though lighter than one would expect a Tele' to be, the Thinline loses none of the boisterous edginess we've all come to know and love.
Smooth Tele' Style
The body of the Deluxe Thinline Tele's is built using alder, a tonewood Fender have employed for decades due to its balanced timbre and tonal consistency. The same single-cutaway profile is present, aiding you to reach the upper frets in comfort. However, this model has been treated with a semi-hollow construction, which allows the body to generate warmer overtones than that of a solidbody model. The design gives the guitar a distinctly breathier timbre, adding an extra dimension to its tonal arsenal. The body has been treated to a sophisticated Candy Apple Red finish, which is protected by a slender yet resilient layer of gloss polyurethane.
Firm Maple Neck
Fitted to the body is a sturdy and responsive maple neck, which has been shaped to a "C" shape profile. The neck has been treated to a satin polyurethane finish to create a smooth playing surface that resists tackiness from slowing you down. Paired with the neck is a sumptuous maple fingerboard, home to 22 narrow-tell frets that are adorned with pearloid dot position inlays to guide your way in style. The flatter design of the 12-inch radius makes the fingerboard easier to perform seamless lead licks, as well as executing deep string bends without note cut-off.
To match the luxurious tonal palette on offer, Fender has equipped the Thinline Tele' with pair of Vintage Noiseless single-coil Tele pickups that are fitted in the neck and bridge positions. Four way switching adds an extra element to play with: position four combines both pickups in series for a much hotter output and punchier midrange - great for searing solos and choppy heavy rock riffs. Knurled flat-top control knobs ensure that adjustments can be made rapidly.
The Deluxe Thinline Tele' is equipped with a modern six-saddle sting-through-body bridge with block saddles, which optimises intonation and sustain by ensuring a seamless connection between the strings and body. The headstock is home to locking short-post tuning machines with vintage-style buttons that provide increased break angle at the nut for superior tuning stability. Each model is supplied with a deluxe gig bag, so that as soon as yours arrive, you're ready to hit the road with your new Fender 2016 Deluxe Telecaster Thinline Guitar.
Manufacturer Fender Model Name 2016 Deluxe Telecaster Thinline Maple Fingerboard Guitar Body Material Alder Neck Material Maple Fingerboard Material Maple Pickup Configuration SS Bridge Hard Trail Product Range Telecaster Neck Profile C Shape No. of Frets 22 Position Inlays Pearloid Dot Pickguard 4-Ply Aged White Pearloid Bridge/Tailpiece Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking with Vintage Style Button Active/Passive Passive Pickups Neck/Bridge: Vintage Noiseless Single-Coil Telecaster Controls Master Volume, Master Tone Pickup Switching 4-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups (In Parallel) Position 3. Neck Pickup Position 4. Neck and Bridge Pickups (In Series) Finish Candy Apple Red
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