The Squier Vintage Modified '72 Telecaster Thinline is a fantastic rendition of a model that marked a dramatic change of direction for the Tele. The original late-60s model featured two single-coil pickups, but in 1972 the semi-hollow body Tele was updated with two roaring Wide Range humbuckers. The introduction of these new pickups toughened up the model's tone by giving it a powerful tonal delivery with greater balance and depth.
Beautiful Semi-hollow body
The Vintage Modified '72 Tele thinline is crafted to the distinctive Telecaster body shape, but has a delicate semi-hollow body - made from ash - rather than the traditional solid body. The top features a stylish F-hole cutaway, which gives a glimpse of the hollow design. The ash resonates freely, and the chamber within the body generates lush tonal textures that are projected with ease. The body is completed in a natural finish to show off the wood grain in style, whilst a slender layer of gloss polyurethane allows the wood to age gracefully. The 4-ply white pearloid pickguard prevents unwanted scratches and scrapes from damaging the tonewood.
Fitted to the body is the supple, lightly tinted maple neck, which has been shaped to the slender modern "C"-profile. Married to the neck is a maple fingerboard with 21 medium-jumbo frets and black dot position inlays. The neck has been treated to a gloss polyurethane coating to uphold its resilience against wear, as well as maintaining a smooth playing feel.
As previously noted, the Vintage Modified '72 Tele is fitted with a pair of wide range humbuckers in the neck and bridge positions respectively. The control setup over the pickups is delightfully simple, with a Master Volume and Master Tone control for both pickups, and a 3-position toggle switch to select between each or create a blend of both.
Everything about the Squier Vintage Modified '72 Telecaster Thinline has been crafted to an impressively high standard, from the intricately machined knurled flatop control knobs to the thunderous power and grace projected by the semi-hollow body design. Far from being a one-trick pony, this model turns itself easily to any genre or playing style from country to hard rock.
Manufacturer Squier Model Vintage Modified '72 Telecaster Thinline Body Material Semi-hollow Ash Neck Material Maple Fingerboard Material Maple Pickup Configuration HH Bridge Hard Tail Neck Profile Modern "C" Shape No. of Frets 21 Position Inlays Black Dot Pickguard 4-Ply White Pearloid Bridge/Tailpiece Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Tele with 6 Fender Stamped Active/Passive Passive Tuners Vintage-Style Pickups Neck and Bridge: Wide Range Humbucking Controls Master Volume, Master Tone Finish Natural
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