Fender Telecaster Thinline Super Deluxe

Fender introduces the Telecaster Thinline Super Deluxe, featuring elegant appointments and Fideli'Tron Humbuckers.

Fender Telecaster Thinline Super Deluxe
Fender Telecaster Thinline Super Deluxe Olympic White

Your eyes and ears are in for a treat with this stylish FSR(Factory Special Run) Telecaster, available in Black and Olympic White finish with matching hardware color scheme.

This guitar features a double bound semi-hollow basswood body, cut in the familiar single cutaway Telecaster shape. Just like other Thinline Teles, this guitar comes with an F hole to give you a visual hint that this is not your average solidbody.

The body of the Olympic White version has a beautiful looking single-ply gold pickguard along with gold themed hardware, while the Black finished version comes with a silver pickguard and matching chrome hardware.

The Telecaster Thinline Super Deluxe comes with a Modern C shape maple neck. The neck is topped with a bound rosewood fretboard that has 21 frets and feature Pearloid block inlays. Fretboard Radius is measured at 7.25" while the nut width is at 1.650". The guitar has a scale length of 25.5". Further eye candy is provided by the matching painted headstock which comes with Gotoh Die-Cast tuners.

Fender Telecaster Thinline Super Deluxe
Fender Telecaster Thinline Super Deluxe Black

Instead of the usual single coils, this guitar comes with Fender's Fidelitron Humbucking Pickups for both the neck and the bridge. These are expected to produce tones that sit in the middle of thin Tele single coils and fat humbuckers. These pickups are controlled by a 3 way pickup selector and a simple master tone and volume control.

Other hardware include a Vintage style hard-tail Strat, a bone nut and a Top Hat Style Switch Tip. Fender will announce the pricing for this limited edition guitar very soon, for more information on the Fender Telecaster Thinline Super Deluxe, you can head over to Fender.

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I've been playing almost fifty years. I was born the same year as the Tele! There is one Tele design mega-stupidity that I wish Fender would someday address: The pickup selector switch being straight in-line with the pots makes it very difficult to switch when the switch is against the knob. On my Teles, I do the Danny Gatton trick of bending the switch tang down so my finger can get to it easily. (Note: If you do this, use two pairs of needle nose pliers: One to bend and one to hold the switch toward the base, at the top of the curve. Otherwise you're likely to bend the switch inside the guitar resulting in a new switch: Learned this one the hard way~!)
I can understand the thing being lined up on the original control plate: There's a limited space to put it, but on the Thinlines, they could have angled it differently, but, nope...

Unrelated comment: That frigging captcha code is A PAIN IN THE ASS!!!!!

cool trick

Thanks for sharing that cool Tele switch trick, I hope our eager readers heed the warning that they need two pairs of pliers to hold down the switch in place when bending.

Yeah.. I had a brand new

Yeah.. I had a brand new Tele and rendered it unplayable the first day! It worked out, though because I put in a 4-way switch to get the PU's in series.
I once bought a Gibson Blueshawk and ruined that the first day also! I didn't like the knobs, so I tried to change them... Unbeknownst to me, the dealer had a problem with people stealing knobs and super glued them all on... New volume pot. (Which was OK, as Gibson uses a linear taper volume pot which is completely stupid: You don't get much volume change until 5 or 6...

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