The Fender American Original ’60s Telecaster Thinline celebrates one of the world’s most instantly recognizable guitars, with added modern features. Boasting a chambered ash body, single F-hole, and curvy 3-ply pearloid pickguard, the American Original ’60s Telecaster Thinline harkens back to the Teles that launched a musical revolution, while two Tim Shaw designed custom shop pickups serve up legendary Tele twang. Check out the Fender American Original ’60s Telecaster Thinline and tap into iconic Tele tone.
Certain electric guitars are credited with shaping modern music, and the 1960s Fender Telecaster Thinline is certainly one of the most iconic of them all. With this Fender American Original ’60s Telecaster Thinline, you get vintage tone and looks, along with modern playability. From the 3-saddle bridge and vintage-style tuners to the bound body and 3-ply parchment pickguard, this Tele is a smooth performer with unmistakable ’60s vibe.
The discerning guitarists at Guitar World know that to get a real vintage sound from a guitar, you need to start with great pickups — and the ones on the Fender American Original ’60s Telecaster Thinline were designed by Fender Custom Shop pickup guru The Tim Shaw. These single-coils nail all the classic tones, and then some. You’ll love the clear, punchy sounds, which are perfect for playing country, blues, jazz, rock, or pop.
The distinctive pickguard shape, single F-hole, 3-saddle bridge, and F Logo stamped tuning keys cover the vintage side of things. But this guitar’s modern 9.5" fingerboard radius gives you a comfortable playing surface that allows for wider string bends than the 7.25" radius of vintage guitars. While being rounded enough for comfortable chording, this radius is perfect for double-stop bends, wide vibrato, and even bends over a whole step. And the modern neck shape feels just right, smoothing the way for fleet-fingered fretting.