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    Hello Fretters,

    I purchase a delicious Fender Telecaster Thinline Custon last week. This beauty is from 1978-1980 and has a ash body with a maple neck. The finish is worn because of bad lacquer but it plays and sounds really great. The neck is very smooth for a C shape and the two wide range Fender humbuckers deliver a great tone. The neck pickup is really warm and the bridge pup still retain the classical "Fender Twang"

    Here are some pics from the guitar
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    1978 Fender Telecaster Thinline Custom USA, New Nash TL-72 Thinline Telecaster, 1965 Harmony Meteor, H71, 1986 Fender Telecaster Esquire MIJ, New Martin J-41 Special, 1933 National Duolian, 1941, New Eastwood Mandocaster 12 strings

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    Tweed Vibrolux Custom Denis Manlay, 1976 Fender Deluxe Reverb Silverface

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    Excellent choice. 78 was a brilliant year for this type of guitar, so the value will increase over the next ten years, too.
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    Thanks Jimi, yeah it's quite nicely made ! I'm surprised I don't see my pics can you see them ????? I'm a bit lost with the new Forum toolbox
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    1978 Fender Telecaster Thinline Custom USA, New Nash TL-72 Thinline Telecaster, 1965 Harmony Meteor, H71, 1986 Fender Telecaster Esquire MIJ, New Martin J-41 Special, 1933 National Duolian, 1941, New Eastwood Mandocaster 12 strings

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    Tweed Vibrolux Custom Denis Manlay, 1976 Fender Deluxe Reverb Silverface

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jipes View Post
    Thanks Jimi, yeah it's quite nicely made ! I'm surprised I don't see my pics can you see them ????? I'm a bit lost with the new Forum toolbox
    No I can not see them, but I nkow exactly what guitar you are talking about...maybe tell you later why :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimi75 View Post
    No I can not see them, but I nkow exactly what guitar you are talking about...maybe tell you later why :-)
    Sounds interesting Jimi I'm looking forward for more details
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    1978 Fender Telecaster Thinline Custom USA, New Nash TL-72 Thinline Telecaster, 1965 Harmony Meteor, H71, 1986 Fender Telecaster Esquire MIJ, New Martin J-41 Special, 1933 National Duolian, 1941, New Eastwood Mandocaster 12 strings

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    Tweed Vibrolux Custom Denis Manlay, 1976 Fender Deluxe Reverb Silverface

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    Sounds like a great guitar! Post a pic in photobucket or somewhere (the link to facebook is not working for me) and a clip if you have time. I would love to hear it clean through your Concert with the Vibrato on.


    Your thread title made me think of Deborah Harry though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunvalleylaw View Post
    Sounds like a great guitar! Post a pic in photobucket or somewhere (the link to facebook is not working for me) and a clip if you have time. I would love to hear it clean through your Concert with the Vibrato on.


    Your thread title made me think of Deborah Harry though!
    I'll surely do soon, this weekend I'm busy recording our first Album with Mojo but afterwards I'll post one. The Thinline + the Concert is just a magic combination
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    1978 Fender Telecaster Thinline Custom USA, New Nash TL-72 Thinline Telecaster, 1965 Harmony Meteor, H71, 1986 Fender Telecaster Esquire MIJ, New Martin J-41 Special, 1933 National Duolian, 1941, New Eastwood Mandocaster 12 strings

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    Tweed Vibrolux Custom Denis Manlay, 1976 Fender Deluxe Reverb Silverface

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    Thumbs up

    Looks great! From the serial number it's from 1978. Congrats!








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    Look at that beautiful grain. Fantastic guitar.
    The 78 Teles are among the best Teles. It's kins of
    weird that people say that the CBS time was Fender's
    worse but the 72 & 78 run of Teles is among the best
    ever. I am currently into checking both models
    and have good offers. This guitar is a keeper Jipes.
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    Looks sweet! I have never had a Tele with humbuckers, but I can imagine that one will sound fat.
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    Gregory Hilden does a nice little video with one on youtube.
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    Très Jolie Jipes ... J aime la couleur du son de ses Thinlines ...Belle et Bonne Achat ..Bravo !!

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    That looks like a really nice guitar. I played a newer model and it sounded great, but I'll bet that one sounds even better.

    Congrats on your new acquisition!

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    Thanks a lot guys, indeed I have a "ball" with the Thinline since I bought it, thanks Brian for the year . The sound is really full and the pickup really deserve their name of "wide range" which they indeed are. Jimi, you're surely on the way to get you a good deal 'cause thoses guitars are really great and easy to play.

    I'm just back of three days in a sudio where we recorded our first CD for the 15th birthday of our Blues band Mojo. I used the Thinline for two songs and I'm really impressed by the definition and the warm sound of this humbuckers

    I'll keep you posted as soon as I did a video with her (cannot call her it )
    Guitars:
    1978 Fender Telecaster Thinline Custom USA, New Nash TL-72 Thinline Telecaster, 1965 Harmony Meteor, H71, 1986 Fender Telecaster Esquire MIJ, New Martin J-41 Special, 1933 National Duolian, 1941, New Eastwood Mandocaster 12 strings

    Amps:
    Tweed Vibrolux Custom Denis Manlay, 1976 Fender Deluxe Reverb Silverface

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    Very nice tele! And it's really great to see a guitar 'worn' the old-fashion way, via use and age! Congrats!!

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