Fender Custom Shop Vintage Custom 1968 Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar - Aged Natural

Fender

Fender introduced its first semi-hollow electric guitar in 1968, once again appealing to a wider range of players—this time with a radical reworking of its original workhorse, the Telecaster®. The Thinline Telecaster body is not only lighter but also more resonant, adding warmth and color to the tone. The 1968 Telecaster Thinline was originally offered in natural ash or mahogany, with a solid center and hollow wings bearing an “F” hole on the upper bout.

The Vintage Custom 1968 Tele® Thinline features a semi-hollow mahogany body finished in aged natural NOS lacquer. The lightly tinted rift-sawn maple neck has an '60s oval “C” profile, topped by a 7.25”-9.5” vintage compound-radius round-lam maple fingerboard with 21 medium vintage frets. The hand-wound 1967 Telecaster pickups have three-way switching and modern Telecaster wiring. Other features include a period-correct white pearloid pickguard, ’67 Telecaster bridge assembly, vintage-style “F” tuners, bone nut, and wing string tree. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap, 1950 Esquire® control assembly, and certificate of authenticity.

  • Serial Number: R116958
  • Weight: 6.6lbs
  • Model #:  9235001176

Product Specs

General

  • Color: Aged Natural
  • Country Of Origin: US
  • Orientation: Right-Hand
  • Platform: Custom Shop Electrics
  • Series: Vintage Custom

Neck

  • Fingerboard Material: Round-Lam Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" to 9.5" Vintage Compound Radius (184 mm to 241 mm)
  • Neck Finish: Lite Tint Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Shape: '60s Oval "C"
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
  • Position Inlays: Black Dot
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Truss Rod: Vintage-Style

Body

  • Body: 2-Piece Select Mahogany
  • Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer with WLS Undercoat
  • Body Material: 2-Piece Select Mahogany
  • Body Shape: Telecaster®
  • Sound Hole: Single F Hole

Hardware

  • Bridge: 3-Saddle Vintage-Style Tele® with Slotted Steel Saddles
  • Control Knobs: Knurled Dome
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
  • Pickguard: 4-Ply White Pearloid
  • String Trees: Vintage-Style Disc
  • Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
  • Switch Tip: Top Hat Style
  • Tuning Machines: Schaller® "F"

Electronics

  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '67 Single-Coil Tele®
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '67 Single-Coil Tele®
  • Pickup Configuration: SS
  • Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup

Accessories

  • Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap and Certificate of Authenticity.

Measurements

  • Fret Size
  • Medium Vintage
  • Scale Length
  • 25.5" (648 mm


Collections: Electric Guitars

Category: Electric Guitar, Fender

Type: Electric