Fender Custom Shop Vintage Custom 1968 Telecaster Thinline Maple Fingerboard NOS Aged Natural

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  • Description and Features
  • VINTAGE CUSTOM Fender Custom Shop Vintage Custom series instruments represent early, almost prototypical, transitional and “first rev” versions of classic Fender models before they were refined into their present-day form. Featuring a few subtle modifications for enhanced playability and tone, some models incorporate prototypical features that barely saw the light of...
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  • Model: Vintage Custom 1968 Telecaster® Thinline, Round-Laminated Maple Fingerboard, Aged Natural
  • Body Wood: Mahogany
  • Finish Color: Aged Natural
  • Fingerboard: Rift Sawn Maple
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  • NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.

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DESCRIPTION

Fender Custom Shop Vintage Custom 1968 Telecaster Thinline Maple Fingerboard NOS Aged Natural

VINTAGE CUSTOM

Fender Custom Shop Vintage Custom series instruments represent early, almost prototypical, transitional and “first rev” versions of classic Fender models before they were refined into their present-day form. Featuring a few subtle modifications for enhanced playability and tone, some models incorporate prototypical features that barely saw the light of day while others have rarely seen transitional parts combinations that may have been used during the instrument’s development.

All of the Vintage Custom models feature our “Time Capsule” aging package. Combining our original “No Buff” NOS Flash Coat Lacquer finish with Closet Classic hardware, the Time Capsule package grants these instruments the charming appearance, authentic sound and genuine mojo of an extremely lucky vintage find.

MORE ABOUT VINTAGE CUSTOM 1968 TELE® THINLINE

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.

FEATURES
ModelVintage Custom 1968 Telecaster® Thinline, Round-Laminated Maple Fingerboard, Aged Natural
BuilderFender Custom Shop
Year2022
Body TypeSemi-Hollow
Body WoodMahogany
Finish TypeLite Tint Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Finish ColorAged Natural
AgingNOS
Neck WoodRift Sawn Maple
FingerboardRift Sawn Maple
Neck Carve'60s Oval "C"
Scale Length25.5''
Neck Dimensions.850'' - .920''
Neck Radius7.25" to 9.5" Vintage Compound Radius (184 mm to 241 mm)
Frets21 - Medium Vintage
Nut Width1.650" (42 mm)
Nut MaterialBone
Neck FinishLite Tint Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck PickupCustom Shop Hand-Wound '67 Single-Coil Tele®
Bridge PickupCustom Shop Hand-Wound '67 Single-Coil Tele®
Pickguard4-Ply White Pearloid
HardwareChrome
Bridge3-Saddle Vintage-Style Tele® with Slotted Steel Saddles
TunersSchaller® "F"
ControlsMaster Volume, Master Tone, 3-Position Blade
Case Fender CS G&G Black Tolex Hardshell Case
Weight6.85 Pounds (6 lbs 13 oz)