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Joe Potts

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Aug 23rd, 2016 07:30 PM        

I've owned several Strats, a Jaguar, and a Jazzmaster, but never a Tele.<br /> <br /> I saw one of the new MIM thinline Deluxe Teles recently. Looked pretty sharp in candy apple red, with a pearloid pick guard and maple fretboard.<br /> <br /> I see they have vintage noiseless pickups, 12" fretboard radius, and locking tuners.<br /> <br /> Hmmm... Tempting. Any opinions on this model?



dbluesband



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dbluesband
Aug 25th, 2016 06:17 PM        

I am a fan of a more vintage style neck than listed for this axe. But I have never played this particular model. Also not a fan of the six saddle bridge. Play it and see if you like it. I have been semi-jonsesing for a thinline but never have played one. Like the color. Locking tuners are good.



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Aug 25th, 2016 07:57 PM        

Pretty guitar...love the red/maple contrast..price looks reasonable as well..<br /> <br /> will you be able to test drive before you pull the trigger?



Joe Potts

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Aug 25th, 2016 08:35 PM        

Yes, I can test drive. The local Fender dealer has one. I hope to try it next week.



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Aug 26th, 2016 08:41 AM        

cool...my biggest reservation would be the pickups..<br /> of course they could be swapped out<br /> <br /> more so than the playablity...that can (almost)always be adjusted to your likes.<br /> <br />



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Aug 26th, 2016 09:48 AM        

I have always liked a bound Thinline. I owned a black '90s Thinline for quite a while but unfortunately let it go to a friend. 90s Thinlines go for a good buck today.<br /> <br /> Best Tele I've ever played.<br /> <br /> This one in CAR is very tempting.



dbluesband



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Aug 26th, 2016 09:56 AM        

Looking at your profile Guitar Fool, I see you are a BIG tele fan. I see a couple of thinlines that look very similar to the one that Joe is looking at. How do those compare to the MIM thinline Deluxe Tele he is considering?



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Aug 26th, 2016 09:57 AM        

Hammond.... I agree with you on the play ability of the 90's thinline.<br /> <br /> mine certainly fails into that catagorie<br /> <br /> apparently the 90's thinlines with rosewood are fewer and far between than the maple



Guitar Fool

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Aug 26th, 2016 05:42 PM        

"How do those compare to the MIM thinline Deluxe Tele he is considering?"<br /> <br /> kind of hard to say...I'd say the pickups... on my thinline, I removed the Bardens' and installed a set of vintage custom wound pickups from Bullock.<br /> <br /> love em both...the Bardens' are in a box waiting to be installed in my next project..<br /> Since I've never heard the vintage noiseless I can't really comment...<br /> Also the neck on his has a 12" radius... better for soloing for sure...<br /> <br /> but for the money it looks like a great deal...<br /> <br /> I can't wait for Joe to post a review after he gets a chance to test drive it.<br /> <br /> and yes... I love Tele's...;-0<br />



Joe Potts

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Sep 2nd, 2016 05:17 PM        

Just to confuse myself, I started wondering if I should consider a more "standard" model. The Limited Edition American Standard with matching headstock caught my eye. Not sure what significance the '58 pickups have - better? Brighter?<br /> <br /> Looks great in ice blue metallic.



Joe Potts

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Sep 2nd, 2016 05:22 PM        

I tried the Thinline Deluxe briefly, and I must say I liked it. However, since I have little experience with Tele's,I don't know how it would compare with a more traditional one. <br /> <br /> But it was fun to play, and felt comfortable. The neck was a little beefy near the nut, but not objectionably so. The 4th selector switch position gave a louder, more mid-rangy tone that could work well for solos.<br /> <br /> Would have to spend more time with it, and I want to compare with other Tele versions. Fortunately, the dealer has quite a few to choose from.



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