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Fender Classic Player Telecaster Thinline Deluxe Electric Guitar
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      Fender Classic Player Telecaster Thinline Deluxe Electric Guitar (501918)

A stylish Tele that is light in weight but heavy in tone.

The Fender Classic Player Telecaster is styled after the Telecasters of the early 1970s that had a warmer sound popular with jazz players. Features like a C-shaped neck, bullet truss rod, vintage hardtail strings-through Strat bridge, and two Wide Range humbucking pickups stay true to some of the original models. The thinline Classic Player Tele also has a rounder, lightweight semi-hollow ash body with a single F-hole, and a 1-piece maple neck with a 21-fret maple fingerboard. The dual Wide Range humbucking pickups offer a fuller high-output tone. The Fender Thinline Telecaster comes with a deluxe gig bag.

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Fender Classic Player Telecaster Thinline Deluxe Electric Guitar Features:

  • Semi-hollow ash body
    Single F-hole accent
    Dual Wide Range humbucking pickups
    Maple neck and fretboard
    3-ply pickguard (black/white/black)
    9.5" radius fingerboard,
    Fender/Schaller F-style tuning machines
    Medium-jumbo frets
    String-through-body bridge

Fender Classic Player Telecaster Thinline Deluxe Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Model Name: Classic Player Telecaster Thinline Deluxe
    Body: Semi-hollow ash
    Finish: Polyester
    Neck: 1-piece maple, C-shaped, (gloss urethane finish)
    Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5" radius (241 mm)
    No. of frets: 21 medium-jumbo
    Pickups: Wide Range humbuckers
    Controls: Volume, Volume, Tone, Tone
    Pickup switching: 3-position toggle switch
    Position 1. Bridge Pickup
    Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups
    Position 3. Neck Pickup
    Bridge: Vintage Style Strat string-thru-body design and a hardtail bridge
    Machine heads: Fender/Schaller F-style tuning machines
    Hardware: Chrome
    Scale length: 25.5" (648 mm)
    Pickguard: 3-ply (black/white/black)
    Width at nut: 1.65" (42 mm)
    Unique features: Bullet truss rod nut, chrome pickup covers, skirted amp knobs
    Strings: Fender Standard Tension ST250R, Nickel Plated Steel (.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046)
    Case: Deluxe gig bag

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  • Beautiful Fantastic guitar

    As reviewed by John Thorp on 9/3/2010

    I've had this guitar for about 6 months now, and it's be great. It hasn't let me down in any situation. I use it for jazz band and i use it for my rock band. It being semi-hollow with the two humbuckers its got a great jazz sound in the neck position and a great rock sound in the middle. I don't use the bridge pickup all that much, but it does sound great, a very vintage feel. I definitely recommend this guitar - it's unique because it's a mix of two old guitars, it sounds great, and its very gibsony but still got a telly twang.

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  • True gem for the price of a pebble

    As reviewed by Tor on 5/30/2011

    I first heard this guitar when I started playing in a band with some new friends, and I couldn't believe the tone the other guitarplayer got with his Thinline, simply stunning. So I new instantly I had to get one. I chose the Deluxe version, for more control over the bass-treble blend. This guitar smokes my Ibanez AR250, which is also a dual humbucker, it smokes my Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty, my Epiphone SG, my American Deluxe Fat Strat HSS.... Plug the Thinline Deluxe in a Vox AC30, and you've got a world of tone, from screaming highs to an earthquake of lows, and just about everything inbetween. The wide range pickups are surprisingly versatile. The Thinline Deluxe is my favorite piece of gear in my studio. It sounds brilliant on my old Fender Prosonic head with 4x12 Marshall 1960A cabinet as well, this is a metal setup, and Vox' Lil Night Train is out of this world rock tone, the Thinline brings the core out of it with ease. The Thinline has really surprised me, it sounds excellent, feels sturdy and solidly built, is extremely competitively priced.... It is a great guitar, period!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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  • Why you may want this one instead...

    As reviewed by Caesar on 10/18/2009

    I've had this guitar long enough to put it through its paces. I will use the best example I know of and say, "I ran it through a Marshall JVM410". For those of you not in the know, the four channels on the JVM step up increasingly (1,2,3,4) in gain and modernity as you cycle through them. The first two channels are more vintage and the second two channels being higher gain and more modern sounding. If you know anything about amps, the pickups on your guitar have to match the amp somewhat to get the most out of your sound, whether that be vintage or modern. Usually a strat or tele will sound really good on the first two channels because they are voiced vintage and the pickups seem to translate your sound well. A Gibson les paul with older 59ers sounds well there too. And as you might expect, so does this thinline deluxe. In fact, this guitar breaks up the clean settings better than the les paul with no extra gain. I even got some nice Marshall 1974x type sounds with a little help from the amp's gain. That is right folks, this guitar's pickups break up the sound all by themselves. I had a second guitarist stomping his turboscreamer on the dirty channel (while I played mine on the clean) just trying to keep his strat up to par on his JVM 210. At any rate, I was able to get every vintage sound possible from this guitar and even did something the others could not. That is, play on the third and fourth channels at high gain with no pickup/tone or output failure. (if your not a pickup guru this may all sound silly). That was an incredible feat for "any" instrument. Though I would definitely recommend a noise gate at higher gain since this puppy sustains like crazy. Now do not get me wrong, you can play any of those instruments at the higher gain, but veterans know that old 59ers lose a lot of clarity/presence and regular single coils generally get way too fat/boxy which limits what you can do in terms of versatility. (though modern pickups like dimarzios and emgs and the like really handle the output with no problem) This guitar's wide range pickups seemed to be able to handle it all. Which really surprised me, because initially I thought the gain/compression output was low and rather vintage sounding. But I soon discovered that they output/compress exponentially as you crank the amp's gain. But do realize, this is not a heavy metal guitar. I would say that anything up to hard rock is just fine. I played some pretty good sounding Ozzy and ACDC with it no problem. Though the neck does not shred new school but is no problem for old school.(Yngwie) And then I turned around and played some Jimi and Stevie. WOW! This guitar is very loud by itself and brings a whole heaping helping of tone. Which is great for when you need it and even better that you can dial all that greatness back with the very useful "deluxe" style controls and wiring. That means that you can dial it down to jazz and country very easily, and the 9.5 inch radius neck helps keep the licks nice and poppy. I even lowered the volume and tone far enough to match a piezo acoustic type sound. (Just research @ Fender by looking at the specs of the Artist series guitars they build custom and you will see everyone from Yngwie to Eric Clapton using this same radius...) Also this radius increases" this player's" slide playing abilities since the slide is not laying flat against three or four strings (like a 12 inch radius) causing a heck of a lot of dampening. Instead I can handle the mostly two strings I am usually working with. This guitar has a tricksy feel because it seems rather boxy and tight (the small "e" rolls off easily) , but the strings and frets are very responsive and spongy. I noticed that country bends sounded better, especially some of the lower ones where they usually fret out on larger radiuses. Overall, this has become one the most versatile guitars I have ever owned. Having said all that I would only recommend this guitar to someone who is familiar with vintage Fender tones and playability. And most especially to guitar players who sing since it gives you those lower overtones that help give the voice some depth without the bass player being around.

    49 of 59 people found this review helpful.
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