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USED FENDER / 1968-1969 Telecaster Thinline Ash [05]

Serial Number : 231624

[SN 231624] USED FENDER / 1968-1969 Telecaster Thinline Ash [05]

Item Code: 05-2800001684289
Condition: USED
Store: [05] shibuya

Regular price $7,891.00 USD
Regular price $8,609.00 USD Sale price $7,891.00 USD
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1968-69 Telecaster Thinline is now in stock.

The Fender Telecaster Thinline has a strong image of a single pickup model with mahogany and an ash body with humbuckers, but we have just received this two single pickup ash body Thinline.
This is one of the rarest and most sought-after guitars on the market.

The Thinline was born in 1968, and there are two types of mahogany body and ash body, and each color name is "Mahogany" and "Ash" respectively.

This particular model is neck-dated 3OCT68B, made in October 1968.
There is no date on the body, but the front pickup is a black bobbin (no description) and the rear pickup is a gray bobbin (with a 9528), which is consistent with the specifications of this period.

The pegs are mounted with Fender F-Key octagonal buttons, which were used from 1967 to 1971. The bridge is a post-63 specification bridge (DES.164227, marked 2.573.254).
The selector is a CRL 3-way (PAT NO. 2503885) mounted. The number of holes on the plate indicates that this type was used from around 1970.

The pot date is not discernible because the volume is hidden by solder. The tone is 304-6617, which means it was made in 1966. Both pots have the same shape.
The control knobs are fretted knobs used in mid-67.

The capacitors are a yellow Circle D and a smaller Circle D for the high-pass filter.
The high-pass filter is wired from 1969, and some of the other parts are from 1970, so it seems to have been made between 1968 and 1969.

Since all parts, specifications, and neck date from the latter half of 1968, there is no particular replacement of parts, and there is no possibility of originality due to specifications unique to the transitional period.
In any case, since it cannot be dated exactly to 1968, we will list it as 1968-1969.

The frets are quite low on this one, but if it were to be refretted, it would affect the clarity of the fingerboard surface, so it is presented as it is now.
Also, a hole has been drilled near the control knob on the pickguard, and there are signs that some functions, including wiring changes, have been added in the past.

There are some signs of use such as scratches, dents, and shrinkage of the pickguard, but they are proof that it has survived more than 50 years, and it would not be an exaggeration to say that these are all medals.

This is a rather rare ash body thinline with the original 2 single specs. This is your chance to own a piece of history in its own hands. Don't miss this opportunity!


Body Date: ---
Neck Date:3OCT68B

Pickup(F):Black Bobbin
PickupRF):Gray Bobbin(9528)
Volume Pot Date:---
Tone Pot Date:304-6617(1966)

Capacitor :Circle-D Type(80-20/.05/50V)&(20/.001/Z5F)
Selector Date:2503885 (CRL-1452)
Bridge PAT:2.573.254

Item Rank:B: Fairly scratched and used, but no problems in normal use.
Country of manufacture:USA

Serial Number:231624
Case:Hard Case
Weight: 3.05 kg
Fretboard: Less than 50% fretboard left
Truss Rod: Tighten/Loosen direction has room
Neck Condition: No problem
Manual: None
Other accessories: None
Note: Other accessories are shown in the picture only.

Please read carefully.
* This item is a used item and only one of the actual item is available.
* There are scratches, dents, etc. due to use that are difficult to see in the pictures. Please understand in advance.
* In addition, because it is listed in multiple malls, there is a time lag in the sales situation and inventory situation, there is no real time.
Therefore, there is a possibility that the item has already been sold at the time of order.




ペグは67年から71年頃まで使用されていたFender F-Keyの8角ボタンをマウント。ブリッジは63年以降の仕様であるブリッジ(DES.164227。2.573.254の刻印あり)。
セレクターはCRLの3Way(PAT NO.2503885)をマウント。プレート上の穴の数より70年頃より使用されていたタイプになります。








Body Date:---
Neck Date:3OCT68B

Pickup(F):Black Bobbin
PickupRF):Gray Bobbin(9528)
Volume Pot Date:---
Tone Pot Date:304-6617(1966)

Capacitor :Circle-D Type(80-20/.05/50V)&(20/.001/Z5F)
Selector Date:2503885 (CRL-1452)
Bridge PAT:2.573.254


重量:3.05 kg

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Founded in 1938, Ishibashi Music Corporation is one of the busiest and most respected Musical Instrument retail chains in Japan. The company is highly regarded world wide as a reliable seller of top quality secondhand items too. We have over 13 stores around Japan including Tokyo, Yokohama, Chiba, Nagoya, Osaka, Hiroshima,Fukuoka and Shanghai(China). Ishibashi Music Corporation also handles large amounts of NEW, USED and VINTAGE instruments.

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Ishibashi Music Corporation is one of the largest and most respected Musical Instrument retail chain stores in Japan. The company is highly regarded world wide as a reliable seller of top quality USED and VINTAGE instruments.

Domestically the Ishibashi Music Corporation also handles a large amount of NEW inside of Japan. We have over 11 stores around Japan including Tokyo, Yokohama, Chiba, Nagoya, Osaka, and Fukuoka. Not all of the items you purchase from us are in our Shibuya store in Tokyo where we do all of our international communications from.

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