Finished My 69 Tele Thinline project.

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Finished My 69 Tele Thinline project.

Postby panther » Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:59 am

I started this 69 Thinline project a few months back. finally finished it 2 days ago.
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The first photo is the one I copied.
The second photo is the one I built.

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Re: Finished My 69 Tele Thinline project.

Postby BRRanger » Fri Jun 26, 2015 1:00 pm

Great work, Panther! I love those Ric-o-Gretch thumbnail fretboard markers.
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Re: Finished My 69 Tele Thinline project.

Postby panther » Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:11 am

I agree, I have never seen markers like that before.
It's not an expensive build, but the markers kick it up a bit.
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Re: Finished My 69 Tele Thinline project.

Postby BRRanger » Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:55 am

We'll worth the extra cost in my opinion! Really sets it apart.
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Re: Finished My 69 Tele Thinline project.

Postby panther » Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:06 am

If you've never built a kit before, I highly recommend it. It gives you a totally different perspective on guitars.
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Re: Finished My 69 Tele Thinline project.

Postby Haole Jim » Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:50 pm

Man, that is a good looking guitar. 'Long had a yearning for a Thinline Tele.

Does the hollowed body make it "less Tele-ish"?

Enjoy!

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Re: Finished My 69 Tele Thinline project.

Postby panther » Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:23 am

I still sounds very much Teleish...But it does have it's own qualities, it's slightly lighter, I did upgrade the electronics to match closely the original Thinline Telecaster.

One of my favorite personal guitars. Even more so since I made it myself. Very rewarding experience. I also restore vintage wooden radios, and could never quite get the piano gloss finish that others have. I worked hard to perfect my skill at the finish and have it down very well now. The key is patience, and do not cut corners in material or application of them, or the procedure to wet-sand and polish the finish.

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