Fender Vintera '70s Tele Thinline in Vintage Blonde

The hot-rodded Tele with a sound like no other

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Sam Beattie

Fender’s Vintera range embodies everything that put the iconic guitar company on the map. Channelling the mojo of their finest ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s instruments, the Vintera models also boast a surprisingly affordable price point. The ‘70s Thinline is a nod to the hot-rodded Telecasters of old, boasting a semi-hollow body and wide-range Fender pickups for a unique tonal palette.

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Body & Neck

The classic Tele tonewood is Ash. Balanced, resonant across the board but with a slightly scooped midrange. The semi-hollow construction really brings out the resonance, giving the Thinline a slightly more 'spacious' tone. A Gloss Polyester finish adds a touch of vintage class.

The Maple neck has been given the thin C-shape treatment. This provides a quicker-than-usual playability, but it also really brings out the top-end Tele bite in spectacular fashion.

Electronics & Hardware

While Ash and Maple are familiar Tele territory, the semi-hollow build gives the sound an edge. Add twin wide-range humbuckers to the mix, and you're way outside the box. Styled on Fender's instantly-recognisable '70s fat pickups, they give the Thinline's sound a modern edge, harnessing the semi-hollow resonance.

A 3-way blade switch, vintage F-stamped tuners and the classic 3-saddle American Chrome Barrel saddles complete the picture. This Tele isn't for the faint-hearted, but offers plenty of dynamics and head-turning looks to boot.



  • Body wood: Ash
  • Body finish: Gloss Polyester
  • Body shape: Telecaster


  • Neck material: Maple
  • Fingerboard radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
  • Fret size: Vintage
  • Neck finish: Gloss Urethane
  • Neck mounting: 3 bolt
  • Neck profile: Thin C
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Inlays: Black Dots


  • Bridge Pickup: Fender Wide Range Humbucking
  • Neck Pickup: Fender Wide Range Humbucking
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone


  • Control knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
  • Hardware finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Nut material: Synthetic Bone
  • Nut width: 1.650" (42 mm)
  • Pickguard: 4-Ply Aged White Pearloid
  • Truss rod: Vintage-Style
  • Tuners: Fender Vintage "F" Stamped
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