Custom Guitars: Thinline Tele

For Chris’ second build he decided to go with a classic Fender design.  The Fender Telecaster Thinline is a semi-hollow guitar made by the Fender company. It is a Telecaster with body cavities.  It was designed by German luthier Roger Rossmeisl in 1968, it was introduced in 1969 and updated in 1972 by replacing the standard Telecaster pickups with a pair of Fender Wide Range humbucking pickups, bullet truss-rod and 3-bolt neck.  Chris’ version is similar in body and neck construction but he came up with his own custom sound hole design.  This guitar has an Ash body, a Maple neck, and a Rosewood fingerboard.  It is painted Alpine White with a black neck back.  Chris went with Fender Tex Mex pickups.  Here is how Fender describes these pick ups.


Overwound for tight, clear bass, crisp highs and maximum output that easily kicks an amp into overdrive, Tex-Mex Tele pickups are the ideal choice for players who need a pickup that can go from clean to mean and everything in-between. Perfect for everything from crisp clean tones to earthy Texas grit, Tex-Mex pickups are packed with the rich, vintage-style Fender tone you’ve grown to love.

Chris did an amazing job on this guitar!  Especially considering that it was only his second guitar build, ever.  Everything on the guitar, with the exception of the hardware, was done from scratch.  Can’t wait to see what Chris builds next.