Squier Vintage Modified '72 Tele Thinline - 3-tone Sunburst

Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar with Ash Body and F-hole, Maple Neck, Maple Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - 3-color Sunburst
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Tele Tone, Squier Affordability

Squier's Vintage Modified '72 Tele Thinline semi-hollowbody electric guitar gets you rocking great tone at a stellar price. Whether you're just starting to play electric guitar, or a seasoned pro player seeking out a new sound, the Tele Thinline gives you just what you need to pull out tones from country twang to screaming rock solos. With Squier's Wide Range humbuckers, lightweight semi-hollowbody, a super-playable modern "C"-shaped maple neck, and awesome affordability, the Vintage Modified '72 Tele Thinline semi-hollowbody electric guitar puts a world of tone right into your hands.

Squier Vintage Modified '72 Tele Thinline Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • 1972 was a magical year for the Telecaster guitar
  • Resonant chambered ash body for great tone
  • Squier's Vintage Modified series: hot mods of classic Fenders
1972 was a magical year for the Telecaster guitar

With several new designs, the Telecaster guitar was available with more options than ever before. The '72 Tele Thinline features a warmer and rounder, semi-hollow ash body, "C"-shape maple neck, vintage hardtail string-through bridge, four-bolt neck plate, and two "Wide Range" humbucking pickups. The Thinline Tele not only has a sound all it own, but it's also lighter, so you'll be rocking all night.

Resonant chambered ash body for great tone

Not only does the Vintage Modified '72 Tele Thinline's chambered ash body make this an incredibly comfortable guitar to play, but it adds depth and resonance to the classic Tele tone. Fat, warm, and woody, the Vintage Modified '72 Tele Thinline goes beyond the classic tone of a Telecaster.

Squier's Vintage Modified series: hot mods of classic Fenders

Here at Sweetwater, we don't think it gets any better than great tone and playability, and Squier's tapped into something really cool with their Vintage Modified series. This series of hot mods of classic Fender guitars sports top-shelf materials and components, with primo fit-and-finish. If you're a guitarist or bassist, you'll likely agree that vintage Fender guitars and basses are heavily lusted-after items, so it's great that Fender, in their infinite wisdom, have set their Squier subsidiary free to create hot-rodded and affordable versions of the classics.

Squier Vintage Modified '72 Tele Thinline Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • A modern take on the classic Telecaster Thinline
  • Ash body has the right balance of rich sustain and snappy note attack
  • Body chamber with F-hole adds just the right amount of resonance and warmth
  • Compound radius fingerboard is optimized for both rhythm and lead playing
  • Wide Range pickups give you a huge tonal palette without hum and buzz
  • Three-way pickup selector for more tonal options
Affordable classics and killer tone from Squier!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Semi-hollowbody
Body Shape Telecaster
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Ash
Body Finish Gloss Polyurethane
Color 3-Color Sunburst
Neck Material Maple
Neck Shape Modern C Shape
Fingerboard Material Maple
Fingerboard Inlay White Dots
Number of Frets 21, Medium Jumbo
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.650"
Nut Material Synthetic Bone
Bridge/Tailpiece Vintage Style Strings-Through-Body Tele with 6 Fender Stamped Steel Saddles
Tuners Vintage Style
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Wide Range Humbucker
Bridge Pickup Wide Range Humbucker
Controls 1 x volume, 1 x tone, 3-way pickup selector
Strings Fender USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
Manufacturer Part Number 0301280500

Customer Reviews

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5/5

Wow! What an Instrument!

I know that 5 star reviews come under fire in many instances for guitars, especially within a pricepoint like this one. But, This guitar delivered more than I ever expected or even hoped for...it's THAT good. It is right up there with my trusty 2000 Fender American Double Fat Strat...i'm not joking...the neck specifications are the same, with the Modern 'C' shaped neck and 9.5" fretboard radius. The neck is just as comfortable to play and, believe it or not, is a FASTER playing neck. It's incredibly well finished and fretted beautifully, and it has just a wonderful, buttery feel. Of course, my American Fender is a better built instrument overall with better wood and hardware, but this guitar is such a great instrument considering the range it falls in. It sounds beautiful; with a crisp, yet fat sound that is sparkly and warm too. It goes great with my Orange Crush 35RT. It can handle a huge range of music, from jazz and country to alternative and modern rock, in my opinion and doesn't go off tune when you drop D the low string. It won't handle really heavy metal or other similar styles without a pickup change, but it's not made for that really. It's incredibly versatile! Every part of the guitar feels sturdy and well built, despite the tuning machine for the low E string being offset and put on ever so slightly crooked. The guitar stays in tune beautifully, except when i play a little to hard on it...lol...The finish is applied very well and is easy to clean. I only found a couple of minor finishing issues on the inside of the 'f' hole, but it's not noticeable unless you are REALLY looking hard for it. But, i didn't expect a $ guitar when I got it, however it delivered FAR beyond it's cost and is an AMAZING guitar. With the quality construction and expensive tones, I don't even feel the need to swap pickups! That's a lot for me, as I change pickups like socks...The tones are crisp, sparkly and fat and respond to pick attack and dynamics wonderfully, even through a solid state amp, the pots are easy to turn and respond perfectly. Both Volume and tone are usable and responsive...The tuning keys do their job well and the guitar stays in tune really well, even when i play more aggressively and dig in more. It does get out of tune like any other guitar will, but once it acclimates to temperature and being played, it's fine. I'm a harsh judge and this guitar is just...such a great one. It really has become one of my favorite instruments to play on! I love the resonant, Semi-Hollow tone, and find I play this a lot more than some of my other guitars! The video from Fender/Squier is right on and will give you a great idea of how it sounds. This one is DEFINITELY worth a look! I am loving it! Fender knocked it out of the park with this one!
Music background: Semi-professional, have played for over 20 years
5/5

Love it

I run this guitar through a 2i2 to my computer and it sounds like a dream. It feels perfect in my hands, too. Would highly recommend it.
5/5

Squire Tele Thinline HH

This is now my favorite Tele, even over the original '72, with a bad bridge, too many knobs and a thick neck. Fenders' better alternative to a LP. The neck pickup is great for strumming, without being muddy. Then switch to the bridge pickup for your solo. A good guitar for clean work and really kicks with some gain.Your choice of amps really makes your sound, but this guitar is very good for all around work. The guitar that I got was quality stuff. Sweetwater made it playable right outta the box. I was able to pick the wood grain and serial # that I wanted, not just a guitar off the warehouse pile. I find that I now USE the tone knob because it's quicker than the four knob Teles, for live play. Too bad about the tuner choice. Would be nice to have quick change locking tuners. In this price range, this is as good as it gets.
Music background: old pro
5/5

Excellent Quality

I was reluctant to order the Squier Thinline, but finding the Fender one with the wide range humbuckers is hard to do and they are more expensive. I took the chance and I'm glad I did. I was amazed with the quality of the guitar. The bridge and pickups are genuine Fender parts. The workmanship and construction of the guitar are top notch. The wood (Ash) is flawless and the finish is as slick as I have ever seen on a lower priced guitar. After tweaking the action a little and plugging it in various tube amps, I am amazed with the sound and playability of the guitar. The bridge pickup is smooth and even and the neck pickup is deep and very satisfying. The magic is the middle position, but it sounds amazing on all settings and all 3 positions. The only weak point I can find is the tuners but they work well and stay in tune so I guess I'll keep them. I have never seen such high quality on such an affordable instrument and I've been playing a lot of guitars for a long time. Buy one before they quit making them and your other guitars will spend a little time in their cases.As usual, Sweetwater shipped the guitar right away and I am very pleased with their service.
Music background: Guitar player
See also: Semi Hollows, Squier, Squier Semi-hollowbody Guitars