1974 Fender Telecaster Thinline

1974 Fender Telecaster Thinline

Fender's "Thinline" version of the popular Telecaster model was designed by Roger Rossmeisl and debuted in 1968. After a short time routing the body under the pickguard (called the "Smuggler's Tele"),Rossmeisl decided instead to chamber the body and added an attractive F hole route in the bass side lower bout.…
1974 Fender Starcaster

1974 Fender Starcaster

    1974 Fender Starcaster! "The Starcaster. It's a sound at home in New York, Nashville, or Detroit. An instrument built to meet all the demands of the studio, stage and road." Fender Starcaster advertisement, 1976.   Model: Starcaster Manufacturing Year: Serial number 599677 on the neck plate, 1974 Truevintageguitar.com Specifications: Thinline, semi-hollow offset waist body,…
1976 Gibson ES-355td

1976 Gibson ES-355td

The top of Ted McCarty's Thinline Electric Spanish family of guitars debuted in 1959 as the ES-355td Stereo Varitone. It featured all top of the line appointments including humbucking pickups, Ebony fretboard with large pearl block inlays, custom headstock overlay, gold plated hardware, and thick multi-ply binding throughout. The revolutionary…
1960 Gibson ES-355td Stereo Varitone

1960 Gibson ES-355td Stereo Varitone

The top of Ted McCarty's Thinline Electric Spanish family of guitars debuted in 1959 as the ES-355td Stereo Varitone. It featured all top of the line appointments including humbucking pickups, Ebony fretboard with large pearl block inlays, custom headstock overlay, gold plated hardware, and thick multi-ply binding throughout. Around the…
1965 Fender pre-Coronado (Aztec, Fantasy, Sunburst Neck)

1965 Fender pre-Coronado (Aztec, Fantasy, Sunburst Neck)

Fender's Coronado model was designed in 1965 by Roger Rossmeisl and became the first thinline hollow body electric from the company. Fender sourced electronics from Rowe Industries in Ohio who also made the popular DeArmond brand and Goldentone (gold foil) pickups. Different model names were contending for the slot during…
1966 Gibson ES-330tdc

1966 Gibson ES-330tdc

Gibson's Thinline Archtop line has been an industry favorite since its introduction with the in 1955. The ES-330 was fully hollow instead of having a solid center block in the body like the ES-335. This model's warm, bluesy tone offers golden age vintage Gibson electric tone spanning many genres from…
1971 Fender Jazzmaster Black

1971 Fender Jazzmaster Black

After a slow start in 1958, the Fender Jazzmaster quickly picked up steam as an American classic. While never as popular as the Stratocaster or Telecaster, the Jazzmaster has gathered a cult following as a result of its unique offset styling and proprietary pickups and electronics. The Jazzmaster has been…
1968 Gibson ES-335-12

1968 Gibson ES-335-12

The Gibson ES-335 debuted in 1958 with a revolutionary new design: the thinline semi-hollow body archtop electric body. The thin body of this guitar was constructed of a laminated Maple arched top and back but had a solid center Maple block running down the center of the body. The resulting…
1967 Gibson ES-330td

1967 Gibson ES-330td

Gibson's Thinline Archtop line has been an industry favorite since its introduction with the ES-225 T in 1955. The ES-125 TD, ES-330 TD and ES-335 TD were introduced a few years later and featured a traditional archtop body but decreased the depth of the body from about 3.5" to 1.75".…
1964 Gibson ES-330 TDC

1964 Gibson ES-330 TDC

Gibson's Thinline Archtop line has been an industry favorite since its introduction with the ES-225 T in 1955. The ES-125 TD, ES-330 TD and ES-335 TD were introduced a few years later and featured a traditional archtop body but decreased the depth of the body from about 3.5" to 1.75".…
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