Smith is a guitarist´s guitarist, from his varied stints with Hall & Oates, Bob Dylan and David Bowie to his decade-long tenure as Saturday Night Live bandleader to his status as a collector of fine instruments.
Fender proudly collaborated with Smith on his signature Telecaster guitar, which was inspired by old Fender lap steels and which features a large neck shape, custom inlays and body-mounted bridge pickup.
Fender´s American Vintage ´69 Telecaster Thinline guitar authentically captures one of the most experimental evolutionary steps in the long and colorful history of the Telecaster.
In 1969, the hollowed-out and lightweight Thinline was the first of three major Telecaster design revisions of the late-´60s/early-´70s era, and players prized it for its own distinctive tone.
The American Vintage ´69 Telecaster Thinline features period correct late-´60s details such as a "top hat" pickup switch tip and vintage-style "F" tuners.
Other features include a semi-hollow mahogany body with f hole and gloss lacquer finish; C-shape maple neck with gloss lacquer finish, standard four-bolt neck plate and vintage-style truss rod system; maple fingerboard with 7.25" radius and 21 vintage-style frets; American Vintage Telecaster single-coil neck and bridge pickups with three-position switching; four-ply white pearloid pickguard; vintage-style three-saddle strings-through-body Telecaster bridge; knurled chrome knobs and chrome hardware.
Accessories include black Tolex case, polish cloth, 8´ cable, strap, bridge cover and six-saddle replacement bridge.
Available in Olympic White and Two-color Sunburst.
Special Extra Deep "U" Shape Maple Neck, Lap Steel Inspired Position Inlays, Vintage Styling
F Hole, "Top Hat" Style Switch Tip, "F" Style Tuning Machines
7.25" (18.41 cm) (fretboard radius), Chrome (hardware), Vintage Tweed Case, Strap, Cable (included accessories), Maple (neck material), Serialized 4 Bolt Neckplate (neck plate), U Shape (neck shape), S/S (pickup configuration), .050" Hex (Allen) Wrench (saddle height adjustment wrench), Synthetic Bone (string nut), Fender USA Super 250R, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges) (strings)
F Hole (f-holes soundholes), 7.25" (18.41 cm) (fretboard radius), Chrome (hardware), Polish Cloth, 8' Cable, Strap, Bridge Cover, Six-Saddle Bridge (included accessories), Maple (neck material), Standard 4 Bolt (neck plate), Modern "C" Shape (neck shape), S/S (pickup configuration), Synthetic Bone (string nut), Fender USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges) (strings)