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I have not bought a 'new' instrument in about 4 years and try not to but i could not find a used guitar that i was looking for until this morning at L+M. 72 Re-issue Thinline Tele with humbuckers !!! This is a big deal for me as i dont play anything with HB pickups. It will be a welcome addition for doing some CCR and Beatles tunes we are working on. It was 609.00 plus taxes and was told that they will match price anything i find in Canada for less for a period of 30 days and also if i am not satisfied will exchange it within that time period.
Band practice in about one hour so gonna put her through the pace.
Pics will be up shortly.

Oh, if you guys and gals see one that is cheaper in Canada, please let me know so i can show them. I was told it must be from a business, not Amazon etc...
 

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Congrats and enjoy!

Maybe not US amazon but they have matched amazon.ca for me on a purchase or two.
 

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Congratulations. You should like it. The design and layout are nice, two humbuckers, single volume and tone, one switch, comfortable weight. Mine's made in Mexico, got it at the Kingston Guitar Shop. The eventual plan is to upgrade the pickups but the stock ones aren't bad, just not true WRHBs.
 

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Congratulations. You should like it. The design and layout are nice, two humbuckers, single volume and tone, one switch, comfortable weight. Mine's made in Mexico, got it at the Kingston Guitar Shop. The eventual plan is to upgrade the pickups but the stock ones aren't bad, just not true WRHBs.
Thanks buddy. I had a good practice and its perfect for what i need. I will upgrade the pots, switch in a few months. The pickups are okey for now.
 

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What the pickups sound like? Are they a little more mid-scooped than your average Humbucker??
 

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I have always been drawn to the Thinline. Nice grab.

As for the price, I have a business and could advertise one for $50.00 for ya! :) Yep, I'm kidding.
 
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What the pickups sound like? Are they a little more mid-scooped than your average Humbucker??
I am no expert on pickups but they are nice and 'jangly' for lack of a better word. Think about the rythm guitar in CCR and sort of sounds like that.
 

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If this is a MIM, you got a great deal!! FYI, pull those HBs and send them to Brandonwound Pickups for a rebuild to more vintage WRHB specs -- its $90 USD per and you won't believe the difference! I have a rebuild in my 72 Custom RI; IMHO its pretty darn close to an original WRHB that will set you back a few hundred $$.
 

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If this is a MIM, you got a great deal!! FYI, pull those HBs and send them to Brandonwound Pickups for a rebuild to more vintage WRHB specs -- its $90 USD per and you won't believe the difference! I have a rebuild in my 72 Custom RI; IMHO its pretty darn close to an original WRHB that will set you back a few hundred $$.
Its a MIC but still good quality build. Everything fits well and no issues. Thanks for the info ion the pickups. I am still in the honeymoon phase and time will tell
 

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Well, two band practices and a one gig later, i do believe i will be keeping this one for awhile. Nice and light easy on the shoulders.
 

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All I can think to say is that's one fuckin' cool tele.
Thanks buddy. The bass player who was onboard last night with us said all it needed was a few cigarettes burns, some spilled beer and some belt buckle rash. I kind of agree with him. I will upgrade it for sure as time goes by.
 
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