1971 FenderThinline Telecaster – Canary Yellow

Check out this incredibly bright 1971 Fender Thinline Telecaster in its original Canary Yellow finish! A few years ago, a picture of a key piece of Fender history began circulating around online. Written on what looks to be a manilla envelope, in Freddy Tavares’ handwriting, was the original list of custom color names intended for the Thinline Telecaster. We were lucky enough to have a nice collection of Thinline’s at the time and were able to match every color name on the list to a guitar we owned. Fender made very few custom-colored Thinline Telecasters, and Canary Yellow is one of the rarest we’ve come across. The vibrancy of the finish really speaks for itself, or shall we say…sings like a canary!

Overall Condition: 9.5, a beautifully preserved piece


  • Finish Details: Canary Yellow, Original, Excellent Condition, Light Wear and Checking Throughout
  • Body Material: Ash
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Fretboard Material: Rosewood, Veneer
  • Neck Profile: Medium C
  • Weight: 6 lbs 7 oz
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Pickup Readings: N: 7.07K B: 6.55K
  • Electronics: Original, Untouched
  • Hardware: Original, Excellent Condition
  • Nut Width: 1-5/8"
  • Includes: Original Black Tolex Case

Sku: F066


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