The Rosewood Telecaster, introduced in 1969, had a neck and body made from solid rosewood.This guitar was reissued by Fender of Japan in the late 1980's and is a very close reproduction. They just grabbed whatever part or component was ready and put together the instrument to fill an order as fast as possible.
Pink paisley and blue floral finishes available 1968 & 1969 only. The Telecaster Thinline, much like Gibson's 335, has a solid center with hollow "wings" and a single "F" hole.
All Telecasters basically have the same features: single cutaway slab body, 2 chrome knobs, 3 position toggle switch, 3 paired adjustable bridge saddles, strings anchor thru body (except in late 1958 to 1959). Late 1954 Telecaster : White Blond finish replaces butterscotch finish.
October 1950 Broadcaster : Ash body with Butterscotch Blond finish. Round button string tree (1st month models don't have one). White single layer vinyl pickguard replaces black pickguard.
In 1971, Fender changed the model to use Humbucking pickups, a "bullet" truss rod (adjusts at peghead), and the peghead decal now says "Fender Telecaster Thinline".
The original Telecaster Thinline was reissued by Fender of Japan in the early 1990's.