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Thread #61382 Message #2917492
Posted By: GUEST,Songbob
30-May-10 - 11:26 PM
Thread Name: why is a guitar called a thinline?
Subject: RE: why is a guitar called a thinline?
Thinner-than-normal hollow-body guitars are "thinlines," and the Tele Deluxe was hollowed out, rather than totally solid-bodied, like normal Teles. Hence the "thinline" moniker. Essentially, a crossing of nomenclature from the hollow to the solid guitar world.
It has nothing to do with skunk stripes or any other marking.