'72 Thinline Guitar Replacement Bodies

Telecaster® Thinline

Swamp Ash
Stock '72 Thinline Body

Telecaster® Thinline

Swamp Ash
shown with Pickguard

Telecaster® Thinline

Swamp Ash
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Standard Features

  • 25-1/2" Scale Length (Strat® scale)
  • 1-3/4" thickness
  • 4-bolt standard neck pocket
  • 3/16" edge radius
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Our "In Stock" selection has thousands of custom bodies and necks ready for purchase! These are the same quality as our custom built items. We pre-build many popular items and pass the savings on to you. Simply click on the image above to view and order today.

Build your custom item online

If you cannot find what you desire in our "In Stock" selection, we would be very happy to simply design it for you! Depending on your exact specifications, most items from this category only take about 4 to 6 weeks for us to make! Having it your way is what "custom" is all about and our skilled craftsmen are second to none!

Routed to accommodate both the big Fender humbucker and the Gibson humbucker in the bridge and neck positions.

The original Thinline body was introduced in 1969 and was outfitted with traditional Tele® pickups. In 1972 Fender introduced a new version of the Thinline and incorporated the huge chrome Fender humbucking pickups and a Strat® flatmount bridge. These bodies also came with the newly introduced 3-bolt heel joint. Other than the fact that the Warmoth body comes standard with a 4 bolt heel, ours is a very close copy of the original. If you want the 3-bolt heel, we can offer this as well for $15.00 extra. Our original Thinline body is hollow on the control side whereas the '72 version is solid on the control side. If you're looking for the lighter of the two, select the original Thinline version. Bridge holes are drilled for a Strat® flatmount. Should you desire, we can rout this body for a tremolo.

3-Bolt Micro Tilt Pocket Option

3-Bolt compatible pockets are available. We drill and rout for all the screws and round plate. - Available for Strat® or Tele® neck pockets. (Strat® neck pocket shown above).

  • Yes, we can do 3 bolt necks.
  • No, we don't have the 3-bolt hardware.

This custom feature option is $15 extra.

Pricing Table

Laminate Woods

body wood
Swamp AshAlderBlack KorinaBubingaBirdseye MapleFlame MapleKoaLacewoodMahoganyPadoukQuilt MapleIndian RosewoodSpruceWalnutWengeZebrawood
Black Korina$377
2pc Indian RosewoodCheck for Availability
Swamp Ash$307
3pc Indian RosewoodCheck for Availability

For the Ultimate in personal preference, our special Unique Choice option lets you pick the actual laminate top we will use for your body from below. Simply add its price to the table price above.

Include the laminate top number with your order.

Laminated Top Wood Type

Featured Solid Body Laminate Tops

wood type


LT390 +$100

wood type


LT974 +$75
Black Korina

wood type


LT261 +$75
White Korina

wood type


LT810 +$50
Goncalo Alves
  • The grain pattern and color will change as the laminated top is sanded and finished. You should expect some variation in appearance from the picture shown.
  • Warmoth's production managers have discretion to choose the way the laminated top is oriented on the body wood for the best appearance and structural integrity.
  • If while in production the product is found to be substandard, we will not be able to continue with the piece you have chosen.
  • The charge for selecting a one-of-a-kind laminated top is non-refundable for order returns, changes, or cancellations.

Body Options for the '72 Thinline Body

OrientationMore Info

  • Left handed
  • Right handed

Control CavityMore Info

  • Top Rout

Pickup RoutsMore Info

Top Rout

  • Standard Pickup Routing

Bridge RoutsMore Info


  • Tremolo Back Cavity Only
  • Vintage 6-Hole Tremolo


  • Fender® American Standard Flat Mount
  • Gotoh 12 String
  • Narrow Strat® Flat Mount
  • Vintage Strat® Flat Mount

Input Jack RoutMore Info

  • 3/4" (19mm) Side Jack Hole
  • 7/8" (22mm) Side Jack Hole
  • No Side Jack Hole

Neck PocketMore Info

  • Strat® Shape [$15.00]
  • Tele® Shape

Mounting HolesMore Info

  • 3 Bolt [$15.00]
  • No Mounting Holes (Filled) [$15.00]
  • No Mounting Holes (Index Hole only)
  • Standard 4 Bolt

Body ContoursMore Info

  • Contoured Heel [$35.00]

BindingMore Info

Standard Binding

Black Binding


White Binding


Cream Binding


Ivoroid Binding


Pearloid Binding


Accent Line

Natural Masked Binding

Natural Masked Binding


Vintage Tint Masked Binding


FinishesMore Info







Metallic Burst




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