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The Rosewood Telecaster, introduced in 1969, had a neck and body made from solid rosewood.
Identifying pickups after1967 is less simplistic and requires a level of research that goes beyond the scope of this how-to.All we are going to deal with is measuring the ohms of a pickup, written as such on your meter or by the ? Turn on the multimeter and set it to the 20k ohms setting.Make sure that the black probe is plugged into the common ground socket on the meter (typically identified as COM on the meter) and the red probe is plugged in the volts/ohms socket (this should be easily identifiable as well on any multimeter). Pickups that are found to be built prior to 1965 are considered extremely valuable.Although there were several deviations from the original Tele Thinline, the only generally sought after model is the one with standard Tele-style single coil pickups.
This variant was made from 1968 to 1971 and was marked "Fender Telecaster" only on the peg head (as per regular solid body Telecasters), the truss rod adjusted at the butt-end of the neck, and had a pearled pick-guard between the neck pickup to the tone control.In 1971, Fender changed the model to use Humbucking pickups, a "bullet" truss rod (adjusts at peg head), and the peg head decal was changed to read "Fender Telecaster Thinline".