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Duane acquired this Telecaster while playing with the Allman Joys around 1965/66, and it remained his main guitar with the Hourglass in 1967/68. It had a late-sixties V-shaped Stratocaster neck installed, and originally a black pickguard, which was replaced with a white one at some point. Another custom thing on this guitar was a Vox fuzz-box which was installed on the guitar itself, just bellow the volume/tone controls.more
In this photo, we can see Johnny Depp playing a 1956 Fender Telecaster electric guitar in a vintage white (or cream) finish, with a black pickguard. In an interview with Vanity Fair from November 2004, Depp talks about this Tele, and confirms its year: "Depp harks back to lessons he learned when he was prowling rock-club stages with his beloved Fender Telecaster—classic ’56 model, cream-colored—on his hip. “As a guitarist, I would always look for whatever felt right, something tasteful—and I guess I still do.” He still owns that same Telecaster and remains “more interested in finding what fits the piece musically as opposed to how many notes I can play quickly. I was never one of those ‘look at me’ players.”" The full interview can be found [here](http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2004/11/johnny-depp200411).more
This was a trade in exchange via 1981 from a local music store I had (which I wish I had kept) a 1975 Gibson Explorer as long as I still had the Tele which decided I wanted to trade I wanted a Tele and low and behold this was brought in the same day I showed up it belonged to a member of The Outlaws who wanted a Les Paul the salesman Phil it was what I wanted if a Tele was my desire so that's how I came to own Tex not all original it had already been modified with different pickups and the finish had been stripped but the neck was in tacked and it plays like a dream I have slowly as I could effort to restore it