In [this](http://www.guitarworld.com/kiss-guitarist-tommy-thayer-discusses-epiphone-white-lightning-les-paul-momoiro-clover-z-and-more) Guitar World interview, Tommy mentions his '72 Telecaster Deluxe: "There was a time in the Eighties when no one wanted Les Pauls. Everyone wanted Charvels and Jacksons. I actually bought one of my best guitars back then. This one was a ‘72 Deluxe that was routed out for regular humbuckers. I bought it at this guitar shop in Hollywood in 1985 or 1986 for like $350. No one wanted them, but I sure did and I took advantage of the great prices. By the time Guns N' Roses came out, things changed and Gibsons became real popular again."more
On Sonic Youth's [website](http://www.sonicyouth.com/mustang/eq/gtr46.html), about Lee Ranaldo's Fender Teleaster Deluxe, it is said: "Used by Lee: 1992-2009 1992 -- GGBDGA (Sugar Kane, Genetic) & ? (100% on Letterman) 1993 -- GGBDGA (Sugar Kane, Genetic) 1995 -- EADECD (World Looks Red) 1999 -- EADECD (World Looks Red - on set, not played) 2000 -- F#F#GGAA (Tom Violence, White Kross) 2001 -- F#F#GGAA (Tom Violence, White Kross, She Is Not Alone?) 2002 -- F#F#GGAA (White Kross, Drunken Butterfly) & EBEEAB (Eric's Trip, Kissability) 2003 -- F#F#GGAA (White Kross, Drunken Butterfly) & EBEEAB (Eric's Trip, Kissability) 2004 -- F#F#GGAA (White Kross, Tom Violence, Drunken Butterfly) 2005 -- F#F#GGAA (White Kross, Tom Violence, Drunken Butterfly) 2006 -- EADECD (Shaking Hell, World Looks Red) 2007 -- EADECD (Shaking Hell, World Looks Red) 2008 -- EADECD (Shaking Hell, World Looks Red) 2009 -- EADECD (Shaking Hell, World Looks Red) NOTES: The third of Lee's early 70s Tele Deluxes. Gauges: .042 .042 .036 .026 .017 .017 (GGBDGA) Brown body 2 humbuckers Maple fretboard 1 toggle switch 4 knobs Black pickguard Obscene fruit sticker "3" sticker Chord chart for some song (Shaking Hell? Sugar Kane?) taped to gtr String gauges for F#GA: .046 .046 .026 .026 .017 .017 Gauges for EADECD: .054 .042 .028 .028 .020 .02? Listed as "TELE3" on '99 set lists. Listed as "TELE" or "F#GA" on 2000 set lists. Listed as "tele 3" on 2002 set lists."more
Telecaster Deluxes are easily spotted - they have two oversized humbuckers (known as WRHPs, short for "Wide Range Humbucker Pickups") and a headstock that looks like 1970s Stratocasters, rather than the regular much smaller Telecaster headstock. This guitar has been reissued by Fender multiple times (both Japanese and Mexican production) but Brian's is a vintage one from the 70s.more
Justin plays only Telecasters in all three of his projects. For Motion City Soundtrack, he plays two Fender Telecaster Deluxe's in Walnut with the neck pickup removed, the switch removed, and all the pots except one volume, due to the fact he bumps into them as he plays. He also switches out the Fender Wide Range Reissue bridge pickup for a Gibson Burstbucker, but neither Josh Cain or Justin are sure of which one. You can clearly see the humbucker in the bridge is PAF style.more
benjorgBOSTON-THANK YOU! We are officially sold out in Boston on 12/19-what will be our last show. Tickets still available for the rest of the shows, but going fast...LA is almost totally sold out now. Just a reminder-VIP upgrades are available. You get to watch our soundcheck and request songs, get limited edition tour posters and merch, and get to hang with us etc...SEE YOU IN A WEEK WORLD!more
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