David Gilmour can be seen using this Telecaster while performing “Run Like Hell” in this video. "Other guitars he used on the tour were two Telecasters which are both 52 reissues; the only difference between them is that one of them has the bass string tuned to D, which he uses for Run Like Hell. The other one, which is in regular tuning, he uses for Astronomy Domine." - [Phil Taylor, David Gilmour's guitar tech.](http://pfco.neptunepinkfloyd.co.uk/band/interviews/other/otherphil95.html)more
One of Paisley’s guitars is a 1952 Reissue Fender Telecaster. Fortunately, one copy of this guitar survived when Paisley’s equipment was flooded, “but it’s a great guitar, good, this one couldn’t have worked out any better. I honestly thought this would be the hardest one to replace and it was the first one replaced,” Paisley’s tech says at (1:54).more
According to Rich Robinson’s tech at (8:17), the Fender 1952 Reissue Telecaster, “was our main guitar for a while. It's one of the first ones we got after the flood. We got it from our friend Teddy at Make'n Music in Chicago. It's just a '52 Fender reissue Telecaster. I put an Arcane pickup in it. We found the Arcane pickups...James Trussart was using them. We really liked what Rob did, so Rich had me put them in every guitar.”more
In an interview with PremierGuitar Blake talks about the telecaster you can see in the Guitar Moves video. This is what he says: "I’m a massive Telecaster fan because it’s the most straightforward and versatile guitar I’ve ever known. The ’52 blackguard Tele that I’ve been borrowing from Jackson Browne for a few years now has an interesting history. It was on a ton of his early records, and Waddy Wachtel and David Lindley and all these guys have played it." link to article here: http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/21461-blake-mills-emotional-rescue?page=2more
This guitar means the world to me!
Mine is from 1995, so it's slightly different but overall pretty much the same. The neck action feels just right...it's a really solid axe. So gorgeous :')
This is a classic, iconic guitar. The butterscotch blonde is gorgeous when paired with a black guard, having been seen played by the likes of Keef, the Boss, and other people with only one name. That said, the small frets do not lend themselves well to big bends a modern player might be used to.
The '50's wiring scheme, with the usual "neck" position replaced by a pseudo-bass setting, the "neck" setting shifted to the middle notch, and no setting for both pickups, is downright weird, but the guitar comes with a "conversion" kit to change the settings to the usual 3-way of neck, both, bridge. I left mine stock though, the weirdness is kind of endearing, and you can get both pickups if you position the selector at "2 1/2" in between the middle position and the bridge setting.
I can't attest to Fender's production of the guitar itself. In winter of 2017, I set out to produce a replica of the guitar from scratch. Mixing modern parts with the look of the classic '52 Tele, I finally accomplished my goal in spring of 2018. To me, the Telecaster is one of the most beautiful guitars, and I couldn't ever think of getting rid of mine. Sentimental value aside, It's a wonderful conversation starter and centerpiece, and plays as well as any guitar could, if not better.