In a reddit AMA, Nick Valensi is asked: > "I saw your tele custom in person when you played with CRX at the taping. Very nice, did Fender make that custom for you? Any plans of a new signature model?" He replies: > "i found the white tele at guitar center in sherman oaks, ca. i played it for a bit, and really liked it. but, man, it was very expensive. i don't like guitars that are too expensive. so i left it there and went home. and for the next 3 days, i obsessed over that white tele. it's all i could think about. so i just said fuck it and bought it. and it was worth every penny"more
"This is a custom shop Tele that he has. This is the 'No More No More' guitar and it's tuned in all Es and all Bs - that's it. This is what he plays on the intro, and when the lead comes up he changes guitars and throws this one behind his back and just plays his solo on a regular tuned guitar. And this is just a custom shop Tele with an interesting robotic looking pickup. It's an old Gretsch pickup from I don't know when. It's been in there forever. It came with the guitar," says Joe Perry's guitar tech.more
In the first two minutes of this Premier Guitar video interview from Nov 2012, Chris Shiflett talks about his 1962 Fender Telecaster Custom electric guitar, with surf green finish and a rosewood fingerboard: “Well, this guitar here is my newest Tele. I just got this recently from Fender, and as you can see it's a beautiful surf green color. It’s got the white binding which is kind of unusual for a Tele, and it's got the rosewood fretboard. And I love a rosewood fretboard, it's the greatest thing in the world. I saw this guitar out in New York recently when we were out there, and I was walking around going to guitar stores and stuff and I took a picture of it and texted it to my friend Nate who works over at Fender, and I said dude, do you guys still make this? Can I still get one of these? And he was like yes, and I got it the next week and I've been playing it ever since, this is my favorite guitar right now. And every time you play this guitar people are drawn to it, people love it, I get a lot of compliments on it. Because it's just so pretty.” The interviewer then asks if Chris Shiflett has made any modifications to the guitar, to which he replies, “I have not changed one thing and I don't plan to. I don't know what kind of pickup this is [pointing to the bridge pickup], I think Nate told me but I forgot. And it sounds great. And I don’t wanna f*ck with it at all. It’s a 1962 Tele Custom. It's perfect. Beautiful. Theoretically I could use this in the studio to [Foo Fighters](https://equipboard.com/band/foo-fighters) and there's a few Foo Fighters songs here and there that I could probably get away with using a single coil pickup on. The problem is that - I don’t know if you’ve ever seen us play but we go through from song to song like that, so there's not a lot of time to switch guitars. I have to kinda sneak in guitar switches where I can. And mostly with Foo Fighters I’ve always played guitars with humbuckers in them…”more
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