Featured in this TalkBass.com forum post. > Not a bass, but my dad has a blonde '67 Tele supposedly owned by Robbie Robertson of The Band. He got it for $150 in the 80s because the bridge pickup was dead and it was from a friend who really needed some original Jaguar pickups, which he had from a Jaguar that he owned (and hated) in the 70s. He took out the neck pickup and put in two new EMGs because they were noiseless, Steve Lukather played them, and it was the 80s. He also owns a 60s Danelectro amp that was one of the house amps at Studio One in Jamaica.more
David is seen with a blonde early 1960’s Fender with an ash body, white pickguard and rosewood neck. David told Guitarist in July 1995 how he got the guitar “(…) my parents gave me a Telecaster for my 21st birthday, which was when I was living and working in France.” This is the same guitar David brought with him when joining Pink Floyd in January 1968 and continued to use throughout the spring until an airline company lost the guitar on the band’s tour in the US in July.more
Guitar Center writes in [this article](http://gc.guitarcenter.com/interview/chriscornell/) ""I sold about 5 or 6 Tele re-issues. I had to use a lot of them onstage because Soundgarden had so many different tunings. I sold a bunch of those and bought one '52 Telecaster. I had to sell all those guitars just to buy it! It was expensive but it's an amazing guitar! I always wondered how much truth there was to the myth that vintage guitars are better than new guitars and I suppose if you get the right guitar it's true, because this guitar is just amazing."more
"This guitar may have been built by Thurston's brother Gene, or at least given to him by Gene. It apparently started out with a Fender neck, but somewhere along the way it ended up with a G&L ASAT neck, presumably suffering some kind of fatal abuse during one of the many extended 'Expressway' outros in the early 90s." - [Chris Lawrence](http://www.sonicyouth.com/mustang/eq/gtr39.html).more
It's a 1968 refinished candy-apple red Fender Telecaster that has a vintage Fender Bigsby-style tremolo system. Originally, the guitar was purchased by Mike McCready a few years ago, but Mike traded it to Stone for a different guitar that he wanted. Since then it's become a standard part of Stone's touring and recording equipment. (I'd say overall it's probably Stone's #2 or 3 guitar.) The guitar was manufactured by Fender with the tremolo as part of its original hardware. The only changes we've made to the guitar have been the implementation of graphite bridge saddles and nut (this helps Stone cut down on broken strings), new pots and pickup selector switch, and the usual conductive shielding paint in the pickup/electronics cavities to help reduce noise. Pearl Jam Sinergymore
"To whoever ends up with this Tele... It was bought in the summer of '98, just prior to us going into record the albums which came out as Kid A and Amnesiac. It was pretty much the only guitar I used at that time. It's also been gigged a lot, up until and including the In Rainbows tour. Hope you enjoy it - all the best," says Ed, in the description section of his Telecaster's [eBay auction page](http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110768803065#ht_1069wt_883).more
This guitar was showed during an exhibition at [La Cité de la Musique](http://philharmoniedeparis.fr/fr) in Paris. This is supposed to be a 1963 Telecaster (well, that was what was said during this exposition), customised with Grover tuners and a Gibson humbucker in the neck position (mounted very close to the neck). The [Lennon Museum](http://db.museum.or.jp/) reckons it's a Custom, so it might have been made for him.more
"This ’68 Telecaster was Clarke’s first guitar, acquired when he was in his early teens. “It was perfectly stock when I got it, but I routed it for the PAF after I found the pickup while rooting through a parts drawer in the store. I asked, “Hey, what is this?” and they said, “It’s an old Gibson pickup. You can have it.” A bit of research revealed it to be a late-’50s PAF and after installing it, he discovered its sound wasn’t quite right, so he sent it to Seymour Duncan to be re-wound. The guitar was also given jumbo frets, which were popular at the time. “I can’t tell you how many ’50s Teles went through my hands that I put humbuckers in,” said Clarke. “I wasn’t even 20 years old, so I didn’t know anything about the value of vintage guitars. Later, I had a conversation with Seymour, and asked him, ‘Why can’t we have a humbucking pickup that fits in the lead position on a Tele?’ So, Seymour’s Little ’59 was actually my idea, and he gave me the prototype for it.” "more
Brian backstage with a 1961 Fender Telecaster. Muddy Waters played a Telecaster; Pete Townshend rammed them into amps; Keith Richards swiped one from a kid in New York not so long ago. Vintage Telecasters are very famous, very collectible guitars! http://www.angelfire.com/rock3/sixtiesfish/guitars/brianjones.htmmore
"I’ve been doing that since my first solo record. I had a couple of old Teles and Strats lying around, and I discovered it just created a great blend. Since they all have completely different harmonic ranges, they can create a much fuller sound when mixed in with each other. You can also get a lot of different sounds, depending on how you split them in the mix. I also discovered that I’ll play something slightly different on a Strat or Tele than I would on my Les Paul, simply because of the difference in the body and fingerboards. If you double something on each of those guitars, it’s slightly different in the way you finger it. When you put them together, that little difference makes it that much better. I remember recording Destroyer with Bob Ezrin, and he told me to knock my guitar a little out of tune before I did a double because the frequencies would make a rub with each other. And it really worked!"more
Jennings used several leather-bound Telecasters throughout his career, one of which is for sale [at London Vintage Guitars](http://www.hanksguitarshop.com/product-details/1953-Fender-Telecaster-owned-by-Waylon-Jennings). Another can be seen in this live performance with Johnny Cash.more
Greg Hawks was said to have recieved a Pink Fender Telecaster for The Cars 1982 Shake It Up tour. Greg played guitars on the songs "Take What You Want" and a few others, mostly all songs The Cars never recorded in the studio on their original run. One thing that may keep things interesting on the tour is Ben Orr's pink bass. Pink bass? "There are going to be four guitars," he explains. "and they're all going to be pink. Ric has his old Fender Jazzmaster, Elliot's getting a Stratocaster, Greg's getting a Telecaster, and I'll be playing a Precision bass. Just a little flash for the folks, I guess."more
Susan Tedeschi bought a Tele in a local music store in the early 90s that she still plays today, one that bears the signatures of many guitar players. www.fretboardjournal.com ..."I like a warmer sound. So, if I’m playing a Telecaster it has to be a warmersounding Tele, not a straight-up maple fretboard model. I like maple fretboards for Strats and rosewood for Telecasters." She stes. Guitarplayer.commore
Mercury used a Blonde 1983 Fender Telecaster for "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" from 1984-1986 during "The Works Tour" (1984-1985) and "The Magic Tour" (1986), replacing the 12-String Ovation used previosly. Photo shows Mercury with his Telecaster on 7/13/85 for Queen's set at the "Live Aid" benefit concert.more
In [this interview](http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/joe-bonamassas-dust-bowl-track-by-track-383824/4), John Hiatt says, "For the electrics, I've played the same one since 1983, it's a 1957 Fender Telecaster, all original except the pickups have been gone over. Nick Lowe actually gave me that guitar, and its white with a white pickguard and a maple neck. It's a great guitar..."more
David Bowie played a heavily modified natural finish Fender Telecaster during the 1976 Isolar tour. This Tele had a standard bridge pickup, a single coil middle pickup, and a humbucker neck pickup. It also had three knobs and did not have a standard three-way switch but instead had three individual mini switches.more
At 0:46 in the music video for Jake Bugg's song, "Taste It," the Fender Telecaster that he's playing can be seen. In [this interview](http://www.musicradar.com/us/news/guitars/interview-jake-bugg-talks-guitar-heroes-and-gear-565468), he says, "I've also got a Fender Stratocaster and a 1952 Telecaster reissue. It sounds great."more
In this picture, Lindsey Buckingham can be seen playing a Telecaster. He has multiple telecasters One blonde telecaster with a mini humbucker in the middle and neck and a tele single coil in the bridge that was used on the White Fleetwood Mac Album. the telecaster in the picture was used live from 76-78 and used the tusk and mirage album as well as many solo projects.more
"Bernie Leadon primarily played a brown Fender Telecaster with a B-bender. The guitar has an interesting history; it started as an early ‘60s Tele with a white body and rosewood fretboard. Dave Evans, now of Evans Pull String Guitars, installed a B-Bender, and it was refinished by pedal steel guitar player Red Rhodes to have the natural brown look. The neck pickup was also a full-size humbucker. Leadon used the Tele in this configuration for the first two Eagles albums."more
This photo was taken during his tour with Trisha Yearwood. He is seen playing this Fender Telecaster, which is very weird in its appearance. It has 2 P90 pickups and a bridge which is rather unusal for Telecasters. This might also be the Warmoth Partscaster, considering I found pretty close models to this one being a Warmoth, but on this one it says Fender, so I'm just going to go with Fender...more
I bought this guitar in a music store in Dublin, during the Hysteria writing sessions in 1984. I love how the neck felt, it's a huge baseball bat of a thing - but it sat around for ages as the bridge rusted and it really needed a re-fret. It came back to life with a new bridge, frets and noiseless fender replacement pickups. Then it became a touring guitar. I can honestly say it is one of my favorite guitars to play (I say that quite often, but there are about five times when I really mean it - this is one of 'em). It now has jumbo frets on it. If you want to hear it, it's the intro and first verse guitar on the song "nine lives" and is featured a lot on the "Yeah!" album as part of the rhythm guitar sound.more
Mentioned at 2:45 minute mark in this Premier Guitar Rig Rundown video, Steely Dan's Jon Herington plays a modified Fender Telecaster. One of Herington's favorite mods is an exposed truss rod adjustment screw at the joint of the guitar's neck and body, which allows for quick truss rod adjustments without having to remove the guitar's neck. "We were playing outside in the summer, or these guitars sit in trucks overnight sometimes....you know, these thing go through hell out here," Herington said.more
“A few years ago, I was contacted by a guy who had my high-school guitar – a ’66 Tele that I bought new at Manny’s on 48th Street in New York. I sold it in ’68 to buy a Les Paul. The guy I sold it to gave it to another guy in Connecticut, who kept it all those years before moving to Texas. He came to a show I was doing in Austin a few years ago, and I played it. It was in good shape – had the same case and everything. I remembered the dents I put in that case. He asked if I wanted to buy it, but wanted a lot of money. I told him I’d just buy a new Tele, and I did, from Fender’s Custom Shop. Well, last year, the guy got back to me and made another offer. I couldn’t refuse, because it’s got such sentimental value. So I bought my first guitar – I own it again! I had it set up, and it sounds killer!”more
http://www.gibson.com/News-Lifestyle/Features/en-us/legendary-guitars-clarence-708.aspx From a Gibson article: Gatemouth Brown’s guitar choice similarly rejected the bounds of strict categorization. The jazz elements in his playing might have led him toward an ES-175, the electric blues an ES-335 or a Fender Stratocaster, the country a Gretsch or a Telecaster. Instead, Brown embraced one of the most radical and atypical guitar designs of all time: the Gibson Firebird. Wielding alternately with his fiddle, he bent the Firebird to boppin’ rhythm chops and lithe, wiry solos that ran the gamut from roadhouse blues jumps to fleet-fingered swing excursions, and – despite the fact that this was a guitar that always seemed most at home toward the gnarlier edges of alternative rock – made that odd, offset bird seem right at home with all of it.more
In 1966, Steve Marriott started to play a sunburst Fender Telecaster. It is clearly seen here from the biggning of the clip throughout the performance of "Itchycoo Park" in1967. For a period in 1967, Steve played this guitar without the neck pickup (as seen here) and later it was replaced by a P90 pickup.more
James Taylor performs onstage during SiriusXM Presents James Taylor Live at The Apollo Theater on June 16, 2015 in New York City. Seafoam green Fender Telecaster *** This is 2015! *** Here are relatively contemporary examples of James performing on a Sunburst Fender Tele:: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/420594052672530359/ https://www.berkshirelinks.com/james-taylor-tanglewood-august-21-2006/more
"And I really only have two main guitars in the studio: One is a ’68 Les Paul Custom Black Beauty, and then I have a ’69 Tele that’s really light. I tend to always be on the bridge pickup—I’d rather have the guitar always sound bright, and then just dial the treble back on the amp."more
Fender Telecaster Unkown model
“My first electric was a brand new Telecaster because [Yardbirds guitarist] Jeff Beck was playing a Telecaster,” he said. “I wound up not keeping it, because it was too clean. I was looking for a more dirty sound.” He pauses to deliver the punchline, “Because the distortion hides your lack of prowess and technique.”more
Mike's original "mutt Telecaster that he bought from Danny Gatton. "Yamaha modeled it on a mutt Telecaster that I had been playing since back when I began recording with Atlantic, and that guitar was itself actually kind of a copy of a Tele I got from Danny Gatton, who got it from Roy Buchanan. Danny souped it up and sold it to me for $500, because he wanted to buy a used car. It was stolen from me at gunpoint many years ago."more
In this photo, Costello seems to hold Fender Telecaster in Butterscotch Blonde colour. It might be vintage, judging by the headstock wear. He plays this one often, and is seen on couple of more photos. http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music/elviscostello/wellmonttheater/7.jpg https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/43/9f/b0/439fb0376bd5da780f8f73007bad8230.jpgmore
Gatton played a 1953 Fender Telecaster customized with Joe Barden pickups and Fender Super 250Ls, or Nickel Plated Steel (.010 to .046 with a .015 for the G) strings. (Fender now makes a replica of his heavily customized instrument.), and a 1956 Gibson ES-350. For a slide, Gatton sometimes used a beer bottle or mug.more
According to an interview by Jas Obrecht for Guitar Player magazine, conducted January 29, 1981, Honeyman-Scott used bandmate, Chrissie Hynde's white telecaster often: "She's got two Telecasters - a little white one and a metallic green one. And the white one is just one of the most fantastic guitars ever made. I love using that. I use it as much in the studio as possible." The full in-depth interview is quite fantastic and can be found here: http://jasobrecht.com/james-honeyman-scott-the-pretenders-qa/more
In addition to his Jazzmaster, Ric owned several other Fender guitars, one of which was a butterscotch blonde mid 50's Telecaster with a white pickguard. It was not seen being played by him very often, but he did use it. It may have also been outfitted with a Bigsby at some point as it was seen in some photos of Ric Ocasek's guitar stash he loaned to Weezer while recording their 1995 debut "blue album".more
Mark almost exclusively used Fender Telecasters which he liked to duct tape his pedals to. This choice was not only aesthetic but practical as well as he can often be seen twiddling the knobs on the pedals while playing. He played what seemed to be a stock Telecaster in the “Satisfaction” video with what appears to be an Electro-Harmonix Frequency Analyzer mounted on the body though it looks like at times he had up to three pedals. Live footage of Devo in Japan in 1979 also shows Mark playing what appears to be a different Telecaster modified with a humbucker in the neck position.more
What equipment are you using? Same white Stratocaster as always. A Tele. Just got a 1956 Les Paul TV Jnr from Stevie Klasson in Sweden. Love the sound of the P90 pickup. I've also got a reverse Firebird and a 335 which I play open tuned. Marshall amps then I switched to Fenders. A pair of Fender Vibro Kings sound good. Ten inch speakers. Not twelves. Find a good Fender amp that matches the guitar and off you go. I've got a Martin M38 acoustic I've played for 20 years which is a sweetheart; and a 12 string Guild acoustic which records like a dream.more
"As for the Telecaster, well, a Gibson always sounds like a Gibson, and a Strat, however you set it up, you eventually start playing Hendrix stuff, but, for me, a Telecaster is an anonymous guitar, which relies on what amp you use. I’ve managed to get a sound which is fairly unique to me, I think. My main Telecaster has a Fender body and a Squier neck, ‘cause I smashed the neck on tour with The Lords, and my guitar roadie could only find a Squier neck. I found that I had an extra three frets or so to play with, it’s thinner, so it’s been on there ever since."more
The Fender Telecaster, colloquially known as the Tele /?t?li/, is the world's first commercially successful solid-body electric guitar. Its simple yet effective design and revolutionary sound broke ground and set trends in electric guitar manufacturing and popular music. Introduced for national distribution as the Broadcaster in the autumn of 1950, it was the first guitar of its kind manufactured on a substantial scale and has been in continuous production in one form or another since its first incarnation.more
Peter Koppes plays three Fender guitars onstage: a Jazzmaster, Telecaster andStratocaster. "The Jazzmaster and Telecaster are Pre-L models," says Peter."The Strat is supposed to be a pre-L; the body has a pre-L plate, but it's gotan L-series neck on it. The Jazzmaster's a funny guitar; it's as thin as aGibson SG, with P-9 (aka soapbar) pickups on it. Those are old, single coilGibson pickups, beautiful, powerful pickups. Single-coil pickups have got awider range than humbuckers."more
In this performance on "Beat-Club" in 1966, John McNally uses a Fender Telecaster which originally was in sunburst but later resprayed into white. According to [The Searchers' official website](http://www.the-searchers.co.uk/ricky.htm), this guitar was first lent to him while his iconic Höfner Club 60 was re-fretted, but he was not satisfied with the result and kept the Telecaster. The guitar was used on recordings such as "When You Walk in the Room" (1964).more
Puppet owns two, one in light blue and one in black. The blue one was used in [the music video for "Bigger Picture"](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BievZza57w) and is depicted in [the artwork for the *Life Overseas* EP](https://www.instagram.com/p/BcczlvWAA8A/?hl=en&taken-by=puppetmusic). The black one is depicted in [the artwork for "Here Again"](https://i1.sndcdn.com/artworks-000236685350-gt2gug-t500x500.jpg) with inverted colors.more
"Mason has delivered some of the most incredible Tele-whacking, chicken-pickin’, double-stopping, face-melting, mind-blowing solos in country music. For most of these sessions, he used a bastardized 1968 Fender Telecaster that he bought used in the ’80s for a few hundred dollars. Sporting a car primer finish applied by the previous owner, this Tele has been customized with a Joe Glaser B-Bender and a Gibson mini-humbucker at the neck position. A standard Tele 3-way switch controls the neck humbucker and Tele bridge pickups, while a blend knob brings in a Seymour Duncan Vintage Stack that Mason added as a middle pickup."more
According to an article on Guitarthai, in addition to his own signature ESP Eclipse lineup, Sugizo also used an ESP Horizon, Fender Jaguars, Fender Stratocasters, Fender Telecasters, Gibson ES175, a Gibson Les Paul Custom, a Richenbacker 330, and electric violins made by Kranz. He also used Diezel VH4 head, a Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier head, a Mesa Boogie 4x12 cabinet, a TC Electronic TC 2290 Rackmount Dynamic Digital Delay, Decimator ProRack G power conditioner, a script Phase 90, a Boss CE-2 Chorus pedal, a Boss OD-1 pedal, a Providence Final Booster, a Digitech Whammy II, an Eventide Pitchfactor, an Eventide TimeFactor, an Eventide ModFactor, a TC Electronic G System, a Boss PS-5 Super Shifter, a Blackstar HT-DIST Distortion pedal, and a Providence Stampede Overdrive.more
Here, Kennedy is seen using a Fender Telecaster that was stripped and custom painted by his tech Adam Gable. The guitar features a transparent blue finish with matching headstock on top, with white binding and a natural back and sides. The pickups were then swapped with Seymour Duncan Little 59s.more
Richard often uses the Telecaster live on songs like New Generation and The Wild Ones. He has always been using telecasters since he was a kid, when he bought a black korean Squier Tele he also used with Suede http://www.oocities.org/sunsetstrip/palladium/1040/int_suedenewgeneration.html In the late 90s He bought a cheap blonde 1971 Tele in a shopmore
Foreman was also seen with this guitar. His Fender Telecaster is in white colour, it has humbucker and a PAF pickup.[Getty Images](http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/chris-foreman-guitarist-of-madness-performs-on-stage-at-an-news-photo/466035906) say : > Chris Foreman guitarist of Madness performs on stage at 'An Evening With Suggs & Friends' in aid of Pancreatic Cancer UK at Emirates Stadium on March 12, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.more
"So the other day on stage @rich_meyer and @ryan_suspect decided to give me this guitar that Rich built for me. He worked really hard on it and it is blowing me away. @fatherbadass gave me some custom built pickups from Australia that I'm gonna install sometime this week. And @kydids picked out the pink mirror pick guard which makes me wet. Its really cool to have the family I do. I am blessed. (Yes that's a @djredbees sticker on my phone.) This one is gonna make some noise on album 3. Just look at it. It goes fast. I'd say about as fast as my glasses. And that's fast. I think I'm going to name her "California Rose". " 14/06-17more
Michael Been's main guitar in The Call before he started playing bass was this custom Telecaster with a Gretsch Filtertron in the neck position. It also makes a sonic appearance on later records during the sessions as I believe Michael would play guitar in the studio after Scene Beyond Dreams.more
Tomás Wallenstein: No primeiro disco não procurámos tanto captar aquilo a que, naturalmente, soa uma banda a tocar ao vivo e a coisa ficou “limadinha”. Houve um som demasiado controlado que não conseguimos dominar, não procurámos ou não pensámos nisso, ou não achámos que fosse importante. Mas, de facto, quando tocávamos ao vivo a coisa soava um bocado diferente, portanto neste disco também decidimos pensar um bocado nisso.more
"This is a Custom Shop '62 Telecaster and I forgot the name of the pickup that's in here [on the bridge], but it's really, really great. It's not the pickup that came in it. There's a guy that makes pickups. It's a really good Telecaster. Once again, it just plays great and stays in tune great. This was James Pennebaker's personal guitar and he wanted to sell it and he sold it to me. So this is the Telecaster that I use." - Greenberg about his Fender Telecaster.more
Ricky's playing a Telescaster on "Mesopotamia" here (around 11:00) Ricky had at least 3 Telecasters...seems these were used in DADxBB the most often. He started using them starting with Mesopotamia it seems. Natural Finish with White Pickguard (BBC Appearance) - xADxGA tuning - https://youtu.be/yOUhTFuVaWI?t=6m22s Black Pickguard w/ Blonde Finish (Rock In Rio) - DADxBB tuning - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGdkDuL_fgU Black Pickguard w/ White Blonde Finish (Give Me Back My Man Video) - DADxBB tuning - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hl_EEpRfrkkmore
"It’s a ’69, black with binding, maple neck and fretboard, with three single-coil pickups. The lead and neck pickups are Fralins…this week (laughs). The middle pickup is a Seymour Duncan blade Hot Rail. I just use this (touches the knob which used to be the tone control) to blend in the Duncan if I’m on the back pickup."more
In this live video Jay can be seen playing his stock telecaster. This seems to be his main guitar since he can be seen playing the same telecaster in blonde color on tour, at shows and even in studio. Jeff Nolan says "...his cleanish telecaster sound is million miles away from the les-paul based wall of distortion sound that characterizes so many punk bands." http://www.hardrock.com/rpm/episodes/episode-2-plague-vendor/more
Seen in this photo, and mentioned [in this interview](https://jnewton13.tumblr.com/post/3921807686/six-questions-with-evan-patterson-young-widows). "My live guitar is 2002 Fender Telecaster and have yet to find another that sounds like this one. The neck pick up has this perfect kind of low mids with a nice attach to it that I can’t recreate with any other guitar."more
What can I say except this guitar is an American classic. A bare-bones guitar with just two pick-ups and minimal parameter settings, the bright and rich sound works for almost any rock genre. Personally prefer it over the fender strat.
Fender tele with 50s wiring, switchcraft jack, cts pots, orange drop capacitors, crl 3 way switch, braided shielded wire, pushback wire, locking tuners, vintage nut, vintage bridge and saddles, string trees, strap locks, antiquity pickups
This was my first full sized guitar that I pieced together with a lot of help from my dad and a friend. This guitar basically inspired me by default when I was a kid considering the amount of times my dad would play Radiohead in the car. I didn't even know who Jonny Greenwood was as a person, but I definitely knew what he was capable doing with this amazing guitar.
I started learning on acoustic guitars, and this was my first electric. I still use it quite often actually. It's so easy to play and guitar I really enjoy. Can't go wrong, especially when you're learning.
Having a partcaster with ony the best components I could find for my taste I must say tele rocks. I might go further and modify it to be an esquire, since for me it's the only sound I need.
I've owned my MIM tobacco burst telecaster since 2006 and I've put it through a lot; through it all I've had no issues with the playability or durability. I did replace the tuners almost instantly because I like locking tuners but the stock ones were fine. My tele is a different sounding one, it has tons of low end and is pretty mean sounding, and yes, they are stock pickups. I'd recommend a Telecaster to anyone and believe you should have one laying around just in case.
My Tele looks just like the photo, but with a maple neck. It's a stock 1998 American Standard. Nothing fancy, just fantastic. It's the ONLY guitar for classic Country and is a rock 'n roll staple.
Mine is a 60s reissue body with a Musicraft roasted maple neck. This thing is as fundamental to electric guitar sounds as it gets. It doesn't possess the craftsmanship of a Gibson, but it's not meant to- it's built to last and to be played. Tonally, it is a bit restricted, so I swapped out the neck pup for a Dimarzio 36th Anniversary PAF, which makes it a bit more versatile.
Ready to take off the low E string, my tele has a black scratch plate and honey wood grain look. It gives that stinging high-pitched tele sound guitarists love. Light in the hands and feels best tuned to Keith Richard's G,D,G,B,D.