Throughout this video Jonny can be seen playing his Vintage 1972 Fender Telecaster Thinline, that he acquired in 2002. Matt McGinn, Jonny's guitar technician answered a question about the guitar on the band's website in 2002. He said, "Well, that one (which is called 'Sunny' - they've all got names) is Jonny's total favourite. He's had it about ten years and has played it on most of the albums and tours since Rush Of Blood - it's actually the one he's holding if you look at the band photo from that album cover. There's just something about the two of them that seems to click. It sounds amazing, for a start. And he's really happy when he's playing it, as you might have noticed." Jonny still has and actively uses the guitar today.more
Jay's interest in Telecasters was sparked by their look (as opposed to their sound) and his idolization of Johnny Marr (https://nmc.ca/random-questions-with-jay-ferguson-of-sloan/). He plays a 1971 Telecaster Thinline (https://www.cochraneeagle.com/article/fab-four-sloan-power-pops-into-bragg-creek-20130926).more
I bought this guitar second hand in 2014 for £420. That was an absolute bargain. I have never played a better guitar than it. Being a thinline it is very light weight, the neck is incredibly easy to play and the pickups are fantastic. I love humbucking pickups in a tele and this does not disappoint. The Fender Wide Ranging Humbuckers just add the the quality of this guitar.