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“My uncle got me into one of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s last shows” Spoon’s Britt Daniel on Texas blues, Telecasters and three decades in music

With indie label Matador reissuing their first eight albums a year after a greatest hits collection that spanned their 27-year career, Spoon are taking stock. We caught up with the Texas band’s frontman Britt Daniel to talk about Thinline Teles, Klon Centaurs and the band’s new album.

The Big Review: Fender Vintera Road Worn ’50s Telecaster & ’60s Stratocaster

Fender’s Road Worn guitars return with improved relic’ing and an attractive range of custom colours. Is this the no-brainer guitar purchase of 2020?

Bill Kirchen on his dream Telecaster, seeing Merle Haggard open for Buck Owens and his guilty pleasures

The titan of the Telecaster has been a mainstay of country guitar music for the best part of five decades, here he tells us how it all began and why mixing exotic dancers and Christmas is a bad idea.

Rig Diagram: Alasdair Maclean, The Clientele (2008)

From the archives: the guitars, amps and pedals of Alasdair Maclean, The Clientele (2008)

Brent Mason on his new Signature Telecaster

The country guitar maestro on how his wonderfully unique Fender Telecaster made it onto Fender’s production line in the shape of his brand-new Fender Stories Collection Brent Mason Telecaster.

Fender launches the Brent Mason signature Telecaster

Featuring all of the unique mods that Mason has on his ‘67 Tele.

Girl In Red paints a Fender Player Series Telecaster in support of LGBTQ+ charity

The Pride Guitar will be raffled off to raise money for the Kaleidoscope Trust.

The Money Shot: Brian Ray’s factory black 1963 Custom Telecaster

A double-bound dream machine from the Paul McCartney guitarist’s collection.

Vintage Bench Test: 1969 Fender Rosewood Telecaster

Late-1960s Telecasters are not especially rare – unless they happen to have a rosewood body and neck like the guitar George Harrison played on the roof of the Apple building in 1969.

Fontaines D.C. share Televised Mind, taken from their forthcoming album A Hero’s Death

The song takes inspiration from The Prodigy, as well as the Brian Jonestown Massacre.