It’s been almost 10 years since the world first encountered Anna Calvi through her remarkable debut album. Since then, she’s established herself as one of the most unique artists, with two more acclaimed albums under her belt. But at the heart of it all is a woman and her Telecaster.
The Pretenders’ legend on why she only ever wanted to play rhythm, how she’s “won by default” with her brand new signature Fender Telecaster, and why she very nearly talked herself out of the whole thing…
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.
Much is made of the desirability of pre-CBS Fenders, but how does a 1952 Telecaster from the golden era stand up to a model from 1968? Time to find out if the answer is as cut and dried as you might think.