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The Guitar Interview: Anna Calvi talks Telecasters, the power of pedals, and why “anything is possible” for her next album

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 electric guitar was my first love”: Chrissie Hynde on Telecasters, the magic of bands, and the power of telling people to stick it

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…

James Oliver on sharing a stage with Albert Lee, his love of Telecasters and why Skodas are better than Cadillacs

The guitar player doing his utmost to revive the rockabilly sound, he’s already being touted by his peers as the next titan of the Telecaster and now counts Jimmie Vaughan as a label mate.

“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.

Tele Shootout: CBS vs pre-CBS Fender Telecasters

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.

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.
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