Fender Japan has launched a signature Telecaster model for guitarist and singer-songwriter Miyavi. The guitar is a curious blend of vintage and modern, packing some features you wouldn’t normally find on your average Telecaster.
The Miyavi Telecaster features an alder body finished in Arctic White, a maple neck with a custom C neck profile and a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard. Nothing too out of the ordinary as far as Telecasters go.
For electronics it features a trio of pickups: a Seymour Duncan Little ‘59 in the bridge, a Pure Vintage ’65 Gray-Bottom single-coil Strat in the middle and a Sustainer Driver in the neck. The latter lets you pull off Ebow style single-note flurries and more.
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The sustainer links to a pair of switches that engage it and set it to one of three modes: fundamental, harmonic or a blend of both. Other controls include volume and tone knobs and a five-way pickup selector.
Hardware-wise, the Telecaster equips the Maverick Super Vee tremolo system – integrated into the bridge pickup plate itself. Other hardware features include a bone nut, knurled flat-top knobs and vintage-style tuning machines.
Miyavi began his career in 1999 as the guitarist for visual kei rock band Dué Le Quartz, before going solo in 2002. Known worldwide for his slap guitar playing style, he’s released 14 solo studio albums. Watch Miyavi demo his new signature Telecaster below:
The Miyavi Telecaster is priced at ¥220,000 and can only be found in Japanese stores. If you’re still thinking of picking one up outside of Japan, try Ishibashi Music.
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