It’s been a dizzying three years for Fontaines DC, who released their second album A Hero’s Death at the end of July. The Irish band tell us about their love of 60s Fenders, selling out Brixton Academy and how they want to write a “weird as fuck” new album full of bangers.
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.
The 8 March guitar auction at Gardiner Houlgate in Corsham, Wiltshire, featured a staggering array of desirable vintage instruments, but two of our favourites were beaten-up sunburst Fenders from the first half of the 1960s.