Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Tag: Telecaster

Guitar Classics: The Telecaster Bible is out now!

From essential tone tips and easy modifications to try at home, to close encounters with time-capsule vintage instruments and star players, if twang is your thang, you’ll find plenty to love within these 132 pages.

Fender adds Red Mahogany Top Telecaster to Rarities Collection

This limited-edition model is kitted out with choice tonewoods, pickups and appointments.

18 best Fender Telecasters in 2019

Here's a guide to ensure you get more twang for your buck.

10 best Telecaster neck pickups

For seven decades, Fender’s Telecaster has been a stone-cold classic. However, there’s always scope for a mod or two – so here’s our guide to the best replacement Tele neck pickups currently on the market.

10 best Telecaster bridge pickups

A selection of vintage and modern bridge single-coils for Telecasters.

Rare Guitars: Clarence White’s 1950s Telecaster

Country archivist and musician Marty Stuart has been the keeper of Clarence White’s famous Telecaster since the 1980s – he tells us all about how he came to own what he calls “The greatest Telecaster in the world…”

Meet James Burton, the father of the chicken pickin’ technique

A session ace, sideman to the stars and contributor to a laundry list of hit records, James Burton remains one of the Telecaster’s greatest exponents. In this archive interview, he tells us about Elvis, the Beach Boys and how he invented a little style known as chicken picking.

Danny Gatton was a tinkerer, genre-hopper and Tele master

Blues, jazz, country, rockabilly – Danny Gatton mixed all these together, sometimes in the space of a single bar. This is the story of one of the greatest electric guitarists of all time, and a man who redefined what a Telecaster could do.

Fender unveils limited-edition American Professional Tele, Strat and Jazz Bass

All three feature lightweight ash bodies.

Up-close and personal with Rory Gallagher’s 1966 Telecaster

The late Irish blues legend loved Telecasters more than perhaps any other guitar, and this mid-60s example was his number-one slide guitar across his glittering career.
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