The Fender Telecaster was the first – and many still insist, is the definitive – mass-produced solidbody electric guitar. Here, the people who introduced it to the world and helped turn it into an enduring musical icon tell the remarkable story of its creation…
Fender is collaborating with Jimmy Page to recreate his famous 1959 Fender Telecaster, 50 years after Led Zeppelin formed in October 1968.
The new line-up also includes an artist signature SRV Stratocaster and new Malmsteen models.
Fender overhauls its most affordable USA-made instruments for 2019 with new pickups, a fresh lick of paint and plenty more besides.
Three special models cast in an eye-catching black-gold outfit.
On its launch at the NAMM Show in January, Fender’s Senior Vice President of Products Justin Norvell said that, “The Parallel Universe celebrates the modular nature of Fender guitars, splicing together DNA from various Fender models to create off-the-wall hybrids.”
The roots may be showing on this old blonde, but it sure can sing. Huw Price surfs the airwaves with one of Fender’s first guitars: a 1950 Broadcaster…
The Tele Thinline Super Deluxe is another unusual hybrid from the brand’s Parallel Universe series.