The Fender Telecaster - what makes it a legend?
The Fender Telecaster has been in production since 1949. This timeless instrument has been around since the birth of the electric guitar, and is as popular as it ever was.
During the 1930s and 40s, there had been many inroads into the field of building a solid body electric guitar. It wasn't unusual to add electromagnetic pickups to acoustic guitars, lap steel guitars and other stringed instruments for stringed instruments, but a solid body electric guitar would have its own, original sound. And it was Leo Fender's design for the Telecaster that would take this concept and make it a success.
Now, over 60 years later, the Fender Telecaster still has a legion of fans all over the world. It's body shape is the same as it has ever been, inspired by the Spanish guitar. The hardware, fittings and scratchplate are a constant link to the early days of this remarkable instrument. It still has all the appeal and style that set the Tele apart all those years ago.
The Fender Telecaster's enduring success is, of course, helped by its appeal to world famous musicians. When people can use the best, they choose the best, and the Telecaster has a lexicon of fans that's rivalled by few other guitars. From the blues pioneers like Muddy Waters, to the 60's British Invasion sounds of The Yardbird's Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page, who continued his love for the Fender Telecaster into his career with Led Zeppelin and beyond.
The Beatles' George Harrison and The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards could often be seen sporting a Tele. It is part of the iconic images of Bob Dylan and also part of punk, as used by The Clash's Joe Strummer. It continues to be a mainstay for artists today, and represents more than six decades of music.
Order the Fender Telecaster from Peterborough Music today. Be a part of that legacy.
Hide this content.