The Fender Telecaster: The Life and Times of the Electric Guitar That Changed the World

The Fender Telecaster: The Life and Times of the Electric Guitar That Changed the World

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Fender’s Telecaster is one of the icons of the guitar world. It’s not just manufacturer’s hype that this is the one of the most famous guitars of all time—it was the first production solid-body electric guitar, setting the style for everything that followed. To say this guitar changed the world of music is no over-the-top boast.This is the first history and giftbook devoted to the legendary Tele. It covers the development of the guitar and the famous players who made it their own, from the first 1949 prototype to the launch of the model in 1950 as the Esquire, through the Broadcaster, infamous “Nocaster,” the Telecaster—and its numerous variations today.

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ISBN-13: 9781610586757
Publisher: Voyageur Press
Publication date: 10/15/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 553,724
File size: 71 MB
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About the Author

Famed guitar historian Dave Hunter (Portsmouth, NH) is well known to guitar freaks. He’s the author of Star Guitars: 101 Guitars That Rocked the World plus numerous other music titles. He writes regularly for Vintage Guitar and Guitar Player magazines.

Table of Contents

By Wilko Johnson

The Blue-Collar Guitar

Part I

Part II
Tone & Construction

Artist Profiles
Jimmy Bryant
Paul Burlison
James Burton
Luther Perkins
Muddy Waters
Albert Collins
Steve Cropper
Michael Bloomfield
Roy Buchanan
Waylon Jennings
Roy Nichols & Merle Haggard
Buck Owens & Don Rich
Eric Clapton
Jeff Beck
Clarence White
Syd Barrett
Keith Richards
Jimmy Page
George Harrison
Wilko Johnson
Bill Kirchen
Mike Campbell
Bruce Springsteen
Joe Strummer
Andy Summers
Danny Gatton
Redd Volkaert
Pete Anderson
Jerry Donahue
Chrissie Hynde
Jim Campilongo
Marty Stuart
Bill Frisell
Vince Gill
D. Boon
G. E. Smith
Brent Mason
Duke Levine
Frank Black (aka Black Francis)
Johnny Greenwood and Thom Yorke
Graham Coxon
John 5
Brad Paisley

By Redd Volkaert


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“This book does something new and different…an exultation of the Fender Telecaster in all its forms” - Vintage Guitar

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