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 ...

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Overview

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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"...this is a terrific book on an amazing guitar" - curledup.com

"This book does something new and differentâ?¿an exultation of the Fender Telecaster in all its forms" - Vintage Guitar

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760341384
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press
  • Publication date: 10/15/2012
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 601,789
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Wilko Johnson is best known as the frenetic guitarist for the 1970s English R&B group Dr. Feelgood, who were an acknowledged influence on the punk rock movement that followed. Mr. Johnson was also guitarist in his own band, the Solid Senders, and for a time in Ian Dury & the Blockheads. He also appeared in four episodes of Game of Thrones and in 2014 released the well-received album Going Back Home with Roger Daltrey.

Redd Volkaert succeeded Roy Nichols as lead guitarist in Merle Haggard's backing band and is one of the most revered Telecaster players in the world.

Dave Hunter is an author, musician, and journalist. He is the author of several popular books about guitars, amps, and effects, including Voyageur Press's Star Guitars, The Fender Stratocaster, The Gibson Les Paul, and 365 Guitars, Amps & Effects You Must Play. A regular contributor to Guitar Player and Vintage Guitar magazines, he resides in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

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Table of Contents


Foreword
By Wilko Johnson

Introduction
The Blue-Collar Guitar

Part I
History

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

Afterword
By Redd Volkaert

Index

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