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Robert Brown tells us why he loves the Fender Telecaster Guitar.

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RobRobert Brown thinks Fender’s American Deluxe is a modernized Telecaster for the 21st century!

Fender’s American Deluxe Telecaster features an improved compound-radius fretboard for smooth bends all along the neck. Staggered locking tuners provide stable tuning for those behind-the-nut bends. Improved N3 noiseless pickups produce shimmering Telecaster tones without the hum. Other high points include S-1 switching for a huge variety of switching options, bound-top body with belly cut and beveled neck heel, and chrome brass saddles for the bridge. Also included is a new molded SKB case with TSA locks, made exclusively for Fender. Fender N3 Noiseless pickups N3 Noiseless pickups offer the best of vintage and modern tones, because they provide that characteristic Fender sound and response without the annoying single-coil hum. Utilizing an innovative stacked coil design, they are voiced for each Tele pickup position, with the insulated metal core of each type differing in materials and construction for improved tone, with an Alnico 5 magnet for the bridge pickup, an Alnico 2 for the middle pickup, and an Alnico 3 in the neck position. This is a great sounding piece of equipment.

Here are a few  artist who played a Telecaster:

Bob Dylan (born 1941) owned a black-and-white 1958 Telecaster which became one of his first electric guitars, shaping his controversial electric sound. He used this guitar on his epic 1966 tour of Australia and Europe.

George Harrison (1943–2001) of The Beatles received a prototype Rosewood Telecaster as a planned gift from Fender in 1968. Fender selected the better of two prototypes built, flew it to England in its own personal seat along with a courier, and hand-delivered the guitar to Apple offices in December 1968. Harrison used this guitar during The Beatles famous ‘Get Back Sessions’ as well as on the Beatles’ 1970 album Let It Be and 1969’s Abbey Road. Of equal notability, Harrison used the rosewood Tele for the Beatles’ last public performance in 1969, famously referred to as‘the Rooftop concert’. Harrison subsequently gave this instrument to Delaney Bramlett.George Harrison (1943–2001) of The Beatles received a prototype Rosewood Telecaster as a planned gift from Fender in 1968. Fender selected the better of two prototypes built, flew it to England in its own personal seat along with a courier, and hand-delivered the guitar to Apple offices in December 1968. Harrison used this guitar during The Beatles famous ‘Get Back Sessions’ as well as on the Beatles’ 1970 album Let It Be and 1969’s Abbey Road. Of equal notability, Harrison used the rosewood Tele for the Beatles’ last public performance in 1969, famously referred to as‘the Rooftop concert’. Harrison subsequently gave this instrument to Delaney Bramlett.

Muddy Waters  (1913–1983) helped build a bridge between the blues and rock with his “walls of electrified sound,” played on his red ’57 Telecaster. Until 2010, Fender sold a Muddy Waters Telecaster, one of the guitars in its Signature series.

Jimmy Page (born 1944), though more known for his use of the Gibson Les Paul, used a Telecaster in his earlier work with The Yardbirds and onLed Zeppelin’s first album, as well as on Stairway to Heaven, one of Led Zeppelin’s most famous tracks. Page later used the Telecaster in recording and touring for his solo album Outrider.

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