Sunday, February 19, 2012
1960 Fender Telecaster
While the Telecaster, designed in 1949, is certainly not a 60's design, it was a design that was ahead of its time in every way, revolutionizing the guitar world with this radical design.
I am happy to feature this particular guitar, as it is very similar to the Telecaster as used by Steve Cropper on countless Stax/Volt hit records throughout the 60's. Cropper's snaky, twangy, soulful lines powered numerous hits from Otis Redding, Booker T & The MG's, Carla Thomas, Eddie Floyd, Sam & Dave, and many others.
Images courtesy of Gryphon Stringed Instruments.