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THE ONE THAT STARTED IT ALL

TELECASTER

The Tele® changed the way music was made—forever.

WHAT MAKES IT A TELECASTER


SINGLE–CUTAWAY BODY

A single-cutaway body gives the Telecaster easy playability and durability.

Dual Single-Coil Pickups

Single-coil pickups at the neck and bridge create a broad range of tones for any genre, from country twang to rock ‘n’ roll roar.

Strings-Through-Body Bridge

The Tele bridge design not only retains the guitar’s tuning stability, but also makes it easy to adjust string spacing.

Hear the Sound


Chris Shiflett

Luther Perkins With Johnny Cash

Mike Campbell

ICONIC MOMENTS


1956: The Tele Meets the Man in Black

Guitarist Luther Perkins plays a Telecaster on many of Johnny Cash’s early hits, beginning with “I Walk the Line.”

1969: A Chicken Pickin' Classic

James Burton plays a Telecaster on the Merle Haggard classic "Workin’ Man Blues." The recognizable intro lick has become a must-learn for guitarists looking to master James' "chicken pickin'" guitar style.

2012: John 5’s Personal Tele-ction

John 5 sits in front of a fraction of his Telecaster collection. The guitarist, who owns more than 100 Telecaster guitars, has played his instruments alongside artists ranging from k.d. lang to Marilyn Manson and more.