Fender wanted to give the Telecaster a popularity boost among the then important Hippie community. To do so, Leo issued two Telecaster models with a psychedelic touch. One had a blue floral pattern, the other one a pink paisley. That cheap move didn’t convey enough flower power to pump up the sales and the production of the nicknamed ‘Wallpaper’ telecaster got stopped a year after its introduction.
It took a rockabilly guitarist to immortalize the model — Well not any rockabilly guitarist, we’re talking about the Master of the Telecaster, James Burton. Since Burton brought the Pink Paisley to fame, several reissues of that telly have been produced in the last two decades. Hear Burton make it swing.
Ever tried to pull a Gibson sound from a Telecaster? Perhaps this thinline TC-90 and its two Seymour Duncan P90s could help.
Double cutaway, neck-through, the Korean made TC-90 is not your average Tele, but according to Scott Grove, it “smokes the american stuff”. The Jim Adkins model (JA-90) released in 2007 is originally a single cutaway version of the TC-90.
The most popular instrumental rock of all time (and first record ever released by Virgin) was recorded using this guitar. In fact, it was the only six string used for the entire album. I’m talking about Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells, of course.
This 1966 Fender Telecaster was originally blonde, and the property of Marc Bolan. An extra Bill Lawrence pickup was added to the classic Tele configration.
The guitar went up for auction in 2007, but didn’t reach the reserve price. Hear it