This is the home for Telecaster lovers. We're here to celebrate every aspect of the world's first commercially successful solid body electric guitar. Whether you have an original Fender or simply a "Telecaster style" guitar you should find something to entertain or inform you here.

On the site you'll find some unofficial Telecaster history, trivia and guides to the anatomy, set up or upgrade your Tele. We have been working with guitars for over thirty years and have picked up a thing or two on the way which we're happy to pass on to you.

Since the design first went into production in 1950, it has undergone a number of changes but retained its essential character. There are a wide range of Telecaster models available - both original Fenders and copies, replicas or clones. How they shape up depends on the materials used to make them and the skill of the luthier or factory that assembled them, but the basic design is so sound that it's hard to ruin a Telecaster.

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The Telecaster Culture

They say that if you get the Telecaster bug, it's with you for life. Strat and Les Paul players find little difference between those two styles of guitar when playing if they switch between them. Each offers different sounds, but the feel of playing them is much the same. Put a Telecaster in the hand of a Strat or Les Paul player and it will take them a little longer to adapt. If you grow up with Telecasters, switching to playing another style of guitar is not usually a problem - though why you'd want to is hard to imagine! The Telecaster, whilst probably the simplest form of solid body electric guitar around, demands a little more of it's players, is a little less forgiving than other types of guitar but ultimately is more rewarding, perhaps because of it's raw nature.

The enduring image of the Telecaster permeates popular music through the last half of the twentieth century and on into the twenty first. Whether it's Muddy Waters red blues original; James Burton playing his pink paisley Tele behind Elvis; Keith Richards vintage blonde driving the Stones; Merle Haggard's classic sunbust; Joe Strummer's black and white punk attitude machine; Johnny Greenwood's moody black guitar or Jonny Buckland's Thinline, the Telecaster has shaped modern music over the past fifty years, both sonically and visually.

The Telecaster is a blue collar guitar, a reliable workhorse that will rarely let you down. If you are lucky enough to have had a Telecaster as your first guitar, you'll probably never stray from the path of righteousness!

Whether your style is country, jazz, blues, indie, punk, rock or metal, a Telecaster cuts it. Why? It's such a simple yet versatile guitar. The neck pickup will give you rich warm tones to rival any humbucker, while the bridge pick up gives you that distinctive Tele twang. Mixing the two pick ups gives you the best of both worlds, a tonal palette broad enough for most tastes.




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