With his electrifying proto-punk Telecaster chops, angular onstage swagger and pre-Lydon thousand-yard stare, Wilko Johnson is a venerable, influential and unmistakable U.K. guitar hero. With pub rock institution Dr. Feelgood, Johnson was an original ’70s-era architect of the bridge from no-nonsense Brit R&B to snarling high-energy punk. His percussively choppy finger-style work on his early-’60s Telecaster furiously fused rhythm and lead parts, inspiring a new generation of iconoclastic U.K. punk, new wave and post-punk guitarists.
Fender’s Wilko Johnson Telecaster now puts his distinctive-looking instrument in your hands, with features including a Black finish and single-ply red pickguard, maple neck with comfortable “C”-shaped profile, and dual vintage-style single-coil pickups. Other features include a 7.25”-radius rosewood fingerboard with 21 vintage-style frets, three-way pickup switching, vintage-style string-through-body bridge with three chrome-barrel saddles, and vintage-style tuners. Special in-case extra include two Wilko Johnson photos and facsimiles of the notebook pages on which Johnson penned Dr. Feelgood hits “She Does it Right,” “Back in the Night” and “Roxette.”
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I'm so pleased to have this in my possession. Wilko has been a favourite guitar player of mine for years, and this is a beautiful tribute to the guy. The playing is perfect, and the set up and intonation were great straight out of the bag - just a little tune up was all that was needed. What do you get other than glorious tones? Well a copied sheet of lyrics, a couple of them and now photographic prints, the usual case candy minus the trussrod adjustment key, but never mind, I already have a few, all presented in a nice deluxe gig bag, and all for a bargain price of 501 GBP. However my only beef is this, the alignment on the back of the machine heads is really far out, I mean not staggeringly, but enough to notice. Not a problem though as this baby growls, it grunts, and it screams out those bad boy Dr Feelgood licks without a blink of an eye. Get one of these babies before they go the way of the Dodo, you'll love it!
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Wilko Johnson - you either know him or you don't.
And finally for his fans, the Guitar we have waited nearly too long for.
Great Pick-ups and tone and lovely neck for thumbing your bass notes.
A mexican made signature guitar that means it's affordable for the fans and not just the lucky few (as long as you can still find 1 of the 250 built).
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|Model Name:||Wilko Johnson Telecaster®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Black|
|Neck Finish:||Gloss Urethane|
|Neck Shape:||"C" Shape|
|Scale Length:||25.5" (648 mm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||7.25" (184.1 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||21|
|String Nut:||Synthetic Bone|
|Nut Width:||1.650" (42 mm)|
|Position Inlays:||White Dot|
|Bridge Pickup:||Vintage-Style Single-Coil Tele|
|Neck Pickup:||Vintage Style Single-Coil Tele|
|Controls:||Master Volume, Master Tone|
|Pickup Switching:||3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup|
|Bridge:||3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Tele with Chrome Barrel Saddles|
|Strings:||Fender® USA 250R NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)|
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