G.E. Smith is a guitarist's guitarist, from his varied stints with Hall & Oates, Bob Dylan and David Bowie to his decade-long tenure as Saturday Night Live bandleader to his status as a collector of fine instruments. Fender® proudly collaborated with Smith on his signature Telecaster® guitar, which was inspired by old Fender lap steels and which features a large neck shape, custom inlays and body-mounted bridge pickup.
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I own a lot of Fender guitars. . . .most of them are Telecasters.
I happen to believe that Leo Fender got it right the first time!!
This particular Tele is the best of the bunch - don't let the wide range of the Artist Series fool you. . . .the best Fender guitars lurk in there. The Eric Johnson Strat is the best model they make on "that" side of the ledger as well.
Anyway, back to the GE Smith. . . .this thing screams!! The American Vintage pickups are loud, clear and have tons of range to them - even the NECK!!
There is some magic in the body mounted Broadcaster pickup in the bridge that I have never experienced before.
I can't express how delighted I'm sure you will be to play one of these!!
They are not easy to find so good luck but I highly suggest this recommendation!!
I got a black one. . . I immediately replaced the single ply white pickguard with a b/w/b one and it made the guitar look much better in my opinion - but tastes on appearance vary - YMMV!!
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|Model Name:||GE Smith Telecaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Dakota Red|
|Body Material:||Premium Ash|
|Body Finish:||Nitrocellulose Lacquer|
|Neck Finish:||Nitrocellulose Lacquer|
|Neck Shape:||"U" 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:||Lap Steel Inspired|
|Truss Rod Nut:||Vintage-Style Slotted|
|Neck Plate:||4-Bolt Serialized|
|Bridge Pickup:||American Vintage Single-Coil Tele|
|Neck Pickup:||American Vintage Single-Coil Tele|
|Controls:||Master Volume, Master Tone|
|Pickup Switching:||3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Neck Pickup with Tone Control (Bright Vintage Circuit), Position 3. Neck Pickup with No Tone Control (Dark Vintage Circuit)|
|Bridge:||3-Saddle Custom "Cut-Off" Vintage-Style Tele Bridge with 3 Brass Saddles|
|Tuning Machines:||6-in-Line American Vintage|
|Control Knobs:||Knurled Flat-Top|
|Switch Tips:||Barrel Style|
|Strings:||Fender® USA 250R, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)|
|Unique Features:||Special Extra Deep "U" Shape Maple Neck, Lap Steel Inspired Position Inlays, Vintage Styling|
|Included Accessories:||Vintage Tweed Case, Strap, Cable|
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