GE Smith Telecaster®

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Model #: 0118202806

GE Smith Telecaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Black $1,749.99

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GE Smith Telecaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Black

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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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Best Tele on the market!

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Bigsnaketex on June 24, 2014
Blues Alternative Rock Classic Rock

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!!

Rock on!

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Model Name: GE Smith Telecaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Black
Model Number: 0118202806
Series: Artist
Advertised Price: $1749.99
Color: Black

Body

Body
Body Material: Premium Ash
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Shape: Telecaster®

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Shape: "U" Shape
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Vintage-Style
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

Electronics

Electronics
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)
Pickup Configuration: SS

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 3-Saddle Custom "Cut-Off" Vintage-Style Tele Bridge with 3 Brass Saddles
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tuning Machines: 6-in-Line American Vintage
Pickguard: 1-Ply White
Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
Switch Tips: Barrel Style

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
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
  • GE Smith Telecaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Black

    #0118202806

    $1,749.99

  • GE Smith Telecaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Dakota Red

    #0118202854

    $1,749.99

  • GE Smith Telecaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Honey Blonde

    #0118202867

    $1,749.99