True to Mason’s modded original, his signature Tele also sports a Glaser Bender system for easy access to those elusive pedal steel-like tones.
But Mason isn’t known just for his distinctive instruments. Regarded as one of the most recorded guitarists in history, he’s a first-call Nashville session man who has appeared on more than 1,000 recordings by artists like Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, George Jones, Dolly Parton, Blake Shelton, Shania Twain and many others – not to mention countless TV commercials, film soundtracks and television scores. Over the course of his more than 35-year career, he’s also achieved success as a producer and solo artist (check out his fret-burning 1997 instrumental album, Hot Wired), been inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame, earned 12 Guitarist of the Year awards and won a GRAMMY®.
Needless to say, Mason is a high-demand player across a wide range of genres. “I am a session dog,” he says. “You call me, I'll be there.” So when it comes to his instrument, Mason needs to be able to cover a lot of styles with one guitar.