Richie Kotzen Telecaster®
High-Performance Tele® Elegance
Versatile rock guitarist Richie Kotzen has long wowed audiences with his impeccable chops and deft Telecaster artistry. His prolific career spans from stints in Poison and Mr. Big, to solo artist and front man of The Winery Dogs, to his recent collaboration with Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith in the group Smith/Kotzen. Known for his passionate and captivating playing style, Richie has influenced countless guitar players along the way. Once available only in Japan, the elegant Richie Kotzen Telecaster guitar is now available worldwide, with features including a beautiful flame maple top on a comfortably contoured ash body, gold hardware and a distinctive combination of DiMarzio® pickups.
- Contoured ash body with bound flame maple top
- Maple neck with large “C” profile
- Maple fingerboard with 12” radius, 22 jumbo frets and abalone inlays
- DiMarzio® DP173 Twang King™ neck pickup and DP384 Chopper T™ bridge pickup
- Three-way pickup selector switch and rotary series/parallel switch (no tone control)
- Gold through-body Telecaster bridge
Strong and dense, ash is a longtime classic for electric instrument bodies. Notably resonant and sweet sounding, it’s characterized by clearly chiming highs, well-defined midrange and strong low end. It also features an attractive grain that takes lighter-colored finishes especially beautifully.
FLAME MAPLE TOP
This Telecaster features the notably elegant high-end design element of a beautifully figured flame maple top.
Gold hardware imparts an especially elegant gilded look to this instrument—a pleasingly high-end appearance that isn’t overdone or ostentatious, but rather just the right touch of refinement.
LARGE "C" NECK PROFILE
The Richie Kotzen Telecaster features a modern neck with a thicker “C” profile (the shape of the neck in cross section), and a maple fingerboard with a 12” radius and 22 jumbo frets.
The supercharged sound of the Richie Kotzen Telecaster comes from its high-performance pickup configuration, consisting of DiMarzio® DP173 Twang King™ (neck) and DP384 Chopper T™ (bridge) single-coil pickups.
ROTARY SERIES/PARALLEL SWITCH
The Richie Kotzen Telecaster's special series-parallel rotary switch delivers versatile tonality from both pickups.
Body MaterialAsh with Flame Maple Laminated Top
Body FinishGloss Urethane
Neck FinishSatin Urethane
Neck ShapeLarge "C"
Scale Length25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius12" (305 mm)
Number of Frets22
Nut MaterialSynthetic Bone
Nut Width1.650" (42 mm)
Position InlaysAbalone Dot
Bridge PickupDiMarzio® The Chopper T™ DP384
Neck PickupDimarzio® Twang King™ DP172G
ControlsMaster Volume, Series/Parallel Rotary Switch
Switching3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Special ElectronicsSeries/Parallel Rotary Switch
Bridge6-Saddle String-Through-Body Tele® with Block Steel Saddles
Tuning MachinesGotoh® Cast/Sealed
Control KnobsKnurled Dome Gold
Neck Plate4-Bolt Vintage-Style
StringsFender® USA 250L Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges), PN 0730250403
Other FeaturesBound body top, rear belly cut, top body contour, Richie Kotzen signature on front of headstock
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