Fender announce the Joe Strummer Masterbuilt Telecaster

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Fender announce the Joe Strummer Masterbuilt Telecaster

Joe Strummer Fender Masterbuilt Telecaster
Words by Mixdown staff

Today, Fender announces its latest Custom Shop offering with the launch of the brand new Joe Strummer Masterbuilt Telecaster and accessories package.

As celebrated front man of The Clash and The Mescaleros, the raw, passionate stage presence and socio-political songwriting of Joe Strummer defined the punk rock movement that kicked off in the late-1970’s – all with his now infamous 1966 Telecaster® by his side. To honour his legacy, Fender Custom Shop Senior Masterbuilder Paul Waller meticulously recreated every aspect of Strummer’s cherished instrument for a limited edition run. The resonant two-piece select alder body, impeccably worn mid-‘60s “C” profile neck and round-laminated rosewood fingerboard, gives players the feeling of holding a road-tested piece of punk rock history, mirroring all the features found on highly sought after 1960s Fender guitars.

Joe Strummer

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Fender Senior Master Builder, Paul Waller, said: “For me growing up listening to all of this music and then working for a brand like Fender to have access to instruments like these is pretty powerful and a full circle moment.

Building a guitar like this is both rewarding and difficult. I’m trying to be accurate and create a product that means a lot to so many people, which is why we always try and pair the right builder with the right artist.”

Joe Strummer Telecaster

Finished in Super Heavy Relic® Aged Black over Three-Colour Sunburst lacquer— including a matching painted pickguard—all the wear and tear from decades of touring is perfectly recreated on this incredible limited edition. Loaded with a pair of Josefina Campos hand-wound ’67 Telecaster pickups, this guitar exudes all the same raw, expressive tones found throughout both The Clash’s and The Mescaleros’ widely celebrated discographies. Other premium features include 7.25” (184.1 mm) radius, 21 Jescar Vintage (45085) frets, Modern Tele® wiring, 3-way switch, 6-saddle string-through-body Tele® bridge with steel barrel saddles, Schaller® M6 Mini Tuners, brass nut, wing string tree with tall metal spacer, replica touring case, limited edition Joe Strummer Strap and certificate of authenticity.

Keep reading about the Fender Custom Shop here.