As a child during the early 1960s, George Edward “G.E.” Smith got a Telecaster guitar for his birthday one year, and never looked back. Through his six hit-making years with Hall & Oates, his decade-long run as Saturday Night Live bandleader and his touring stints with Bob Dylan, Smith is widely hailed as a modern master of the Telecaster.
Fender is honored to present his new signature Tele®, a special guitar that combines a ’40s-era Fender lap steel with a ’50s-era Telecaster. Features include a large U-shaped maple neck, lap steel "oval and diamond" fingerboard inlays, custom cutoff vintage-style bridge plate and body-mounted bridge pickup.
- Body: Premium Ash Body - Neck: 1-Piece Maple, Extra Deep "U" Shape (Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish) - Fingerboard: Maple, 7.25" Radius (184mm) - No. of Frets: 21 Vintage Style Frets - Pickups: 2 American Vintage Tele® Single-Coil Pickups with Body-Mounted Bridge Pickup - 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)