The musician has long been a fan of Fender Telecaster guitars and the signature model will be sold Europe-wide only and will have his own name on it.
According to the manufacturer, the instrument has a “blonde finish ash body, tortoiseshell pickguard, vintage-style single-coil Telecaster bridge pickup and Seymour Duncan ’59 SH-1 humbucking neck pickup with a black bezel for tone ranging from clear and sharp to warm and round”.
Coxon’s signature will appear on the back of the headstock and other features include a C-shaped maple neck, rosewood fingerboard and vintage-style tuners.
The new model must be a real honour and a lifelong dream for Coxon as he once told Fender that the Telecaster is the first guitar he ever reached for after drawing it when he was daydreaming at school. Now, he says he is a Telecaster “maniac”.
Fender said: “Graham Coxon emerged from the 1990s Britpop movement as one of the UK’s most acclaimed and distinctive modern guitarists.
“Through his hit-filled career with Blur and a highly-renowned solo career, his sonic paintbrush of choice is most often a Telecaster guitar, and Fender now honours him with the European-only release of the signature Graham Coxon Telecaster guitar.”
The manufacturer noted that Coxon is well-known as one of modern rock’s “most aficionados of the Telecaster” and he once said players can do anything with the instrument.
“You can go for this kind of ‘British’ sound, or it can be this beautiful, clean country sound. You can really do anything on a Tele,” he explained.
While Coxon had a string of hits with Blur as lead guitarist, he is also a critically-acclaimed solo artist, releasing seven solo albums, most recently The Spinning Top, which follows the narrative of a man from birth to death.
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