In series with the best-selling manuals on the Fender Stratocaster and Gibson Les Paul Electric Guitars, this manual covers the Fender Telecaster
in detail, explaining how to maintain it, set it up to get the best sound, and repair it when things go wrong or damage occurs.
Originally introduced in 1950 as the Broadcaster, the Telecaster was the first production Electric Guitar and remains one of the most popular. Superbly illustrated and designed, this manual includes case studies of key models - everything from a 1948 prototype to a 2008 'closet classic' - but also gives appropriate attention to today's affordable Squier versions.
- Buying a Fender Telecaster, used and new options, pitfalls, authenticity issues, getting the right Guitar for the job.
- Pre-gig checks, tuning, and stageside repairs.
- Routine maintenance and servicing.
- Set-ups and careful 'customising'.
- Case studies of key Telecaster models, such as the '51 Nocaster, '52 Relic repro, '70s Thinline, Customer Elite, Jeff Beck Esquire reissue, Gerry Donahue model and Squier affordables.
- 'Under The Hood' with celebrity users - how the pros set up their Telecasters and related hardware, including Jeff Beck, Jerry Donahue, Keith Richards and Albert Lee.