Read Fender’s interview with GE about the Signature Telecaster here.
Fender GE Smith Signature Telecaster
Available in Honey Blonde, Dakota Red, or Black
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Take a tour of G.E. Smith’s 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.
“What I’ve tried to do over the years, and in particular with this guitar, is to make it capable of being really fat-sounding, as well as doing all the chicken-pickin’ and the classic Telecaster things that you think about. But with that pickup in the wood like that, you get this resonance and this fattened-up lower end and low midrange that’s really cool.”
~ G.E. SMITH
“The signature guitar! I don’t need to tell you what it can do or how it sounds; you know already since you designed it! It is a picture of beauty and a true work of art. The sustain is great, and the tone awesome. This guitar will be around for along time and I am proud to own one.”
~ ED HERMANN – Winner of GE Smith Fender giveaway.