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    DescriptionFender's Telecaster is one of the icons of the guitar world. It's not just manufacturer's hype that this is the one of the most famous guitars of all time--it was the first production solid-body electric guitar, setting the style for everything that followed. To say this guitar changed the world of music is no over-the-top boast.This is the first history and giftbook devoted to the legendary Tele. It covers the development of the guitar and the famous players who made it their own, from the first 1949 prototype to the launch of the model in 1950 as the Esquire, through the Broadcaster, infamous "Nocaster," the Telecaster--and its numerous variations today.


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    Title
    The Fender Telecaster
    Subtitle
    The Life and Times of the Electric Guitar That Changed the World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dave Hunter
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 241 mm
    Height: 286 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 1,406 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780760341384
    ISBN 10: 0760341389
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.7
    BIC E4L: MUS
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Libri: I-MU
    BIC subject category V2: AVRL1
    Ingram Subject Code: MU
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BISAC V2.8: MUS035000
    BIC subject category V2: AVGP
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 540
    B&T Approval Code: A08745500
    BISAC V2.8: MUS020000
    B&T Approval Code: A08600000, A08200000
    DC22: 787.87/1973
    BISAC V2.8: MUS023060
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15930
    DC22: 787.871973
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC23: 787.87
    LC classification: ML1015.G9 H8615 2012
    Thema V1.0: AVLP, AVRL
    Illustrations note
    200 colour illustrations, 150 black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Voyageur Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Voyageur Press Inc
    Publication date
    15 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Stillwater
    Author Information
    Wilko Johnson is best known as the frenetic guitarist for the 1970s English R&B group Dr. Feelgood, who were an acknowledged influence on the punk rock movement that followed. Mr. Johnson was also guitarist in his own band, the Solid Senders, and for a time in Ian Dury & the Blockheads. He also appeared in four episodes of "Game of Thrones" and in 2014 released the well-received album "Going Back Home" with Roger Daltrey.Redd Volkaert succeeded Roy Nichols as lead guitarist in Merle Haggard's backing band and is one of the most revered Telecaster players in the world.Dave Hunter is an author, musician, and journalist. He is the author of several popular books about guitars, amps, and effects, including Voyageur Press's "Star Guitars," "The Fender Stratocaster," "The Gibson Les Paul," and "365 Guitars, Amps & Effects You Must Play." A regular contributor to "Guitar Player "and "Vintage Guitar" magazines, he resides in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
    Review quote
    "This book does something new and differenta? an exultation of the Fender Telecaster in all its forms" - "Vintage Guitar""
    Back cover copy
    "Without the Telecaster, there would be a whole lot less music for the world to enjoy!"--Redd Volkaert, from the afterword Working-class hero. The ultimate blue-collar guitar. That is the Fender Telecaster. It wasn't made to be elegant, pretty, or sophisticated. Instead, the Telecaster was designed to be the ultimate utilitarian musical instrument. And somewhere along the way, it changed the world of music. In the hands of players from James Burton to Muddy Waters, Bruce Springsteen to Joe Strummer, the Telecaster has made the music of working people--country, blues, punk, rock 'n' roll, even jazz. Here is the complete tale of an electric guitar that came to work and continues to work hard more than half a century after its birth, still resonating with the purity of the first slab of swamp ash that was carved to that iconic single-cutaway design. Packed with more than 400 photos and memorabilia, plus profiles of the great Tele players, this book is a suitable tribute to the Tele. Dig in, and feel the music. "I'm still on the road and so is my Tele. Every hotel room I check into, the first thing I do is take the Telecaster out of its case and lean it against the wall. It looks so good."--Wilko Johnson, from the foreword