FENDER TELECASTER ELECTRIC GUITARS | Derringers Music Store | Adelaide Australia

Fender Telecaster - The First Commercially Successful Solid-Body Electric Guitar

The Fender Telecaster is the world’s first commercially successful solid-body electric guitar. Though others such as Paul Bigsby made initial pioneering inroads with soldi body guitar design, it was not until the creation of the Fender Esquire/Broadcaster/Telecaster that the concept was accepted by large numbers of guitar players.

The Fender Telecaster, or 'Tele' as it is usually referred to, has one of the most simple designs but, that simplicity has proven to be one of the most successful and enduring guitar designs. The first production model of the Telecaster-style guitar was a single pickup version called the Fender Esquire of which less than fifty were produced. The Esquire was produced with no truss rod and suffered many problems and most were replaced under warranty by Fender. The Esquire was replaced by a two pickup version called the Broadcaster but again Leo Fender ran into problems, this time due to the model Name. The Broadkaster, spelt with a ‘k’, was a product name owned by the Gretsch musical instrument company for a series of their drums. Leo Fender, to avoid legal action and confusion in the marketplace, changed the name of the new truss-rod equipped two-pickup version of his guitar to Telecaster.

One of the key features of the original Telecaster design was the large and powerful bridge pickup. This pickup was based upon an electric Hawaiian Steel Guitar pickups and delivered a powerful clear tone with a rapid snappy attack. That particular sound is now known as “the Telecaster sound” and is one of the key reasons for the popularity of the model. The other main reason for Telecaster popularity is that the geometry of the guitar allows a player to easily swap from an acoustic guitar to an electric without significantly modifying their playing style.

As the Fender Telecaster increased in popularity, Leo Fender created a companion bass guitar called the Precision Bass, which drew upon the design techniques learned from the Fender Telecaster.

Over sixty-five years on, the Fender Telecaster remains one of the most popular guitar designs ever created. Now available in a variety of pickup configurations, colours and designs, the Tele can be found in all genres of popular music.

Telecaster guitars are also available under the Squier brand or guitars produced by Fender.

Visit Derringers Music for your Fender Guitar, Bass and Amplification solutions.

 

FENDER TELECASTER ELECTRIC GUITARS | Derringers Music Store | Adelaide Australia

Fender Telecaster - The First Commercially Successful Solid-Body Electric Guitar

The Fender Telecaster is the world’s first commercially successful solid-body electric guitar. Though others such as Paul Bigsby made initial pioneering inroads with soldi body guitar design, it was not until the creation of the Fender Esquire/Broadcaster/Telecaster that the concept was accepted by large numbers of guitar players.

The Fender Telecaster, or 'Tele' as it is usually referred to, has one of the most simple designs but, that simplicity has proven to be one of the most successful and enduring guitar designs. The first production model of the Telecaster-style guitar was a single pickup version called the Fender Esquire of which less than fifty were produced. The Esquire was produced with no truss rod and suffered many problems and most were replaced under warranty by Fender. The Esquire was replaced by a two pickup version called the Broadcaster but again Leo Fender ran into problems, this time due to the model Name. The Broadkaster, spelt with a ‘k’, was a product name owned by the Gretsch musical instrument company for a series of their drums. Leo Fender, to avoid legal action and confusion in the marketplace, changed the name of the new truss-rod equipped two-pickup version of his guitar to Telecaster.

One of the key features of the original Telecaster design was the large and powerful bridge pickup. This pickup was based upon an electric Hawaiian Steel Guitar pickups and delivered a powerful clear tone with a rapid snappy attack. That particular sound is now known as “the Telecaster sound” and is one of the key reasons for the popularity of the model. The other main reason for Telecaster popularity is that the geometry of the guitar allows a player to easily swap from an acoustic guitar to an electric without significantly modifying their playing style.

As the Fender Telecaster increased in popularity, Leo Fender created a companion bass guitar called the Precision Bass, which drew upon the design techniques learned from the Fender Telecaster.

Over sixty-five years on, the Fender Telecaster remains one of the most popular guitar designs ever created. Now available in a variety of pickup configurations, colours and designs, the Tele can be found in all genres of popular music.

Telecaster guitars are also available under the Squier brand or guitars produced by Fender.

Visit Derringers Music for your Fender Guitar, Bass and Amplification solutions.

 

FENDER TELECASTER ELECTRIC GUITARS
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