The Telecaster is the longest-lived solid body electric guitar, played by everyone from Muddy Waters to Keith Richards. Its sheer simplicity and versatility are vividly illustrated here through interviews with Jeff Beck, James Burton, Bill Kirchen, John 5, and more.
The Detailed Story of America's Senior Solid Body Electric Guitar
Author: A. R. Duchossoir
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
(Reference). The Fender Telecaster is regarded as the first commercially successful solid body electric 'Spanish' guitar. Designed by Leo Fender at a time when the words rock and roll were not even coined, the 'Telly' is the senior member of a family of instruments whose sounds and looks helped revolutionize the world of popular music. This book relates the story of Telecaster Guitars since 1950 - everything you ever wanted to know is explored through lots of color and black and white photos, charts and interviews.
The Story of the World's First Solidbody Electric Guitar
Author: Tony Bacon
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
(Book). Launched by the fledgling Fender company in 1950, the Telecaster has become the longest-lived solidbody electric guitar, played by everyone from Muddy Waters to Chrissie Hynde. All who play know that the key to the Telecaster's importance and versatility is its sheer simplicity. Packed with high-quality photographs of the great Telecasters, collectable catalogs, period press ads, and memorabilia, this tribute tells the story of the Telecaster and the Fender Company through exclusive interviews with Fender figures who were there when this musical star was born.
Perhaps no other instrument in history has had such a profound effect on the history, style and development of popular music as the Fender Telecaster. This beautiful coffee table-style book includes color and black and white photos of vintage and custom shop models and the great "tele" artists. Plus, deep insights into the history and uses of this fantastic instrument, including licks, solos and techniques of all the great "Telemasters" and influences on blues, country, R&B, and rock. Also includes over 140 music examples--all demonstrated by Arlen Roth on the included CD. All examples are in standard notation, tablature.
Fender's guitars have long been the instruments of choice for artists such as Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. This book tells the complete story of Fender guitars, detailing classics such as the Telecaster, Stratocaster, and Jazzmaster as well as lesser-known (and less successful) models. Dozens of photos reveal Fender's storied craftsmanship, while the text includes collector details for all models. The reference section lists all models and their statistics.
From Buying the Right Guitar to Mastering Your Favorite Songs
Author: Ernie Jackson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Once guitar players learn the basics, they need to take the next step in their musical education. Scales are the musical grammar they're looking for, and this book is a one-stop shop for every scale guitar lovers could ever imagine! Highlights of this valuable reference book include: Easy-to-follow fret board diagrams (no music reading required); Thousands of scale shapes; Scales for every style of music, including world/ethnic music; The basic theory behind the scales and tips on how to use them; And more! Musicians at all levels will enjoy the new sounds and possibilities these scales provide.This oversized volume contains everything guitarists need to know about scales in a fun, down-to-earth book!
The book describes how to obtain the discrete components that could make a Telecaster-ish guitar. It spells out some of the pitfalls you will encounter as one Tele is definitely not equal to all other Tele's - there are interesting little details to watch out for. Then it guides you through the actual building of the guitar, sequence of events, electronics and so on until at last the instrument is stringed up and has a first test in an actual amplifier. I follow the same sequence of events in my workshops, where participants put a Tele together in 4 hours flat. When it actually produces a guitar-ish sound, the most important part follows - the set up (intonation, action etc). A good setup makes a mediocre guitar into a good instrument: The reverse is also true; a $10,000 vintage Tele with a bad setup will be a lousy instrument from a player point of view. The whole process is clarified by about 100 pictures in colour.