As a child during the early 1960s, George Edward "G.E." Smith got a Fender Telecaster guitar for his birthday and never looked back. Through his six hit-making years with Hall & Oates, his decade-... Click To Read More About This Product
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As a child during the early 1960s, George Edward "G.E." Smith got a Fender Telecaster guitar for his birthday and never looked back. Through his six hit-making years with Hall & Oates, his decade-long run as Saturday Night Live bandleader and his touring stints with Bob Dylan, Smith is widely hailed as a modern master of the Telecaster.
The GE Smith signature Tele is a special electric guitar that combines a '40s-era Fender lap steel with a '50s-era Telecaster. Details include a large U-shaped maple neck, lap steel "oval and diamond" fingerboard inlays, and custom cutoff bridge plate with body-mounted bridge pickup. Includes case.
Model Name: Fender G.E. Smith Telecaster
Series: Artist Series
Body: Premium ash body
Neck: 1-piece maple, extra deep "U" shape, (nitrocellulose lacquer finish)
Fingerboard: Maple, 7.25" radius (184 mm)
No. Of frets: 21 vintage-style frets
Pickups: 2 American Vintage Tele single-coil pickups with body-mounted bridge pickup
Controls: Master volume, master tone
Pickup Switching (3-Position Blade):
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickup
Position 3. Neck Pickup
Bridge: Custom "Cut-Off" Tele Bridge with 3 brass saddles
Machine Heads: Fender/Gotoh vintage-style tuning machines
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Width at Nut: 1.650" (42 mm)
Unique Features: Lap steel-inspired position inlays, vintage styling
Strings: Fender Super 250R, nickel plated steel,
Gauges: (.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046),
Accessories: Strap, cable
Case: Vintage-style tweed case
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Comments about Fender G.E. Smith Telecaster Electric Guitar:
I'm generally more of a strat guy, but I had the opportunity to try out this little delight at GC last weekend and its tones are really pretty desireable. Especially through a Blues Deluxe.
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