Steely Dan Touring Gear 2011
Jon Herington's Vintage Fender “Partscaster” Tele
For tunes in the set such as “Hey Nineteen,” Herington needs a more twangy sound. He uses a vintage “parts” Tele with Van Zant pickups in the neck and middle positions with the original Fender pickup in the bridge. It also features a 3-way selector switch but the bridge pickup can be activated at any time by the push/pull tone knob. Luthier Roger Sadowsky added an Ernie Ball-style truss rod adjustment at the neck joint.