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Fender Unveils the Joe Strummer Signature Masterbuilt Telecaster

Fender Unveils the Joe Strummer Signature Masterbuilt Telecaster

The limited-edition Joe Strummer Masterbuilt Telecaster by Fender Custom Shop offers a faithful recreation of the Clash guitarist's 1966 Telecaster.


The Limited Edition Master Built Joe Strummer Telecaster | Fender Custom Shop | Fender

Fender Senior Master Builder, Paul Waller, said: “For me growing up listening to all of this music and then working for a brand like Fender to have access to instruments like these is pretty powerful and a full circle moment.

Building a guitar like this is both rewarding and difficult. I’m trying to be accurate and create a product that means a lot to so many people, which is why we always try and pair the right builder with the right artist.”

Limited Edition Joe Strummer Masterbuilt Telecaster ($20,000 USD)

As celebrated front man of The Clash and The Mescaleros, Joe Strummer’s raw, passionate stage presence and socio-political songwriting defined the punk rock movement that kicked off in the late-1970’s - all with his now infamous 1966 Telecaster by his side. To honour his legacy, Fender Custom Shop Senior Masterbuilder Paul Waller meticulously recreated every aspect of Strummer’s cherished instrument for a limited edition run. The resonant two-piece select alder body, impeccably worn mid-‘60s “C” profile neck and round-laminated rosewood fingerboard, gives players the feeling of holding a road-tested piece of punk rock history, mirroring all the features found on highly sought after 1960s Fender guitars. Finished in Super Heavy Relic Aged Black over Three-Color Sunburst lacquer— including a matching painted pickguard—all the wear and tear from decades of touring is perfectly recreated on this incredible limited edition. Loaded with a pair of Josefina Campos hand-wound ’67 Telecaster pickups, this guitar exudes all the same raw, expressive tones found throughout both The Clash’s and The Mescaleros’ widely celebrated discographies. Other premium features include 7.25” (184.1 mm) radius, 21 Jescar Vintage (45085) frets, Modern Tele wiring, 3-way switch, 6-saddle string-through-body Tele bridge with steel barrel saddles, Schaller M6 Mini Tuners, brass nut, wing string tree with tall metal spacer, replica touring case, limited edition Joe Strummer Strap and certificate of authenticity.

Limited Edition Joe Strummer 13’ Instrument Cable ($34.99 USD)

Punk icon, musician and composer, Joe Strummer spent his life smashing musical and cultural boundaries both as the singer of The Clash and as a solo artist. Celebrate Joe Strummer’s unparalleled style and substance with his signature cable. This eclectic instrument cable is designed to be unique -- with a 13’ length, pink PVC jacket with leopard print housing, and Joe’s very own signature on the cable’s shrink wrap.

Limited Edition Joe Strummer Guitar Strap ($39.99 USD)

Celebrate Joe Strummer’s unparalleled style and substance with this leopard print strap. Designed to match his legendary Telecaster, this strap features faux leopard print animal fur with a Joe Strummer signature leather badge and is backed by tubular nylon for maximum comfort.

Features:

  • 2-Piece Select Alder body with Offset Seam
  • Plain-Grain Maple neck with a ‘60s Oval “C” Back-Shape and 7.25” (184.1 mm) Radius
  • 3A Rosewood fretboard
  • 21, Jescar Vintage frets
  • 6-Saddle String-Through-Body Tele bridge with Steel Barrel Saddles
  • Custom Shop Hand-Wound ‘67 Single-Coil Tele pickups (Bridge & Neck)

Alongside the Telecaster, there will be a range of Joe Strummer accessories available to purchase that include:

  • 13’ Pink Instrument Cable with custom leopard print housing and signed cable wrap
  • Faux leopard print animal fur guitar strap
  • Pink vinyl wrapped 3-ply hardshell wood case, with soft crushed acrylic plush interior lining in leopard print
  • Limited Edition Joe Strummer Signature Telecaster Pickup Set

For more information, please visit fender.com.