March 2019

T-Style

ARTICLES

Fender American Performer Telecaster Hum Review

March 1, 2019
Fender tweaks the traditional Tele template to accommodate contemporary tastes.
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NAMM '19 - Ruokangas Valvebucker Demo

January 29, 2019
Finnish luthier Juha Ruokangas shares the fascinating origin story of his active pickup system driven by onboard NOS tubes.
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NAMM '19 - Abasi Concepts Larada Demo

January 26, 2019
The Animals As Leaders mastermind continues his hand at guitar design and unveils more options for his flagship instrument while teasing a more "traditional" model.
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NAMM '19 - Fender Acoustasonic Demo

January 25, 2019
Witness how the company engineered a hybrid design that goes from dread to Tele with the flick of a switch.
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First Look: Fender American Performer Telecaster

January 18, 2019
Watch John Bohlinger play the latest iteration of Leo's first solidbody that's loaded with a new Yosemite bridge single-coil and Keef-esque neck humbucker.
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Grover Releases the Roto-Grip 505F Series Tuners

December 15, 2018
The 505F series design allows you to upgrade your vintage Fender tuners to a more modern style locking tuner without making any modifications to your guitar.
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Tools for the Task: Tele-Style Bridges

November 16, 2018
Options abound for Tele-style bridges, but here are 10 to get you thinking about what a swap could do for your guitar.
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Vintage Vault: 1962 Fender Telecaster Fiesta Red

October 10, 2018
A candy-colored and road-worn Tele with a few rare turns, including an ash body.
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Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: Cozart Serape T-style

August 13, 2018
A cheapo guitar with a Mexican-style blanket covering its body is a conversation starter—and a cool player.
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Fender Debuts the Tele Thinline Super Deluxe

August 9, 2018
The Corona crew's latest mashup pairs rich-sounding TV Jones Classic pickups with a twist to their semi-hollow Tele design.
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Rig Rundown: G.E. Smith

August 1, 2018
After decades of backing up world-class artists and leading the SNL band, the famed Telemaster shares some of his tried-and-true gear secrets.
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SNAMM '18 - Clifton Guitarworks Flathead Demos

July 18, 2018
These slightly unusual axes combine reclaimed woods with a moden take on a traditional design.
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SNAMM '18 - Devilcat Amps | CMG Guitars Gussie 317 & Missy Demos | Mark & Ashlee Demos

July 12, 2018
Amp and guitar builder Chris Mitchell uses his T-style and LP-style axes to rock through two growling heads loaded with spring reverb and 6L6s.
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SNAMM '18 - Sublime Guitars J-Hawk Deluxe Demo

July 10, 2018
This builder of creatively sourced, nicely priced instruments debuts its first T-style, as well as a move to roasted neck woods.
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SNAMM '18 - Elliott Guitars Halocaster and Pine Top Demos

July 5, 2018
A mashup of two classic models results in fun, twangy tones. Also, check out two powerful combos that harken back to gritty tweeds.
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SNAMM '18 - Longfellow Guitars T-Style Demo

July 3, 2018
London luthier Pete Longfellow makes his Nashville NAMM debut with an aluminum T-style with fantastic cluck and twang.
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SNAMM '18 - Vintage US Pro Shop Series Demo

July 3, 2018
Custom-shop quality in everything from fretwork to distressed finishes comes to the import line at a crazily reasonable price.
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Mod Garage: Lean, Mean Series Wiring for Telecasters

May 25, 2018
It’s easy to convert the middle position on a stock 3-way switch into a potent “solo preset.”
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Wizard of Odd: The Mystery of Calculon 6

March 8, 2018
One big question remains about this intriguing piece of folk art. Perhaps someone, somewhere has the answer.
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NAMM '18 - Fender Parallel Universe Demos

January 26, 2018
We take a listen to the company's new limited-edition series full of reimagined classics and wacky mashups.
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