made for Rick Parfitt (Status Quo). After getting the
chance of closely to inspect his No.1 Telecaster.
He plays the most heavy set of strings I´ve ever used:
0.14 - 0.58 ! Thats why Rick did put the stop
tailpiece on his old Tele.
The Standart bridge just can´t handle the force of his
playing ability. Therefore I reinforced the neck with carbonfibre rods.
The Bridge pickup is a killer (he just plays the bridge
pickup). I love this one myself, it´s the ultimate Rock´n Roll rythm
body and neck spanish ceder, top 12mm maple, ebony
Turbotele bridge pickup, patent neckpickup (PAF 84 and
Strat 62), lots of airbrush.
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this is an very early example, made 1979, note the
flamed alder body
another early example, ca. 1981, mahagony
ca. 1982, pink salmon, mahagony
well, we all know what a standard Tele looks
like, hearing is believing
mahagony body, all bindings
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alder body, maple neck, ebony fretboard, thin abalam
binding, black hardware
I made quite a few of these, very handy
The body is a 7/8 size