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Today, Fender announces its latest Custom Shop offering with the launch of the brand new Joe Strummer Masterbuilt Telecaster® and accessories package.

As a 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.

Here’s what makes this model stand out:
• 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

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.”

Check out the demo video for the Joe Strummer Masterbuilt Telecaster® HERE.


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