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Six Decades of the Fender Telecaster

The Story of the World's First Solidbody Electric Guitar

By Tony Bacon

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The Story of the World's First Solidbody Electric Guitar. Book. Softcover. Backbeat Books #0879308567. Published by Backbeat Books (HL.331298).

Item Number: HL.331298

ISBN 0879308567. 8.5x11 inches.

Launched by the fledgling Fender company in 1950, the Telecaster has become the longest-lived solidbody electric guitar, played by everyone from Muddy Waters to Chrissie Hynde. All who play know that the key to the Telecaster's importance and versatility is its sheer simplicity. Packed with high-quality photographs of the great Telecasters, collectable catalogs, period press ads, and memorabilia, this tribute tells the story of the Telecaster and the Fender Company through exclusive interviews with Fender figures who were there when this musical star was born.

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