Fender Artist G.E. Smith Telecaster Electric Guitar Review :: Fender Electric Guitars Reviews

G.E.Smith- the modern master of the Fender Tele!

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As a child during the early 1960s, George Edward “G.E.†Smith got a Telecaster guitar for his birthday one year, and never looked back. Through his six hit-making years with Hall & Oates, his decade-long run as Saturday Night Live bandleader and his touring stints with Bob Dylan, Smith is widely hailed as a modern master of the Telecaster.
The Fender musical instruments has announced a new signature model for its 2007 lineup – the G.E. Smith Signature Telecaster, a special guitar that combines a ’40s-era Fender lap steel with a ’50s-era Telecaster. The Fender Artist G.E. Smith Telecaster Electric Guitar features a pair of American Vintage Tele Single-Coil pickups, with the bridge position sunk right into the wood – in the style of an early Champion lap steel – with other unique features including lap steel “oval and diamond†fingerboard inlays, and the Special Extra Deep “U†Shape maple neck. This musical instrument also features a premium ash body with Nitrocellulose finish, â€Cut-Off“ vintage style Tele bridge with 3 brass saddles, Fender/Gotoh vintage style tuners, chrome hardware, and a vintage tweed hard case.

Unique Features of Fender Artist G.E. Smith Telecaster Electric Guitar:

– Special Extra Deep “U†Shape Maple Neck,
– Lap Steel Inspired Position Inlays,
– Custom “Cut-Off†Original Vintage Style Tele Bridge,
– American Vintage Tele single-coil pickups,
– 3–way pickup switch,
– Vintage styling.

Features + Technical Specs
Model NameG.E. Smith Telecaster
Model Number011-8202-(Color#)
SeriesArtist Series
Colors(854) Dakota Red,
(867) Honey Blonde,
(Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish)
BodyPremium Ash Body
Neck1-Piece Maple, Modern “U†Shape,
(Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish)
FingerboardMaple, 7.25†Radius (184mm)
No. of FretsVintage Style Frets
Pickups2 American Vintage Tele Single-Coil Pickups with Body-Mounted Bridge Pickup
Controls Master Volume, Master Tone
Pickup Switching3-Position Blade:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Neck Pickup with Tone Control (Bright Vintage Circuit)
Position 3. Neck Pickup with No Tone Control (Dark Vintage Circuit)
BridgeCustom “Cut-Off” Original Vintage Style Tele Bridge with 3 Brass Saddles
Machine HeadsFender/Gotoh Vintage Style Tuning Machines
Pickguard1-Ply White on: (854) Dakota Red;
1-Ply Black on: (867) Honey Blonde
Scale Length25.5†(648 mm)
Width at Nut1.650†(42 mm)
StringsFender String Super 250R, Nickel Plated Steel
Gauges: (.009 to .042), p/n 073-0250-003
AccessoriesVintage Tweed Case,
Strap, Cable,
Meguiar’s Mist and Wipe Kit
CaseVintage Tweed Case

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