Brief History of the Telecaster

The history of the Telecaster can be slightly confusing as it has gone through several name changes and releases.  Leo Fender developed the first prototypes for the Telecaster in his shop in Fullerton, California in the early '40s. From 1932-1949 a number of independant guitar makers and companies were releasing solid-body electrics but none were able to catch on commercially. Fender's Broadcaster was the first model to break through and put solid-body designs on the map. Some of the success was due in part to Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith's recording of "Guitar Boogie" in 1947. Smith was one of the first players to use Fender Broadcaster prototype. (more...)

January 3, 2009
Posted in Guitars,Telecasters — David @ 5:59 pm

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