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❌SOLD❌ Fender Custom Shop G E Smith Telecaster Blonde, 2012


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The Fender Custom Shop G E Smith Telecaster draws from a number of Fender vintage guitars – not just Telecasters, but also early Fender lap steels. As well, this model incorporates a few ‘tricks’ that a few players have discovered over the years, in particular screwing the bridge pickup directly to the body rather than mounting it on the bridge. As well, the bridge plate is shortened.

The Fender Custom Shop G E Smith Telecaster is a very straight ahead instrument, using the classic early 1950’s fatter maple neck on swamp ash body, with flat-head screws, instead of Philips screws. The pickups are American Vintage models, while the bridge plate is cut back to expose the pickup cavity; the pickup itself is bolted to the body. Smith feels that this contributes to an increased ‘fatness’ in the bridge pickup tone. The inlays draw from Fender lap steels, which Smith also plays.

This Fender Custom Shop G E Smith Telecaster was built by Fender in Corona, California during 2012.

As in the 1950’s, the finish is a thin nitrocellulose lacquer, and here the transparent blonde has some chipping around the edges from honest use. And rather than

This is a very comfortable guitar to play, and as a Telecaster is extremely versatile. The original Tweed Fender rectangular hard shell case is included.

Take the few minutes to watch the linked video of G E Smith discussing his signature model, his playing career, and the Telecaster in general. It’s very much worth the time, delivering a lot of information and entertainment. Smith has been a very prominent player for many years, and it’s clear that he knows a lot about what he’s doing and why.


Price: $1,850.00 CAD
  • Model: GE Smith Telecaster
  • Year: 2012
  • Finish Blonde
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: SV000570
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 30/04/2019

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 6.82lbs 3.1kg
  • Scale Length: 25.5in 648mm
  • Nut Width: 1.653in 42mm
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