2009 Custom Telecaster

The Ultimate Country or Blues Guitar

The 2009 Fender American Telecaster

Last year I bought a custom 2009 Fender American Telecaster and I must say that it is the best guitar for country or blues for the money.

I have a fender blues reissue amp and use a digi tech pedal for distortion and sustain, but that telecaster has a great tone and a variety of ranges of sounds right from the factory.

The telecaster has a volume & tone knob and 2 pickups that you can manipulate from the 3 way switch which is the key to getting the correct tone you want without any effects.

If you use the bridge or front pickup for rhythm it has a really nice bluesy tone, the middle position is great for a variety of sounds if just by simply adjusting the tone knob and the lead pickup is really bright and crisp which is ideal for taking a lead or solo.

Several famous guitarist use the Fender Telecaster

Keith Richards - The Rolling Stones

Brent Mason - Nashville Studio Guitarist

James Burton - Elvis Guitarist - Who has his own line of Fender Telecaster's

Luther Perkins - who played with Johnny Cash for awhile and is responsible for the boom chicka boom sound still used in songs today.

And many more ;0)

Being a guitar player now for over 30 years I used to swear by the Fender Stratocaster but now I am a Telecaster man.

I wouldn't recommend it for hard rock or heavy metal but any other genre and the telecaster will do just fine.

Anyway thanks for reading the hub, if you have any questions about guitars you are welcome to drop me a email.



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manthy 5 years ago from Alabama,USA Author

Thanks for the comment Wayne.

I also love acoustic guitar and I play it usually for songwriting or jamming at bluegrass festivals etc.

I have a Black Alvarez guitar that I gave 75 bucks for years ago that I play, I love the neck/tone of it so much that I spent enough to buy a gretch or gibson acoustic when I had to re-fret and buy new tuners for it.

anyway thanks for the comment and for your awesome hubs man - I look forward to being a loyal follower


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

I've never owned a Telecaster but I like 'em a lot and would own one if I had room for it. I have been mostly an acoustic buff over the years. About two years ago I bought a new Gretsch Double Cutaway Electrochromatic hollow body with a whammy bar. Love it but I really cannot do it any justice. God wanted me to write but he perfers that I struggle with my guitar...his choice I suppose! Thanks for an interesting piece. WB


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manthy 5 years ago from Alabama,USA Author

You are right Ghost32 The tele is the Uktimate guitar to get that Luther Perkins sound it is a fact that he used it on most of Johnny Cash's recordings, and the good thing is now you can get one USA made for $799.00 from most any of your local music stores or from online @ musicians friend.com

it just comes in a gig bag & there are only 2 colors, but that is ok..... they still have that awesome tone and sound gr8.

Thanks for the comment


Ghost32 5 years ago

I'll remember this one. I've wanted a Telecaster for thirty years or more, but especially after I cut an album in 1995. The studio engineer was a touring musician for much of the year, and his partner did the lead work on my songs for a bargain price. When he asked me what sort of sound I wanted, I told him,

"Tennessee Two, Luther Perkins, close as you can get."

By the time he was done--using his Telecaster--I thought Perkins must have done reincarnated just to help me out.


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AngelaKaelin 5 years ago from New York

Gorgeous guitar! Yes, a lot of great music has come from guitars just like it!

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