The Terry Kath Fender Custom Shop Telecaster

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by ZackyDog, Jan 11, 2022 at 11:50 PM.

  1. toddfan

    toddfan Country Gent

    Mar 12, 2012
    Kansas
    $20K :eek:

    HURRY....there's a limited run of only 50!!!!
     
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  2. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Lol. I find it amusing that there is a line of Fender signatures at 5 figures where the main feature is putting ugly stickers and other crappy art on the guitar. I don't like any guitar player enough to like that guitar.

    Is there a smoky backroom somewhere in which guitar company bosses bet each other as to who can actually sell the ugliest guitar and charge the most?

    just my opinion of course.
     
  3. toddfan

    toddfan Country Gent

    Mar 12, 2012
    Kansas
    Not knocking Terry Kath...loved his writing and playing, but, if you want "his" guitar...why not make one yourself? That's pretty much what Terry did...and, Fender was kind enough to give you the specs! ;)
     
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  4. juks

    juks Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
    That thing looks awful IMO. My first git has stickers but I was a teenager back then...
     
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  5. Londoner

    Londoner Gretschie

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    Dec 18, 2020
    UK
    Ok, pull out 50 Teles, bash them about a bit, cover them in stickers and knock them out for $20,000 each. Hopefully some mugs will buy them.
     
  6. GlenP

    GlenP Country Gent

    Jul 23, 2019
    WA
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  7. Back in Black

    Back in Black Country Gent

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    72
    Jun 22, 2020
    Ontario Canada
    For all the Terry Kath fans out there, your wait is finally over.

    The price is steep, but like Eddie's Frankenstein, Andy Summers Tele...and numerous others, you're not buying a guitar as much as you are buying a piece art, not to mention Rock-n Roll history.

    Not for me, but I'm sure Terry's fans are drooling!

    The home builders will have lots of fun with this one, now that all the intricacies have been made available. Won't be long until decal sheets start to appear...the rest is pretty straight forward.

    BIB
     
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  8. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    you can keep it ........
     
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  9. wildeman

    wildeman I Bleed Orange

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Meh, I'll wait for the Squier version...
     
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  10. toddfan

    toddfan Country Gent

    Mar 12, 2012
    Kansas
    I found the Terry Kath documentary referenced above to be very worth watching. I saw them in, I think, 1968 at the KCIR in Kansas City right when their first album was making waves. They were an amazing band for those first few LP's and Terry was a huge part of that.
     
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  11. schwarzerHund

    schwarzerHund Electromatic

    6
    Jan 1, 2022
    Indianapolis
    Yeah- the look of that guitar doesn't do much for me- but, as others have mentioned, the documentary about him made by his daughter was very informative and entertaining, I thought. I learned quite a bit about the band's early and best (IMHO) years that I hadn't known previously- he was really the driving force. Talented dude.
     
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  12. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Friend of Fred

    Jan 19, 2012
    Maldon UK
  13. The band Chicago. (assuming you are serious) I’d heard the name, couldn’t place it.
    Just never associated Chicago with a guitar player band, it was always the horns & harmonies.

    A tele with stickers. I could do that.
    May have to go back for a listen myself.
     
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  14. Back in Black

    Back in Black Country Gent

    Age:
    72
    Jun 22, 2020
    Ontario Canada
    Correction UD...Who He Was.

    Sad story...

    BIB.
     
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  15. tmcq65

    tmcq65 Electromatic

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    Nov 10, 2021
    Pennsylvania
    When I first heard about this new tribute guitar there was something about it that just didn't sit right with me. A post on a Telecaster forum kind of put words to my thought - Kath experimented extensively with this guitar, because, he wanted something different than what Fender provided....so Fender is going to. in a sense, "claim" that as theirs?

    I do like that this will likely bring some much-warranted attention to Terry Kath - an amazing musician that was so sadly taken from us too soon.
     
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  16. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    I saw him in about 1970 at Maple Leaf Gardens (Chilliwack opened). I recall that he played a black Les Paul custom all night.
     
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  17. Can anyone play this video?
    The message I get is “your browser cannot play this video.”
    Which then directs to Mozilla, Opera & Chrome.

    Have I stumbled upon technology discovered at Roswell?
    Cigarette Man made this video, didn’t he.
    ——————

    Update:
    OK. Drop the link into youtube & it plays. No aliens.
    Must be a harbinger of the coming computer war.
     
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