Chrissie Hynde of the The Pretenders now has her own Fender Artist Signature Series guitar, a Faded Ice Blue Metallic Road Worn Telecaster.
Modeled after Hynde’s own Telecaster that she acquired nearly 40 years ago in New York City, the guitar features custom single-coil pickups, a chrome mirror pickguard, and a mid-’60s C-shaped maple neck with a 7.25-inch radius fingerboard. The new Telecaster aims to replicate and deliver on the “churning Tele rhythms” captured on many of The Pretenders' songs.
“My guitar tech, David Crubly, convinced me to launch a Fender Signature Telecaster by telling me it might encourage more people to get into bands and music,” Hynde said in a statement. “I hope that’s true and know that those who do, won’t look back.”
“It was a true honor to bring the Chrissie Hynde Telecaster to life,” said Justin Norvell, EVP of Fender Products. “This guitar is as legendary as the artist who inspired its namesake and personalized design features. Chrissie really wanted this model to be as faithful as possible to its original, and she was right to – this Telecaster is packed full of features that punch.”
The Chrissie Hynde Telecaster is priced at $1,399.99 USD. For more information, visit Fender’s website.
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