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Fender Custom Shop Custom Shop Limited Edition Andy Summers Tribute Telecaster Electric Guitar  

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Fender couldn't be more proud and excited to unveil a very special 250-instrument Limited Edition run of the Fender Custom Shop Andy Summers Tribute ...Read More

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Andy Summers: "...this guitar sparks something in me and I have to have it."

Fender couldn't be more proud and excited to unveil a very special 250-instrument Limited Edition run of the Fender Custom Shop Andy Summers Tribute Telecaster ® tuners. It's a note-perfect replica of the 1961 Tele® that Summers used to help propel the Police to untold heights of worldwide pop superstardom.

Featuring the ferocious humbucking neck pickup and single coil bridge pickup mounted in the body rather than in the broken brass (not chrome) bridge plate; a control plate-mounted mini-toggle phase switch; body-mounted preamp on/off mini-toggle switch (the Custom Shop has recreated the Police-era preamp); the rear-mounted overdrive unit controlled by a third knob below the two traditional Telecaster volume and tone controls; "soft" brass bridge pieces and Schaller® tuners.

The prototype, built by Fender Custom Shop Master Builder Dennis Galuszka over the course of a year, is currently in use with Andy now. The guitar features the same "eccentric" modifications that the original had when Summers first bought it, most of which were unchanged throughout the nonstop work and excitement of the Police years.

Summers played number one of the 250 replicas when the Police once again electrified the music world by reuniting on Feb. 11, 2007, to open the 49th annual Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. Even more exciting, Summers will play the replica during the momentous 2007 30th anniversary worldwide Police reunion tour, one of the most hoped for and eagerly awaited events in pop music history. It promises to be a thrilling musical event featuring one of rock's most innovative guitarists playing a spot on replica of one of rock's most distinctive guitars.

Hit after hit was recorded and performed on it - "Roxanne," "So Lonely," "Walking On the Moon," the breathtaking "Message In a Bottle," "Don't Stand So Close to Me," "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic," "Every Breath You Take," "Wrapped Around Your Finger," "Synchronicity II" and "King of Pain." Every nick, scratch, dent and wear mark on Andy's guitar has been painstakingly recreated on this amazing tribute Telecaster. For Police fans, collectors, and '80s tribute bands, you just can't get much better than the Andy Summers tribute guitar.

FEATURES
  • BODY
  • Lightweight Ash
  • Thin nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Heavy relic finish matching Andy's wear marks
  • White binding on top and back
  • NECK
  • Quarter-sawn maple
  • Finish removed from back
  • '65 "C" shape
  • Round lam rosewood fretboard
  • 9.5" radius, 21 frets 6105
  • Black Dot position inlays with Wide Dot spacing
  • BRIDGE
  • Strings-Thru-Body 6-Saddle Brass Bridge with Crack in the Pickup Mounting Hole
  • Hardware: Vintage
  • Pickguard: 3-ply mint green
  • PICKUPS
  • 5-way switch
  • Custom Shop 1969 pickups
  • Humbucking neck pickup
  • Bridge pickup mounted in the body
  • Control plate-mounted mini-toggle phase switch
  • Body-mounted preamp On/off mini-toggle switch
  • Top Hat switch tip
  • Rear-mounted overdrive unit
  • Volume and tone controls
  • "Soft" brass bridge pieces
  • Schaller® tuners
  • Rectangular jack plate

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5.0

A Collector's Item

By Vintage_Guitar_Lover27

from Bangkok, Thailand

The Andy Summers Tribute Tele is a great guitar, a masterpice built by the master builders. Because I haven't actually played it, it's hard for me to say how great it is. This guitar is more a collectors item, hence the overbearing price. This guitar is a awesome tele, a pleasure to play. If you're a collector, go for it. If you're looking for a instrument to gig with every night, I don't suggest you buy this guitar, it's more to be place in a glass case than to see the spotlight every night.

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WHY???

By maxwald

from Columbia SC

I respect Fender, having played some of their guitars and loving them, but why would they take a great guitar and put so much damage on it? Sure, it looks vintage, and if that's your only reason for spending on it, then that's kinda a waste of money. It's got cracks and dents, and personally, I'd rather take my money and buy some other guitars that aren't ruined...

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Good as you expekted it to be

By GuitarManPOWER

from Stockholm Sweden

What dosent this guitar have? Limited 250 Fender Custom shop edition, Awesome relic treatement, a future collectors item and plays like a high quality Fender Telecaster and same with the sound. Also if you are like me a fan on Andy Summers that gives 1 more reason to buy this. Look its just awesome....The price tag will stop alot of people from buying this but for those who can afford it buy it! This guitar is worth the money. Really it is!

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