Spoon’s Britt Daniel unveils signature Fender Telecaster
At this past weekend’s 2019 Summer NAMM, Fender revealed a new signature Telecaster from a long-running indie rock hero: Spoon frontman Britt Daniel. The Britt Daniel Tele Thinline was designed in conjunction with Britt, and here’s more details on it from Fender:
Britt Daniel’s slashing indie-rock and precision-punk guitar style has fueled Spoon to indie-rock superstardom over the course of their 20+ year career. Stunning in a custom Amarillo Gold lacquer finish, the Britt Daniel Tele Thinline guitar’s lightweight semi-hollow ash body resonates sweetly while sacrificing none of the Telecaster’s signature steely clarity—thanks to its Fender Custom Shop pickups and an S-1™ switch that allows you to change instantly between series and parallel pickup wiring. The one-piece “Deep C” maple neck shape fits comfortably in the hand and the 9.5”-radius fingerboard and medium-jumbo frets allow for fast playing and choke-free bending. Other features include Fender ClassicGear™ tuning machines, electrosocket output jack and Elite molded hardshell case.
* Thinline ash body with Amarillo Gold lacquer finish
* Deep “C”-shaped neck; 9.5”-radius fingerboard; 22 medium-jumbo frets
* Custom Shop Hand-Wound Broadcaster® single-coil bridge pickup; Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special™ single-coil Tele neck pickup
* S-1 switch for series/parallel operation
* ClassicGear tuning machines
The model will be released in September for $1,999. You can sign up here to be notified of when it becomes available, and also see more pics and more info at that link.
Spoon’s best-of compilation, Everything Hits At Once, comes out this Friday (7/26) via Matador, and their tour with Beck and Cage the Elephant is underway now (with upcoming NYC-area shows in August).
Meanwhile, the Austin band played a very intimate hometown show to celebrate the announcement, and here’s a video from the show:
— Andy Langer (@Andylanger) July 25, 2019
— SPOON (@spoontheband) July 25, 2019