Finally... Under a lot of speculation from Fender forum enthusiasts, the iconic black and red tele has now been released into the UK in very limited stock (only 200 have been made)!
Wilko Johnson made a name for himself in with his unique style playing many would describe as the backbone of Dr. Feelgood's pub rock sound. Using his fingers rather than picks, Wilko created a percussive sound combining rhythm and lead playing like no other. His signature choppy guitar riffs also made their way into the Solid Senders (of which he was a founding member), Ian Dury and the Blockheads and the Wilko Johnson Band.
Wilko's love for telecasters started when he purchased a '62 model shortly after signing a Dr. Feelgood album deal. Although originally sunburst with a white pickguard he later personalised the guitar with an all black finish and red pickguard.
“I have been working closely with Fender on the details of my signature Tele. It's great to know people will be able to play an instrument just like the one that has served me so well throughout my career” - Wilko Johnson
The signature guitar uses a thoroughly playable c-shaped profile and two vintage style single coil pickups. It also features a rosewood fingerboard, vintage style frets and tuners and a three-way pickup switch, finished of course in a solid black colour with a single-ply red pickguard. Avid guitar collectors and fans will be excited to hear it will be shipping with two Wilko Johnson photos and prints taken from notebook pages in which some of hit hits were written including Dr. Feelgood's 'Roxette'.
Fans will also be aware that earlier this year Johnson was diognosed with terminal cancer. While he's already played his final farewell gig, his defiance in sickness and outstanding attitude means he will be appearing at Cornbury Festival, Oxfordshire this Sunday.
Pre-order the first UK stock of the Wilko Johnson Signature Telecaster here.
***UPDATE - UNFORTUNATELY WE HAVE NOW SOLD OUT OF THIS GUITAR DUE TO PRE-ORDERS BEING PLACED, FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL US ON 0121 359 8124***