Fender Unveils New Limited Edition Joe Strummer Masterbuilt Telecaster(R) & Accessories Package

Fender announces its latest Custom Shop offering with the launch of the brand new Joe Strummer Masterbuilt Telecaster® and accessories package.

As a celebrated front man of The Clash and The Mescaleros, Joe Strummer’s raw, passionate stage presence and socio-political songwriting defined the punk rock movement that kicked off in the late-1970’s - all with his now infamous 1966 Telecaster® by his side. To honour his legacy, Fender Custom Shop Senior Masterbuilder Paul Waller meticulously recreated every aspect of Strummer’s cherished instrument for a limited edition run.

Here’s what makes this model stand out:

  • 2-Piece Select Alder body with Offset Seam
  • Plain-Grain Maple neck with a ‘60s Oval “C” Back-Shape and 7.25” (184.1 mm) Radius
  • 3A Rosewood fretboard
  • 21, Jescar Vintage frets
  • 6-Saddle String-Through-Body Tele® bridge with Steel Barrel Saddles
  • Custom Shop Hand-Wound ‘67 Single-Coil Tele® pickups (Bridge & Neck)

Alongside the Telecaster®, there will be a range of Joe Strummer accessories available to purchase that include:

  • 13’ Pink Instrument Cable with custom leopard print housing and signed cable wrap
  • Faux leopard print animal fur guitar strap 
  • Pink vinyl wrapped 3-ply hardshell wood case, with soft crushed acrylic plush interior lining in leopard print
  • Limited Edition Joe Strummer Signature Telecaster® Pickup Set

Fender Senior Master Builder, Paul Waller, said: “For me growing up listening to all of this music and then working for a brand like Fender to have access to instruments like these is pretty powerful and a full circle moment.

Building a guitar like this is both rewarding and difficult. I’m trying to be accurate and create a product that means a lot to so many people, which is why we always try and pair the right builder with the right artist.”