It's Here! Fender Honors Susan Tedeschi With Signature Telecaster

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC)  has announced the Susan Tedeschi Telecaster®, honoring one of the most celebrated blues and American roots musicians with her first Fender® signature guitar. Patterned after Tedeschi’s instantly identifiable Caribbean Mist 1993 American Standard Tele®, which is featured on the cover of her seminal album Just Won’t Burn and has been her go-to guitar for over 30 years, The Susan Tedeschi Telecaster® offers authentic tone, inspiring playability and simple sophistication.

A blues stalwart known for her powerful vocal performances and dynamic musicality, Susan Tedeschi began her career in Boston in the early ‘90s, garnering a significant regional following for her soulful brand of guitar playing.

Following the release of Just Won’t Burn, Tedeschi found international acclaim, and since then her unyielding commitment to her craft – both as a solo artist and in Tedeschi Trucks Band – has earned her the adoration of audiences around the world, as well as a Grammy win for Blues Album of the year for Revelator (with Tedeschi Trucks Band) and an additional seven nominations including Best New Artist, Best Female Rock Vocal Performance, Best Contemporary Blues Album (for Wait For Me, Hope And Desire and Back To The River) and Best Contemporary Blues Album.

“I’m so excited to unveil my new signature Telecaster,” said Susan Tedeschi. “Honestly it’s a dream. I just wanted to be able to play the guitar, so to have my own signature model is a real honor. It’s going to feel insane to see it in the hands of players. The guitar feels so comfortable and it plays so well, so I think lots of people are going to enjoy it.”

Featuring a 9.5" rosewood fingerboard and 22 medium jumbo frets atop a 25.5"-scale maple neck with a slim Tedeschi “C” shaped profile, the Susan Tedeschi Telecaster® offers the same easy playing comfort as Tedeschi’s treasured original Tele®. What’s more, the alder body, Custom Susan Tedeschi Single-Coil Tele® Pickups and Master TBX™ Tone Control deliver well-rounded tone, perfectly suited to blues and other genres. Elsewhere, the Aged Caribbean Mist finish, 4-Ply Tortoiseshell Pickguard and nickel and chrome hardware give the guitar a distinctive style.

Watch as Susan Tedeschi unveils her signature Telecaster.

"Susan Tedeschi is a major force in contemporary blues-based music, and it’s so exciting to be honoring her with her very own signature guitar,” said Justin Norvell, EVP Product at FMIC. “Fans of Tedeschi will be very familiar with her original 1993 American Standard Telecaster® and its iconic Caribbean Mist finish, so it's great to be able to offer them such a faithful recreation. With its supremely comfortable slim “C” neck and incredible custom-voiced pickups, this model offers an exceptionally enjoyable playing experience.”

In true tradition, the Fender Artist Signature Series honors iconic musicians through product progression and storytelling, creating instruments and gear inspired by the unique specifications of the world’s greatest guitarists and bassists. 

High-resolution artist, lifestyle, and product images of the Susan Tedeschi Telecaster® can be found HERE

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Susan Tedeschi Telecaster® ($1899.99 USD, £1,999.00 GBP, €2,299.00 EUR, $3,299.00 AUD, ¥283,800 JPY) One of the most celebrated musicians of her generation, Susan Tedeschi’s powerful vocal performances and dynamic musicality are a testament to the vital emotive power of the blues. Her musical catalog as a solo artist and with Grammy-award winning Tedeschi Trucks Band showcases her prowess on both vocals and guitar. The Susan Tedeschi Telecaster® is patterned after the instantly identifiable Caribbean Mist 1993 American Standard Tele® that has been Susan’s go-to since she first picked it up.

Featured on the cover of Tedeschi’s seminal album “Just Won’t Burn” and still synonymous with her soulful brand of blues 25 years since – the simple sophistication of the Susan Tedeschi Telecaster® shines brightly. From the slim Tedeschi “C” neck profile and modern block steel saddle bridge to the custom-voiced pickups and indispensable TBX tone circuit, these carefully calibrated elements combine to ensure that each Susan Tedeschi Telecaster® delivers the authentic tone and inspiring playability of Tedeschi’s treasured original.