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Five Things You Might Not Know About the Fender Telecaster

Phillip McKnight has educated us about the five things we didn’t know about the Fender Stratocaster and the Gibson Les Paul.

Now, in his latest video, he’s back to impart wisdom about another classic: the Fender Telecaster.

Phillip shares some of the history behind the Telecaster’s creation, Jimmy Page’s use of the guitar, its unique (for the time) pickup combination, and more. He also presents a montage of various Telecaster bridges that have been used over the years.

When you’re done, check out Phillip’s other great and informative videos on his YouTube channel.

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Christopher Scapelliti is editor-in-chief of Guitar Player (opens in new tab) magazine, the world’s longest-running guitar magazine, founded in 1967. In his extensive career, he has authored in-depth interviews with such guitarists as Pete Townshend, Slash, Billy Corgan, Jack White, Elvis Costello and Todd Rundgren, and audio professionals including Beatles engineers Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. He is the co-author of Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World (opens in new tab), a founding editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine, and a former editor with Guitar WorldGuitar for the Practicing Musician and Maximum Guitar. Apart from guitars, he maintains a collection of more than 30 vintage analog synthesizers.