Fender Japan's new Miyavi signature model is one of the most radical Telecasters yet

Fender Japan Miyavi Telecaster
(Image credit: Fender Japan)

Fender Japan has unveiled the Miyavi Signature Telecaster electric guitar – an advanced, boldly customized take on the classic model that seeks to provide a platform for the Japanese guitar phenomenon's unique tones and playing style.

The "samurai guitarist" personally supervised the creation of the Tele himself, ensuring that it fully captured his desired tone and accommodated his trademark finger-slapping style.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.