Fender Plans Global Release For Richie Kotzen Telecaster

According to a post on Richie Kotzen's Facebook page, Fender will start selling Kotzen's signature Telecaster around the world starting in January.

At the moment, the popular model is available only in Japan.

Here's the complete FB post: "Fender Guitars will be selling Richie Kotzen's signature model telecaster globally starting this January. The guitar was previously only available in Japan and Europe. Good news for those interested parties in North and South America!"

Kotzen (Poison, Mr Big) hit the studio studio earlier this year with Mike Portnoy and Billy Sheehan to record a fusion album. Look forward to more news about that — and the Telecaster — as 2012 rolls into 2013.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.