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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.

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.