John 5 says his signature Fender Telecaster is coming soon and it is called The Ghost

John 5 and his upcoming Fender Telecaster signature
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Back in September 2021, during a guitar rig breakdown with John 5’s guitar tech James "Shotty" Shotwell, eagle-eyed viewers were granted a glimpse of the heavy metal maestro’s upcoming signature guitar – a Fender Telecaster which at the time was still in the prototype stage.

Now, almost 10 months later, John 5 has revealed some more details surrounding the elusive model, confirming in a new interview with Ultimate Guitar that his upcoming signature electric guitar is indeed on the way, sooner rather than later.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

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.