FENDER TELECASTER DELUXE
   
Used by Lee/Jim/Mark: 1987-2009

  • 1987 -- F#F#C#C#C#C# (Beauty Lies in the Eye)
  • 1988 -- GGDDGG (Teenage Riot, The Sprawl) (possibly)
  • 1989 -- GGDDGG (Teenage Riot, The Sprawl)
  • 1990 -- EEBBEF# (Dirty Boots) & World Looks Red, Confusion is Next
  • 1991 -- EEBBEF# (Dirty Boots)
  • 1992 -- EEBBEF# (Dirty Boots, Swimsuit Issue, Chapel Hill, JC)
  • 1993 -- EEBBEF# (Dirty Boots, Swimsuit Issue, JC, Skink, Tokyo Eye)
  • 1995 -- EEBBEF# (Skink, The Diamond Sea)
  • 1996 -- ADDAAD (Junkie's Promise)
  • 2000 -- DFCDFF (Nevermind, Small Flowers Crack Concrete, NYC Ghosts & Flowers) & GGDEGB (Hoarfrost)
  • 2001 -- GGDEGB (Hoarfrost - LEE) (Rain On Tin, Karen Revisited - JIM)
  • 2002 -- GGDEGB (Rain on Tin, Karen Revisited -- JIM)
  • 2003 -- GGDEGB (Rain on Tin, Karen Revisited, Burning Spear, Candle, Sugar Kane, Teenage Riot, Peace Attack -- JIM)
  • 2004 -- GGDEGB (Rain on Tin, Karen Revisited, Unmade Bed, Paper Cup Exit, I Love You Golden Blue, Peace Attack -- JIM)
  • 2006 -- D#A#D#BC#F# (Rats -- MARK)
  • 2007 -- D#A#D#BC#F# (Rats -- MARK)
  • 2009 -- EEBBEF# ? (was in this tuning in Portland, July '09 but not being used)

    NOTES:

  • The second early 70s Tele Deluxe used by Lee. Was one of Jim's main guitars while he was in the band, and now played by Mark on 'Rats' while Thurston played bass. Mark plays in the same tuning as Lee, and several weeks into the tour I saw Lee teaching Mark the chords at soundcheck (I wonder what he'd been playing up until then...).
  • Gauges: .046 .046 .036 .036 .017 .017 (EEBBEF#)
  • Brown body
  • 2 humbuckers
  • Maple fretboard
  • Black pickguard
  • 1 toggle switch
  • 4 knobs
  • Bigsby tremolo added 1995
  • Timberland logo decal
  • "Philip" sticker added in July 2000.
  • Played by Lee in "Beauty Lies in the Eye" video.
  • Listed as "T2" on '95 set lists.
  • Listed as "BIGSBY" on 2000 set lists.
  • Listed as "tele" on 2002 set lists.

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