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    Telecaster & Esquire Guitars

    Posted on September 28th, 2022 by Joe G

    One of the first American solid body guitars available to the public was the Fender Telecaster. Designed by Leo Fender has been used by artists of all genres from Blues, Country Western, Rock, Jazz, Motown, Fusion, Soul, Gospel, and more since 1951. It’s solid body lightweight design, simplified controls and ability to achieve a variety of tones quickly became sought after by guitarists and remains one of the most popular instruments today. They were available with Rosewood & Maple fingerboards, Alder & Ash bodies with Bound and Unbound bodies, White and Black pickguards. Throughout the years various versions of the Telecaster have transformed like the Thinline, DeLuxe, etc. but the original version is still remaining and manufactured and is the most popular choice. It has been the choice of many famous players like: Steve Cropper, Muddy Waters, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, Elvis Presley, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, James Burton, Albert Collins, Buck Owens, Brent Mason, The Animals, Kinks, George Harrison, Carl Wilson, Brad Paisley, Ed Bickert and on and on.

    We are avid collectors and we purchase Fender Telecaster & Esquire guitars. We pay top dollar so if you or a relative have one call us and bring your guitars in to the best place to sell guitars in Chicago. Email or call to bring your guitar in today!

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    Cashed in some silver coins and received a very fair exchange. Joe and Chris, were very friendly, and comfortable to deal with. Came back with some jewelry, and received a rough appraisal...again no pressure.

    Date: 11/15/2021 • 5 / 5 stars ★★★★★

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    Date: 05/01/2021 • 5 / 5 stars ★★★★★

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