Thursday, April 12, 2007

The Telecaster Bass

Okay, so it's not really a Telecaster, but it's made by Fender and has the word Telecaster printed on the headstock. Here's a great example of a 70's tele bass.

The telecaster bass came about in 1968, and was basically a reissue of the pre-1954 Fender Precision Bass. In '54, the P-bass shape was changed to a strat-like outline, rather than the previous tele shape.

The Tele bass was never extremely popular, although it was an adequate instrument. The Fender Precision and Fender Jazz overshadowed it pretty dramatically, eventually forcing the tele bass out of production.

Just thought I would give the tele bass a passing mention, as it falls into a niche somewhere in the category of "all things telecaster".

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