To call Waylon Jennings' original tribute Telecaster rare would be an understatement. Here is one of the things we found while researching this guitar on a Telecaster forum: "I'm beginning to believe that this guitar is like a jackalope, people say it exists but you don't ever see one. I have never seen one in person, nor have I ever met anyone who has one. I especially haven't seen one on sale." Well, herewith we can confirm that the guitar does indeed exist. Unquestionable features are - besides the certificate - the embroidered leather emblem on the upper body, the "W" inlay on the 12th fret and the banjo tuner for the low E string. The guitar was the first custom shop tribute model to Waylon Jennings, who along with Willie Nelson was the most successful representative of the Outlaw movement in Nashville. It was based on his original '53 Telecasters, which he had decorated with leather art and modified with the banjo tuner, which allows the E string to be tuned down to D easily. The Tribute Telecaster dates back to the custom shop's early Cunetto era and, in keeping with that time, comes with vintage-style frets, but plays great thanks to the perfect medium neck profile and good string action. The sound can be used exactly the same way in any Nashville recording: Twang without end, but still enough substance in the tone for all the more subtle playing styles. We are very proud to be able to offer you this rare bird in top condition and original case candy such as the signature strap. In addition, there is a curiosity that makes this guitar definitively special: the previous owner noticed that the serial number on the certificate was not the same as on the headstock. She then contacted the Fender Custom Shop, who acknowledged the mistake and sent her a new certificate signed by Ron Thorn. So you get two certificates in addition!
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