Let’s be absolutely frank here, Telecasters are not the first guitar you’d associate with rock or metal outfits. But during his three-year tenure with Guns N’ Roses from 1991-94, Gilby Clarke frequently played Teles. The man he replaced, Izzy Stradlin, was also an occasional Tele user, and he can be seen sporting an ESP copy with a Floyd and humbuckers in the Sweet Child O’ Mine video.
Clarke’s models over the years have included a late-'90s ESP Vintage Plus Tele. This mid-set duet with Slash on Wild Horses is a beaut.
"...and maybe Gilby Clarke." (Thanks, Gallagher)
"Gilby Clarke. GN'R have had their fair share of guitarists over the years and Clarke was as good a legend as many of 'em. And he often played Teles, of course." (From Michael via email, thanks)