US guitarist Jorgenson has recorded and toured with a wealth of stellar name artists, including Elton John, The Byrds, Bob Dylan, Willy Nelson, Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Barbra Streisand and Luciano Pavarotti. He first came to prominence with the Desert Rose Band in the mid-'80s.
Telecasters played a significant role in Jorgenson’s guitar collection over the years. Fender honoured him in 1998 with a signature model, the Fender John Jorgenson Signature Custom Korina Telecaster.
As the title suggests, this model featured a solid Korina body as well as a maple neck with pearloid dot inlays and dual side-by-side humbucking pickups. It also featured a modified vintage-style Tele bridge and a custom five-way pickup switching system. Jorgenson’s live work and a recent discussion of his technique provides a good overview of why he opts for the Tele.
"John Jorgenson." (Thanks, bbcoz)
"John Jorgenson had a signature Tele - if Fender think he's worth it..." (From David via email, thanks)