Welcome to part two of our 28 Telecaster Legends extravaganza. Part one, featuring artists as diverse as Polly Jean Harvey and Jimmy Page, can be found here. Part two begins with one of the most influential guitarists of all time and a genuine raw blues originator in the shape of Muddy Waters.
Although McKinley Morganfield played instruments made by Gretsch, Stella, Harmony and Gibson in his early career, it's the stinging attack of a Telecaster bridge pickup that defined his sound.
Muddy's main Tele right up to his death in 1983 consisted of a '50s ash body refinished in red coupled to a '60s neck with a rosewood 'board. Other distinctive features included additional screws to stop the pickguard buckling and amp-style control knobs, the legendary bluesman switching to an all-brass bridge in later years.