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Few electric guitars are as well-suited to singer-songwriters as the Telecaster. The simplicity of its design, its bright, ringing tones and its all-out chordal punch make it ideally suited for rhythm and riffs. Akron, Ohio-born Chrissie Hynde has played numerous standard US Telecasters over the years and the distinctive jangle of her playing pervades The Pretenders’ extensive back catalogue.
Hynde herself has spoken little of the particular models she has played, telling MusicRadar in 2008: "I don't know anything about guitars, really. A guitar is just a thing, a tool."
Despite this, her blue Tele with mirror scratchplate has been cited as a favourite, while other US Teles in Hynde's arsenal include a white model with white scratchplate, a candy apple red model with white binding and a butterscotch model with black scratchplate. All have rosewood fretboards.
You can read MusicRadar's full Q&A with Chrissie Hynde here.
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