Blur guitarist, songwriter and solo artist Graham Coxon was one of the most inventive guitar players of the Britpop era, and more often than not, a Telecaster was his weapon of choice. It seems only fitting then that the all-too-often underrated star is set to be honoured with a European-only Fender signature model.
Here's the official word from Fender HQ:
"Graham Coxon emerged from the 1990s Britpop movement as one of the UK's most acclaimed and distinctive modern guitarists. Through his hit-filled career with Blur and a highly renowned solo career, his sonic paintbrush of choice is most often a Telecaster guitar, and Fender now honours him with the European-only release of the signature Graham Coxon Telecaster.
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"Coxon is well known as one of modern rock's most avid aficionados of the Telecaster - 'The first guitar I reach for,' he said, and 'One of the guitars I used to draw when I was at school and dream of having.'
"Now he has one with his own name on it. The Graham Coxon Telecaster has a distinctive combination of a blonde finish ash body, tortoiseshell pickguard, vintage-style single-coil Telecaster bridge pickup and Seymour Duncan '59 SH-1 humbucking neck pickup with a black bezel for tone ranging from clear and sharp to warm and round.
"Other features include a C-shaped maple neck with gloss urethane finish, rosewood fingerboard with 9.5-inch radius and 21 medium jumbo frets, three-position switch with 'top hat' tip, knurled chrome knobs on 375k volume and tone pots that contribute to brighter sound from both pickups, vintage-style Telecaster bridge with three threaded steel saddles, chrome hardware, vintage-style tuners, '70s-style headstock decal and Coxon's signature on the back of the headstock."
The Graham Coxon Telecaster has a MSRP of £720 and is available now. Visit Fender for more.