Fender Custom Shop releases Mike Campbell 'Heartbreaker' Telecaster

Mike Campbell has worked with his fair share of big names - Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan and George Harrison to name a few - and now he's got another to add to the list, as Fender Custom Shop announces the 'Heartbreaker' Telecaster.

Replicating everything from nail scratches to soldering iron burns and chips across its nitrocellulose-finished ash body, the 'Heartbreaker' Tele also packs a pair of hand wound Custom Shop pickups customised for Campbell, as well as a flame maple neck with custom back shape and a three-saddle 'ashtray' bridge.

To create the 'Heartbreaker', Campbell's original Tele was examined and reproduced by Master Builder Dale Wilson along with the Custom Shop's Dream Makers - the replica is so close, even a blindfolded Mike Campbell can't tell the difference.

The Fender Custom Shop Mike Campbell Limited Edition 'Heartbreaker' is available now for £2,949 - check out Fender for more.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.