Classic Telecaster look, feel, and sound - this is the guitar I used on Lizard Rock ’n’ Roll Band. It’s a relatively new instrument, manufactured in Mexico, but it is like playing a really good old Telecaster.
Fender Squier Jaguar
The Jaguar was, in its day, the top of the line Fender guitar. I always wanted one, and after I had gotten my Squier JazzCaster or TeleMaster (Jazzmaster neck and neck pickup, Telecaster body and bridge pickup) I was so impressed by the quality - even though the Squier line is a lower cost series by Fender - that I thought I’d try out their Jaguar. I was very happy with it - I played this on the eight measures of soloing beginning at 4 minutes into Chicken Butt…
Fender Squier JazzCaster / TeleMaster
I reference this instrument as listed here because it features a Jazzmaster neck and neck pickup, and a Telecaster body and bridge pickup - a combination that I always thought would be a good one, so when I saw that for a limited time it was being made as part of the Squier line, I bought it immediately. It was so inexpensive that I wasn’t sure how good it might be, but the concept was so attractive that I felt it was worth the gamble, Well, this guitar gave me one of my favorite sounds on this whole project - I used it for the lead guitar work on Monopoly. Really great sound, and from the cheapest instrument I used on Homestead Redemption.
Joe Vallee Custom Tele
This Telecaster style guitar was made by Joe Vallee, who has been Pat Simmons’ guitar tech for years with the Doobie Brothers. He had it backstage at one of our shows, and I liked it so much when I tried it out that I ended up buying it from Joe. I used this on a lot of Chicken Butt and for the lead work on Goin’ To The Country.