Presenting the Fender Richie Kotzen Signature Series Telecaster, with Maple Fingerboard, in Brown Sunburst.
Versatile rock guitarist Richie Kotzen has long wowed audiences with his impeccable chops and deft Telecaster artistry. His prolific career spans from stints in Poison and Mr. Big, to a successful career as a solo artist and front man of The Winery Dogs, to his recent collaboration with Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith in the group Smith/Kotzen.
Known for his passionate and captivating playing style, Richie has influenced countless guitar players along the way.
Once available only in Japan, the elegant Richie Kotzen Signature Telecaster guitar is now available worldwide, with features including a beautiful flame maple top on a comfortably contoured ash body, gold hardware and a distinctive combination of DiMarzio® pickups.
Key Features of the Richie Kotzen Tele:
- Contoured ash body with bound flame maple top
- Maple neck with large “C” profile
- Maple fingerboard with 12” radius, 22 jumbo frets and abalone inlays
- DiMarzio® DP173 Twang King™ neck pickup and DP384 Chopper T™ bridge pickup
- Three-way pickup selector switch and rotary series/parallel switch (no tone control)
- Gold through-body Telecaster bridge
ASH BODY: Strong and dense, ash is a longtime classic for electric instrument bodies. Notably resonant and sweet sounding, it’s characterized by clearly chiming highs, well-defined midrange and strong low end. It also features an attractive grain that takes lighter-colored finishes especially beautifully.NOTE: The Richie Kotzen Telecaster does NOT include a case or gig bag from the factory.
FLAME MAPLE TOP: This Telecaster features the notably elegant high-end design element of a beautifully figured flame maple top.
GOLD HARDWARE: Gold hardware imparts an especially elegant gilded look to this instrument—a pleasingly high-end appearance that isn’t overdone or ostentatious, but rather just the right touch of refinement.
LARGE "C" NECK PROFILE: The Richie Kotzen Telecaster features a modern neck with a thicker “C” profile (the shape of the neck in cross section), and a maple fingerboard with a 12” radius and 22 jumbo frets.
DIMARZIO PICKUPS: The supercharged sound of the Richie Kotzen Telecaster comes from its high-performance pickup configuration, consisting of DiMarzio® DP173 Twang King™ (neck) and DP384 Chopper T™ (bridge) single-coil pickups.
ROTARY SERIES/PARALLEL SWITCH: The Richie Kotzen Telecaster's special series-parallel rotary switch delivers versatile tonality from both pickups.
Richie Kotzen on His Signature Fender Telecaster
Richie Kotzen Tests Out The Tone Master Twin Reverb with his Signature Telecaster
GeneralSERIES: Made in Japan Artist
COLOR: Brown Sunburst
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Japan
NECK MATERIAL: Maple
NECK FINISH: Satin Urethane
NECK SHAPE: Large "C"
FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 12" (305 mm)
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Maple
POSITION INLAYS: Abalone Dot
NUMBER OF FRETS: 22
TRUSS ROD: Standard
STRING NUT: Synthetic Bone
NUT WIDTH: 1.650" (42 mm)
NUT MATERIAL: Synthetic Bone
FRET SIZE: Jumbo
SCALE LENGTH: 25.5" (64.77 cm)
BODY: Ash with Flame Maple Laminated Top
BODY FINISH: Gloss Urethane
BODY SHAPE: Telecaster®
BRIDGE: 6-Saddle String-Through-Body Tele® with Block Steel Saddles
PICKGUARD: 1-Ply Cream
CONTROL KNOBS: Knurled Dome Gold
SWITCH TIP: Black
HARDWARE FINISH: Gold
TUNING MACHINES: Gotoh® Cast/Sealed
FACTORY STRINGS: Fender® USA 250L Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges), PN 0730250403
NECK PLATE: 4-Bolt Vintage-Style
STRAP BUTTONS: Vintage-Style
BRIDGE PICKUP: DiMarzio® The Chopper T™ DP384
NECK PICKUP: Dimarzio® Twang King™ DP172G
CONTROLS: Master Volume, Series/Parallel Rotary Switch
SWITCHING: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
RECOMMENDED CASE: Deluxe Stratocaster®/Telecaster® Molded Case, P/N 0996102306 (Not Included)
RECOMMENED GIG BAG: FE1225 Electric Guitar Gig Bag, P/N 0991612406 (Not Included)
UNIQUE FEATURES: Bound body top, rear belly cut, top body contour, Richie Kotzen signature on front of headstock
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