Fender Releases Joe Strummer Telecaster Honoring “The Clash” Co-Founder

As part of its Artist Signature Series, Fender have announced the Joe Strummer Telecaster in celebration of the legendary British singer, guitarist, lyricist and co-founder of The Clash. Created in part as a tribute to the versatility of Joe Strummer’s playing, the model features a custom Road Worn finish, single-coil `60s pickups and a vintage fingerboard and frets. The signature model follows the 2021 release of the acoustic-electric Campfire and Fender Custom Shop Esquire models.

Elsewhere, the newest collection on Fender Play – “Artist Spotlight: Joe Strummer” – features an exclusive look at the Clash frontman’s iconic Telecaster and classic hits like “Coma Girl,” “The Long Shadow,” “X-Ray Style,” “Love Kills,” “Get Down Moses,” and “Johnny Appleseed.” In the app, guitarists can watch Wayne Kramer of the MC5 play the original Strummer Tele and teach a basic rock guitar technique.

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Joe Strummer – photo credit Shigeo Kikuchi

Joe Strummer 002: The Mescaleros Years, the first-ever comprehensive collection highlighting Strummer’s work with his post-Clash band, The Mescaleros, will be released on Dark Horse Records on September 16th. The collection includes remastered editions of all three of the band’s studio albums, plus 15 rare and unreleased tracks spanning the first demos Joe wrote for the Mescaleros, as well as ‘Ocean Of Dreams’, featuring Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols on guitar, and outtakes of several tracks of Joe’s final recordings with the band. This richly curated boxset features exclusive new interviews with Joe’s friends, collaborators and Mescaleros band mates, plus never-before-seen handwritten notes, lyrics, and drawings by Strummer taken from the Joe Strummer Archive. The release arrives everywhere Friday, September 16 on 4 CD w/72-page book and 7 LP w/32-page book, special edition packaging and exclusive 12”x12” art print. PRE-ORDER HERE: https://darkhorserecords.lnk.to/joestrummer002

Joe Strummer Telecaster® ($1,799.99 USD, £1,649.00 GBP, €1,899.00 EUR)

As front man and co-songwriter of The Clash, Joe Strummer created a fiery, passion-filled brand of up-tempo punk-rock that catapulted the legendary band into rock and roll history. To capture the vibe of Joe’s well-worn ’66 model, the Joe Strummer Telecaster features a Road Worn lacquer-finished Alder body, a mid-’60s “C”-shape maple neck with 7.25″ radius rosewood fingerboard and a set of custom-voiced Joe Strummer Telecaster pickups. Other features include a vintage-style 6-saddle Telecaster® bridge, era-correct 3-ply mint pickguard, vintage-style tuning machines and a custom Revolution Rock neck plate, all featuring Fender’s Road Worn® finish to complete the look.