Fender Richie Kotzen Telecaster Electric Guitar (Maple Fingerboard)

The Richie Kotzen signature Tele deftly combines flashy good looks and superior modern playability. A pair of DiMarzio pickups make this one versatile axe.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
Ash body Strong, snappy responsive tone
Custom DiMarzio pickups Powerfully hot, full and dynamic tone
Flamed maple top Premium wood grain with bright, projecting tone
Maple neck and fretboard Bright, even tone with long sustain
Versatile rock guitarist Richie Kotzen has long wowed audiences with his impeccable chops and deft Telecaster artistry, with stints in Poison and Mr. Big and his own prolific career as a solo artist and sideman. Currently Ritchie performs and records with his signature Telecaster in The Winery Dogs. Once available only in Japan, the elegant Richie Kotzen 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. Fans of Telecasters that yearn for a chunky but very playable neck profile married with many modern features will find solace in the quality and tone.

Features:

- 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(R) DP173 Twang King neck pickup and DP384 Chopper T(TM) bridge pickup
- Three-way pickup selector switch and rotary series/parallel switch (no tone control)
- Gold through-body Telecaster bridge
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Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Brown Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 18 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 46 x 21 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): FEN 0255202 532
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-488-1818
(9 ratings)
Submitted June 4, 2017 by Robert L in Farmingdale , NJ
"What a guitar!!!"
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I've wanted one of these for a few years, not a huge Telecaster fan, but some just absolutely do it for me, aesthetically, this is one of them... But the stories I heard about the really fat neck kept me away. Well I took the plunge, and it's now my favorite guitar, and the fat neck is very comfortable, and I have small hands. I see some on here for sale that weigh 8+ pounds, mine has to be under 8. The flame maple is a substantial piece of maple, not a thin veneer. Not a big fan of gold hardware, but it blends in nicely with the color, not blingy. The DiMarzio pickups kill, and are quite versatile. The mid boost feature is cool, I don't really use it, and only works in the middle position, may have my repair guy switch it to working with the bridge only. This guitar definitely hangs with the custom guitars I own, closer to a Fender USA Elite, or dare I say custom shop, than it is to an American Std/Pro. My only complaint is no locking tuners, and no case, not even a gig bag, typical Fender Japan BS.
Musical Background:
Playing guitar 30+ years
Musical Style:
Classic rock, hard rock, Metal
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