Fender Custom Shop Announces Bob Bain “Son of the Gun” Telecaster
The Fender Custom Shop has announced that its new limited-edition Bob Bain “Son of the Gun” Telecaster will be released April 4. The guitar, which was created by Master Builder Paul Waller, pays tribute to Bain, a legendary session guitarist, and is based on his Number One guitar, a 1953 Tele.
Bain’s original guitar was used on thousands of sessions and can be heard on Henry Mancini’s “Peter Gunn,” the Batman theme and Lalo Shrifrin’s Mission Impossible theme. Bain also recorded with Frank Sinatra, Nat Cole, Ray Charles, Quincy Jones and many other artists and—at 91—he’s still playing today.
· Relic lacquer finish provides a look and feel of a worn in playable gig worthy instrument
· Two-piece off-center select ash body
· Maple riff sawn neck with a 5’3 “V” backshape
· 7.25” radius fingerboard
· 21 vintage frets
· Hand-wound ’51 Nocaster bridge pickup
· Seymour Duncan ’59 neck pickup
· Humbucker and single coil pickup options for a large variety of styles
· Black phenolic pickguard
· Bigsby B16 for the moody feel and sound of vibrato.
· Vintage tuning machines with Fender logo
· Round string tree and bone nut.
Only 30 units will be available worldwide at select Fender Custom Shop dealers.
For more about the Custom Shop, head here. For more about Bain, visit allmusic.com.