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John 5 American Fender Series

From Fender: John 5 is a big-time Fender Telecaster collector, owning a Tele from almost every year since we began making them. So when we released the new American Vintage Series, we asked him to bring a few of his vintage Telecasters in for comparison sake. Watch as he shares his conclusions on the new models.

To see the video that goes with this article click: (more…)

John 5 parting ways with some of his guitars – you could grab one on eBay

John 5 has teamed up with tune-o-matic and is selling a few of the guitars and basses he has used during his times with Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie and you could grab a piece of history too by joining the bidding on eBay.

Among the pieces for sale are a Black Gretsch Falcom 613BK, a Vintage 1981 Fender Stratocaster Maui Blue, a VINTAGE 1964 GIBSON THUNDERBIRD II BASS GUITAR POLARIS WHITE FINISH and a few more gems between (see full list below)

So go now, bid on these pieces, some of which are extremely rare and all from the personal collection of John 5.

Usual eBay rules apply.  Please note the auction is being conducted by tune-o-matic so any questions regarding the guitars must be made on their auction pages on eBay. (more…)

John 5 centrefold in Guitar World magazine

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Check out the centrefold in the latest issue of Guitar World magazine.  This fantastic shot of John 5 with his stunning collection of Telecasters, was taken by Art of Malice and The Castle photographer, Ray Gutierrez (StrangeBeautifulArt).

You can see the full image in the Pro Shots Gallery

J5 and Fender donate guitar for charity

UPDATE: Bidding now open: http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110689326977&clk_rvr_id=233474790866

John 5 and Fender have teamed up with Soundwave Festival and donated a Black Fender Squier American Standard Telecaster to be auctioned in support of the QLD Disaster Relief Appeal.

As you may be aware in December 2010  Queensland was hit by flooding and Tropical Cyclone Yasi.  Many communities have been left devastated.

The guitar, which you can start bidding on tomorrow (19 May 2011) has been signed by John 5. (more…)

John 5 pops into Fender for a new guitar

Fender’s Front Row blog reported at the weekend that now back home, John 5 popped into their Burbank Fender Showcase store to pick up a new guitar for his Tele collection:

From Fender Front Row: http://www.fender.com/blog/john-5-adds-to-his-already-enormous-tele-collection/

John 5 owns a Fender Telecaster from almost every year and since we’re celebrating our 60th anniversary of the Tele, that’s obviously quite a large collection. As he’s always telling us, owning Telecasters is “an obsession,” (more…)

Celebrating 60 years of the Fender Telecaster

John 5 joins a host of other musicians to celebrate 60 years of the iconic Fender Telecaster.  The video from Fendermusical features a host of names including Jeff Beck, Vince Gill Keith Urban Mick Jones and John 5 as they discuss why the Telecaster has reigned supreme.

See more celebrations by going to fender.com