Watch Susan Tedeschi Play Her New Signature Fender Telecaster Guitar

See Susan talk shop, tour the Fender factory and perform her song “You Need to Be With Me.”

By Nate Todd Jun 19, 2024 11:10 am PDT

Fender recently rolled out Susan Tedeschi’s signature guitar model. The Susan Tedeschi Telecaster is a recreation of the Tedeschi Trucks Band frontwoman’s Caribbean Mist 1993 American Standard Tele.

Susan’s Caribbean Mist Tele with the the tortoiseshell pickguard is almost as instantly recognizable as her amazing voice.

Fender further detailed the Susan Tedeschi Telecaster.

The Susan Tedeschi Telecaster is patterned after the instantly identifiable Caribbean Mist 1993 American Standard Tele that has been Susan’s go-to since she first picked it up. Featured on the cover of Tedeschi’s seminal album Just Won’t Burn and still synonymous with her soulful brand of blues 25 years since – the simple sophistication of the Susan Tedeschi Telecaster shines brightly. From the slim Tedeschi “C” neck profile and modern block steel saddle bridge to the custom-voiced pickups and indispensable TBX tone circuit, these carefully calibrated elements combine to ensure that each Susan Tedeschi Telecaster delivers the authentic tone and inspiring playability of Tedeschi’s treasured original.

Fender also shared a video of Susan talking about the guitar and her influences as well as touring the Fender factory. The clips are cut with Tedeschi performing her song “You Need to Be With Me” off Just Won’t Burn. She also offered some sage advice for any musician.

“Honestly just have fun with it and make up your own stuff, there’s no rules,” she said. “If it sounds good, it is good. It’s not like you have to do it this way or that way. Music is music and it’s art. So you just create whatever you want, and there’s no right way or wrong way to do it.”

Check out the video below:

See Susan’s tele in action on Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Deuces Wild Tour. Scroll down for the routing with ticket info.

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Susan Tedeschi Telecatser Features:

  • Custom Susan Tedeschi Single-Coil Tele® Pickups
  • Tedeschi “C” Profile Maple Neck
  • Aged Caribbean Mist Finish with Distinctive 4-Ply Tortoiseshell Pickguard
  • Master Volume, Master TBX™ Tone Control
  • 6-Saddle String-Through-Body Tele® with Block Steel Saddles
  • Deluxe Black Hardshell (Black Crushed Velvet Interior)
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