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Fender Honours Raphael Saadiq With Limited Edition Raphael Saadiq Telecaster

Fender are excited to announce that Raphael Saadiq –  multi-award-winning artist, songwriter, film & television composer, and producer– is being honoured with a limited-edition signature Fender guitar. Today, the two California-based legends revealed the Fender® Limited Edition Raphael Saadiq Telecaster ($2399.99 USD / £2,499.00 GBP / €2,849.00 EUR)


Raphael Saadiq is known for reinvigorating R&B music with his stylish retro-contemporary sound and has collaborated with talent such as Tupac Shakur, Whitney Houston, Justin Timberlake, Elton John, Mary J. Blige and more. Saadiq believes each guitar tells a story, and his signature Telecaster is no different as it blends emotional expression through music and acts as a piece of art.

Stand out features include:

  • Dark Red Metallic finish and psychedelic custom-tooled pickguard, inspired by his timeless album, Instant Vintage
  • A set of chrome hardware and painted black headstock
  • Custom Rafael Saadiq pickups

Saadiq’s requisite appointments – ash body, maple neck and slab rosewood fingerboard with clay dots, vintage-tall frets and bone nut – keep the tone, look and feel planted firmly in the Fender wheelhouse. The old-school ’59 “C”-shape neck and vintage-spec hardware harmonize with the flash paint job, distinctive black binding, custom-tooled graphic pickguard design and flatter 9.5″ fingerboard radius to give the Raphael Saadiq Telecaster® the best of both worlds. Custom Single-Coil Tele®pickups up the ante for tones that will inspire, enchant and transport you to your own instant vintage dimension. Deluxe hardshell case included.

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