Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today announces the global launch of the J Mascis Telecaster®, Mascis’s second Fender Artist Signature guitar ,joining his Signature Squier Jazzmaster®.
Sticking to his unique style, Fender worked closely with Mascis to to recreate his infamous original 1958 top-Loader Tele® guitar, the main axe he used in the mid-90s when he wrote some of his most iconic songs and lead work throughout his career.
“It means so much to be working with Fender,” said J Mascis. “Already, the Tele® represents three decades of leads that I’ve recorded with this guitar. It’s been my go-to for recording leads since I got it. It feels amazing to have a signature guitar. It’s not something I ever imagined, but I’m truly honored.”
J Mascis’ penchant for running Fender guitars into stacks of amps to create massive fuzzy riffs, incendiary leads and huge hooks have made him an alt-rock icon.