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2015 fundraiser giveaway

    Giving away 10 New Guitars in Fundraiser

    AMspecialIt's our once a year Fundraiser Giveaway and this year we're making it even bigger. For 2015, we're giving away a total of 10 new guitars to lucky winners on the TDPRI. Here's how this works: Each donation of $25 or more to during...

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    Fender on World News Tonight

    MadeAmericaABC World News Tonight's "Made in America" series has made a visit to Fender's Corona, California manufacturing site to chronicle Fender Musical Instrument's USA roots. The piece includes some of Fenders best known players AND the folks that build all those great guitars. Rich Macdonald,...

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    Guest Review – Fender Classic Player Baja

    Fender-Tele-burst-9-of-10From time to time TDPRI Members will submit a review on their favorite Telecaster. Normally, those end up in our Review section. But... not always. We've ask Norwegian TDPer, Sindre Bremnes to let us publish his loving review of his Fender Classic Player Baja Telecaster...

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    New colors for Foo Fighter’s Tele

    0142400706_gtr_frt_001_rrWe don't know if someone told Dave Grohl to "break a leg" before he took the stage in Gothenburg, Sweden, but that's exactly what happened. After falling 12 feet, Grohl's fibula snapped "like an old pair of take out chopsticks." Now that the Foo Fighters' European...

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    Two watts of pure fun: The Percolator Amp

    percKIT_product5-180x180Guitarists often want the things they don't have. You might own the most amazing Tele, but wouldn't a second one with humbuckers be nice, too?  You've got a great digital delay, but there's just something about a vintage Echoplex. Another thing we crave is the...

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    ’53 Tele Turns Up on Antiques Roadshow

    1953 Tele"I'm shocked. I never had any clue." Those are the words of a Santa Clara, California man upon learning the value of a old guitar passed down from his Grandma. Of course, it wasn't just any guitar, but a 1953 Fender Telecaster, black guard, along with an...

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    We will miss you, B.B. King

    95138629_6ak"I happen to think that the great spirit God made us all, put us all here for a reason. And all of us have something to do, and I think we have -- there's a word I used to hear a lot called "Your Brother's...

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    Richie Sambora Auctions Crystal Tele

    richie-sambora-soloRichie Sambora put a crystal-covered Fender Telecaster up for auction on Friday, May 1. It was part of the Barnstable Brown Gala, a traditional party held before the Kentucky Derby. Sambora played the gala, along with Alice Cooper guitarist, Orianthi. The well-heeled crowd loved the show, and...

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    New 8-watt Amp from Mod Kits DIY

    k-mod102_closeupleft-1Hang around long enough, and you'll discover it's filled with many great players—some of them, world class (and even world famous.) But we also have some great builders of T-style guitars, and amplifiers. If you've ever browsed the Shock Brother's DIY AMPS forum and...

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    T-Styles made from Detroit Ruins

    Wallace editedRecently, the city of Detroit began an "anti-blight" campaign, trying to persuade property owners to either renovate or tear down dilapidated buildings. What to do with the rubble? Mark Wallace has the answer—turn that old wood into guitars. Working in Detroit real estate for 10 years, Wallace has seen...

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    Fishman Fluence Single Coils Coming to Tele

    Fluence photoLast year, Fishman released the Fluence pickup, which they described at the "first significant development in guitar pickups in 80 years." Available in both single coils for Strat-style guitars, and in humbuckers, the Fluence is 100% noise-free. TDPRI has now leaned that Fishman is in...

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