TOM PETTY Signature Tele Needed!

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Oakville Dave, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. Oakville Dave

    Oakville Dave Friend of Leo's

    A38847D6-F270-4240-8619-7599F174E110.jpeg 8EA52FF1-FC8D-4811-A634-EE25443DF2BE.jpeg 334E7BBA-2C00-4DA0-BB1B-0B2057099A7B.jpeg A942EEDB-7C02-4B8B-ABC4-911820E384CA.jpeg 082771D4-74DA-49DD-B172-D5B538104CC7.jpeg Sure, Tom played many different guitars, including the iconic Rickie, but he also played a plethora of Telecasters of every shape, colour and description!!! I’ve even created a Pinterest page with over 300 pics of Tom rocking his Teles!
    I think Fender should do a commemorative Tom Petty Telecaster! Maybe with a pic of Tom on the neck plate. I’d buy one!
    Here’s my Pinterest page:
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2019
  2. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
  3. Greggorios

    Greggorios Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    Jun 18, 2016
    Patterson, NY
    Me too. There's already a Mike Campbell Broadcaster signature guitar.

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  4. Peregrino69

    Peregrino69 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Dec 12, 2016

    ... but which one? :D
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  5. Viejo

    Viejo Tele-Holic

    Feb 12, 2011
    Central IL
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  6. Macrogats

    Macrogats Tele-Afflicted

    May 15, 2017
    Auckland, New Zealand
  7. jvin248

    jvin248 Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 18, 2014
    Near Detroit, MI

    After getting buy-in from his estate (license fee) ... start with the Tele models featured in rank-ordered song sales (popularity).

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  8. SixStringSlinger

    SixStringSlinger Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    May 21, 2006
    I'm not normally into signature guitars, but make it that red Bisby'd one with the neck humbucker and I'm all in.

    God bless Tom Petty.
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  9. DougM

    DougM Friend of Leo's

    Jul 5, 2017
    Honolulu, HI
    It's sacrilege that Mike has one and Tom doesn't!
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  10. GuitarJonz

    GuitarJonz Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 16, 2003
    Torucaster with Wildflowers sticker

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  11. Oakville Dave

    Oakville Dave Friend of Leo's

    He had so many. I bet with a little research - interviews, articles, etc.- and some inquiries with Mike Campbell, Jeff Lynne, and others, Fender could get a pretty accurate idea of which Tele was Tom’s favourite. Then maybe Fender donates a portion of the proceeds to Tom’s favourite charities so some good comes out of it.
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  12. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 20, 2013
    Northeast Ohio, USA
    This is the guitar that got me interested in buying a Tele:


    ...and it was not until just today that I noticed that is a rattle hammer bridge. Oy. I would look at a signature model of this!
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  13. Milspec

    Milspec Friend of Leo's

    Feb 15, 2016
    The idea has my support
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  14. OldDude2

    OldDude2 Tele-Meister

    Jun 27, 2018
    Nashville, TN
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  15. Recce

    Recce Tele-Afflicted

    May 3, 2016
    Northern Alabama
    By the Pinterest page I would say you are a big Tom Petty fan. I think Fender could come up with a few and it would be awesome.
  16. Oakville Dave

    Oakville Dave Friend of Leo's

    I am, I have been for many years. My son’s first concert at 8 was Tom Petty and the Heaebreakers. He knew the words to almost every song. My daughter cried when I told her about Tom’s death. In fact, she gave me Tom’s biography for Christmas. We love his music.
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  17. joecool324

    joecool324 TDPRI Member

    Dec 18, 2015
    What a great idea! I really wish Fender would do this. I’ve always really liked the white guard esquire Tom played.
  18. gobi_grey

    gobi_grey Tele-Holic

    Jun 7, 2011
    clinton, ia
    The American Vintage tele (2012-2017) looks and sounds just like his Torucaster which he has said many times was his favorite guitar.
  19. gobi_grey

    gobi_grey Tele-Holic

    Jun 7, 2011
    clinton, ia
    TOM-PETTY-2.jpg It was nice to see him bust it out on his last tour after many years of retirement from the road. Last he took it out on the road before that was in 2001.
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  20. Bruxist

    Bruxist Friend of Leo's

    Oct 12, 2010
    Kentucky, USA
    I love the Red Dog, but it might actually be Campbell's.

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