Coldplay Gear – Tele Heaven

One of the great things about living in Lawrence is that between Lawrence and Kansas City there really isn’t any music show you can’t see. Now that we have the brand new Sprint Center, big name acts are coming into town all the time.

Last week I say Coldplay, and it was everything you want a big show like that to be. The production was ridiculously good. But what I was most interested in was what kind of gear they were using. If I could sum it up in one word it would be “Teles.” Lead guitarist Jonny Buckland used more Teles in one night then I’ve ever seen in my life, and I work in a music store! He seemed to prefer the thinlines with double humbuckers. Although all his Teles had custom designed pickguards.

So, if you’re like me and you’re a tele fanatic (I play the American Deluxe), then rejoice, for you are in good company. If you think you want a Tele, I have a pretty good hunch of where you can pick one up.

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