One of the best birthday gifts that George Edward “G. E.” Smith received during his childhood in the early 1960s was a Fender Telecaster guitar and it has never been the same for him ever since. To this day, G. E Smith is still highly acclaimed as a modern master of the Telecaster. He will always be remembered for his widely hailed contributions which include touring stints with Bob Dylan, bandleader for a decade-long run of Saturday Night Live, and six hit-making years with Hall and Oates among others.
The Artist Series Tele is a special guitar that fuses the ’40s-era Fender lap steel together with the ’50s-era Telecaster. This was created by Fender in honor of George Edward “G. E.” Smith. The signature guitar GE Smith at Musicians Friend features 2 American Vintage Tele pickups, one-piece maple U-shaped neck, one body-mounted bridge pickup, premium ash body, master volume and tone controls, maple fingerboard, 7-1/4″ radius, chrome hardware, 25-1/2″ scale, 3 position switching, 21 vintage-style frets, and it comes with a case too.