Lou Reed's Honey Blonde Danny Gatton Fender Telecaster.

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Lou Reed's Honey Blonde Danny Gatton Fender Telecaster.
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Lou Reed's tour-played Fender Custom Shop honey blonde Danny Gatton Telecaster. The guitar features a pair of Joe Barden “hot rail” humbucking pickups and a specially shaped maple neck. The bridge is stamped with the serial number “DG0040.”

Famous for their clear tones and ultra high-end clarity, Reed typically had Telecasters in his arsenal, favoring custom models as his career progressed. A honey blonde Gatton with its black pick guard can be seen in the video of the 1993 Velvet Underground reunion tour, played by Reed on classics like Pale Blue Eyes and I’ll Be Your Mirror.

A honey blonde Telecaster was used on the Ecstasy tour of 2000 and NYC Man in 2003, last appearing in Reed’s road repertoire in 2005-06. The guitar shows wear from use to the pickguard, control plate, head plate, and bridge from use. The top of the neck has embedded CZ studs corresponding to the inlaid dots on the fretboard. A few of the studs toward the base of the neck are absent.

Also included is Fender tan leatherette over wood hard case marked “8”. Measuring 15”x41.5” and 4” deep, the case exhibits a tear in the covering, sustained while on tour.