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 “DG0284.”

Famous for their clear tones and ultra high-end clarity, Reed typically had Telecasters in his arsenal, favoring custom models as his career progressed. This particular 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.

The Telecaster continued on the road for 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, oxidation to the control plate and head plate, tarnish to the tuning pegs and some loss and cracking to the finish on the neck and headstock. The top edge of the neck has embedded CZ studs corresponding to the inlaid dots on the fretboard. The first stud is absent.

Also included is a Fender tweed over wood hard case with leatherette accents. A piece of gaff tape on the case is marked in pen, “Main.”

Measuring 15”x41.5” and 4.5” deep, the case exhibits a tear in the covering, sustained while on tour.