Now you can have Brad Paisley‘s guitar. Kind of.
Fender has just released the Brad Paisley Road Worn Telecaster, his signature model that’s apparently been in the works for years. Everything about the instrument was developed to Brad’s specifications in a process spanning several prototypes and live shows.
“I’ve played Telecasters my whole career,” he tells Rolling Stone. “When Fender approached me about doing this model, I was drawn in by their willingness to make something that was obtainable. I didn’t have any interest in starting out with some $10,000 guitar, because really, we’re talking about a cutting board with electronics. You could chop vegetables on it and then play it. I didn’t want to make something that was untouchable for anybody.”
The flashy, silver-colored instrument retails for $1999.99, which is modestly priced compared to similar high-end guitars. “The thing I’m proudest of about this [is that it’s] relatively inexpensive for the vast majority of young guitar players,” he says in Fender’s promotional video. “This isn’t one of ones when you walk into a music store they say, ‘Whoa, don’t touch that.’ … I can’t wait to see what people do with this instrument.”
Catch Brad playing his namesake six-string on the road in the next few weeks at stops in New Mexico, Denver and New York. See a complete list of dates here.
Teddy McDonald is a fun-lovin’ country music fan man living in Nashville, Tennessee.