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Sharleen Spiteri purchased Fender Telecaster 'to be like Joe Strummer'

Joe Strummer inspired Sharleen Spiteri to play a Fender Telecaster.
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A Fender Telecaster was the first choice of electric guitar for Texas frontwoman Sharleen Spiteri.

Speaking to the Guardian about her love of the musical instrument, the singer explained that she had first purchased an electric guitar at the age of 18 when she joined Texas.

"I knew exactly what I wanted: a black-and-white Telecaster, the same as Joe Strummer," said Spiteri.

"For me, The Clash have always been the ultimate rock'n'roll band."

She added that while she now has two spare instruments, she will "do anything" to keep playing her original Telecaster, which is still used on tour by Spiteri.

The musician explained that the Telecaster makes a beautiful sound and is the perfect weight for players.

Earlier this year, Norwegian singer Oystein Greni told the Fender website that the Telecaster is his favourite guitar.

He explained that his father had owned one and allowed him to play it on special occasions when he was a child.

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Posted on 5 Jul 2010 10:02 to category : Band / Celebrity News

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