BOB BAIN "SON OF A GUNN" TELECASTER®


Perhaps the most-heard, yet unmentioned guitarist in history is Bob Bain. With his trusty Telecaster, he created the soundtrack to American pop culture in the latter half of the 20th century, playing on sessions with legendary artists ranging from Frank Sinatra to Quincy Jones, and on TV show themes such as “Peter Gunn” and “Mission Impossible”. Still gigging and swingin’ at 91 years young, even after a 22-year stint in Doc Severinsen’s renowned Tonight Show Band, Bain’s work has influenced almost every guitarist who came along after him, whether they realize it or not.

Heavily modified to meet the demands of playing every musical style imaginable, Bain’s modified Telecaster was often imitated, but never recreated—until now. Master Builder Paul Waller studied every detail of this amazing instrument, and reproduced it in exacting detail, as only the artisans of the Fender Custom Shop can.

Like many session musicians, Bain modified his instrument in the name of flexibility and to meet his personal needs. Not content with the wealth of stock sounds available, he added a Bigsby® B-16 tremolo system and placed a humbucking pickup in the neck position. The added sonic flexibility afforded by these mods allowed Bain to stretch across genres ranging from rock to jazz to country to pop, in the process rewriting the vocabulary of modern music.

Other features are stock for a guitar from that era, including the ultra-stable riftsawn maple neck with a ‘53” Soft V”-shaped profile, 7.25”-radius fingerboard, black phenolic pickguard, vintage-style tuning machines with Fender logo, round string tree and bone nut. Includes a hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.



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Available Dealers


USA


CHICAGO MUSIC EXCHANGE
1431 W HUMMARD ST
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60642
773 525 7773
DAVE'S GUITAR SHOP
1227 3RD ST S
LA CROSSE, WISCONSIN 54601
608 785 7704
EDDIES
7362 MANCHESTER RD
MAPLEWOOD, MISSOURI 63143
314 781 7500
GUITAR CENTER TIMES SQUARE
218 WEST 44TH ST
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10036
212 354 7040
MANCHESTER MUSIC MILL
329 ELM ST
MANCHESTER, NEW HAPMSHIRE 03101
603 623 8022
MUSIC GALLERY
2558 GREEN BAY RD.
HIGHLAND PARK, ILLINOIS 60035
847 432 6350
MUSIC ZOO, THE
55 LUMBER RD.
ROSLYN, NEW YORK 11576
516 626 9292
MUSICIANS FRIEND
4001 NORTH NORFLEET RD
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI 64161
800 449 9128
RAINBOW GUITARS
2550 N CAMPBELL AVE
TUCSON, ARIZONA 85719
520 325 3376
SWEETWATER SOUND
5501 U.S. HWY 30 W
FORT WAYNE, INDIANA 46818
800 222 4700
WILD WEST GUITARS
2840 E FOOTHILL BLVD.
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA 91107
626 507 5575
WILDWOOD GUITARS
804 MAIN ST.
LOUISVILLE, COLORADO 80027
303 665 7733
WILLCUTT GUITAR SHOPPE
406 ROSEMONT GARDEN
LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY 40503
859 276 0675

Canada


TUNDRA MUSIC
1121 DUNDAS ST EAST
WHITBY, ONTARIO L1N 2K5
416 222 8222

UK


Peach Guitars LTD
3 Crown Gate
01376 386 786
Coda Music UK Ltd
51A High Street
01438 350 815
Regent Sound Ltd
4 Denmark Street
020 7379 6111

Germany


Thomann GmbH
Hans-Thomann-Strasse 6
+49-9546-9223-55
Musikhaus Hermann OHG
Ulmerstr. 7
07351 - 9789
STATION MUSIC GmbH
Siemensstr. 8
+49(0)8225-958888

France


AZEMA MUSIQUE
580 AVE DE L'AUBE ROUGE
33 4 67 02 03 00

Australia


CRANBOURNE MUSIC
5/550 Gippsland Highway
LYNBROOK, VICTORIA 3975
03 9799 5400

Thailand


BEH NGIEP SENG
151-157 Soi Chula 16, Jaratmuang Road, Wangmai, Pathumwan, Bangkok, 10330
662-214-4849

Singapore


Bukit Timah Boutique
142 Bukit Timah Road
+65 8481 8000

Malaysia


Jalan Maarof Flagship Store
170, Jalan Maarof, Bangsar
+601-2983-3419 or +603-2201-1326