Andy Summers Telecaster Project

Through his ground-breaking, hit-making work in the Police, Andy Summers influenced a generation of guitarists with a highly creative and seemingly endless sonic palette of everything from straight, searing rock ‘n’ roll to jazzy, even avant-garde atmospheric textures. And when a guitarist can incorporate such musically diverse elements into so many songs that become enduring hits, believe us, that’s no accident—Andy Summers knew exactly what he was doing.

And he knew what guitar to do it on. The battered and unusual ’61 Fender Telecaster guitar that Summers worked his magic on with the Police had been by his side long before the famously blonde trio startled the pop world in 1978 with its reggae-tinged, infectiously minimalist first hit, an ode to a Parisian working girl named “Roxanne.”

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