Albert Collins Telecaster

Albert Collins, a prominent figure in the blues music scene, was notably referred to as “The Master of the Telecaster,” showcasing his proficiency and distinct style on the Fender Telecaster guitar.

His electrifying performances and unique sound earned him immense respect in the music industry, leading to the creation of the Fender Custom Albert Collins Signature Telecaster, a guitar reflecting the essence of his music.

Fender and Albert

Albert Collins, known as “The Master of the Telecaster,” had a signature style, both in terms of playing and his instrument setup. His primary instrument was a 1966 Fender Telecaster, which became iconic alongside his name.

The Albert Collins Signature Telecaster by Fender Custom Shop, designed to replicate Albert Collins’ own guitar, was introduced in 1990. This model sought to replicate the specific modifications and unique aspects of Collins’ original Tele, offering fans and guitarists a chance to experience a close recreation of the “Master of the Telecaster’s” iconic guitar.

Fender Custom Albert Collins Signature Telecaster

The sound of Albert Collins’ Signature Telecaster is as dynamic and expressive as the man himself. It is characterized by its sharp, piercing tones and a raw, gritty texture, replicating the ‘bite’ and ‘sting’ of Albert’s playing. This guitar is equipped to deliver the expressive and emotive sound synonymous with the blues genre.

Fender worked meticulously to fine-tune every component of Albert’s Signature Telecaster, ensuring optimum playability and sonic fidelity.

If you are the proud owner of a Fender Albert Collins Signature Telecaster, check how old your guitar is by using our Fender serial number finder tool.

Table of Specifications Fender Custom Albert Collins Signature Telecaster

BrandFender Custom
Made inUnited States
SeriesCustom Artist
Left-Handed VersionNo
TypeSolid Body
Body MaterialSelect Ash
Bridge6-Saddle American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Tele
Neck JointBolt-On
Neck MaterialMaple
DecorationBlack Dot
Scale Size25.5″
ShapeC Shape
Frets21 Vintage
Fretboard Radius9.5″
NutSynthetic Bone
Nut Width41.9mm (1.65”)
Switch3 Way
Volume Controls1
Tone Controls1
Bridge PickupFender Custom Shop Texas Special Single-Coil Strat (Single Coil / Passive)
Neck PickupSeymour Duncan ’59 SH-1N (Humbucker / Passive)

The Albert Collins Signature Telecaster serves as a constant inspiration for blues enthusiasts around the globe.