Here is 2 video's of This 1969 Tele on TV, in Las Vegas Pawn Stars.. and being played in 1987 on Tour:)
Evan Johns 1969 Fender Telecaster Recorded & Toured While In Bruce Springsteen Band & Been On TV Pawn Stars
This Will Be A Conversation point Of Your Whole Collection!
This Tele played All them places with Bruce Springsteen Band. Part Of History!
This 1969 tele spent many manic years on the road with DC/TEXAS tele Legend Evans Johns before being given to Garry Tallent.
Johns was part of a very special time in rock and Roll rebirth amidst Glamour Rock and Disco. He was a member of the famous Good Humor band. He was Danny Gatton's right hand man, and is an unofficial rock and roll historian playing with everyone from Link Ray to Jerry Lee Lewis.
Garry and Evan met in Richmond in the early 1970's while Garry was playing in the beginnings of E Street, known as Steel Mill. They kept in touch with Garry producing some early recordings for Evan's self titled albums. Garry eventually moved to Nashville to become a full time producer and shortly after that the E Street Band broke up.
Evan John's and the H Bomb's third album entitled, "Bombs AWAY" was 100% produced on Garry's dime. For Garry's generosity, Evan gifted this 1969 Fender Bigsby Tele known as "Red" to Garry. Evan recalled in an interview that Garry immediately cut the strings and put a set of baritone strings on it.
In 2014 this guitar was on the TV show PAWNSTARS!
1969 Fender Telecaster with factory bigsby
-Refinished in Dakota Red by Evan Johns
-pots date 66' and was common as 66' had overstock pots
-Danny Gatton added a treble bleed cap for that famous biting tone
-neck plate 235xxx denoting 1969
-Neck dates march 1969'- has factory bigger frets
-weighs 7lbs 14oz
-neck is a soft medium C
-new bone nut
-100% original pickups-69 was the 1st year fender used plastic wire
-vintage blonde case covered in Bruce Springsteen back stages passes from all over the world from with Garry's initials "GT"
-At some point someone installed a standard bridge a drilled for string through holes. These holes were plugged and the factory bigsby was reinstalled.
Many youTube video of Evan Johns playing this Tele.. Etc.. So 2 famous players owened and recorded with this Baby over the years.. Just Plain K@@L***** 5 Star Find.