Having to play the part of a Texas schoolboy football star gone bad, ex-con slide guitar player demands a special guitar: The Joe Bob Hogg signature Telecaster.
This features a knotty pine body from Stewart MacDonald and a Maple neck from Warmoth (jumbo stainless steel frets, 16″ radius, Boatneck profile, Gotoh tuners and a bone nut.)
The pickups are by Joe Barden Engineering, a Gatton set with an S-deluxe in the middle. They’re wired with a Strat style 5-way switch, 250k pots (No load tone pot) and a .47 microfarad tone cap.
The bridge is a Hipshot with compensated saddles and a Hipshot B/G bender. (Joe Bob always plays in Vastopol D. The Palm lever bends the third string from F# to G and the hop lever bends the 2nd string from A to B.)
The knobs and switch tip were custom by Armadillo Guitars of Austin, TX.