Man, I love Joe's legacy and the Clash and all that, but I guess I'm one of those cats who doesn't get the whole celebrity endorsement guitar thing... especially dead celebs at that. I mean, it's not as if owning a Joe Strummer Tele is going to make me a better player - and it's certainly not going to confer on me the ability to perfectly mimic Joe's sound (even if I wanted to, which I don't - with all due respect).
i think i'm gonna pukecraptacular ad copy said:To celebrate Strummer's fierce sense of individuality, Fender and acclaimed artist Shepard Fairey collaborated on the new guitar's limited edition Joe Strummer Telecaster customization kit, which includes stencils and stickers inspired by the custom designs Strummer decorated many of his instruments with. The kit comes in a classic 12 album cover featuring graphics by Fairey and photography by Bob Gruen and will accompany the first 1,500 guitars.
The legacy of Joe Strummer (1952-2002) continues to live on, grow louder and shake up the establishment with the release of the Joe Strummer Telecaster, modeled after the beat up and battle-hardened '66 Tele® he wielded as leader of the only band that matters seminal Brit punk commando unit the Clash.