Jim Campilongo: Prince of tone

Posted Oct 6, 2014 at 11:11am
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Jim Campilongo's retro-futuristic style of Telecaster wrangling makes him one of the most exciting players around. We caught up with Jim to talk modded Teles, Princeton amps and why there's not enough "humanity and humility" in guitar music today…

Few guitarists are more savagely original than Jim Campilongo. His music is a sonic hall-of-mirrors in which blues, jazz and country are warped and magnified into strange new forms with every barbed lick from his '59 Tele. Jim's recorded a string of acclaimed albums and he's also a first-call session player for top artists such as Norah Jones, while Fender recently honoured him with his own signature-model Telecaster. So we thought it was high time we caught up with Jim to talk about the genius of Roy Buchanan, why Fender's Princeton combo is the Tele player's best friend and ask him, "What exactly was that chord you just played?"

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