Eddie Vedder’s Telecaster With Target Sticker, Taped Arrow & Johnny Ramone’s Photo On It

Eddie Vedder has 3 Fender Telecasters he uses on tour. One was bought for him by his mother, another was stolen/never returned to S.I.R. [Studio Instrument Rentals] in Hollywood.  I am not sure if this ” Black Sparkle” 1952 Fender Telecaster (re-issue) is either of those but it does have a few interesting things on it.  There is a target/bullseye sticker with a black taped arrow pointed at the target.

There is a Johnny Ramone sticker/photo taped to the body of the guitar…

Here’s a close-up of the Johnny Ramone photo…

The Johnny Ramone photo makes sense as Eddie considered him one of his best friends and was the presenter when The Ramones were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.  Vedder also wrote the lyrics for Pearl Jam 2006 single “Life Wasted” in honor of Johnny while driving home from his funeral in 2004.  Not sure what the target and arrow mean though…Any clues???

Eddie Vedder’s Blue Duesenberg Mike Campbell Signature TV Guitar


Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    Syd barret had a similar black circle with white hole on his telecaster?

  2. Yo !   Eddie has the target/arrow sticker on this Tele for a practical reason.  Not just for it's sweet looks.  During the intro of "Worldwide Suicide", Ed plays the guitar riff with a certain guitar pick called a "Jellifish".    The pick allows for him to get that chorus/echo effect by sort of scraping it along the strings instead of a traditional picking style.  The target/arrow show him exactly where to scrape the pick to get the tone he wants.  In some videos you can see Eddie toss the Jellifish down towards the ground after the intro riff.  In this video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9WGD8D_FcU – It just looks like he's playing the guitar with a hacky-sack.  I believe, however, that he has the Jellifish attached to the hacky-sack possibly for a better grip??  Or he is just holding on to both to f*ck with people…       He can do that…      He's a badass…           I apologize if I am wrong but, this is what I firmly believe…  
    p e a c e . 

    1. Anonymous says:

      Hey Dude. I imagine that is the reason why the target is there,so he knows where to get the best sound, but I always thought he used an ebow for the intro part. It's how he gets the violin like sustain at the start of the track, like in this clip&nbsp ;http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3y0yZpmKw6s . It's probably in the sock thing because I know whenever i've dropped mine accidently pieces of it went flying everywhere. It's an awesome bit of kit. Check it out at&nbsp ;http://www.ebow.com/home.php
      He is a badass whatever he uses though

  3. Anonymous says:

    It's the logo The Who use, see: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Logo_who_target.jpg
    Eddie Vedder is both a fan and friend of the band.

  4. Anonymous says:

     

    It's the logo The Who use, see: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Logo_who_target.jpg
    Eddie Vedder is both a fan and friend of the band.

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