John Frusciante Gave His Replacement Josh Klinghoffer This 1967 Sunburst Telecaster Custom

Josh Klinghoffer sometimes plays this 1967 Sunburst Fender Telecaster Custom that was given to him by his friend John Frusciante whom he replaced in the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Josh Klinghoffer Telecaster John Frusciante

Here is a photo of John’s playing one of his Telecaster’s during a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert that shows his distinctive tape/grip job .

John Fruscinate Josh Klinghoffer Fender Telecaster Guitar

There’s not many photo’s of John playing the particular “3 Color Sunburst” he gave Josh, but the guitar was in his guitar rack for either the “Californication” or “By The WayRed Hot Chili Peppers tours.  I assume it was used mostly as a back-up guitar.

John Frusciante Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitar Rack Josh Klinghoffer Telecaster

Here is Josh playing the ’67 Telecaster that still has the Frusciante’s distinctive tape job.

Josh Klinghoffer Red Hot Chili Peppers John Fruscinate Fender Telecaster Guitar

With the amount of John Frusciante stories here on feelnumb.com you can probably tell he is my favorite guitar player.  With that being said, I like Josh Klinghoffer playing and style a lot.  He fits in well with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and if he was good enough to make music with Frusciante and play second guitar during the Stadium Arcadium Tour then he must be a damn good guitar player.   It’s almost as if Fruciante groomed him to become his replacement.

UPDATE: A feelnumb.com reader claims I don’t “no” what I am talking about.

robdig19@yahoo.com

if u look at john’s pick gard u will see a fender stamp that is custom and if u look close to josh’s guitar head it says custom telecaster on it witch is a reissue plus if u no anything about josh he played with PJ harvy with that same guitar like ten years ago so stop making stupid shit up i no this cause i worked with josh

I guess he doesn’t “no” what he is talking about as Josh Klinghoffer’s guitar tech himself says that John Frusciante did indeed give Josh this guitar in this interview with Premier Guitar.  It’s at  24:50 in this video…

I’ll be patiently waiting for my apology.  Thank you.

Klinghoffer also played Frusciante’s ’61 Strat.  Click below and check it out…

John Frusciante’s Road Worn 1961 Olympic White Fender Stratocaster

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Comments

  1. robdig19 says:

    if u look at john’s pick gard u will see a fender stamp that is custom and if u look close to josh’s guitar head it says custom telecaster on it witch is a reissue plus if u no anything about josh he played with PJ harvy with that same guitar like ten years ago so stop making stupid shit up i no this cause i worked with josh

    1. raul says:

      Smart ass that "apparently" has worked with Josh, watch this video where Josh's guitar tech says that John gave him that telecaster.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UMzuJFNg38&featur

      I guess you don't "no"

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