Elliot Easton – Paisley Fender Telecaster
Elliot Easton played lead guitar and sang back-ground vocals for The Cars. He studied music at the Berklee College of Music.
Easton released a solo album in 1985, Change No Change, featuring songs co-written with Jules Shear. A later band project, Band Of Angels(formed with singer Danny Malone) recorded one album, also named Band Of Angels, which was not released, but selections from which were included in the 1996 CD release of Change No Change.
In 1998, Easton’s playing was featured on No Cats, an album from bassist Lee Rocker, of Stray Cats fame. He contributed guitar parts for Rumblin’ Bass and One Way or Another. According to both Easton and Rocker, the two have known each other since they were young boys growing up in New York.
The Guitar Details, History and Prominence
The John Marks Collection acquired this Fender directly from Elliot Easton in 2007. We have been in contact with Elliot who has kindly supplied us with a selection of photographs holiding this wonderful guitar and a personally signed letter to certify that this Fender was owned and more importantly used by himself.
Excerpt of a letter from Elliot
This letter is to certify that the Fender Paisley Telecaster, serial JV91521 has been owned by me from 1984 to the present. I received the guitar when new and have been the sole owner up to the above date. This guitar was used on both The Cars tours as well as solo tours. It was also used on the album “Door to Door” by The Cars, as well as my solo album, “Change No Change”“Elliot Easton”