First introduced in 1950, the Fender Telecaster was the first solid-body electric guitar in mass production. In many ways, it was the inspiration for a world of music that followed. The Telecaster wasn't the first solid-body electric produced, but it was the first one to gain wide distribution.
Its bright sustained sound changed the way everyone listened to music. The rock and roll era owes its sound to Fender. Plug in that amp and step on the pedal.