Motley Crue’s John 5 Gives Tommy Lee ‘The Ghost’ Signature Fender Telecaster for 60th Birthday – 2022

Tommy Lee:

Whoa dude! TH🙏🏻NK YOU John 5 for the Ghost Bday guitar dude! Freaked out! 👻 the TeLEEcaster

John 5’s wife Rita Lowery commented:

First person to have it, pooper🚽 ❤️❤️❤️ we love you

During a conversation with Ultimate Guitar in July 2022, John 5 talked about his upcoming signature guitar, ‘The Ghost’:


I heard rumblings about a possible new signature guitar. The white one, are we calling it “The Ghost” can we let the cat out of the bag on that one?

John 5:

Yeah. We’re calling it ‘The Ghost,’ and it is beautiful. It’s all white. It’s got red binding, red pickups and hardware. And it is gorgeous. It is an amazing sounding guitar and an amazing playing guitar. It’s just one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a while, and I love it. You know, it’s been in the works for a while, and everything came to a screeching halt in 2019. It is just an unbelievable guitar. And yes, it is coming to fruition very soon.

I love the painted fretboard. What inspired you to want to do that? Or what were some of the specifications that you gave the folks at Fender?

To be honest, I saw the Supreme guitar they did and that had kind of a painted neck and I give credit where credit’s due. But that guitar was in such a very, very, very, very limited production I was like well why not get this out to the population so that everybody can get this because it’s so beautiful. It’s just like when the Les Paul came out. They only made like 100 of them [in the original run], so nobody would get to enjoy that beautiful guitar. I’m not comparing The Ghost to the Les Paul. I’m just giving an example of something that, if it’s such a limited run, just imagine how terrible that would be. Like if they stopped at 100 and there were only 100 Les Pauls ever made. So I was like, let’s make this something that we can get out to the public so everybody can enjoy it.