For $900 you can by a replica of Joe Strummer's beautifully bashed up Telecaster. Shepard Fairy designed the stickers and other ephemera packaged with it.
Elderly Instruments is selling it for $900:
Modeled after 2 of Joe's main Telecasters the Joe Strummer Tele® has the road wear and battle scars to match the revolutionary music of "The Clash". Features an alder body with a black over primer/sunburst roadworn finish, a 21 vintage style fret gloss finished maple "C" shape neck with spaghetti "Fender" headstock logo, a rosewood fingerboard with a 7.25" radius, 2 single coil alnico magnet pickups, distressed vintage style hardware with special "Revolution Rock" enscribed neck plate, 3 saddle bridge, 3-ply mint green pickguard, and a hardshell case.Kinda lame, I think. Link
Replica instruments are in fact *entirely* lame. This has not stopped a thriving repro industry from developing, with Fender in the forefront.
...and no, they're *not* 'better'.
Guitar Hero is one thing. This kinda crap takes the term 'poser' to an entirely different level.
Be sure to check out the Jeff Beck 'Relic' on the Fender site... the degree of detail in the replication is ... impressive, but utterly pointless.
Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE and Cool Tools. Twitter: @frauenfelder. His new book is Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects