Black fiber pickguard, clear-coated with lacquer. The guitar was later put up for auction at Christys Auction House and sold for $32,000. The Telecaster likely left an impression on Pete, as he would return to the Fender Telecaster around 1980, acquiring a vintage 1952 Fender Telecaster for studio work — which he later called his favourite guitar. It’s a masterpiece. Associated images are included for reference only and are the property of the original owner. Ca. The Who Pete Townshend Autographed Signed Fender Tele Guitar + Display AFTAL $7,951.49 Regular: $8,834.99 Free Shipping. And he used a 1952 Telecaster reissue on stage for the Psychoderelict shows in 1993 as well as solo shows in 1995 to the present. Townshend has never been one to shy away from incorporating technology into his sound; the Townshend Stratocaster uses three Lace Sensor Gold™ single-coil pickups for noise-free performance inspired by classic, crisp, bell-like Fender tone. Associated images are included for reference only and are the property of the original owner. Pete will tell you it was art,” Daltrey continued. Pete Townshend Gear History – Full timeline, 1956 Gibson Les Paul Custom “Black Beauty”. “This pissed me off. But that didn’t last long because the sound of them wasn’t quite right for what I wanted. 1986 (Deep End), onstage with 1952 Fender Telecaster. document.write('Photo: Chris Morphet'); The B-Bender is a mechanical device that raises the pitch of a Telecaster’s B string by a whole tone (up to C#), producing plaintive, sinuous bends very much like those produced on a pedal steel guitar. Thank God for Leo, it’s a beautiful guitar. IMAGE 1 of 4. Sale. On the rock side, Pete Townshend had a long string of top 20 songs. Some of the signature guitarists are Jimmy Page, David Gilmour, Pete Townshend, Jamie Cook, and Syd Barrett. Pete Townshend was an album rock performer and a lead member of The Who. The Pete Townsend Stratocaster features three of the Lace Sensor Gold single coil pickups, which were all the rage back in the late ’80s with Fender. It’s a California guitar. Ca. Telecaster-style Schecter and Giffin guitars, Schecter (and Giffin) “Tele”-style guitars, Pete Townshend Gear History – Full timeline, 1956 Gibson Les Paul Custom “Black Beauty”. This site works best with JavaScript enabled. Because of the fragility of the Rickenbacker guitars Pete used during this time, he needed a guitar that could stand up to the stage abuse and be rebuilt easily. 1993, the Psychoderelict tour, with 1952 Fender Telecaster (original or reissue?) The Telecaster is the guitar that links Pink Floyd’s Syd Barrett with bluesman Albert Collins, Dr Feelgood’s Lazarus Wilko Johnson with country rebel Waylon Jennings, cadaverous Marilyn Manson/Rob Zombie/The Creatures shredder John 5 with Let It Be-era Beatle George, and — here’s a beauty — ex-Smith Johnny Marr with Rick & Francis of Status Quo. [CDATA[ You have to realize that most of the guitars I’ve smashed have not been perfectly good guitars — they’ve been junk, really. … I flitted around a lot and then Hendrix came along and I started to use Strats again. Fender Telecaster Gibson Les Paul Gibson SG Ibanez RG Taylor American Dream Taylor GS Mini ... Pete Townshend, and Stevie Ray Vaughn, just to name a few. Last One. Townshend covered up his mistake by smashing the guitar to pieces, and the rest was history. Whotabs has been updated, 9 Oct. 2020. This is accomplished by spring-loaded levers inside the guitar’s body, which connect the bridge to the strap button on the upper bout. Tom Anderson (of Anderson Guitars) ended up building a telecaster for Pete Townshend and after that a … Non-Whotabs links are provided for informational purposes only and are not controlled or monitored by Whotabs. // ]]> -->, In July 1966, 6th National Jazz and Blues Festival, Windsor, two Marshall 8×12 cabinets (topped by Marshall JTM45 100 Tremolo amps) being impaled by a Fender Telecaster fitted with a non-Fender rosewood neck (possibly a Grimshaw dot neck). Two chrome knobs (volume and “blend”), three-position toggle switch. 18 March 1966, promotional television appearance at Tower Pier, London, with sunburst Fender Telecaster with maple neck. Three paired brass adjustable bridge saddles. The other was likely acquired by Alan Rogan, Pete’s guitar tech, from Norman’s Rare Guitars (normansrareguitars.com) in Los Angeles, Calif., in the late 1970s or early 1980. See more ideas about telecaster, fender telecaster, fender. Whotabs is not affiliated with The Who, its record company or management. It didn't matter how much overdrive Pete dialled in, you could always hear his right hand hit the strings. document.write('Photo: Malte Larsson, from “The Who In Sweden,” by Olle Lundin.'); In July 1966, 6th National Jazz and Blues Festival, Windsor, two Marshall 8×12 cabinets, with Telecaster with unknown neck (possibly a Grimshaw dot neck) from previous photo, awaiting its fate against the cabinet. Pete Townshend has had an enormous impact on the world of music for over 50 years as a composer, guitarist, singer, pianist, producer, electronic music pioneer, author, and as the creative force behind legendary rock band The Who. The Who’s Pete Townshend has partnered with Fender to deliver a unique axe, the Limited Edition Pete Townshend Stratocaster.The Strat is distinguished by its hybrid acoustic/electric tones, which is enabled by the inclusion of a two-post Fishman Powerbridge tremolo bridge.The VIB-101 Powerbridge is essentially an acoustic piezo pick-up incorporated into a bridge system. That one got damaged, so then he gave me the black Les Paul that was the guitar he used on The Queen Is Dead. June–December 1980, Face Dances sessions, Odyssey Studios, London, with two 1952 Fender Telecasters, with original appointments (three-brass-saddle bridge). specifications as follows Schecter / Giffin Telecaster 1980 (Circa) Mahogany / … Pete used these guitars up until 1988, but the early custom models were built only until 1983, when the company was sold to Texan investors and moved to Dallas. document.write('Photo: Redferns'); This information, along with all other content included in Whotabs, is intended for private study, scholarship or research. 1989, with 1952 Fender Telecaster fitted with Fender American Standard six-saddle bridge. Often, Tele players just plug it straight into the amp. The greatest solo hit by Pete Townshend was 1980 number 4 hit Let My Love Open The Door. With the Who’s ever-mounting debts, their guitar destruction stage act became increasingly expensive. Under Texan ownership, the company introduced several new guitars models; one of them was a Fender Telecaster -style guitar akin to the one built for Pete Townshend. Ca. The Definitive Online Tablature and Gear Resource for The Who since 1997. For rockers like John 5, Pete Townshend, Joe Strummer and Keith Richards, it's the punchy sound. Find a song by Pete Townshend! Now, we have modern-day Schecter guitars and of course, the Schecter PT remains. About This Listing Up for sale is a heavily used Van Nuys era Pete Townshend Telecaster. Pete fell in love with the guitar and the rest is history. [CDATA[ This is a Schecter guitar owned and played by Pete Townshend onstage during the 1979 to 1982 period. Most of the instruments were contemporary pre- and post-CBS models — i.e., non-vintage — and served one primary purpose: to be destroyed. I think he has only two total early ’50s models with the black pickguards. document.write('Photo: Tony Gale/Pictorial Press'); 1966, repairing a Fender Telecaster fitted with a Stratocaster neck. There are several Gibson Pete Townshend signature guitars, such as the Pete Townshend SG, the Pete Townshend J-200, and three different Pete Townshend Les Paul Deluxes. 1966, German television promotional appearance, miming with a Fender Telecaster with rosewood neck and third middle pickup added. Certificate of Authenticity provided by BAS. With the Who’s ever-mounting debts, their guitar destruction stage act became increasingly expensive. Originally introduced to Pete by his guitar tech Alan Rogan in '78, Pete used this model from '79 (Concert for Kampuchea) to '85 (Live Aid). By Mike Randle and Mike Duffy As a charter member of U.K. rock royalty, Pete Townshend has inspired countless players around the world with his wild solos, impeccable rhythm technique and penchant for windmilling antics and guitar-smashing theatrics. Go to Litgo's Hiwatt page for more info on Pete's Hiwatts. This is the guitar that links country jazz players like Danny Gatton to classic rocker Pete Townshend of The Who and Slipknot's masks metalhead Jim Root. Single-cutaway slab ash body with Butterscotch Blond finish. Makes a great gift for any collector or sports fan! Ca. Pete Townshend used (and abused) many Fender Telecaster guitars between late 1965 and 1967. Amplifiers are 1966 Marshall model 1959 Super Lead (top) and 1966 Marshall Major 200-watt (“The Pig”), powering two Marshall 8×12 cabinets. Pete Townshend The Who Signed It's Hard Record Album Psa Coa H84301 $366.69 Regular: $385.99 Free Shipping. My other favorite guitars are a red '59 Gibson ES-355, a '59 sunburst Les Paul, a custom green quilted-maple telecaster, and three Rickenbackers -- my first 330, an amazing '66 wood-grain 330, and a 12-string that used to belong to Pete Townshend. Pros and Cons of a Thinline Telecaster Pros: Versatile: As with all Tele’s, the Thinline is extremely versatile with the genres of music it can play. George Harrison was presented with this Rosewood Telecaster by Fender in December, 1968. . For more, see Terms of Use. Thank God for America. Sale. Ca. The greatest hit in rock music for Pete Townshend solo was 1985 number one rock song Face The Face. Flat pole pickup in bridge position; chrome-covered pickup at neck position. Whotabs is not affiliated with The Who, its record company or management. Pete also used a 1952 Telecaster onstage for solo appearances from 1986 through 1997. I stayed with Rickenbackers for a long time and then I started to use Fenders. A straight forward Tele-style guitar aimed at the guitarist on a budget. Somebody said to me the other night, “Smash it.” I never would. All quotes and references are copyright their original owners and are included for reference only. Ca. Pete Townshend owns or owned at least two 1952 vintage Fender Telecasters, which he used on Empty Glass and Face Dances. “My favourite guitar is a rare and expensive ’52 Telecaster.”. Silver “spaghetti” Fender headstock logo with black trim. I’m standing up there at the shows that I’m doing, and I’m carrying this ’52 Telecaster. Fuzz pedal is Tone Bender. Pete Townshend owns or owned at least two 1952 vintage Fender Telecasters, which he used on Empty Glass and Face Dances. According to Frank Lucido, Pete acquired the primary model from Frank’s vintage guitar store California Guitar. Most of the instruments were contemporary pre- and post- CBS models — i.e., non-vintage — and served one primary purpose: to be destroyed. I play it like a chainsaw, and it’s still beautiful. . // ]]> -->. 1966, a collection of broken guitars, including two Telecasters and a Rickenbacker Rose Morris 1997. For country artists like Pete Anderson, Buck Owens and Brad Paisley, it's the twang. Displayed at the Rock & roll Hall of Fame from April of 1998 to January of 2007. This information, along with all other content included in Whotabs, is intended for private study, scholarship or research. I never liked Gibsons at all — I still don’t very much (laughs). Then I started to get interested in a wide variety of guitars. Pete Townshend used (and abused) many Fender Telecaster guitars between late 1965 and 1967. The following instrument was used / played by Pete Townshend from the iconic british band THE WHO, please see full details. They’re based on classic ’50s single coil chime, just with a lower noise floor achieved with the removal of 60 Hz hum. fitted with Fender American Standard six-saddle bridge. 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