Non-Whotabs links are provided for informational purposes only and are not controlled or monitored by Whotabs. Unlike the Ricks, with their neck-through-body construction and a hollow body that Pete likened to “balsa wood” or “cardboard,” the Telecaster, with its bolt-on neck and solid Alder slab body, could take multiple blows before breaking and be easily reconstructed for the next show. Pete Townshend used (and abused) many Fender Telecaster guitars between late 1965 and 1967. And then there's a '69 Strat I bought from Jeff Beck. For more, see Terms of Use. specifications as follows Schecter / Giffin Telecaster 1980 (Circa) Mahogany / … Job done. 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. Two chrome knobs (volume and “blend”), three-position toggle switch. Ca. Last One. Around 1979, they built a custom guitar out of parts for Pete Townshend of The Who. // ]]> -->, 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). They’re based on classic ’50s single coil chime, just with a lower noise floor achieved with the removal of 60 Hz hum. Somebody said to me the other night, “Smash it.” I never would. The guitar was later put up for auction at Christys Auction House and sold for $32,000. The greatest hit in rock music for Pete Townshend solo was 1985 number one rock song Face The Face. 1966, home studio in Wardour Street, with Fender Telecaster with rosewood neck. 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). You have to realize that most of the guitars I’ve smashed have not been perfectly good guitars — they’ve been junk, really. A Tele can mimic a big-bodied jazz guitar, a country pedal steel, and a Les Paul. LIMITED EDITION PETE TOWNSHEND STRATOCASTER® Known for his pummeling guitar work with The Who, Pete Townshend introduced a new sonic and visual vocabulary to rock ‘n’ roll with his masterful playing, inspiring countless guitarists to pick up their guitars and play. Pete will tell you it was art,” Daltrey continued. It was in mint condition when I bought it from a little old lady in Oxnard. Pete Townshend Gear History – Full timeline, 1956 Gibson Les Paul Custom “Black Beauty”. Often, Tele players just plug it straight into the amp. Amp is a Selmer Treble ‘n’ Bass amp and cab. The first one was a Les Paul that belonged to Pete Townshend. 1966, German television promotional appearance, miming with a Fender Telecaster with rosewood neck and third middle pickup added. ... Telecaster used by Noel Gallagher on the Jay Leno Show 2000. Mar 2, 2014 - Pete Townshend’s 1952 Fender Telecaster, used from the late 1970s to the present. Pete favored the Hiwatt amps and speakers from the late 1960's all the way through the 1982 era. IMAGE 1 of 4. So, like clockwork, at the end of the show for My Generation, Pete would switch to a Telecaster for the auto-destruction finale. The SG was clearly marked as a Pete Townshend limited edition model and came with a special case and certificate of authenticity, signed by Townshend himself. This site works best with JavaScript enabled. Ca.