'); See Sale 3135, lot 119 Pop Culture: Rock and Pop Memorabilia. The Schecter Guitar Research repair shop was opened in 1976 by David Schecter in Van Nuys, California. From memory that was the two-tone sunburst one. Photo courtesy and © Philip C. Perron. For the record, Pete's longtime guitar tech, Alan Rogan, said he got the first couple Schecters at Manny's in NYC, while the band were in town for a run of shows at Madison Square Garden, '79. Courtesy William E. Allen, techsyscon.com. Roger Giffin, a guitar builder then based in the UK (who built guitars for Joe Walsh, Eric Clapton and others), made six of these guitars for Pete, as copies of the original Schecter, but with varying details, and some using Poplar instead of Mahogany bodies. This is where it all began for the future guitar manufacturing company. A Bigsby can be removed without too much trouble, and then if the right replacement bridge is used, it can also be re-installed without too much trouble. He'd wanted to become a journalist, but on a family vacation, Pete heard one of the early songs which would be associated with this new form of music called 'rock n' roll;' he heard Bill Haley's 'Rock Around The Clock.'. // ]]> -->. Brian backstage with a 1961 Fender Telecaster. // ]]> -->, Ca. The legendary Pete Townshend as wild as ever except that on this occasion no gear was smashed up, played seven or eight guitars which although not exactly identical were very similar indeed. Click to view larger version The Who at Toronto Maple Leaf Gardens, 1980. It could have been assembled by anyone. It’s easier to work with a guy in London [then] it is with a company in L.A., you see. “B” Bender Option (String bender)
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Sold. Some of these guitars were made by Schecter and some by Roger Griffin. Ca. Pete and John Entwistle's first attempt at a band was a traditional jazz outfit called The Confederates. Amp is likely a blonde 1963 Fender Twin. Same for the Strat. This more closely approximates the vibration cycle of the acoustic, and suits my rhythm style far better than charged-up, overwound pickups that whine on for hours. Courtesy Brad Rodgers, whocollection.com. Photo courtesy and © Philip C. Perron. What other differences are there? Although Townshend never endorsed this model, it was known unofficially as the "Pete Townshend model". https://spinditty.com/.../The-Great-Pete-Townshend-And-His-Schecter-PT-Guitars And while you can get a Tele with two humbuckers and coil splits, you will never find one new at under six hundred dollars, and that is what both of these guitars have. Schecter Telecaster Custom
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The accompanying guitar strap was the strap used by Townshend with this guitar when he last played it in 1982. Others are around still today, but Pete doesn't own them. Case, History /Provenance – The instrument comes with full detailed written and photographic verification, The above instrument is synonimous to the Sound /Tone this legandary artist and is the “ROCK” in “ROCK N ROLL”. These minor differences would not make or break a deal for me, but guitarists are sometimes extreme individualists, and so they may mean quite a lot to you. These Schecter guitars are superbly made and easy to play and they sound glorious. But some have survived. Thanks for reading. Pete Townshend favoured Schecter guitars over his usual Les Pauls towards the end of The Who’s 1979 tour and used this one on stage on various occasions from 1979–1982. 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