Keith Richards - Telecaster Custom

Keith's main standard tuning guitar from 1975 to around 1988 was a black 1972 Telecaster Custom with a Fender humbucker in the neck position, a Schecter bridge and Schaller tuners.

Apparently he picked it up on the Stones' '75 Tour of the Americas, and began using it heavily on the '76 Tour of Europe. It was subsequently a big part of his sound during the late '70s Paris Pathe Marconi sessions that resulted in "Some Girls", "Emotional Rescue" and "Tattoo You". It was also his main stage guitar on the Stones tours of America and elsewhere in '78 and '81-'82.

Keith also used his Custom for the Chuck Berry film "Hail, Hail Rock And Roll!" in '86 and during the sessions for his '88 solo debut "Talk Is Cheap". It was notably missing from his gear on the 1989 "Steel Wheels" tour and during the '90's Keith was seen peforming with Music Man Silhouettes and Gibsons (Les Pauls and 335s) as much as his open G tuned Teles.

1972 Fender Telecaster Custom - Black

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