12 June 2012,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 22,500
Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 25,000
The Who/Pete Townshend
A 1970s Schecter electric guitar, Serial number S8474, in black finish, maple neck with skunk stripe routing, 21 fret maple fingerboard with dot inlays, two rotary controls, one selector switch, with brown leather strap -- used by Pete Townshend on stage with The Who 1979-1982, with black rectangular hardshell case; accompanied by a colour poster of Townshend playing the guitar on stage, circa 1979 -- 32½x23in. (82.5x58.4cm.) (3)
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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. The accompanying guitar strap was the strap used by Townshend with this guitar when he last played it in 1982.
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