• Popular Culture: Rock & Roll M auction at Christies

    Sale 6159

    Popular Culture: Rock & Roll Memorabilia

    12 June 2012, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 105

    The Who/Pete Townshend

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    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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    Provenance

    The Collection Of Brad and Diana Rogers of www.whocollection.com


    Exhibited

    The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Cleveland, Ohio 1998-2007