London, South Kensington
26 September 2000
Rick Parfitt/Status Quo
A Zemaitis Dragon guitar, in red finish, mahogany body with single cutaway, flamed maple top with dragon motif inlaid in mother of pearl, mahogany neck, headstock face with engraved metal plates with Z and England 1981, twenty-four fret ebony fingerboard with snowflake inlays, single humbucking pickup, two rotary controls, metal bridge and stop tailpiece with foliate engraving and the letters A.C. Zemaitis; and brown guitar strap inscribed in blue ink Francis No. 1; and a black hardshell contour case with blue plush lining and taped label RICK: ZEMAITIS
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HAMM, Stuart Status Quo, article in Player, Issue No. 375, 1997, p. 322 (illus.)
Micky Moody of Whitesnake originally commissioned this guitar from Zemaitis and he swapped it with Rick Parfitt for a Telecaster. He has used it extensively on tour worldwide during the last fifteen years and it is photographed in an article on the band in Player magazine.
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