4 December 2006
The Who/John Entwistle
A 1969 Fender Telecaster Bass guitar, Serial No. 270403, in sunburst finish, body with double cutaway, maple neck with skunk-stripe routing, twenty fret finger board with dot inlays, two pickups, two rotary controls, bridge baseplate with three adjustable saddles and white pickguard; and a black rectangular hardshell case with blue plush lining -- owned by John Entwistle circa 1970 and played by him onstage during The Who's tour of the U.K. and Europe, 1970; accompanied by a document concerning the provenance; and a colour photograph of Entwistle on stage in 1970 playing this guitar on stage (printed later) -- 8x10in. (20.3x25.4cm.) (4)
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NEILL, Andy and KENT, Matt, Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere: The Complete Chronicle Of The Who, 1958-1978, New York: Friedman/Fairfax, 2002, p. 172 (illus.) and p. 188
The vendor of this guitar is the bassist with The James Gang, who accompanied The Who on their tour of the U.K. and Europe in 1970. According to the vendor, John Entwistle played this guitar on stage during the tour and subsequently sold it to the vendor who also played it during some of the remaining dates on the tour.
Photograph courtesy of SKR/LFI.
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