Hello Jeff from Texas. This is a guitar that needs no introduction: the Schecter Pete Townshend Telecaster. Originally introduced to Pete by his guitar tech Alan Rogan in '78, Pete used this model from '79 (Concert for Kampuchea) to '85 (Live Aid). The guitar was later put up for auction at Christys Auction House and sold for $32,000.
This Townshend Tele is in very good condition for its 35 years of age. The body has a stunning surface finish that is as shiny as glass (see photos). As Pete himself has commented back in 1982: “These Schecter guitars are superbly made and easy to play and they sound glorious…....Don't be fooled by imitations of old guitars, these Schecters are unique!”
Here are the specifications for this vintage instrument; all parts are native/original to this guitar. SERIAL NUMBER AXXX, COLOR: Sunburst with Single Cream Binding, BODY: Center Seam Alder construction, NECK: Solid one piece Maple neck, C profiled, MACHINE HEADS: Vintage style tuners in chrome, SCALE LENGTH: 25.5 (648 mm), NO. OF FRETS: 22 Jumbo Frets, NECK and BRIDGE PICKUPS: Schecter SUPER ROCK HUMBUCKERS with chrome covers (very rare), CONTROLS: Master Volume (wired to split the neck pickup) and Master Tone (wired to split the bridge pickup), BRIDGE: Schecter Tele Bridge with 6 Saddles in chrome, PICKUP SWITCHING: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1: Bridge Pickup 2. Bridge and Neck Pickup 3. Neck Pickup, HARDWARE: Chrome, Original Schecter Soft Case and Pete Townshend strap included. The neck is straight and has minimal fretwear.
This guitar is in extremely beautiful condition for its 35 years of age. There are only a couple of small blemishes on this vintage guitar which are not that noticeable. The guitar has a full tone and plays like butter. In a single word, this guitar rocks!! And if you are a Pete Townshend fanatic (like we proudly are!), then this guitar is meant for you!