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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: A2XXX, COLOR: Black (Schecter calls this color Graphite) with Single Cream Binding, BODY: Center Seam Alder construction, NECK: Solid one piece Birdseye Maple neck, C profiled, MACHINE HEADS: Vintage tuners in black, SCALE LENGTH: 25.5 (648 mm), NO. OF FRETS: 22 Jumbo Frets, NECK and BRIDGE PICKUPS: Schecter SUPER ROCK HUMBUCKERS, CONTROLS: Master Volume (wired to split the neck pickup) and Master Tone (wired to split the bridge pickup), BRIDGE: Schecter Brass Tele Bridge with 6 Saddles in black, PICKUP SWITCHING: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1: Bridge Pickup 2. Bridge and Neck Pickup 3. Neck Pickup, HARDWARE: Black, Original Schecter HARD CASE and Pete Townshend strap included. The neck is straight and has minimal fretwear.
This guitar is in excellent condition for its age and has an incredible mirror-like shine. By the way, on the back of the body, there appears to be a line running down the length of it. This line is not a scratch, but rather the reflection of the top of the sliding door. Make no mistake about it, this guitar is beautiful. 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!