The Telecaster is the guitar that links Pink Floyd’s Syd Barrett with bluesman Albert Collins, Dr Feelgood’s Lazarus Wilko Johnson with country rebel Waylon Jennings, cadaverous Marilyn Manson/Rob Zombie/The Creatures shredder John 5 with Let It Be-era Beatle George, and — here’s a beauty — ex-Smith Johnny Marr with Rick & Francis of Status Quo. Tom Anderson (of Anderson Guitars) ended up building a telecaster for Pete Townshend and after that a … The B-Bender is a mechanical device that raises the pitch of a Telecaster’s B string by a whole tone (up to C#), producing plaintive, sinuous bends very much like those produced on a pedal steel guitar. Associated images are included for reference only and are the property of the original owner. I never liked Gibsons at all — I still don’t very much (laughs). The Who Pete Townshend Autographed Signed Fender Tele Guitar + Display AFTAL $7,951.49 Regular: $8,834.99 Free Shipping. This is a Schecter guitar owned and played by Pete Townshend onstage during the 1979 to 1982 period. Items ship quickly and securely. Two chrome knobs (volume and “blend”), three-position toggle switch. Pete will tell you it was art,” Daltrey continued. Amplifiers are 1966 Marshall model 1959 Super Lead (top) and 1966 Marshall Major 200-watt (“The Pig”), powering two Marshall 8×12 cabinets. Telecaster-style Schecter and Giffin guitars, Schecter (and Giffin) “Tele”-style guitars, Pete Townshend Gear History – Full timeline, 1956 Gibson Les Paul Custom “Black Beauty”. 1966, repairing a Fender Telecaster fitted with a Stratocaster neck. Displayed at the Rock & roll Hall of Fame from April of 1998 to January of 2007. Around 1979, they built a custom guitar out of parts for Pete Townshend of The Who. “My favourite guitar is a rare and expensive ’52 Telecaster.”. 1966, with closeup of third pickup on Fender Telecaster. It was in mint condition when I bought it from a little old lady in Oxnard. These are pretty rare guys and date back to when Schecter was just a parts shop in California. The Definitive Online Tablature and Gear Resource for The Who since 1997.