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Page used the 1953 Fender Telecaster on the 1977 US Tour for Hot Dog and Ten Years Gone. He switched the maple neck for the rosewood neck from the 1959 Fender Telecaster for the 1979 Knebworth tour. He also used it in 1983 on the ARMS tour, in 1984 with Roy Harper at English festival dates and in 1985-86 with The Firm.more
Richards acquired this butterscotch Telecaster in 1971. Nicknamed "Micawber", after a character in Charles Dickens's novel David Copperfield, it is set up for five-string open-G tuning (-GDGBD), and has only five bridge saddles. The neck pick-up has been replaced by a Gibson PAF humbucking pick-up, and the bridge pick-up has been replaced by a Fender lap steel pick-up (similar to a Fender Broadcaster pick-up). "Micawber" is one of Richards' main stage guitars, and is often used to play "Brown Sugar", "Before They Make Me Run", and "Honky Tonk Women".more
"This fifty-nine year-old. lightweight Butterscotch Blond beauty weighs just 6.50 lbs. and has a nut width of just under 1 5/8 inches inches and a scale length of 25 1/2 inches. Solid ash body and a wonderful thick profile fretted maple neck with 21 frets and black dot position markers." - From the video description. Phil X can be seen playing this guitar throughout the video.more
You'll hear a lot about vintage guitars and how great they are. The impression given is that a guitar is great because its old. This is not true. I've had many old guitars and many were not great at all. You'll hear that a telecaster should be light or that it should be heavy. You'll often hear about wood and pickups and their originality. But none of that really matters once you own it. All that counts is whether or not its great. and My guitar is not the lightest, it s about 7 pounds which is pretty average for an old tele. Its a body only refinish. Everything else is original. So its not the MOST collectable but still nice to own. But that really counts is that this guitar is one i can't set down. I just love playing it. Its an inspiring guitar that makes me play things I don't play on other guitars. If you've only one guitar in the world. Make it your mission to find a guitar that makes you feel like that and don't ever part with it!!!