In this photo Pete Townshend is holding his 1964 Rickenbacker Rose Morris 1998 (345). According to [this article](http://www.thewho.net/whotabs/gear/guitar/rick.html), "this guitar was the first (of many) to turn to smithereens, when its neck snapped off against the ceiling of the Railway Hotel, Harrow and Wealdstone, in September 1964 (according to Eyewitness The Who, 8 September)."more
This photo from Hilton Valentine's personal website shows him playing a 1964 Rickenbacker Rose Morris electric guitar with a "fire-glow" finish. He explains on his [website](http://www.hiltonvalentine.com/equipment.html): "the Rickenbacker Rose Morris model number 1997 was issued in 1964 for exclusive distribution in Britain. I obtained this one when Rickenbacker gave it to me..."more
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