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In this rather infamous video of The Rolling Stones performing "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" live in 1981 at Hampton Coliseum in Virginia, Keith Richards plays his beloved black 1975 Fender Tele Custom. He acquired the guitar during the 1975 Tour of the Americas, and played it for a good decade (or more) afterwards. In this particular performance, at around the 1:10 mark a fan appears out of nowhere and rushes the stage. Keith Richards takes his Telecaster and takes a big swing at the "attacker", fending him off. He then straps the guitar back on and resumes playing, not missing a beat.more
His main guitar, as he said in Premier Guitar: "This has been my main guitar. The Tele custom. This has been my main guitar for maybe...I don't know, a couple of years. (...) This one sounds really great. It has hot (bridge) pickup and all that..." His main and most recognizable guitar.more