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At 6:51 in this interview, Larry Carlton talks about his '51 Telecaster, saying, "Yeah this is a ‘51 Telecaster. The tech that worked for me in the 80s, Dave Rouse, he was with me at least three years full-time, at my studio and on the road. And his best friend, Dave's best friend Pierre Du Bois was [Keith Richard's](http://equipboard.com/pros/keith-richards) tech. And [the Stones](http://equipboard.com/band/the-rolling-stones) were gonna go out on a tour and they wanted to add another guitar tech. Pierre called Dave, his best friend, my tech, and said "Can you go out for the year with the Stones?" And Dave came to me, "Larry can I go out Stones for a year?" Well, he stayed with them 20 years. But what I'm getting at is at one of the Stone's sound checks, somebody showed up at sound check with this guitar to show it to Keith. And so they gave it to David and said, "Would you show this to Keith? It's for sale." And Keith said "I have enough Telecasters, blah blah blah." But Dave said "but I have a buddy who might be interested in it." So they shipped it to me. It screams. This back pick up, this back pick up tells a story when you crank it. So yeah, I'm happy to have this and I've actually done some bebop gigs with this too... The Montreux Jazz Festival 1997. If you go to YouTube and check it, out I'm playing ["So What?"](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giRayK4fQkg) on this guitar... It's my understanding that the neck is stamped 1951 and the body is stamped '52, so it was put together sometime during that transition, probably... Right, yeah, so no, I haven't done anything to it. Just a special tone."more