Keith richards blonde Telecaster

Micawber is the name of Keith’s main Fender Telecaster. It is an early 50’s
butterscotch color model with a black pickguard & a stock 3 way switch. The
sixth string is removed, it’s always tuned to open G (G,D,G,B,D) low to
high with no capo. Gauges .011,.015,.018,.030,.042. It has replacement
tuners & a brass replacement bridge with individual saddles, and the nut is
cut to accomodate 5 strings-they aren’t evenly spaced across the
fingerboard, but the first string is moved a bit to keep it from going over
the edge. It has a Gibson PAF humbucker in neck position, original Tele
pickup in the bridge position. It is warm & thick sounding & can be heard
on such live tracks as “Before They Make Me Run”, “Brown Sugar”, “Mixed
Emotions”, and “Honky Tonk Women”.

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Keith’s second Tele is also from the 50’s. It has a black pickguard,five
strings, natural finish so that you can see the grain in the body. The
pickups & mods are the same as Micawber & this Tele stays capoed at the 4th
fret. Keith uses Shubb capoes. Tuned in B: B, F#,B, D#,F#. This Tele is a
little louder and somewhat brighter than Micawber and can be heard onstage
for Tumbling Dice, Happy, Jumping jack Flash.

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