Explore Pete Townshend, Fender Stratocaster, and more!

Pete Townshend is so indelibly linked to Gibsons from The Who's golden age of Tommy through Who's Next that it's easy to overlook his lifelong preference for Fender Stratocasters. Unlike his contemporaries like Clapton, Beck, and Page, Townshend didn't like the fuzzy, compressed, sustaining tone best suited for soloing - he wanted the electric guitar to closely resemble the acoustic guitar's wider dynamic range to keep up with Moon and Entwistle's extreme dynamic shifts - which of course…

Pete Townshend is so indelibly linked to Gibsons from The Who's golden age of…

Pete with a Rickenbacher 1996 (Euro model of the 325) noted by the traditional f shaped sound holes.

Pete with a Rickenbacher 1996 (Euro model of the noted by the traditional f shaped sound holes.

Pete Townshend Rickenbaker Guitar

Guitar smasher, amplifier impaler, champion bowler, and one of the original Mod men: Pete Townshend.

The Who

The Who perform on stage at the Fete de l'Humanite music festival, Paris, September L-R Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend.

The Who: Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, by Neal Preston

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Who’s Nicked

Pete Townshend - Guitarist and songwriter for The Who. Although Pete is an amazing guitarist, he had a tendency to smash his guitars at the end of the Who's concerts.

Hello Kitty Stratocaster Electric Guitar by Fender (Squier) inc. extras

Hello Kitty Stratocaster Electric Guitar by Fender (Squier) inc. extras

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On October Santana played two shows at The Cap! They performed several tracks from their acclaimed album "Abraxas," which was released that same year.

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Pete Townshend of The Who smashes his Rickenbacker 1998 model guitar against a microphone stand while performing on stage at Windsor National Jazz and Blues Festival, UK, July

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