keith richards on the telecaster

keith richards on the telecaster

Arguably responsible for popularizing the Telecaster model quite a bit – and being associated with The Rolling Stones’ image in general – Keith Richard’s butterscotch-yellow 1953 Fender Telecaster Blonde came with some influence to his playing.

Richards famously removed the sixth string from the guitar and left it in an open G tuning, allowing for “two chords playing against each other” on songs like Brown Sugar. The guitarist explains:  “One hangs on because you’ve just got to move one finger — or two at the most — to change the chord, so you’ve still got the other strings ringing. It’s a big sound.

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