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Re: The black '72 Custom is back on stage!
Posted by: Thrylan ()
Date: May 17, 2013 14:39

Love the black Tele custom....it will be my next guitar! I see several people mention the Dan Armstrong Plexiglas guitar.......strap one on and walk around for five minutes ......then grab a muscle relaxer!!! HEAVY! You need a healthy back for that! Teles and Les Pauls are heavy enough.

Re: The black '72 Custom is back on stage!
Posted by: JumpinJeppeFlash ()
Date: May 17, 2013 19:06

Quote
henrik87
The guitar used in Anaheim for Miss You could most probably be the black Telecaster a fan gave Keith in Copenhagen in 2007. Both times he used it for Miss You and the body of the guitar has a painting or sticker which can also be seen in the pic from Anaheim.

It's not. The guitar Keith got in Copenhagen and played is the one johnh have posted. I was there that night when he played it so i remember it very well.

Re: The black '72 Custom is back on stage!
Posted by: open-g ()
Date: May 17, 2013 20:39

Quote
DandelionPowderman
Has Keith played this guitar earlier on this tour?


Here's another pic from Anaheim that Justin took, I believe.





Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2013-05-17 20:40 by open-g.

Re: The black '72 Custom is back on stage!
Posted by: open-g ()
Date: May 17, 2013 23:34

so Keith also plays the Custom on Waiting On A Friend




Re: The black '72 Custom is back on stage!
Posted by: Thrylan ()
Date: May 19, 2013 01:08

I've seen several people mention open G. I believe the 72' custom was always 6 string standard. Micawber, Malcolm, Dice and some custom Newman-Jones are all 5 string open G guitars....... 72 was used extensively in 81'/82', but was definitely standard then. He also used a Rosewood tele from like @78'- Am I wrong?

Re: The black '72 Custom is back on stage!
Posted by: JumpinJeppeFlash ()
Date: May 19, 2013 01:14

Quote
Thrylan
I've seen several people mention open G. I believe the 72' custom was always 6 string standard. Micawber, Malcolm, Dice and some custom Newman-Jones are all 5 string open G guitars....... 72 was used extensively in 81'/82', but was definitely standard then. He also used a Rosewood tele from like @78'- Am I wrong?

It had 5 strings tuned to open G during ABB (used mostly for JJF) and also one tour with the winos if i remember correctly.

Re: The black '72 Custom is back on stage!
Posted by: Mathijs ()
Date: May 19, 2013 01:36

It looks very much like somebody at Fender tried really hard to make a standard Custom looks like a 'Keith' guitar -white switch tip, upper bout etc....

Mathijs



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2013-05-19 12:06 by Mathijs.

Re: The black '72 Custom is back on stage!
Posted by: Thrylan ()
Date: May 19, 2013 02:59

Quote
Mathijs
It looks very much like somebody at Fender tried really hard to make a standard Custom looks like a 'Keith' guitar -white switch tip, upper bout etc....

I mst admit Keith starts to look really daft...beer belly, thin legs...

Ohio
You mentioned you are a guitar geek right? Cool, I am too, not like you or a buddy of mine, but knowledgeable......thanks for the insight........Wouldn't you love to play one of the old stolen Newman-Jones 5 string customs??? I would! Curious.......5 strings, 3 fingers, 2 chords, 1 @#$%&, right?

Re: The black '72 Custom is back on stage!
Posted by: Mathijs ()
Date: May 19, 2013 10:29

Quote
Thrylan
Quote
Mathijs
It looks very much like somebody at Fender tried really hard to make a standard Custom looks like a 'Keith' guitar -white switch tip, upper bout etc....

Ohio
You mentioned you are a guitar geek right? Cool, I am too, not like you or a buddy of mine, but knowledgeable......thanks for the insight........Wouldn't you love to play one of the old stolen Newman-Jones 5 string customs??? I would! Curious.......5 strings, 3 fingers, 2 chords, 1 @#$%&, right?

I have played two TNJ guitars in my live, and both where just really bad guitars. Very crudely made, awkward hardware and electronics. It felt like a really cheap guitar.

Mathijs

Re: The black '72 Custom is back on stage!
Posted by: Mathijs ()
Date: May 19, 2013 10:29

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2013-05-19 11:49 by Mathijs.

Re: The black '72 Custom is back on stage!
Posted by: TeddyB1018 ()
Date: May 19, 2013 11:24

Quote
Mathijs
It looks very much like somebody at Fender tried really hard to make a standard Custom looks like a 'Keith' guitar -white switch tip, upper bout etc....

I mst admit Keith starts to look really daft...beer belly, thin legs...

Mathijs

Keith looks like a gypsy, as he has done for years. Now he looks like an aging gypsy. I don't see how we'd expect different.

Re: The black '72 Custom is back on stage!
Posted by: Thrylan ()
Date: May 19, 2013 12:07

I have a stones book with a blueprint and parts list of the Newman-Jones. The parts seemed to be high end.......I'll take your word, disappointing. Any chance the ones you played were "production" models? You would think one would want to get it right for such a high profile customer.........that just stinks.

Re: The black '72 Custom is back on stage!
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: May 19, 2013 12:07

Quote
Thrylan
You mentioned you are a guitar geek right? Cool, I am too, not like you or a buddy of mine, but knowledgeable......thanks for the insight........Wouldn't you love to play one of the old stolen Newman-Jones 5 string customs??? I would! Curious.......5 strings, 3 fingers, 2 chords, 1 @#$%&, right?

It's "five strings, three notes, two fingers and one arsehole to play it" -
and the guitar threads are a valuable resource because they stay on topic.
Please go to the iorr home page, click the "great forum threads" link and once you're in there,
open the Ratbag Boogie Guitar Thread Index. From there you can find the thread about Keith's custom jobs,
which include the Newman-Jones guitars.

And yep, the black custom has been a five-string for a while now.

Re: Keith's guitar
Posted by: gwen ()
Date: May 19, 2013 14:07

Quote
DandelionPowderman
Probably not,since Mick is playing a Strat...

Yes, D&G is open-G for both Keith & Mick.

The Skull Tele was painted by Ronnie's former brother in law.

Re: The black '72 Custom is back on stage!
Posted by: Max'sKansasCity ()
Date: May 19, 2013 14:19

Quote
with sssoul
Please go to the iorr home page, click the "great forum threads" link and once you're in there,
open the Ratbag Boogie Guitar Thread Index. From there you can find the thread about Keith's custom jobs,
which include the Newman-Jones guitars.

smiling smiley I just did exactly that, for the first time,
what a great guitar thread, fun to persuse, I ll be back to it.
Thanks for the tip... this place is like an endless island of fun stuff.

Re: The black '72 Custom is back on stage!
Posted by: Thrylan ()
Date: May 19, 2013 17:52

Cool, thanks.

Re: The black '72 Custom is back on stage!
Posted by: open-g ()
Date: May 20, 2013 17:37

Quote
Mathijs
It looks very much like somebody at Fender tried really hard to make a standard Custom looks like a 'Keith' guitar -white switch tip, upper bout etc....

Mathijs


- Brass bridge, probably by Schecter just like on Micawber.*
- the middle pickup screw is missing - probably a lap steel pup *
- 5 Strings *
- white Strat pickup selector switch knob *

I'd guess the Custom shop is called Pierre DeBeauport and comes out of his and Keith's spare parts bin.


pic by Justin

Re: The black '72 Custom is back on stage!
Posted by: JumpinJeppeFlash ()
Date: May 20, 2013 17:45

Quote
open-g
Quote
Mathijs
It looks very much like somebody at Fender tried really hard to make a standard Custom looks like a 'Keith' guitar -white switch tip, upper bout etc....

Mathijs


- Brass bridge, probably by Schecter just like on Micawber.*
- the middle pickup screw is missing - probably a lap steel pup *
- 5 Strings *
- white Strat pickup selector switch knob *

I'd guess the Custom shop is called Pierre DeBeauport and comes out of his and Keith's spare parts bin.


pic by Justin

Which songs have Keith played with this one?

Re: The black '72 Custom is back on stage!
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: May 20, 2013 19:48

Thanks for posting (re-posting) Justin's great shot, open-g.
That's from Anaheim II? May 18th?

Re: The black '72 Custom is back on stage!
Posted by: open-g ()
Date: May 20, 2013 20:04

Quote
with sssoul
Thanks for posting (re-posting) Justin's great shot, open-g.
That's from Anaheim II? May 18th?

Yes, that's right.

JumpinJeppeFlash, Keith plays it on Waiting On A Friend (Anaheim II) and on Miss You (Anaheim I) it seems.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2013-05-20 20:37 by open-g.

Re: The black '72 Custom is back on stage!
Posted by: Thrylan ()
Date: May 20, 2013 20:32

Well.......someone steal it, and problem solved....right?

Re: The black '72 Custom is back on stage!
Posted by: hummingbird ()
Date: May 20, 2013 20:49

I don't understand: he is playing thïs 5 string guitar on Miss You ans Waiting on a friend?

Re: The black '72 Custom is back on stage!
Posted by: open-g ()
Date: May 20, 2013 21:20

Keith also plays the Tele Custom on Wild Horses (Anaheim II)

...this is getting confusing




Re: The black '72 Custom is back on stage!
Posted by: Mathijs ()
Date: May 20, 2013 21:27

Quote
JumpinJeppeFlash
Quote
open-g
Quote
Mathijs
It looks very much like somebody at Fender tried really hard to make a standard Custom looks like a 'Keith' guitar -white switch tip, upper bout etc....

Mathijs


- Brass bridge, probably by Schecter just like on Micawber.*
- the middle pickup screw is missing - probably a lap steel pup *
- 5 Strings *
- white Strat pickup selector switch knob *

I'd guess the Custom shop is called Pierre DeBeauport and comes out of his and Keith's spare parts bin.


pic by Justin

Which songs have Keith played with this one?

Five strings, but 6 saddles...weird. It seems he played it both in standard tuning and open G on the same show. That would be a first.

Mathijs

Re: The black '72 Custom is back on stage!
Posted by: JustinCaseBandDK ()
Date: February 18, 2016 17:48

Maybe Keith used 2 different Custom Teles on the 1981/82 tour?

On this picture it seems to have a few scratches on the upper corner


This one got no scratches


The samme Tele as in the middle picture


What do you think? I don't think that Keith only got one 72´Custom Tele, but had a back-up.

Big T

Re: The black '72 Custom is back on stage!
Posted by: stupidguy2 ()
Date: February 18, 2016 20:02

Cool! That was my first guitar..

Re: The black '72 Custom is back on stage!
Posted by: Munichhilton ()
Date: February 18, 2016 20:17

Quote
Mathijs
Quote
JumpinJeppeFlash
Quote
open-g
Quote
Mathijs
It looks very much like somebody at Fender tried really hard to make a standard Custom looks like a 'Keith' guitar -white switch tip, upper bout etc....

Mathijs


- Brass bridge, probably by Schecter just like on Micawber.*
- the middle pickup screw is missing - probably a lap steel pup *
- 5 Strings *
- white Strat pickup selector switch knob *

I'd guess the Custom shop is called Pierre DeBeauport and comes out of his and Keith's spare parts bin.


pic by Justin

Which songs have Keith played with this one?

Five strings, but 6 saddles...weird. It seems he played it both in standard tuning and open G on the same show. That would be a first.

Mathijs

Does Pierre get extra pay for that? It's only fair...

Re: The black '72 Custom is back on stage!
Posted by: JustinCaseBandDK ()
Date: February 18, 2016 21:40

Is that Bob Dylan playing Keith's old Custom Tele? Note the black tip


Guitar Legends Festival 1993, soundcheck


Guitar Legends Festival 1993, soundcheck

Big T

Re: The black '72 Custom is back on stage!
Posted by: sundevil ()
Date: February 19, 2016 02:08

keith has said the black custom is heavy, so i think that's why you don't see it on stage anymore. in 2005 in SF he had it re-strung and used it for the start me up opener. perfect guitar for the song, gave a nice low growl. wish he stuck with it.

Re: The black '72 Custom is back on stage!
Posted by: gwen ()
Date: February 19, 2016 14:56

Quote
sundevil
keith has said the black custom is heavy, so i think that's why you don't see it on stage anymore.

The custom Keith was talking about when saying it is heavy is not The Black telecaster custom but Ted Newman Jones rosewood Telecaster.

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