>> Does anyone know if Ronnie ever uses 5-string guitars? <<
there is a 5-string diskfront Zemaitis - there are shots of it in the Zemaitis thread: [www.iorr.org
but i reckon that one in the background you're talking about is probably Keith's, no?
since it's next to his other ones ... [peering hard:] there's another Zemaitis behind Keith, isn't there -
a six-string one, ergo one of Ronnie's.
>> Is there a pic of the # 3 [Tele] around too? <<
this article here says "Tele #3" is the 67 sunburst: [www.oldkr.co.uk
as for the "Micawber-alikes": there are three in a row in the shot of part of Keith's Licks guitar rack on an earlier page in this thread:- 2002 or 2003, courtesy of Mathijs (don't know who took it, sorry!)
so which one is the "real Micawber" and which are the "stand-ins"?
and: is the one right next to the Strat an example of this "whiter blond" effect that appeared starting in mid-54?
"Blond body finish has a more whitish look than the earlier "butterscotch" finish.
In reality, the body finish was probably applied no differently, but the type of clear lacquer used to clearcoat
does not yellow as much. This gives mid-1954 and later Teles a more whitish blond look, instead of butterscotch.
Because of the more whitish look, a distinct "halo" can be seen around the edge of the body
that is less translucent (this halo was present on the earlier butterscotch finishes,
but it was far less noticable). The halo was used to hide the side grain of multi-piece bodies,
because Fender could easily match the face grain, but it was difficult to match the side grain."
that quote's from that good old vintage guitar site: [www.provide.net
Edited 6 time(s). Last edit at 2006-12-28 10:34 by with sssoul.