Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Owned by Pete Townshend and Roger Daltry

Price: $199,000
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1975 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Wine Red Number 7 SN#99223589

This guitar was the property of Peter Townshend and was used for live gigs and studio recordings.At the time Pete was suffering from a bad back and complained that the guitar was too heavy, Pete loved the guitar and agreed to try to make it weigh less. Roger Daltry took over the job of manually routing the back of the guitar to make it lighter, you can see his handy work in the images. The case carries the stencil “7”, the guitar also did and you can see the outline below the bridge exactly where Pete would have stuck the white tape.

It is fully documented, we have a nice letter from Roger to Ricky Byrd the guitarist with Joan Jett and The Black Hearts. We have purposefully blurred Rogers address and home telephone number but the original document is in perfect shape. The guitar was purchased directly from Ricky, a very limited & selective ownership chain.

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  1. Dave Davis says:

    Wow! What a great guitar. The Who is my favorite group above Led Zeppelin. Pete is my favorite song writer/guitarist. I have a lot of respect for him as an artist and a person. I really wish I that much extra cash to buy this great piece of rock history. My first time looking at your store and I really love it. I play an 01 Black 68 Reissue Custom that I love. Back in 03 I sold my 79 Custom natural with a maple neck and fret board and have regretted it ever since. My dad bought it for me Christmas eve 79 I was 16 or 17 then one hell of a gift to a young guitarist and I had it all those years. Again great shop hope I can do business with you in the future. Thank you, Dave D.