Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Owned by Pete Townshend and Roger Daltry
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.