When I first starting learning about Don Rich, I had to wade my way through the internet and dig up a lot of obscure information. After that I decide what was true, what wasn't, and what was on the right track. Here's some of the stuff I've found. The first guitar we see Don play chronologically is a mid 50's Telecaster. It may have been Buck's, it may have been Don's. I don't know. The pickguard is white, with 5 screws. The switch tip appears to be a top hat style. The String tree is too tough for my to decipher accurately. Though not the photos, the FENDER logo is placed behind the string tree near the nut. With this information, I determine that the guitar was made between the Summer of 1954 and the Middle of 1956 (the string tree position begins to move at about this time). I would like to add that I'm not very good at this, so any contributions are more than welcome. It is possible that it may be this Tele. Here are some videos from Buck's appearance on the 1964 Jimmy Dean Show from where 3 of the above screens were taken. Don is using that guitar. More to come.