Ian McDonald of King Crimson playing a Fender Telecaster!

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It appears to be an orange or butterscotch blonde Telecaster, and I believe this photo is actually from his Foreigner days. Does anyone else have any info on this Telecaster? It has to be a pre-CBS Telecaster due to its smaller size headstock and rosewood fretboard. I would guess it was manufactured between late 1959 to 1965. I assume that it is still with his family...given that Ian McDonald died of cancer earlier this year.

Ian was mainly a sax and keyboard player, though he also played a Gibson Hummingbird, a fifties Les Paul with P90s and a sunburst Epiphone Casino in the video for Feels like The First Time.

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His amps at the time were Marshall 100-watt amps and Hiwatts, with an MXR Phase 90 for effects.

But if anyone has info on Ian McDonald's Telecaster please let me know.
 

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Ian McDonald was a pretty smart guitarist along with his keyboard and woodwind skills — I believe he played all the guitars on the (very excellent) McDonald and Giles album, with Michael Giles’s brother Peter on bass duties. He was a very skilled musician and songwriter.
He makes quite an emotional appearance in the King Crimson documentary.
 




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