Keef Richards Signiture tele!!??

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  1. Badabing

    Badabing Friend of Leo's

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    Has there ever been a Keef Richards Signiture tele offered by Fender and Keef??
     
  2. jonrpick

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    As I recall, he likes his different Teles for different reasons. I doubt there could be just *one* Keef model.
     
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    I think the fender custom shop did a line of Micawbers. I don't know if they were official or unofficial. And fender japan makes Sonny and Micawbers. Or used to.
     
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    seems like it would be a very successful venture if they had a Keef model or two..
     
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    I can only imagine that he declined any/every offer from F.

    But they eventually went with an enlarged neck pup route with their US and MIM standards, so there's your unofficial sig models.
     
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    No. No knighthood either.
     
  7. Badabing

    Badabing Friend of Leo's

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    Wow! Sounds like a MAN of Principle!
     
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    As previously mentioned, fender Japan make a Keith model. Although they aren't listed as a Keith model it's obvious what they were going for.

    The custom shop released a Micawber type Nocaster years ago that had the brass bridge and humbucker etc but the body wear and tear wasn't the same as Keith's by any means.

    I'm a huge Keith fan and have tons of memorabilia and have been after a Keith model for years!

    I found two options

    Eternal Guitars make a Micawber model
    Or have one built.
    The bridge is easy enough to get from Armadillo guitar parts and the relic etc is upto you.
    I recently had one built for me as I was fed up of looking. However when I send the builder the spec I said "Keith inspired, not Keith copy" as I wanted my tele to look worn but didn't fancy an exact copy/signature model.

    Here's mine.


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    Also there is a guy on eBay under the seller name Relicaster71 that builds them.

    Here's one he built and sold recently.



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    Hope this helps mate.

    Craig
     
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    surfoverb Doctor of Teleocity

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    keef never signed off on one,
    but Fender Japan makes them
    just as they make the jeff beck tele-gib


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    surfoverb Doctor of Teleocity

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    G&L make a pine Keef of sorts

     
  12. surfoverb

    surfoverb Doctor of Teleocity

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    he has micawbre and malcom which are more or less the same thing (blackguard teles with a humbucker)

    and he has his black 74 custom

    those are the three hes most known for, of course he has more but those are his main ones.
     
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  18. Badabing

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    How in the world is there not a keef Signature Tele..???

    Weird!!
     
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    Because Keith is unique and his guitars are his guitars. Plus he don't need the money lol I remember reading somewhere when fender asked Keith about copying micawber he replied "just get a guitar and play the dam thing and it will wear around you" look at the pick wear etc on micawber and he's bang on
     
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    surfoverb Doctor of Teleocity

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    because he doesnt want one. Fender cant just make them without his permission. same reason there is no Bruce Springsteen esquire except very limited editions that cost $10,000
     
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