What Tele is Keith playing here?

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  1. RodeoTex

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    Sorry, there are no good closeups, but I'm guessing somebody here might know.
    I've come into a rather large some of spruce and would like to recreate it. The big question is the electronics of course.
    Thanks for any help.
     
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    Ok, obviously it isn't a spruce front, but spruce is what I have.
     
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    Sadowsky nylon electric, would be my guess.
     
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    Definitely sounds like nylon.
     
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    There is no guess to it...that is a Sadowsky nylon. The link I gave is part of the long list of Richards’ guitars..
    Here is the list, and I am sure that these are not all that he owns or has used.

    https://equipboard.com/pros/keith-richards
     
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    Double post ....
     
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    Thanks guys. Yes- I knew it wasn't a Fender. Just looking for a piezo to get close.
     
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    From all of the string slap, I would say that it is set up with action that is more proper for steel strings. One might take the need for higher action with nylons into account when building???? Not only are nylons noisy in that regard with low action, they do not have the travel to bring correct tension and that results in intonation problems. Not a problem when the singer is Jagger, I suppose???? Eeeehaw....
     
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    That guitar is 4700 dollars (case extra). It uses a "custom barbera pickup" regular barbera pickups are available on their website. It also uses a sadowsky preamp, which I didn't see on the sadowsky website, though they do have bass preamps. The guitar is also maple and mahogany construction, like a les paul, with a bolt on maple neck apparently.

    I seem to remember somebody building a spruce tele body on here at one time that was kind of interesting.
     
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    When was that clip?.....looked like back when Bill Wyman was still with them.
     
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    Lovely older clip with Bill Wyman still on bass!

    Keith does some very nice fills between vocal lines!! (There are reason's he's king!) And, sing's harmony!

    And, it is definately a nylon string!

    Again...

    LOVELY!

    Thanks!!!
     
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    I'd be curious to follow someone's attempt at a nylon electric build with a tele body. If I can find a few examples, I may look at one myself down the road...
     
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    Yes I know it isn't a Fender Telecaster, but we seem to play fast and loose with the word 'Tele' round here
     
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    Yeah....I sometimes differentiate by using ‘tele’ instead Of ‘Tele’ when talking about a wanna-be....but I am sure that is not noticeable. I wasn’t trying to correct you. I only wanted to identify the guitar by the maker’s name. Roger Sadowsky builds superior instruments and I figured it deserved to be called a Sadowsky.
     
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    There's a couple of old builds here (not tele-shaped). Didn't check what details are revealed. Looks like people tend to make them hollow.
    https://www.tdpri.com/threads/im-on...l-a-semi-hollow-electric-nylon-string.274567/
    https://www.tdpri.com/threads/nylon-string-electric-or-two.479979/

    There's some nylon builds on sevenstring. Still not tele-shaped.

    https://www.sevenstring.org/threads/fanned-fretted-nylon-guitar.282544/
    https://www.sevenstring.org/threads...ylon-guitar-warning-experiments-ahead.260275/
     
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    Sadowsky nylon strings
     
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