9 Guitars Keith Richards Played That Definitely WEREN'T Telecasters

We take a look at some of the Rolling Stones legends lesser-known guitars   24-Jun-14

7) Gallotone Valencia

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The Gallotone Valencia is a relic from Keith's early days playing with Mick Jagger and Dick Taylor (not to be confused with Mick Taylor!).

In the Rolling Stones Gear book, the authors explain that Keith's guitar was in a rare blond finish (the one pictured above is sunburst), and would have been imported from South Africa to meet demand for Gallotone guitars during the skiffle craze.

It would later be fitted with a pickup and plugged into the Selmer Little Giant during Keith, Mick and Dick's early days as the Blue Boys.

(Check out the Rolling Stones Gear book for more great photos like the one above).

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