Keith Richards Guitar Rig

Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones guitar rig and equipment setup info

Keith Richards Fender 52 Tele

1950’s Fender Telecaster – Butterscotch Blonde

Keiths Richards Main Guitar

 Micawber is the name of Keith’s butterscotch Fender Telecaster. It’s butterscotch blonde color with a black pickguard & a stock 3 way switch. Removed 6th string, open G (G,D,G,B,D) tuning. Gauges .011,.015,.018,.030,.042. It has replacement tuners and brass bridge and nut is altered for 5 strings. Gibson PAF humbucker in neck position, Fender lap steel pickup in the bridge.  Used on tracks including “Before They Make Me Run”, “Brown Sugar”, “Mixed Emotions”, and “Honky Tonk Women”.


Keith Richards Guitar Rig and Setup


– Fender ’52 Telecaster – Butterscotch Blonde (this is like Keith’s main axe)

– Natural finish 50’s Fender Telecaster

– Fender telelcaster sunburst

– Music Man Silhouette guitar

– Fender Stratocaster

– Fender Classic Series ’72 Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar

– Gibson ES-355 Guitar

– Gibson Les Paul Custom (he used these a lot in the 60’s and 70’s)

– Gibson Les Paul TV

– Gibson Les Paul Standard

– Ampeg Dan Armstrong



-1957 Fender Twin

-Fender Bassman 4×10


– Fulltone Tube Tape Echo

– MXR  Phase 100

– MXR Phase 90 “Script” version

– MXR Analog Delay

– Zinky Master Blaster clean boost pedal

– Ibanez UE-400 multi-effects

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