Thursday, February 3, 2011

5 STRINGS KEITH RICHARD'S ZEMAITIS 'THE MACABRE'


1975 Rolling Stones show...backstage with Mick and Keith's Zemaitis 'the macabre' guitar...

Zemaitis 5-String: Custom-made in 1974 by British luthier Tony Zemaitis, the guitar nicknamed both "Macabre" and "the Pirate Zemaitis" was decorated with skulls, a pistol and a dagger. Richards used it as his main open-G guitar from 1975 to 1978, when it was destroyed in a fire at his rented Los Angeles home. Richards used a Japanese-made replica on the 2005/06 tour.[citation needed]