Pete Townshend: get the guitar sound and style

Pete Townshend of The Who performs live
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The Who's Pete Townshend is one of the most celebrated rock guitarists of all time. He’s known for his aggressive, rhythmic, dramatic playing style and various technical nuances that partially revolutionized rock electric guitar playing.

His sound is also a key feature of what makes him a distinctive player. Like any guitarist who has been around for decades, his sound has been developed and refined over time, particularly with new equipment and technological advances, plus acquiring the profile and finances to make any equipment accessible and have custom models made.

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