Pete Townshend says he "invented the guitar tech"

Pete Townshend of The Who performs on the opening night of the bands North American 2017 tour headlining Day 8 of the 50th Festival D'ete De Quebec (Quebec City Summer Festival) on the Main Stage at the Plaines D' Abraham on July 13, 2017 in Quebec City, Canada
(Image credit: Ollie Millington/Redferns)

Pete Townshend has talked openly about his role in developing the Marshall stack. But did you know he also invented the concept of the guitar tech?

At least, that’s what the Who mastermind and electric and acoustic guitar legend states in a new interview.

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month**

Join now for unlimited access

US pricing $3.99 per month or $39.00 per year

UK pricing £2.99 per month or £29.00 per year 

Europe pricing €3.49 per month or €34.00 per year

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Prices from £2.99/$3.99/€3.49

Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.