Status Quo frontman Francis Rossi’s green Tele fetches more than $150,000 at auction

(Image credit: courtesy of Bonhams)

This year has seen numerous instruments sell at auction for impressive prices, and just before 2019 closes out for good we can add Francis Rossi’s green Telecaster electric guitar to the list of high earners.

The Status Quo singer and guitarist’s Tele was the centerpiece of last month’s Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia Sale, where it fetched £118,812, or approximately $156,485.

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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.