Used in studio for 2 2=5, and possibly Reckoner, and live for those songs as well as Just, The Bends(in 1996), My Iron Lung(since 1996), I Will, and early(2006) live versions of Weird Fishes.(stringsreunited)Like the Tele1, the Thom’s Custom Telecaster was acquired in 1996, and it also sported a vintage Apple sticker for many years.
It was likely his spare in case of problems with his Fender Thinline, since the constant modifications to that guitar likely meant higher chances of problems. Thom used this guitar during early touring for , Acquired in October or December 1995, and used by December Fifth of that year.
This guitar was used very frequently by Thom from OK Computer until In Rainbows, falling out of favor after Thom acquired his ‘64 SG.
He swapped in a few different pickups, but eventually removed the middle pickup and added a standard telecaster pickguard, making it sometimes hard to identify as a thinline (as the pickup covers part of the F-hole. Thom playing his Thinline Telecaster before he changed his pickups.
Thom was seen using this early 90’s Telecaster copy during the early years.
For any who may somehow come across it and hope to return it, the serial number is 902934****. It was used on Used during late 1993 and/or early 1994.
It was not used nearly so much as the other SG (finding live footage where he plays the instrument is next to impossible), so it’s impossible to know how extensively he used it. The position of the pickup selector and position of the input jack attest to its model/year of origin show that it’s either a Standard Reissue II or III, and the knobs (speed knobs) show that it’s a Standard Reissue III.
Sported a vintage Apple sticker bellow the bridge for many years.
Thom also added a bridge cover taken from a Fender Precision bass.
This was his first SG since the re-issue was stolen.