“Ronnie already had a rapport with Tony Zemaitis when he came to the Stones. He had a bunch of Tony’s guitars built for him when he was still in The Faces. In ’78, when the Stones were getting ready to do a big tour, Ronnie had some guitars custom-built for him, including this one.
“If you look at the guitar closely, there are engravings of teepees with smoke clouds coming out of them, and they say things like ‘Stones Concerts Tonight.’ There’s a lot of little things like that. One of Tony's specialties was doing these really cool engraved tops.
“This guitar has a battery-powered booster in it, so Ronnie could hit a switch and take a lead, and then he’d switch it off when he was done.”