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“They call this the ‘Disc Top,’ and it’s probably Ronnie’s most-famous guitar. It’s hard to say what year it’s from – Tony Zemaitis didn’t date the guitars – but we surmise it’s probably from ’71.
“Ronnie played it on a ton of Stones records, but it was on a lot of Faces recordings, as well. The interesting thing about it is, it looks like a solid-body, but it’s not. It’s a hollow body and it’s chambered, and it’s filled with cotton. The other cool thing is the disc, which is a pirate’s map. The engravings have pirates and maps and things like that. It’s pretty cool.
“Tony always made guitars with set necks. Ronnie had wanted a bolt-on, but Tony built it as a set neck anyway. If you at the back of it, you can see that he put a plate on it like you would with a bolt-on. He put a smiling skull-and-crossbones on the plate – it’s a bit of a joke."