Sad to read the passing of Status Quo's Rick Parfitt on a festive morning. I remember him for his pride of not knowing too many chords- or so he said 👍
Fender ever did a limited run of his Tele which featured that bridge eccentricity; partial ash tray + Gibson-esque hard tail + string through body... wicked!
They are well know for this song which I recall watching on TV. Back then when I was younger, the remote control for channel switching was a status symbol more than anything else. Enjoy.