Wednesday, January 2, 2008

This I gotta read

Here is a book containing the full history of David Gilmour's black Stratocaster. "A whole book about the life of one guitar?!" you shriek? I agree -- how did they get it all into only one book? Also check here for an extremely detailed account of Gilmour's setups throughout the years.

Now how the same treatment for Steve Howe's Gibson ES-175 or one of Pete Townshend's numbered Les Pauls?

6 comments:

Ian said...

It's not quite as detailed but if you want to know anything about what guitar's Pete Townshend used and with what equipment, you have to check out this: http://thewho.net/whotabs/equipment/guitar/equip-townshendgear-intro.html

_Ian_

Jason said...

Cool. Check here for some nice pictures of some of the numbered Les Pauls and a table detailing all nine. (Only #1 is still in Pete's possession?!)

Colby Cosh said...

Some vandal may have smashed some of them.

Colby Cosh said...

Whoa. The Flying V from the cover of Chinese Eyes is the one used to record The Who By Numbers. Goddammit, I'm supposed to be working, you cunts.

Ian said...

Work is for losers.

The surprising thing to me was this guitar: http://thewho.net/whotabs/gretsch.htm.

It sounds like this was his main recording guitar but most of the live footage from those days was with Gibson's because the Gretsch wouldn't stay in tune on stage!

_Ian_

Colby Cosh said...

Check out the Danelectro Guitarlin. I literally did not know they made musical instruments that ugly.