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"This is my main rhythm guitar that I play a lot of rhythm on and this is a '52 Goldtop. This is a real '52. And the bridge has been changed out. It has a real low neck angle which I love, and the tailpiece is all the way down into the wood, which kind of makes it resonate good and with this tailpiece, it stays in tune really good. This is a motherfucker of a guitar right here. Stays in tune great, plays great, sounds amazing, you know, so for playing 8th notes, you know, and for just all kinds of parts. Freddy King played this. I'm a blues nerd, and so for playing blues solos... B.B. King played one of these, on the early records. [...] Check out the neck on that. It's so incredibly awesome. It's very light-weight resonant guitar, so I'm very fortunate to have that. And I was really lucky to get this guitar." - Greenberg about 1952 Gibson Les Paul.more
The guitar I’ve been using for years is a 1952 Les Paul. It’s one of the prototypes. Actually I have two of them. Just through blind luck one day all of our gear was on its way to Europe and Neil wanted to rehearse, so he told the guys to dig out some equipment for us. The guy handed me this guitar and it was another gold-top Les Paul prototype, but with a Bigsby on it. So Neil gave it to me and now I have two of them. Neil never used it because it had some problems. Whoever put the Bigsby on it missed by an eighth of an inch, so it was hard to keep in tune and it sounded terrible. But I got that all straightened out. The one I use most, though, is my original, which sounds a little hotter to me.more
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