"Sometime in 1975 or earlier, Joe Walsh (who had also given Pete his Gretsch Chet Atkins, Fender Bandmaster and Edwards volume pedal) gifted a 1958 Gibson Flying V guitar to Pete. This guitar was used on The Who By Numbers, as can be heard in his blistering leads on songs like In a Hand or Face and Dreaming From The Waist, as well as 1980 for Empty Glass and in 1982 for All The Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes, on at least Slit Skirts. On the cover of Chinese Eyes, Pete appears with this guitar held upside down. (He is also photographed in Psychoderelict photo sessions — and repeated in the Coolwalking liner — with a Flying V, but this is a borrowed white-pickguard model.)"more
In this video, at about 20:02, Joe talks about how he got the guitar, and the previous owner's. The guitar was originally owned by Amos Arthur (founder and former owner of Arthur's Music Store), the guitar bounced around owners untll a around 2012-2013 when Joe purchased the Guitar from Norm Harris of world famous Normans Rare Guitars.more
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