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John acquired this guitar sometime in the early to mid 2000s. To our knowledge, the guitar is first mentioned in 2007 [Guitar Player, November 2006], although this could possibly be the same Jaguar that he used during the Californication sessions in 1999. At that time, the guitar belonged to the studio engineer, Jim Scott. [Guitar Player, September 1999] By 2009 [VintageGuitar magazine – John Frusciante Red Hot On The Empyrean], John converted the guitar to a Roland GR-300 guitar synthesizer. This basically required doing some changes to the body to fit the circuitry and to control knobs from the what we assume was a stock Roland GR Controller. John’s reasoning behind doing instead of just using one of the stock guitars is unfortunately unknown.more
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