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James' first guitar. James bought this guitar from a friend from high school who played with him in the school’s jazz band. His mother helped him out with the payment, which was around $200. James used this guitar to write some of his first songs, and while in playing couple of high school bands. What happened to it after Metallica was formed is unfortunately unknown, since James started using a white Flying V by that time. If still in his possession, this guitar certainly holds a great sentimental value since James mother died just year later after buying him this guitar.more
According to [TheDoorsGuide.com](http://www.thedoorsguide.com/music/equipment.html), a website that aims to be the ultimate resource for one of the most innovative bands to come out of the west coast music scene in the late 1960s, "Robby Krieger started playing a red 1968 Gibson SG Standard in March 1968 and used it throughout the '68 summer tour." This is verified by Gibson from this [article](http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/SG/Gibson-Custom/Robby-Krieger-SG.aspx).more
The single-pickup 1968 Gibson SG, equipped with Bigsby, is used by Wilson for Barracuda, from at least 2002, as seen [here.](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZmMNYPiXAM) Also, at the back of the guitar there is US Marine Corps sticker, which is a hommage to father of Ann and Nancy Wilson, who served at the US Marine Corps.more