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"We have the old Joe Perry mainstay here which is the clear Dan Armstrong. The only difference of this guitar from the stock one is that all these pickups are all custom-made. We've got a couple of these made, they're pretty much identical. They sound great. What we do is it's an open-A, a Keith Richards style open-A with five strings, but what Joe does is throw a bass string on the bottom and we make it an A. So it gives it that growl. This is used in 'Draw the Line'. He used to beat it up a lot, he would throw it down a lot. He's kind of mellowed out with it now. It's a good work horse. It's one of his main guitars, for sure. I mean, if you think of Joe Perry this is one of the guitars you think of," says Joe Perry's guitar tech.more
In [this interview](http://www.guitarworld.com/pink-floyds-david-gilmour-discusses-his-technique-and-gear-1988-guitar-world-interview?page=0,2) with Guitar World, David Gilmour's Plexiglas Dan Armstrong is mentioned: "David Gilmour is a renowned guitar collector. Over the years, with the help of his right-hand man, Phil Taylor, he has acquired such rare gems as a Gretsch White Falcon, a Gretsch Penguin, a Plexiglas Dan Armstrong, a '55 Fender Esquire, a Martin D-35 acoustic."more
When I started playing guitar, back in England, I used to see all of these classic American guitar players holding one of these see through, quasi-plastic guitars and it looked really cool. I found out that they were playing one of these Dan Armstrong guitars. I wanted one for years until they stopped making them and I’d forgotten all about them. Funny enough, in 2006 I had been wondering where I could get my hands on one and all of a sudden there was one, in a backstage Ampeg shack outside the venue we were playing with Journey. Neal Schon was in there checking some stuff out with Scott, who would later work with me. And there was this guitar. So I had to have one. This is a reissue and sounds amazing, considering it’s not even made out of wood. It made the odd appearance on that tour. And you can hear it on Viv's rhythm guitar part, which was originally just a guide (Stones tuning) on Nine Lives.more
Another survivor from the devastating Hurricane Sandy flood that wiped out some of the Black Crowe’s gear is an Ampeg Dan Armstrong plexiglass guitar. “This is an original Dan Armstrong…with the Holmes pickup in it,” Rich Robinson’s tech says at (15:24) “This one had to have the frets redone on it, but other than that the Plexiglass, it survive and we changed the pots as well…That's amazing this is an original. I replaced the bridge, to get the intonation better on it.”more
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