Brad said in an interview with Epiphone this guitar was used for the acoustic tracks on Wire. This guitar earned a "Mark of Excellence Award" from Guitar One magazine. It is modeled after the Gibson J-45. Epiphone's Elitist line is some sort of "premium" line, since these guitar's are made to very high specifications. Most of the parts were made in Japan but some parts were made in other countries, including the USA and Germany. These guitars cost more than twice as much as a standard Epiphone guitar. The picture on the right is a screenshot I took from the acoustic version of Wire, which you can find on the Rockumentary on the Live Wire DVDmore
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