From Matt McGinn, Jonny's guitar tech, through Coldplay's "Oracle" Q&A service: "I can't remember where he picked it up - maybe Chicago? - but, if you're interested, it's a '72 Thinline from about 1974. It's half hollow - so, semi-semi acoustic, I guess - and has a lot of really nice gouges in it from being thoroughly thwacked. All still original, as far as I know. I reckon it must've cost him about 2000 US dollars but God knows what it'd be worth now. You can get a pretty good Fender copy/reissue these days for a lot less, off the peg, that might turn out lovely after a few years of playing it. That's the thing, any old guitar can be amazing if you love it enough."more
In these early recordings of Kele and Bloc Party (formally 'The Union') we can get a few glimpses at Kele playing a thinline. There's no context to be sure it's a '72 but it's my best guess. For further assurance, in Boss's "Behind the Sound" for Banquet, we can see the Thinline in Kele's (room?) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbkqmPVxF5cmore
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