"This one doesn't get used a great deal. It's a Coronado 12-string in this sort of burnt orange. This is the only one that isn't in standard; it's dropped a half step for 'Breaking the Girl'. It very much has a tone of its own. It’s a bit scratchy, there's a bit of a cluster to it, but it suits the version of the song they're doing now. It's not an acoustic song, it's more of a garaged out number so it works. He goes for the neck for the main part and then you go into the main percussive section with all of the tin cans and all when you go to the bridge, and then he really kind of digs in a gets a bit honky. But it suits, it suits very well. I think the color may have had to do something with its purchase," says Josh Klinghoffer's guitar tech.more
In today’s Helsingin Sanomat newspaper’s interview (by Harri Uusitorppa) Metheny is remembering his previous visit in Finland, as a young guitarist in Gary Burton’s quintet. He made a comment about the guitar he played then, Fender Coronado XII (my free translation, with Harri’s help): Harri: “You played in Finland already in Pori Jazz 1974, in two concerts in the quintet of the vibrafonist Gary Burton as a second guitarist. Do you still remember that performance? You were then just a 19 year old novice.” Pat: “Of course, the first time in Europe was a immense experience for a teenager from Missouri, Mid-West. Gary was the best possible mentor: three years in his group influenced me greatly. And I had that awful, unplayable Fender Coronado 12 string that was really one of the worst guitars imaginable … I remember that too!”more
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