"This was given to me by my wife Ashley for my 40th birthday. What I love about it, as many things, I love the New York Dolls, love Johnny Thunders - he had one of these probably when they were $150 back in the early 1970s. I loved how cool it looked and how it's cracked. This one had like a paint problem earlier on so they couldn't sell it, or they sold it for cheaper back in the day. But I got it from London - it wasn't cheap - I got it for my birthday. I think I use this for 'Mind Your Manners' which is one of our new songs on the new record because it's got this P90. It's got that that great sound. It just knows how to break up; it sounds tough! So I'm kind of gearing more towards these kind of pickups these days. This is a great guitar - 1959, again. I just love that year. I don't know what it is, there's just something about it. I even have it tattooed - 59. So that's it: the TV Yellow, it looked great on TV in the 50s. It looked white, I guess."more
I saw Jeff Beck playing an old Les Paul, so when I met a kid whose father had one, I traded my 335 for the Les Paul, one of the originals. Unfortunately, it was stolen after a gig, and in fact, almost every guitar I’ve ever owned has been stolen. CORRECTION: actually a sunburst Les Paul.more
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