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"We all know and love this guitar as the Billie Guitar. This is a Gibson Lucille that actually that actually doesn't have the F holes and it's missing two of its volume and tone. This guitar is a guitar that Gibson had made custom for Joe, and Joe had this artist, John Douglas, air brush it. John did an amazing job! If you flip it there's another picture on the back. This guitar is one of those rarities that it looks really cool but it really sounds good as well. So he doesn't play it just because it has his wife's picture on it, he plays it because it sounds really good," explains Joe Perry's guitar tech.more
Despite Sheehan's affinity for Gibson Les Pauls, one guitar that features prominently in his collection is his Gibson Lucille. In this interview with Gibson from 2013, he describes how he uses "her". "In the studio, I can use many different Gibsons to build and stack a part or section. My Lucille, for example, is so rugged and heavy sounding that I really only get away with using her on big, powerful style choruses."more
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