One of Zappa's earliest guitars was a Gibson ES-5 Switchmaster, according to the [Gibson website](http://www.gibson.com/News-Lifestyle/Features/en-us/frank-zappa-0902-2011.aspx). [Guitar Player](http://www.guitarplayer.com/news/1024/frank-zappa-inside-the-guitars-and-amps-of-his-greatest-recordings--video/54379) writes : "This ES-5 Switchmaster was used on the first three Mothers of Invention records. We also know that Frank plugged it into a Fender Deluxe for the album Freak Out! He had the portly, knob-festooned jazz box later outfitted with Barcus Berry pickups and even more switches and knobs that, according to Dweezil, are no longer functioning."more
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