Although some people credit Ike Turner as author of the first rock and roll song (specifically, 1951’s “Rocket 88”), no one can deny that Berry was the architect of rock guitar. From Keith Richards to Tony Iommi to Angus Young and beyond, every rock guitarist who ever strapped on a six-string owes an incalculable debt to Berry.more
Chris listed "Gibson 335" amongst his equipment in Coldplay's self published E-Zine in 2003. This guitar has been widely used by Chris, on the road as well as in the studio. In [this] video of the band playing at Glastonbury in 2005, Chris can be seen playing it on the song "Warning Sign". (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saxEJ3c4qLM)more
If a better image of Chris with the ES-335 can be found, it is certainly welcome. Chris Shiflett is seen with the Gibson ES-335 Dot Plain-Top, and his use of this guitar is confirmed on [Gibson's website](http://www2.gibson.com/News-Lifestyle/Features/en-us/how-to-capture-chris-shiflett.aspx) in a feature on Chris.more
In this photo, Ryan Jarman can be seen playing live with his Gibson ES-335 electric guitar. In an [interview with Gibson](http://www2.gibson.com/News-Lifestyle/Features/en-us/the-cribs-1125.aspx), when asked if he used any Gibsons on The Cribs' album [Ignore The Ignorant](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ignore_the_Ignorant), Ryan answers: "Yeah I used my ES-335s a lot on the new record. The reason why I started playing them in the first place was [Alex [Kapranos]](http://equipboard.com/pros/alex-kapranos) from Franz Ferdinand had one and I used it in the studio and just loved the sound of it. I know it may look a bit weird in our band because it’s not the kind of guitar you’d expect us to play, but the thing that I really like about the semi-acoustic is that, since I like to have a lot of gain on my amp, the guitar is always on the verge of feeding back. I think it adds a lot of tension to the sound, which is something that I love."more
"I started off with a 335, an Epiphone Dot. That brought me into the world of jazz guitars, and I’ve just been trying to find that Jazzmaster that felt right and looked right" - [Robert Ackroyd](http://www2.fender.com/experience/artists/florence-machines-rob-ackroyd-modified-jazzmaster/)more
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