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The Edge discussed this guitar in this [*Guitar World* interview](http://www.guitarworld.com/edge-u2-interview-memory-man?page=0,6): "GW 'Love and Peace…Or Else' is a pretty cool track. What are you doing to get that sound right before the solo? It almost sounds like you’re underwater. THE EDGE The whole track is going through a filter, so it’s not just the guitar part. Yeah, the idea was one of rising to the surface. When it came time for the solo, though, I was careful not to be cliché. Playing a bluesy solo is loaded with clichés. I ended up using an acoustic guitar with a slide. GW That’s an acoustic? THE EDGE I swear to you. I tried playing it with an electric and it sounded so off-the-shelf. But miking up the acoustic really made the part stand out in a jarring way. GW What kind of acoustic is it? THE EDGE I believe it was an old J-200 Gibson. Very cool sound. I’m pretty proud of that."more
In this photo, Noel Gallagher can be seen with a Gibson J-150 acoustic guitar, adorned with an Adidas sticker along the neck near the sound hole. Along with Gibson J-150 he has, he also used this guitar, mainly for semi-acoustic gigs with Gem Archer, and it is visible in many songs like "Slide Away" and so on. This guitar was also used for renditions of "Don't Look Back In Anger", most famously in Argentina, in 2009. Also, this guitar was used for "Wonderwall", also, with semi-acoustic gig in Royal Albert Hall back in 2007. After Oasis' breakup, this guitar disappeared, as Noel switched to Martin D-28 instead. But it didn't disappear completely, because in [this](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NI_YAFNTicc) video of Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds performing "The Death You And Me". Some people say that this guitar was smashed by Liam, when they were preparing for Paris 2009 concert, which never really happened, because that was the time they had an argument and broke up.more
In this video of Coldplay performing live in Toronto in 2006, Chris Martin can be seen playing a Gibson J-200 Standard Acoustic-Electric Guitar for the song *How You See The World*, which starts around 31:40. Around [32:10](http://youtu.be/2DmDfFpAt6E?t=32m10s) you can see the guitar's details clearly. [32:41](http://youtu.be/2DmDfFpAt6E?t=32m41s) also provides a good view in better lighting.more
On the [Gear page](http://www.billyduffy.com/gear/gibson-j-200-acoustic/) of Billy Duffy's website, he says, "This guitar of mine comes originally from an event in April 2007 at the Empire State building in New York for Mike Peters’ Cancer Charity ‘Love, Hope & Strength’. Mike, Dave Wakling (The Beat), Slim Jim Phantom (The Stray Cats) and I did a hike up the 1,600 steps to the top of the Empire State Building and then played a little gig there. Gibson sponsored the event and let us keep the guitars we’d played on the roof which in my case was a fabulous Gibson J-200."more
"Ninety-eight percent of them are Gibsons. Everything from old J-200s to Hummingbirds to all the Les Pauls I have. When it comes to writing the rock stuff, I use Les Pauls, because I love the beefy tone to them," according to [this interview](http://www2.gibson.com/News-Lifestyle/Features/en-us/Interview-Corey-Taylor-Talks-Guitars.aspx), Corey uses J-200s.more
He uses this pedal, according to Guitar World's interview. "For the acoustic parts I primarily played a Fifties Gibson J -200. I actually have two of them that are almost identical -- both have double pickguards and a name on the top pickguard. One says "Bob" and one says "Buck." And I bought them years apart, so it's kind of strange! And then for amps, I almost always use tiny little Supros or Valcos in the studio. I keep them fairly clean but right on the edge, where they're about to break up. I've been on a Valco kick for a while now. I have a bunch of them, but I don't know the model numbers of any of them. I'm kind of a gear whore, but I'm not a very attention-to-detail gear whore. [laughs]" Original article here:http://www.guitarworld.com/interview-jeff-tweedy-and-nels-cline-discuss-guitars-and-gear-behind-wilcos-latest-album-whole-love?page=0,2more
"'Amid all the power rock, there is one very ’80s power ballad, “Love Is Not the Answer.”' 'That was very layered. Electric 12-strings, Gibson J-200 acoustics played in four different capo positions, core rhythm ES-335, four Les Paul rhythm tracks, a Strat solo, an outro Les Paul solo… It was a chance just to do anything. It’s our idea of those ’80s power ballads. No-one’s telling us what to do, they never have been, so it was guitar overload. For one track, why not?'" reads [this interview](http://www2.gibson.com/News-Lifestyle/Features/en-us/darkness-and-jimmy-page-black-beauty-0823-2012.aspx) with Dan Hawkins.more
"For years, the J-200 has been Chris Isaak’s main guitar for songwriting. Not surprisingly, when he recorded last year’s Sun Records tribute album, Beyond the Sun, he turned to his trusty J-200 to capture that distinctive “Sun” sound. “I’m playing that guitar on about 89 percent of the record,” he told Guitar World, adding that he’s owned his distinctive J-200 since the late ‘80s. 'It’s a great guitar and I play it a lot.'" (http://www.gibson.com/News-Lifestyle/Features/en-us/10-Great-Players-Who-Chose-J-200s.aspx)more
In this Instagram photo, Vic Fuentes can be seen holding a Gibson Super Jumbo SJ-200 acoustic guitar in Antique Natural finish, given to him by his manager. "My manager bought me my dream acoustic guitar to help finish our new album. She's been with us through all the ups and downs since we started this band. Words cannot describe how much I love and appreciate you, Michele. So I'll let the guitar do the talking haha!!"more
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