Karl Koch, longtime friend of Weezer, writes: "Brian joined the band in the fall of 1993. At this point he was playing a red 1963 Gibson SG Melody Maker. Anyway, Brian has said it was a '63, while some folks insist it's a '66. In any case it had a very low 4-digit serial number (possibly #1030), so it was old. The headstock was in the early rectangular shape, which came before the more familiar curved style. The tremolo bar assembly was missing, but you'd never know it unless you knew it was supposed to be there. This guitar was all original except for the tuning pegs, which Brian had replaced with locking ones to help keep the thing in tune (which was an uphill battle). The pickups were the original ones, but what they were remains unknown at this writing ('hotrails' have been suggested, but perhaps they are recognizable fromn the picture below)."more
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