"I’ve been playing the same guitar since at least 1991, 1992 ... My guitar is a solid body Gretsch from the 70s called Gretsch Beast (BST) ..." “I got it at a pawn shop type place for 150 bucks. I was originally attracted to it because it looks like a guitar from the ’60s. I changed the pickups and had it worked on a bunch. It’s a great workhorse guitar.” "I've been very faithful to the Beast! ... I saw that and I liked it but I didn't like the pickups so I changed them to the Seymour Duncan Antiquities."more
"The second guitar McLeod will carry onstage is his 1979 Gretsch “Beast” BST-1000. He bought it at a guitar store in his hometown of St. Augustine, Florida at Grandpa’s Music for $350. He prefers to bring this out on songs like “Call Me a Star” or “Talisman” where it gets tuned to D-A-C-G-A-E and he’ll mix between finger picking and using a slide. This guitar has had the exact same set of DR Pure Blues strings since the beginning of the U.S. tour in October 2015. Alterations to the Beast include a bone nut, a new bridge, the neck has been repaired several times from breaks or splits, and he’s even used Gorilla Glue on one of the tuners".more
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