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Not entirely sure about this one. Sam says that it's a Gretsch Duo Jet, but doesn't specify what the model is. He puts sandpaper underneath the bridge "so that it holds it a bit, because we play a whole step down, and drop to C as well, so its a bit of...a... I was gonna say bitch but oh well, its a bit of a pain to when comes to changing the strings 'cause the bridge obviously moves" (1:39-1:56 in the interview).more
I had a single cut Cadillac green 50s RI with dearmonds and that guitar was fab. I ahd 2 caveats...
1) I prefer guitars with 2 cutaways.
2) the dearmond pickups, even when the guitar was well-shielded, were unusabley noisey on any stage near a major metropolitan area.
I've got my eyes peeled for a 62 with filtertrons and 2 cutaways or even a later 60s Baldwin-era with the inferior burns UK trem. One day soon....