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"Dan's next guitar, chronologically, would be this one, another Harmony. It's a StratoTone. It's obviously had a lot of work done to it too. It has different tuning keys; I made new knot for it. Dan's dad deals antiques, and one of his cohorts or accomplices in the antique business gave Dan this guitar. But it didn't have any parts at all. It didn't have any tuners, no pick guard, no pickups, no Bigsby or anything. I think it had that [white] switch. Anyway, he said 'I want to make this work,' and so I got a set of Lindy Fralin pickups. This old Bigsby I think I had in my shop already. I made that pickguard. I was able to figure out, well it was pretty obvious, when you take the pickguard off its bright red underneath there because this awesome two-tone burst used to be a three-tone burst, like many from around maybe 1962 or whenever this is from - that era. The red on many sunbursts just dissipates, it just comes out, it just disappears like a three-tone stratocaster a lot of times becomes over time. So I just copied the image and made a pickguard to fit it. I put these Fralins in, the Bigsby on. Nothing really fancy. He plays this one in open-G tuning. For right now he's only playing it on one song, 'Run Right Back,' which is on the new record. Although he recorded a few of the other songs in that tuning, he's transposed them to standard just for ease. But this one particular song has that powerful open-D on the bass string and it has to be in that tuning to make it and be effective. It's heavy duty, and it's got a pretty heavy-duty sound as well because those are P-90s, they just crunch as they should," says Dan Auerbach's guitar tech about the Harmony StratoTone Electric Guitar.more
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