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In an interview from August 2013, Bob Weir said, he "found a really nice 1944... more
In an interview from August 2013, Bob Weir said, he "found a really nice 1944 Martin 000-21 in a pawnshop for less than $100".
As can be seen in the photograph of Bob Weir, he used the 1965 Gibson ES-345 ... more
As can be seen in the photograph of Bob Weir, he used the 1965 Gibson ES-345 TDC. The color of his guitar was "Cherry Red". When Weir was asked about this guitar in an interview from August 2013, the guitarist said: "From about 1968 to '71 I used a Gibson ES-345, until I switched to a Gibson SG." The ES-345 TDC was made in 1965.
The WY1 is the Bob Wier model which features a Solid AA grade Western Red Ced... more
The WY1 is the Bob Wier model which features a Solid AA grade Western Red Cedar Top, Rosewood Back and sides mahogany neck, Gotoh Tuners, Ebony bridge pins and teh system 650 b-Band Electronics,
Used throughout the late 60's-mid 70's. Replaced by his Ibanez models. more
Used throughout the late 60's-mid 70's. Replaced by his Ibanez models.
Bob Wier used a 1970s Martin D-28 acoustic guitar for "unplugged" sessions at... more
Bob Wier used a 1970s Martin D-28 acoustic guitar for "unplugged" sessions at home and during live performances. In August of 2013 Weir noted: "I ran away from home to cowboy for a summer and make enough money to buy a Martin D-28 from a pawn-shop."
Bob Weir recalled in a 2013 interview: "I played that until I got my first el... more
Bob Weir recalled in a 2013 interview: "I played that until I got my first electric, which was a Gretsch Chet Atkins model. Then I got a Gibson ES-335, and later on tried a Rickenbacker, which was a great little guitar. From about 1968 to '71 I used a Gibson ES-345, until I switched to a Gibson SG. I had been playing that for about three years when I met Jeff Hassleberger from Ibanez. We hit it off real well and started working on desingning a guitar. It was about 1975 when I got my first Ibanez guitar, and it's pretty much a continuing progression of them ever since. They all look the same, but they're real different."
In this picture, Bob Weir uses the 1959 Gibson ES-335TD in Sunburst finish. I... more
In this picture, Bob Weir uses the 1959 Gibson ES-335TD in Sunburst finish. In an interview with Premier Guitar magazine, the guitarist said:
"It was my first time in Nashville—I think it was around 1970—and I went to Gruhn Guitars there—great guitar shop. I was just nosing around, playing a few guitars, and one of the guys in there was watching me—and he said, “You ought to look at this guitar.” He pulled it off of a rack, and I played it and fell in love with it. It was 350 bucks. Back then that was a lot of money—it was a couple months’ rent—but I had to have it. It’s worth a couple hundred times that now—it still has all the original parts. It’s pretty much the holy grail of thin-body guitars.
I was immediately drawn to the feel of it. I also liked the way it sounded, but I loved the feel—loved the neck, which is relatively slim for a Gibson. Sonically I can do just about anything. It’s not going to sound like a single-coil guitar—it’s definitely a Gibson—but that said, it can get bright, real bright. In fact, I generally play it pretty bright. It has wonderful balance. The tone isn’t real tubby. Sometimes Gibsons have a sort of tubby tone, but not so with this particular guitar. And it works well both in the studio and live—it’s good no matter where you plug it in."
According to rack photos in his gear, Weir has Line 6 POD Pro. more
According to rack photos in his gear, Weir has Line 6 POD Pro.
According to rack photos in his gear, Weir has Shure UHF-R wireless microphon... more
According to rack photos in his gear, Weir has Shure UHF-R wireless microphone system.
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