According to [this website](http://www.davedavies.com/kink02.htm), this Harmo... more
According to this website, this Harmony Meteor is Dave Davies' first guitar, used on "You really got me".
Dave Davies recorded and performed songs like "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" a... more
Dave Davies recorded and performed songs like "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" and "Hold My Hand" with his 1965 Fender Electric XII. The photograph is from his performance on German television in 1969 according to Dave's official site.
According to [Dave's official site](http://www.davedavies.com/guitars/guitars... more
According to Dave's official site, he played a 1954 Fender Strat. Dave says about this guitar "I used this alot during the Everybody's In Showbiz and Preservation live shows period around 1972-74."
Dave Davies used a Gibson Nighthawk while recording the album "Rippin' up tim... more
Dave Davies used a Gibson Nighthawk while recording the album "Rippin' up time," according to this interview for Gibson:
"I actually used just one electric guitar—the Gibson Nighthawk...It takes me a while to get used to new things, but when I started to play it—started to live with it for a while—I really loved it. I can get great sustain out of the pickups. It’s very bright, but I’m able to get that muddy, sort of bluesy tone as well. I think it’s truly an underrated guitar."
Dave Davies with his 1959 Gibson Flying V, circa 1967. According to [Dave's o... more
Dave Davies with his 1959 Gibson Flying V, circa 1967. According to Dave's official site, the guitar had a "slightly different shape from the Flying V because it was in fact a prototype V."
Dave further discusses the guitar in this interview for Gibson:
'It was either late ’65 or early ’66. We were starting our first American tour, and we went to L.A. to do either the “Hullabaloo” TV show, or “Shindig!” In those days you just carried one suitcase and one guitar. We arrived at LAX and the luggage came, but there was no guitar. I had a Gretsch at the time and the airline had lost it. We were in a bit of a panic, so we left the airport and went to the first thrift shop we could find. I saw this funny-shaped box in the corner. The proprietor said, 'Oh, you don’t want that one. It’s an old thing.' I said, 'Let me look, let me see.' He opened it up and there was this lovely, strange, space-age looking guitar in there. I fell in love with it straightaway. He said he wanted 200 bucks for it, and I told him, 'Okay.' Later I found out it was a 1959 Flying V—the model referred to as the Futurist, I believe. While we were in the TV studio, I was looking through the monitors, watching myself with that guitar. I thought it looked really cool. I kept that guitar up until the early ‘90s, till around 1993.'"
Dave Davies used a 1960s Guild Starfire IV, according to Guitar Geek's [rig d... more
Dave Davies used a 1960s Guild Starfire IV, according to Guitar Geek's rig diagram.
In this live performance on "Shindig!" by The Kinks, Dave Davies is seen play... more
In this live performance on "Shindig!" by The Kinks, Dave Davies is seen playing his 1964 Epiphone Casino in sunburst. According to his official website (www.davedavies.com), this was his second ever electric guitar. It was also heavily used on the 1965 LP "Kinda Kinks".
Dave used this guitar in the early 80s. more
Dave used this guitar in the early 80s.
Used during the Kinks days. more
Used during the Kinks days.
Dave Davies is seen using his 1952 Fender Telecaster on the "Julie Felix Show... more
Dave Davies is seen using his 1952 Fender Telecaster on the "Julie Felix Show", 1969. According to Dave's official site, he "used (it) on some of the Preservation recordings and used on Hard Way from Schoolboys In Disgrace and on Stormy Sky from the Sleepwalker album".
Dave Davies can be seen playing a natural finished acoustic Fender Malibu in ... more
Dave Davies can be seen playing a natural finished acoustic Fender Malibu in the promotional video for his debute solo single "Death of a Clown" in 1967. The song was later featured on The Kinks' album "Something Else by The Kinks".
Either Dave shared this guitar with his brother Ray Davies, or they both had similar ones, since Ray often was seen performing and recording with a Fender Malibu.
In this photograph from *Top of the Pops* in 1967, Dave is posing with a Vox ... more
In this photograph from Top of the Pops in 1967, Dave is posing with a Vox Folk Twelve Electric. He can be seen playing this guitar in the same show: Autumn Almanac.
In this photograph from *Top of the Pops* in 1964, Dave Davies plays a Vox Ph... more
In this photograph from Top of the Pops in 1964, Dave Davies plays a Vox Phantom V.
In this 1965 photograph, Dave Davies is seen with a Vox Phantom XII with a wh... more
In this 1965 photograph, Dave Davies is seen with a Vox Phantom XII with a whammy bar.
He mentions this amp on [his website](http://www.davedavies.com/kink02.htm), ... more
He mentions this amp on his website, saying "I plugged the Elpico loudspeaker's output leads into the input of the AC 30, in effect using the smaller amp as kind of a pre-amp."
On [Dave's official site](http://www.davedavies.com/guitars/guitars2.htm), Da... more
On Dave's official site, Dave says about this amp in an excerpt from 'Kink' - An Autobiography by Dave Davies © 1996 "Ironically, it was that sound, which we used on 'You Really Got Me,' that got the Kinks our first hit."
According to [this interview](http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/Interview... more
According to this interview for Premier Guitar, Dave Davies used a Peavey Decade amp to record the song "Little Green Amp."
"'Did you use the little green amp on that track?'
'No, I used a little old Peavey Decade—a solid-state amp.'"
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