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Carlos played this guitar during the Woodstock gig in August 1969. It featured cherry red finish, brazilian rosewood fingerboard, two P90 single-coil pickups, Grover tuners, ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge and a wrap-around stop-tailpiece. The Maestro tremolo (VMA-1 version – often used on cheaper Epiphones) which originally came with the guitar was moved back to make space for the stop-tailpiece. The strings were never attached to it, but for some reason Santana kept it on the guitar – most likely to balance the guitar’s weight, or he just hoped it’ll add more sustain to the sound.
Carlos stopped using this guitar going towards 1970, when a black SG Special with white P90s took it’s place. He allegedly destroyed it because it wouldn’t stay in tune.
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