Danny Kirwan used a 1956 Gibson Les Paul goldtop throughout his career with P... more
Danny Kirwan used a 1956 Gibson Les Paul goldtop throughout his career with Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac. He had taken the pick guard off. It was later (1968-1970?) refinished to a red top.
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"I was going by memory of something I read a while back. It could have been a much later model for all I know. Wikipedia lists Danny's guitars as such:
Watkins Rapier 33, 1960s British-made Fender Stratocaster-style guitar, with a chambered body. Kirwan's was red, and he used it when in Boilerhouse, and during early Fleetwood Mac performances (e.g. Hyde Park, London, free concert 1968). Fender Telecaster Standard Blonde. Used on "Like Crying". 1956 Gibson Les Paul Standard, Goldtop, P-90 pickups, no pickguard, later refinished to red. 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard, Cherry Sunburst, no pickguard. 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard, Tobacco Sunburst, no pickguard. 1957 Gibson Les Paul Custom, 3 pickup Black Beauty, no pickguard. Orange Matamp 100W valve (vacuum tube) amplifier, usually used with two 4 x 12 Orange speaker cabinets (used by the whole band for a period) and separate Orange (valve) spring reverb unit. Fender Dual Showman amplifier No mention of the Strat, but as I understand it, it belonged to the band and they passed it around as needed. I believe I saw a photo of Jeremy Spencer playing it as well." *