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 #84267  by tigerstrat
 Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:19 pm
Crazy 9.5 Fingers wrote:Can I assume that he was using this axe for the Feb shows in '71 Capitol Theater in particular, and April at the Fillmore East?

That hard, tube driving neck pickup tone is probably my fave Jerry tone. 4/28/71 Hard To Handle, my favorite all time. Nastiness.
late seeing this specific inquiry. True that we have seen Feb and April pics with the Rick Turner LP/Peanut, but want to add that in April a Guild S-100 (basically an SG copy) was also in rotation, as briefly seen in the home movie from Duke 4/12/71. Stock pups on the S-100 are similar to PAF's , but who knows what were in Jerry's...
 #84269  by mijknahs
 Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:33 pm
You probably won't go wrong using some kind of mahogany bodied guitar with vintage style humbuckers. I have a 30 year old Gibson XR-1 and it gets a killer 68-71 tone (depending on the amp config) especially with the neck pickup.

 #102981  by tigerstrat
 Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:11 pm
wolftigerrosebud wrote:I came across this photo and, since no one seems to have posted it yet, thought I'd put it up for your viewing pleasure. Also found one of him playing a brown Telecaster.

I love the PA in this shot! :lol:

The guitar is circa 1960 Les Paul Junior w/ a single P-90 bridge pickup; from Jerry's look the pic appears to have been taken in 1968 sometime. Maybe borrowed, maybe he was between Les Paul Customs?
 #102987  by waldo041
 Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:11 pm
it indeed is a les paul junior but to add to this, it is a TV version.


here is a quote from wikipedia about why it is called a TV version.
It was originally released in sunburst, but Gibson introduced the TV version, because of the Junior's unforeseen popularity among professional musicians, who would be featured playing the guitar on television, and therefore a color that would look good on black and white television was introduced. Today this is known as TV Yellow.

 #102993  by Grant
 Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:55 pm
I think the photo is more likely summer 67 being that there appears to be only one drum kit.

wolftigerrosebud - could you please post that Tele pic?