#161174  by lovetoboogie
 Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:55 pm
For the uber gear lineage geeks like myself, this was interesting to see...

As opposed to the ES-345 played consistently in 1972, you got Weir on the Les Paul Special Double Cut with p-90's at the 4/29/72 Hamburg gig...

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 #162851  by Denis Van
 Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:36 am
I'm glad I often play on a Les Paul Special Double Cut with p-90's ;-)
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 #162853  by jgraum
 Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:41 am
Wow..really great Hadn't seen that one! :shock:

Also of note, geek wise....

Notice the pickup rings on that guitar. Those probably aren't P90s . While they look thinner like a mini buck...I bet they are just firebird minis or even melody maker single coils. P90s wouldn't have a ring. In fact......they(Gibson) used the Plastic P90 covers as rings with mini humbuckers in many 70's Gibsons.
 #162871  by lovetoboogie
 Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:15 pm
jgraum wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:41 am
Wow..really great Hadn't seen that one! :shock:

Also of note, geek wise....

Notice the pickup rings on that guitar. Those probably aren't P90s . While they look thinner like a mini buck...I bet they are just firebird minis or even melody maker single coils. P90s wouldn't have a ring. In fact......they(Gibson) used the Plastic P90 covers as rings with mini humbuckers in many 70's Gibsons.
Great eye...must've been fitted with the minis or its a completely different Double Cut Special. Garcia didn't use this in Europe. It was set up for Weir...the one Jerry uses in July and August of 71' has a pair of black P-90's...

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 #162872  by TI4-1009
 Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:56 pm
lovetoboogie wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:15 pm
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That photo goes to my file. Favorite guitarist, one of my favorite guitars, and the classic Courtenay tie dyes from 72-ish. Wow. THANKS!

My third Precision Guitar Kit build is going to be that guitar.
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 #162873  by TI4-1009
 Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:57 pm
Denis Van wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:36 am
I'm glad I often play on a Les Paul Special Double Cut with p-90's ;-)
Great Dave Van Ronk quote. Welcome!
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