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Greatest Single Famous Guitar Of All Time

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There are lots of famous guitars I'll just throw some out there to start it off...

Jimmy Page's Gibson EDS 1275 Double Neck, Les Paul, and Psycadelic Telecaster

Stevie Ray Vaughan's #1 and Lenny

David Gilmore's Black Straocaster

Jimi Hendrix's White Woodstock Strat and The Psycadelic Strat he smashed at Montery

Eric Clapton's Psycadelic Gibson SG and Blackie

Willie Nelson's Trigger (This one is my pick for the best)

Randy Rhode's Karl Sandoval Polka Dot Flying V '

Kurt Cobain's Mustang

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There's also Eddie Van Halen's Frankenstein. Man, what a crazy looking guitar:

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Don't forget about the bassist

Les Claypool Rainbow bass

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John Entwistle Spider Bass

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of course

John Paul Jones

1963 Fender Jazz

4-string Alembic

8-string Alembic

Triple Neck

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Slash's 59 Les Paul copies he used in a the GnR days

Adam Jones is practically synonymous with the Silverburst LP Custom

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There's also Eddie Van Halen's Frankenstein. Man, what a crazy looking guitar:

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Jimmy Page's Gibson EDS 1275 Double Neck

Willie Nelson's Trigger (This one is my pick for the best)

A three way tie as far as I'm concerned. These three guitars have an iconic identity all their own. All the other guitars are run of the mill stock made famous by their players.

Say is it true that Eddies yellow and black striped guitar is buried with Dimebag Darrell?

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1)Dont forget about Lucille! BB's, that is....

2) chuckleberry's (doin' the duck walk) - not sure what it was-not a musician

3) Hendrix white strat

4) Jimmy p's double neck

5) SRV burnt guitar (wasn't this actually one of Hendrix's to begin with?)

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1)Dont forget about Lucille! BB's, that is....

2) chuckleberry's (doin' the duck walk) - not sure what it was-not a musician

3) Hendrix white strat

4) Jimmy p's double neck

5) SRV burnt guitar (wasn't this actually one of Hendrix's to begin with?)

That guitar wasn't burnt, he just played it so much that the finish was worn off. He traded another Strat for that one in like 1976 at Ray Hening's Heart Of Texas music store in either Dallas or Austin can't remember which. It did not previous belong to Hendrix.

If you say Trigger, they'll think you're talking about the Lone Ranger. If you talk about Eddie Van Halen's Frankenstein, a lot of people won't know what you're talking about. But I have yet to find a person who when you say "Lucille," they won't say B.B. King. That guitar is that iconic. Never has one guitar been so closely associated with one artist. Stevie had other guitars he played in addition to Number One. Jimmy Page had other Les Pauls. B.B. King uses only one. He might had a few different Lucille's throughout his 60 or so year career (think he's had like 17 Lucille's) but that's always been that guitar. It's pretty hard to argue with that.

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I'm currently in love with Albert King's bluesy tunes. His beloved guitar was a Gibson Flying V, named Lucille.

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I'm currently in love with Albert King's bluesy tunes. His beloved guitar was a Gibson Flying V, named Lucille.

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I hate to split hairs, but it's actually Lucy. It was kind of a nod towards BB's Lucille. He also took BB's last name (he was originally named Albert Nelson) and while he didn't say that he was BB's half-brother, that was the rumor, and he certainly didn't do anything to stop. Freddie King's last name was also not King, it was Christian. So many people were changing their last name to King that when Buddy Guy went to Chicago, everybody told him he had to change his name to Buddy King. Luckily, he didn't.

Speaking of BB and Albert and Stevie's famous guitars, here's a video of all three:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VI9tImXou-M

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That guitar wasn't burnt, he just played it so much that the finish was worn off. He traded another Strat for that one in like 1976 at Ray Hening's Heart Of Texas music store in either Dallas or Austin can't remember which. It did not previous belong to Hendrix.

If you say Trigger, they'll think you're talking about the Lone Ranger. If you talk about Eddie Van Halen's Frankenstein, a lot of people won't know what you're talking about. But I have yet to find a person who when you say "Lucille," they won't say B.B. King. That guitar is that iconic. Never has one guitar been so closely associated with one artist. Stevie had other guitars he played in addition to Number One. Jimmy Page had other Les Pauls. B.B. King uses only one. He might had a few different Lucille's throughout his 60 or so year career (think he's had like 17 Lucille's) but that's always been that guitar. It's pretty hard to argue with that.

Thanks for the heads-up, deezer. I couldn't agree more about your comments concerning "Lucille"...the two are nearly interchangeble..I was lucky enoug to see him 2-3 years ago (stl) with Kenny Wayne Sheppard and Joe Bonnamassa...was fairly pissed that Joe (who opened) only got to play, like, three or four songs...that's how it goes, I suppose.

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Whilst there are numerous contenders for the title "Most Famous Guitar Of All Time", one of the oddities must be Eric Clapton's 1964 Cherry Red Gibson ES335. Although used for over 30 years of his career, it became known as the 'Cream" guitar: solely due to its appearance in the farewell concert footage from 1968.

This guitar sold at auction in 2004 for $847,500 to raise funds for the Crossroads Centre. However, there is virtually no evidence that this guitar was used during Cream's existence, only being wheeled-out for the last Royal Albert Hall gigs! In other words, this guitar took on iconic status from only one gig.

RB

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Yeah, that's really awesome. I really like the disc In Session with Stevie Ray Vaughan. Great playing from two blues greats.

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this is what I think of when I think Jimmy Page, not the double neck.

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If we are including bass guitars:

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I don't think that one counts because nobody likes kiss.

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Reall famous guitars:

Eddie's Frankenstrat

BBs Lucille

Randy Rhoads' polka dot Flying V

Page's Gibson Les Pauls

Angus Youngs Gibson SG

Page's double-neck

Stevie Ray Vaughan's Lenny

Kurt Cobain's Fender Jaguar

theres more, but I don't really want to post more :P

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I would substitute SRV's Number One rather than Lenny. Number One was the guitar he loved and played the most.

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