Tag: iconic guitars

zzxd | Iconic guitars: British and an Irish man (5)

In this column: blackie, greeny, ex-sunburst Of the hundreds of guitars that blues-rock legend Eric Clapton had his favorite was one that he had a hand in designing. In 1970 Eric was at Sho-Bud guitar shop in Nashville and saw in a back room of the shop a rack of vintage Strats from the 1950s. …

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zzxg | Iconic guitars: the Kings (2)

In this column: lucille, lucy, gibson es-345 In 1949, BB King was playing a dance hall in Twist, Arkansas. The hall was being heated by barrels which were half full of kerosene. A fight broke out, knocking over one of the barrels and setting the building ablaze. King realized he had left his beloved Gibson …

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