Music Legends. Let’s talk about them. Every day.
Chuck Berry, we love you forever.
And we don’t even care if it sounds weird when we say that, because you’re a music hero. And the way you play that Gibson ES 335, all his legendary recordings were made with a Gibson ES 350 T. Watch this video of him being amazing.
Jimmy Hendrix playing a Fender Stratocaster.
I seriously felt a tiny tear glisten in my eyes saying these words. Normally a Fender Stratocaster has an aggressive glassy sound, but Jimmy can sure make it sing like no other. Here’s the star in a rare video of him making gold.
Jimmy Page and his Fender Telecaster and Les Paul.
Les Paul Guitars have a modern rock sound which suits this icon, but it’s also got a thinner sound. It’s thin in the since that its a very focused souns. It’s not like you hear one sound and then there’s these harmonics. I wish I could see Mr. Page play them both his Tele and Les at the same time. Actually I could listen to him with his Double neck SH, which is just as incredible.
Jack White uses older vintage guitars.
Specifically he loves his 1964 JB Hutto res-O-Glass Airline Guitar. This is an amazing guitar with power. It’s pretty fabulous to see him perform and here the sound he can make. He fights it, and wins, everyday.
Blake Mills. Fender frankenstein.
That’s a strat/tele hybrid. He took a bunch of the electronics out of the Stratocaster and replaced it with tele parts. Here he is talking about his guitar. He’s played with Alabama Shakes and John Legend. Here he is performing “If I’m unworthy.”
Joe Pass 1950’s old vintage gibson.
I’m drooling and I don’t even care. Here is Ella Fitzgerald, a classy lady with a stellar voice, and Joe Pass and his sweet licks in 1975. Slayed.
Dire Straights Guitarist, Mark Knopfler.
I’m pretty sure he’s everybody’s favorite. Here is one of his best solos of all times.
Dan Auerbach, guitarist to The Black Keys.
He uses a ton of different things. You can see his guitar tech Dan Johnson explain a lot of good things.
I want to say a thank you to Philip Pappas, Jordan Dumont and Zach Balch for the information they helped provide in this blog. Y’all rock. Thanks for sharing your favorites.