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Old 02-01-2011, 03:45 PM   #1
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Pic Request: Bono w/red or blue sparkle Gibson

Pic Request: Bono w/red sparkle Gibson ES175



AND - Pic Request: Bono w/blue sparkle Gibson Gibson ES175



Any others? Thanks in advance...
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Old 02-01-2011, 05:33 PM   #2
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I think this might be that guitar:

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good request by the way.
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Did he only have a sparkle finish or did he have another red one also? Because of the lighting I really can't tell if these are all sparkle or just cherry red.
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Edge-0 I know you have these pics, but for those who maybe haven't seen them.



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^^ :guitar tech: BONOOOO!!!!


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I'm sorry, is he holding a guitar?

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Edge-0 I know you have these pics, but for those who maybe haven't seen them.



Cool! do you have similar shots of other guitars? where are these from?
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Cool! do you have similar shots of other guitars? where are these from?
Sorry I don't. Except for the closeups we get of all the guitars they put up for auctions. And a few back stage and studio shots. Edge-0 might fill you in on where these came from.
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Beautiful guitar!
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The Gibson ES-175 was red sparkle. And he had the Gretsch Chet Atkins (same one Edge had in the Night and Day video) that was also red.

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Did he only have a sparkle finish or did he have another red one also? Because of the lighting I really can't tell if these are all sparkle or just cherry red.
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These pictures originally came from Gibson Guitar site. They had a feature called "In The Shop". I don't think that feature is on the site any longer.

They were showing the damage and then after they repaired the damage.

Said damage occured 11/16/2001 in Oakland. If you might remember, Bono would play guitar along with Edge on "I Will Follow" during the 'Elevation'. During said tune, Bono kept looking over at Frasier McAllister (tech) and pointing at the bridge pickup of the guitar. Near the end of the song, Frasier was next to Bono trying to do something to the guitar. Bono was not happy. At the end of the tune, he took the guitar off, grabbed it by the neck, and slammed it against the corner of the drum riser, hence the picture with the gaping hoe.

If you listen to the bootleg of that show... a song or so later, Bono says something to the effect of "I'd like to apologize before you and God for my outburst".

That is why those that saw U2 in Las Vegas... and the shows after the Oakland show, saw Bono playing the Black ES-175 (w/ I Feel Good sticker) that he used for the ZOO tours instead of the red sparkle.

The good news? Seems that Gibson was able to repair the guitar. The bad news? Rumour has it that the red sparkle was one of the many instruments that were destroyed in the flood that occured at U2's Hanover Quay studio in early 2002.



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Bad Bono Never hurt a guitar , they are frigging expensive enough, and you should be happy to be able to afford them anyway.
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