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Old 06-28-2009, 11:22 PM   #1
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Edge's 1975 Les Paul Custom...

Here's the interesting thing... there were TWO Les Paul Customs. One had black knobs and one had gold. The one with gold was auctioned.

Could they have popped gold knobs on the one that had black? Maybe but I've compared my pictures that I took last year, when it was on display at guitar center, with tour pictures so it DOES appear that they one with gold knobs to begin with -the 1975 - was the one that was auctioned.

Here's the rub. That travelling guitar display was at the Hollywood store this weekend. The two guitars of Clapton's and Stevie Rah Vaughn's Strat were there but NOT Edge's Les Paul.

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Perhaps EDGE bid on and won his own guitar. Perhaps he loaned it to Guitar Center for the travelling guitar show last year. Perhaps he has it back now? Perhaps THAT is the white LP in the background of the photo that was posted of Edge playing the MR Les Paul? Perhaps.
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Old 06-28-2009, 11:55 PM   #2
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I knew he had two! Thanks for the info Edge_O!
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Old 06-29-2009, 11:04 AM   #3
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I knew he had two! Thanks for the info Edge_O!
It is not so much that he had two... it 'appear' that he either bought the auctioned guitar or he swapped out the black knobs on the 1973 LP Custom and put gold kn obs on it... Or perhaps purchased another with gold knobs of a similar 1975 era.
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Seller's remorse?
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Old 06-29-2009, 11:38 AM   #5
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It is not so much that he had two... it 'appear' that he either bought the auctioned guitar or he swapped out the black knobs on the 1973 LP Custom and put gold kn obs on it... Or perhaps purchased another with gold knobs of a similar 1975 era.
Oh, ok. I thought he had two at at least one time. I was very worried if he wasn't going to bring out the cream custom this tour because he had sold it. So all the disappointment is gone now.
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Oh, ok. I thought he had two at at least one time. I was very worried if he wasn't going to bring out the cream custom this tour because he had sold it. So all the disappointment is gone now.
Edge did have two white Les Paul Customs but of different vintage and there was the difference in the colour and style of knobs as previously mentioned.

Just wondering if he won his own guitar in auction and then allowed Guitar Center to tour it with others that they bought in the past... thus explaing WHY it was not with the two Clapton guitars and the SRV guitar at the display in Hollywood this past weekend and why it SEEMS to be back on stage with The Edge.

Time will tell...
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I thought that was common knowledge? The Edge has 2 of every guitar.

The Alpine White LP's that have aged to a yellow have Letter Box size numbers on the neck. A gold bg with a black text of 1 and 2 etc...
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I thought that was common knowledge? The Edge has 2 of every guitar.

The Alpine White LP's that have aged to a yellow have Letter Box size numbers on the neck. A gold bg with a black text of 1 and 2 etc...
The one auctioned had a 2. That one was the 1975 with the gold knobs.

That said, I remember seeing a pic showing the back of the one with black knobs and that one also had a 2.

Picture below are of the auctioned guitar:










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Such a sweet axe!
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The one auctioned had a 2. That one was the 1975 with the gold knobs.

That said, I remember seeing a pic showing the back of the one with black knobs and that one also had a 2.

Picture below are of the auctioned guitar:










Now I bet that is a great playing guitar as well. Anyway, so you said he has two. They are cosmetically different though, right? Sorry, I'm a bit confused right now.
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:30 PM   #11
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Yes The Edge has x2 of every guitar he owns. The black knobs are Top Hats? Why that is labelled as #2 again I have NFI? Maybe a knob change to keep the vintage top hats? I have seen #1 though somewhere on the net before.

The one above is definitely the better one though, it just says "The Edge was Here".

And I love those gold pick-up surrounds, wish I could get a set.
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I've got a quick question, does anyone know what pickups Edge has on his Cream Custom?
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In the GOYB video you can see the back of Edge's guitar in a flash and if you look good, it's the cream LP with 2 on the back!
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The one he's using on this tour definitely has the 2 on the back, I've seen it in a couple videos, I think Unknown Caller.
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The one he's using on this tour definitely has the 2 on the back, I've seen it in a couple videos, I think Unknown Caller.
I noticed that too.... but I've been comparing pictures... the one he played last night does 'seem' to have some different nicks in it then the one that Guitar Center had displayed... I will have to check some more photos
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I've got a quick question, does anyone know what pickups Edge has on his Cream Custom?
DiMarzio
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You sure about that? I don't remember hearing/reading if the original pickups were changed. I suppose it is possible The original p'ups were Gibson T-Tops - whick could still be in in LP Customs.
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99.9% sure. It elsewhere on the net also. His already modified the pick-up covers etc, why not the pick-ups them selves? Theres a close up somewhere on the net and it has the trademark DiMarzio design.

But again there is more then one LP custom.

Edit: I may be wrong though heres a close up on the MR donation LP custom.



These are the pick-up surrounds.

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I was aware of the gold pickup rings on both LP Customs.

Did you see the pictures I posted from last year when the guitar was at Guitar Center? I was there, nose up against the glass of that case.

On the p'ups, there was a T. Them there is T-Tops. Which were the stock Gibson humbucker pickup at the time.






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99.9% sure. It elsewhere on the net also. His already modified the pick-up covers etc, why not the pick-ups them selves? Theres a close up somewhere on the net and it has the trademark DiMarzio design.

But again there is more then one LP custom.

Edit: I may be wrong though heres a close up on the MR donation LP custom.



These are the pick-up surrounds.

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Dimarzios were put in what I believe was a '75 LP custom. Isn't those pictures the 1972? At any rate, he was using a LP custom with dimarzio for some of the elevation tour after his other LP custom (The 1972 I think) had a broken neck. Here's a pic, note the black knobs and no pickup rings:



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