Used by Lee: 1986-1988

  • 1986 -- F#F#F#F#EB (Starpower, Death to our Friends)
  • 1987 -- EG#EG#EG# (PCH)
  • 1988 -- AAEEAA (live Silver Rocket vid)


  • After exchanging the Viper with Thurston, Lee used this guitar for F#F#F#F#EB on the American EVOL tours, and later for "PCH". While the neck had me fooled into thinking this was a Fender, I suspect that was exactly the intention behind Hondo's "Fame" logo. It's finally been identified, though!
  • This guitar was used by Lee in the "Silver Rocket" video.
  • Red body
  • 12-string neck
  • 2 humbuckers
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • White pickguard
  • 3 knobs duct taped up
  • Slider removed
  • Rectangular sticker
  • Circular sticker

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  • not lee's, but the same model