GIBSON LES PAUL SPECIAL (MAROON)
   
Used by Thurston/Kim/Lee: 1999-2004

  • 1999 -- CGGDDD (THURSTON) & FGCFAF# (Nevermind, Small Flowers Crack Concrete, Side2Side, StreamXSonik Subway, NYC Ghosts & Flowers, Lightnin' - THURSTON)
  • 2000 -- FGCFAF# (Nevermind, Side2Side, NYC Ghosts & Flowers, Lightnin' - THURSTON)
  • 2001 -- FGCFAF# (Nevermind, Side2Side, NYC Ghosts & Flowers, Lightnin' - THURSTON)
  • 2002 -- FGCFAF# (Nevermind - THURSTON)
  • 2004 -- EBEEAB (Eric's Trip - LEE)

    NOTES:

  • Purchased immediately after the gear theft in July 1999, this was originally played by Kim during the remainder of the July gigs, then used by Thurston during songwriting for "nyc ghosts & flowers". In July of 2000, he replaced it with a "real" Les Paul, but seems to have continued using the Maroon one instead. Apparently Lee began using this guitar in 2004. This was still in Lee's box of reserve guitars at the 07/28/09 show, with GGCGCD on the back of the headstock, so it was possibly used for 'Bull' as well.
  • Maroon body
  • 2 pickups
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 1 toggle switch
  • 4 knobs
  • Black pickguard
  • Rectangular sticker
  • Gauges for FGCFAF# = .064 .062 .036 .028 .020 .017
  • Listed as "MAROON" on 2000 set lists.

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