FENDER JAZZMASTER (CORAL)
   
Used by Lee: 1999-2011

  • 1999 -- GGDDGG (She Is Not Alone)
  • 2000 -- GGDDD#D# (Brother James, Cotton Crown) & GGDDGG (Teenage Riot) & GGDDFF (Mote)
  • 2001 -- CGDCGD (Rain on Tin)
  • 2002 -- CGDCGD (Rain on Tin)
  • 2003 -- CGDCGD (Rain on Tin)
  • 2004 -- CGDCGD (Pattern Recognition, Dude Ranch Nurse, Rain on Tin)
  • 2005 -- CGDCGD (Pattern Recognition, Dude Ranch Nurse, Rain on Tin)
  • 2006 -- CGDCGD (Reena, What a Waste, The Neutral, Lights Out, Pattern Recognition, Rain on Tin)
  • 2007 -- CGDCGD (Reena, What a Waste, The Neutral, Lights Out)
  • 2008 -- CGDCGD (Reena)
  • 2009 -- CGDCGD (What We Know, Malibu Gas Station)
  • 2010 -- CGDCGD (What We Know, Malibu Gas Station)
  • 2011 -- CGDCGD (What We Know)

    NOTES:

  • New Jazzmaster used as a replacement after the gear theft in July 1999. At some point after the 2000 tour, it was converted to a "Jazzblaster" w/ Tele Deluxe pickups + a custom pickguard omitting the tone knob. One of Lee's main guitars in the 21st century!
  • Curious tunings written all over body: A#A#A#FA#A#?? CGCDF#B (FMC tuning)?! BbBbF#BbF#C# - "PIPES"?!? DAFAAD "BOAC"?!? I'm guessing BOAC stands for "Bang on a Can" so these are probably tunings used for non-SY projects, if you can identify the others, please write!
  • Orange "coral" body
  • 2 soapbars originally, now 2 Tele Deluxe pickups
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 1 toggle switch
  • 2 knobs originally, then tone removed
  • Has cheat sheets for Rather Ripped tunes taped to body
  • Spider sticker
  • Used for Sugar Kane at some point?
  • Mastery bridge added circa 2009
  • Listed as "CORAL" & "GDG" & "GDF" on 2000 set lists.
  • Gauges for CGDCGD: .056 .048 .032 .034 .020 .014

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