GIBSON LES PAUL
   
Used by Thurston:

  • 2000 -- FGCFAF# (Nevermind, Side2Side, NYC Ghosts & Flowers)
  • 2001? -- FGCFAF# (Nevermind, Side2Side, NYC Ghosts & Flowers)

    Used by Lee:

  • 2006 -- D#D#A#D#GG (Incinerate, Rapture?, Pink Steam) & DD#A#D#GC (Sleepin' Around)
  • 2007 -- D#D#A#D#GG (Incinerate, Rapture?, Pink Steam)
  • 2008 -- D#D#A#D#GG (Incinerate, Rapture?, Pink Steam)
  • 2009 -- D#D#A#D#GG (Pink Steam)

    NOTES:

  • For Sonic Youth's performance on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien", Thurston had to borrow a Les Paul because his maroon one was unavailable. He liked it so much, he bought his own, which he began using on the west coast tour that started 2 days later. However, he continued using the maroon one more frequently. A few years later, Lee adopted it as one of his main 'Rather Ripped' guitars.
  • Dark tobacco sunburst finish
  • 2 humbuckers
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 1 toggle switch
  • 4 knobs
  • Black pickguard

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