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    Anyone know what type of acoustic guitar Ed plays?
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    Great Question. I can only think of four songs right now where he plays acoustic. Take your whiskey home, Could this be magic,Little Guitars intro and Spanish Fly.Little Guitars Intro and Spanish Fly were played on a nylon string guitar. Spanish Fly is tuned a whole step down.

    [ February 04, 2003, 07:04 AM: Message edited by: TheCaboKid ]
    "Well, he's an intelligent, well-read guy. But it's like he can't connect the dots somehow." (EVH Guitar World, March 1998).

    GP: "Did you use a pick for "Spanish Fly"?

    EVH: "Yeah, except for the part near the end that sounds like Montoya or something."

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    I think 316 (FUCK) and New World (VH3) also have to go on the list.
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    Take Your Whiskey Home [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
    EVH: Definitely. Playing guitar was my sanctuary. It was the one place I could go to if I got fucked around by a girlfriend, or anyone else, for that matter. It still is. If there’s something I can’t deal with, I can just spend hours playing. It’s a God-given gift – I certainly don’t know where the ideas come from. They’re obviously given to you, and you have to keep your fingers moving and your mind quiet. I try my best to not think about thinking, so I can just let it flow. Because when I start thinking, forget it. <br />So....why he isn't playing guitar ? ? ?

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    Take Your Whiskey Home [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
    EVH: Definitely. Playing guitar was my sanctuary. It was the one place I could go to if I got fucked around by a girlfriend, or anyone else, for that matter. It still is. If there’s something I can’t deal with, I can just spend hours playing. It’s a God-given gift – I certainly don’t know where the ideas come from. They’re obviously given to you, and you have to keep your fingers moving and your mind quiet. I try my best to not think about thinking, so I can just let it flow. Because when I start thinking, forget it. <br />So....why he isn't playing guitar ? ? ?

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    This one looks like a Taylor to me.


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    I didn't think that 316 was acoustic.

    But here's what songs I think he plays acoustic :

    Spanish Fly
    Take Your Whiskey Home
    Could This Be Magic ?
    Little Guitars (Intro)
    Neworld
    Jopsephina (Live)

    I have a clip of Josephina live, [Edit - See Prages post above]
    but I can't tell you what type of guitar he's playing...[Edit - Although Prages suggests that it may be a Taylor in his post above]



    [ February 04, 2003, 09:58 AM: Message edited by: mondola ]
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    Ed used the Gibson Chet Atkins on 316.

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    He uses a Kramer Ferrington on the intro to dreams
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    what about take me back (de ja vu)? is that ed or sam playing the intro? it's an electric acoustic by my ears.
    316 is not acoustic.

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    Originally posted by laner:
    what about take me back (de ja vu)? is that ed or sam playing the intro? it's an electric acoustic by my ears.
    316 is not acoustic.
    Eeh, you're right. I forgot about Take Me Back (Deja Vu)'s intro. That's definitely acoustic, if it's an electro acoustic.

    316 is definitely not acoustic... I agree.

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    Originally posted by mondola:
    </font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by laner:
    what about take me back (de ja vu)? is that ed or sam playing the intro? it's an electric acoustic by my ears.
    316 is not acoustic.
    Eeh, you're right. I forgot about Take Me Back (Deja Vu)'s intro. That's definitely acoustic, if it's an electro acoustic.

    316 is definitely not acoustic... I agree.

    [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
    </font>[/QUOTE]OK, I disagree...I still say it's a Gibson Chet Atkins. Splitting hairs, I would have to say that the Gibby is not 'technically' an acoustic, but, then again, 316 was not technically MUSIC . J/K, 316 is filler in my book. I'm gonna get it for that...

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    Yeah, 316 was done on a Gibson Country Gentleman - Chet Atkins' model.

    Spanish Fly was played on a rented guitar as far as I remember.

    As for Take Your Whiskey Home, Could This Be Magic? etc... I'd like to think they were played on some old beat up clunkers. Back then, Edward didn't need super expensive gear to sound good - he could take anything and make it great.

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    Being a big Chet and Ed fan, I can tell You that 316 was done on a Chet Atkins SST as pictured here. It is a semi-hollow body electric guitar.

    I owned one for awhile many moons ago....
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    It makes me wonder if EVH actually started on acoustic when he first started learning. It would seem only natural that he did because he's so good at it. We all know that Alex started to play Spanish(Flamenco)as a kid, I wonder if Ed noodled around on Alex's guitar.
    "Well, he's an intelligent, well-read guy. But it's like he can't connect the dots somehow." (EVH Guitar World, March 1998).

    GP: "Did you use a pick for "Spanish Fly"?

    EVH: "Yeah, except for the part near the end that sounds like Montoya or something."

 

 

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