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taken from his blog, which is an entertaining read...

 

"Bought a guitar yesterday. A Gibson SG. It's a new one. A re-issue of the George model. Not the ACTUAL model, but near enough. Looks good. Plays good.

 

Talking of guitars, I'm getting a bit concerned about my main one. The big red one. It's suddenly started to sound a bit old and tired. And it will NOT stay in tune. It is nearly 50 years old though. Might have to stop using it for a while. Bit worried, to be honest. I'm quite literally ****ed without it"

 

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seems his 335 (50 years old?) is giving up on him.

 

but say what you like about him or his playing, the man has excellent taste in guitars.

and also, hes bought an sg? ive never seen him with an SG.

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Actually, the "red one" pictured is a ES-355, with Bigsby. And the "George" (Harrison) model SG, is probably the VOS '61 with Maestro vibrato.

George's was actually a '64, but the only real difference is a couple of extra screws in the pickguard, on the '64.

Some have a bit smaller headstock, other's don't...so...???

 

As to "Old & Tired,"...probably needs a good going over...set up, TR adjustment, maybe the pots and/or wiring

needs addressing? Who knows? OR, maybe he's just getting tired of that particular sound, for now, and

needs/wants a "change." I think we all go through that, from time to time...and think it's the guitar, or at least

blame it. LOL!

 

CB

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I'm guessing that Mr Gallagher's professional guitar tech might find himself looking for new employment, if a string change or quick fiddle with the intonation was all that was required...

 

I read an interview with Carlos Santana many years ago in a UK guitar magazine, and I vividly recall his comment that some guitars "just get old and die."

 

I have never properly understood whether he meant this literally or figuratively.

 

Perhaps the affection for a particular sound sometimes dies in guitarists, and we move on to something new...

 

I mean. Noel has played semis for his whole career. Maybe he's just "over them."

 

In the mid-late 70s John Lennon put aside his Casino, played a Les Paul Jr, and then ended up with a Fender Telecaster.

 

Graham Coxon made his name with a Telecaster. Now he plays an SG.

 

 

On the other hand, maybe Noels' 355 does just need the $1M work-up...

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Noel used various solid bodies over the years as well. He always use to pull out a Tele for electric versions of Wonderwall, and the first thing he bought after the first record deal was a Gibson Les Paul that he still uses on occassion, and can be seen in numerous live shows over the years. Plus, he uses all kinds of guitars for recording.

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Noel used various solid bodies over the years as well. He always use to pull out a Tele for electric versions of Wonderwall' date=' and the first thing he bought after the first record deal was a Gibson Les Paul that he still uses on occassion, and can be seen in numerous live shows over the years. Plus, he uses all kinds of guitars for recording.[/quote']

 

Yeah, I seem to remember seeing him with one of those Paisley Teles from time to time.

 

By his own admission, he's basically given up on Les Pauls, apart from when performing tracks from Definitely Maybe live [source: Total Guitar magazine interview, January 2009.]

 

The only guitars he seems to have stuck with for all his career are semis...

 

Maybe his new SG will inspire him to other styles / sounds...

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Noel_Gallagher3.jpg

 

seems his 335 (50 years old?) is giving up on him.

 

 

 

As per CB's previous post, Noel's main guitar (above) is actually a beauty of a vintage ES 355 he bought from the owner of a Guitar shop in London not too far from me, the "King's Road Guitar Emporium".

 

If anyone has US$ 18,000 he has another similiar in stock for sale at:

 

http://www.newkingsroadguitars.co.uk/guitarshop/60es355.html

 

=P~

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If he is retiring that 355, then it'd be cool if on occasion he pulled out the Union Jack Sheraton, assuming he still has it.

 

I can't see Noel using an SG as a main guitar, it just seems wrong. That said he has played one onstage before:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBjmoTazy5E

 

Maine Road, 1996.

 

Someone said they never saw him playing an SG. There you go. Probably the only time I can think of where he has.

 

He may just end up using the 345 or Trini Lopez he has in it's place. He already takes the 345 out on tour these days as a backup.

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noel's blog is amusing...

 

"the black strat", a great book that details david gilmour's most famous guitar, gives the reader an idea of what can happen to guitars when they are used constantly for professional touring and recording...

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[quote name= Lord Summerisle.

 

In the mid-late 70s John Lennon put aside his Casino' date=' played a Les Paul Jr, and then ended up with a Fender Telecaster.

 

 

 

[/quote]

 

John didn`t actually own that Tele (the one with neck Humbucker) It belonged to the guitarist in Elton John`s band, and he only used it that night at Madison square garden. And legend has it that on Lennon`s very last recording session for Yoko`s "Walking on thin ice" single, he went full circle and used his original 58 Rickenbacker 325!

 

As for Noel wanting to use the George model SG with Maestro trem, that may have more to do with the fact, that his very close friend Paul Weller plays a similar 68 model SG, which he claims, along with his Casino, is his favourite guitar!. Weller appears to be slowly retiring his famous 66 (probably 64) Casino in favour of Terada made, U.S. assembled Lennon reissue models (one of each version)

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