Prs guitars serial dating

Thanks to one of our readers (thanks Wes) the guitar’s history before it came into Gary’s hands is now known.It previously belonged to Procol Harum guitarist Robin Trower, who appeared with the Les Paul on numerous occasions until 1970.He did sell the guitar after almost 40 years of owning it, faced with some major financial problems.

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[Skid Row (Gary Moore) – An Awful Lot Of Woman / Unco-Up Showband Blues – Live, 1971 (Remastered)] Based on few visual clues the guitar seems to be a modified early 50s goldtop.

The pickups are P90s with black plastic covers and a matching toggle switch cover, and the guitar is fitted with three 50s barrel knobs and one reflector knob.

As can be seen on the photo above – the knobs, the trapeze tailpiece, and the color of the guitar all perfectly match Gary’s guitar.

The only difference is the humbucker pickup in the bridge position, which is missing from Gary’s guitar.

It can be heard all over his first two solo albums Grinding Stone (1973) and Back On The Streets (1978), and in his work with in Thin Lizzy and Colosseum II.

As years went on he started experimenting with different guitars, but without a doubt this one of his favorites.Gary modified this guitar by replacing original neck pickup with a white Di Marzio Super Distortion pickup, while the rest seems to be pretty much all stock.Gary was first seen using this guitar during the Thin Lizzy 1979 Black Rose Tour.Since 1979 Gary focused entirely on his solo career, during which he released a number of highly successful albums, including “Still Got The Blues” (1990) which became one of the fan’s favorites.He remained active until his untimely death in February 2011.After leaving Fleetwood Mac in 1970 Peter borrowed the guitar to Gary, as he was sort of a mentor to him in the early years.

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