Axes owned by Paul Kossof, Eric Clapton, Andy Summers, Marc Bolan and more.

"This stunning and sparkly 1956 Gretsch belonged to rockabilly/punk virtuoso Billy Zoom of X. Already a seasoned veteran when he joined the group, Billy brought a level of musicianship to X that other punk bands lacked. His wide-stanced, smiling stage presence and ability to play intricate, lightning-fast licks without ever looking at his guitar (Billy literally never even glances at his instrument during a show) has made him an underground icon and cult guitar hero. Billy has rocked vintage Silver Jets throughout Xуs three-decade career and is forever identified with these killer axes. Though often mistakenly labeled a solidbody, these old Jets are almost completely hollow. "

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We’re almost finished with the aging process on our project guitar. Let’s work on the fretboard, nut, and truss rod cover, and prepare the headstock for the last hurrah.

Hello and welcome back to Mod Garage. This month we’ll continue with our relic’ing project, taking a closer look at the front side of the neck and treating the fretboard and the headstock. We’ll work on the front side of the headstock in the next part, but first we must prepare it.

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Ariel Posen on The Beatles' "Because" | Hooked

The Fab Four's complex chord choices and unique voicings struck an eye-opening note with this slide master.

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