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GALLERY: Hard Rock Collection's Iconic Axes, Part 1

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

Dave Daviesу 1977 Gibson Les Paul Artisan
"Hereуs a great example of the best of Gibsonуs much-maligned Norlin era. This 1977 Les Paul Artisan was owned by Kinks guitarist Dave Davies, and he used it onstage often during the late у70s/early у80s. Essentially a dressed-up Les Paul Custom, the Artisan featured fancy inlays and a full complement of three humbuckers: two Series VII units at the bridge and neck, and a Gibson Super Humbucker in the middle position. Itуs a very cool guitar, but like a lot of Norlin-era Gibsons, itуs quite heavy. "