GALLERY: Hard Rock Collection's Iconic Axes, Part 1
September 18, 2012
Axes owned by Paul Kossof, Eric Clapton, Andy Summers, Marc Bolan and more.
"This is a Veleno Original built for Marc Bolan in the early у70s and is one of the very first John Veleno guitars ever made. Constructed entirely from aircraft aluminum, Veleno guitars play amazingly well and have an utterly uniqueяand very musicalяtone. Most examples have humbucking pickups, but Bolanуs has DeArmond Dynasonic single-coils, like a Gretsch. Weуve never seen another Veleno with this pickup configuration. John Veleno made less than 200 of these in his career, and the vast majority of them wound up in the hands of legendary players. Check out where John engraved Bolanуs name into the face of the guitarяand misspelled his first name. Weуve got some incredible vintage guitars in our collection, but this one stands out as truly special."