Porter muses over the highlights of his vast collection used on records by everyone from B.B. King to Eric Clapton to the Smiths.

"Eric Clapton tried to buy this one off of me a couple times," says Porter of this dot-neck." I refused," Porter notes," The 1958 to 1961 335-39's have these beautiful Mickey Mouse ears. You'll notice a few years after that they started getting much more pointy as the factory's template changed shape and got worn out. But the ears on this one are lovely."

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