Chicago’s three-day, punk-rock carnival was host to Slayer, Jawbreaker, Raconteurs, Patti Smith, Rise Against, Bob Mould, Rancid, Bikini Kill, Lucero, the Struts, and more. Here are our favorite guitar-related moments from the 15th annual gathering.

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The Struts’ Adam Slack

During the opening number of “Primadonna Like Me,” the Struts’ lone axeman went with his No. 1—a Gibson Custom Shop Mike McCready Collector’s Choice 1959 Les Paul Standard. During our recent Rig Rundown, he told us that he landed on it after a marathon guitar-tasting session at Chicago Music Exchange.

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