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Rig Rundown: Nada Surf

The alt-rock group packs a punch with Les Pauls, cranked amps, and just a few essential stomps.

Caws’ main axe is this Edwards “lawsuit” Les Paul that was made in Japan. The word is that Edwards, a subsidiary of ESP, made this incredibly light guitar so close in construction and aesthetics to a Gibson Les Paul that it can’t legally be sold in the U.S. The Edwards features replicas of Gibson Burstbucker pickups and Caws keeps it strung with a set of beefy D'Addario .012 gauge strings.


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