I’ve always been intrigued by Jack White’s 1950’s Kay Hollowbody Archtop guitar that he covered in a paper bag. White uses this guitar when performing “Seven Nation Army” with The White Stripes. It was covered in a paper bag to help to stop feedback though the f-holes in the hallowbody.
After Kurt died, Courtney gave away many of his belongings to friends and fans. She gave away Kurt’s Tom Peterson watch to Kat Bjelland of Babes In Toyland. She gave away Kurt’s Fender Jag-Stang Guitar to Peter Buck of R.E.M. She also gave Navarro this Daphne Blue Fender Musicmaster guitar that used to belong to Kurt.
Josh Klinghoffer sometimes plays this 1965 Sunburst Fender Telecaster that was given to him by his friend John Frusciante whom he replaced in the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Here is a photo of John’s playing one of his Telecaster’s during a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert that shows his distinctive tape/grip job .
We recently did a this story…What Guitar Pick Does Jimmy Page Use? Which prompted a feelnumb.com reader to write us this e-mail. “Your site is incredible! I can’t believe anyone else in the universe is interested in Jimmy Pages guitar pick. I was wondering if you would ever do an article on what pick Kurt Cobain used.
Question – What guitar pick does Jimmy Page use?
Answer – Jimmy uses the Herco Flex 75 Nylon Pick
We previously did a poll on John Frusciante’s road worn 1962 Sunburst Fender Stratocaster, John Frusciante vs. Mike McCready: Who’s Fender Stratocaster Is More Beat Up? Well, John must be really hard on his guitars. Check out his road worn 1961 Olympic White Fender Stratocaster that was first seen in action in 2006.
Billy Corgan used this 1974 Fender Stratocaster live and on several The Smashing Pumpkins songs including “Where Boys Fear to Tread” and for the main rhythm of “Muzzle,”
The guitar Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) plays in the 1985 classic movie “Back To The Future” is a 1958 Gibson ES-335. So, apparently on his way back to 1955, Marty must have made a quick stop in 1958 to pick up the guitar because that was when it was first produced by Gibson.
Howard Zinn was an American historian, academic, author, playwright and social activist. He met Eddie Vedder for the first time when, as Zinn said “I was sitting at home one day and the phone rang and a polite young man said ‘Mr. Zinn, my name is Eddie Vedder and I like to do an article with you for Interview Magazine, and I said OK, who are you?”
Jeff Ament from Pearl Jam was born in Harve, Montana went to Montana State, then relocated to Seattle, Washington in 1983. He was a big Seattle Supersonics fan and I am not sure if he is a Seattle Seahawks fan but one of his basses (a left-handed one) has a cool retro Buffalo Bills logo sticker on it.