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Famous nicknamed electric guitars noted by Gibson

BB King playing his Gibson Lucille electric guitar
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a href="http://www.gear4music.com/Electric_Guitars/G4M_Electric_Guitars.html">Electric guitar company Gibson has listed a number of what it described as some of the most famous instruments that have nicknames.

According to the company, many notable musicians have chosen to grace their electric guitars with affectionate monikers.

Reggae legend Bob Marley, for instance, was said to have named his Gibson Les Paul "Old Faithful", while Albert King's Flying V is called "Lucy".

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day was also identified as another guitarist to award a pet name to his instrument, as he owns a Les Paul Junior known as "Floyd".

Meanwhile, Rory Gallagher was noted for famously refusing to give his battered Fender Stratocaster a name.

The Irish guitarist, who passed away in 1995, decided this was in keeping with its worn appearance and lack of an external finish.

Other famous musicians to have christened their instruments include BB King, who named his Gibson "Lucille", and Brian May of Queen, whose homemade electric guitar was christened the "Red Special".

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Posted on 9 Jul 2009 11:55 to category : Instruments News

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