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Gibson guitar praised by Yes star

A musician has explained why he uses the Gibson ES-335 guitar.
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The Gibson ES-335 guitar has been given the thumbs-up by prog rock star Peter Banks.

Banks, a guitarist in Yes and Flash, said the Gibson ES-335 guitar had been originally recommended to him by producer Kevin Lawrence, ahead of the recording of the first Flash album.

"He kept telling me how great that guitar sounded, so I picked one up," Banks told the Gibson website.

"After that, I never considered using any guitar other than the 335."

He compared using the guitar to wearing the same suit every day – one that "was always clean, neat and pressed - and always reliable".

Banks, who has also worked with Phil Collins during his career, used a Gibson ES-335 guitar on each of the three records made by Flash.

Late last year, Cribs guitarist Ryan Jarman revealed that he also used a Gibson ES-335 after being inspired to pick up the instrument by Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos.

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Posted on 25 Jan 2010 11:19 to category : Instruments News

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