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What guitar is David Hidalgo playing?

Started by seneca, May 27, 2022, 11:28:27 AM

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seneca

Hello

Does anybody know what make and model this guitar is that David Hidalgo has been playing on their current tour? thanks

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Steve J

Wow. Ain't seen that one yet. Pickup configuration makes me think is some sort of baritone. Any ideas, Mike?
Humans are the only animals that follow unstable leaders.

Steve J

I got a terse reply from Mando: "That's a G&R strat"
Humans are the only animals that follow unstable leaders.

seneca

I'm guessing Mando meant G&L. G&R gave me enough to go on though. I think i found it.

https://glguitars.com/product/clf-research-espada/

Steve J

That does look like the critter. The pickups had me thinking Fender 12-string; and from what you found, it does share a lineage. Like the idea of the lighter "swamp ash" body.
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seneca


voodoostrat

Quote from: Steve J on May 27, 2022, 12:21:05 PMWow. Ain't seen that one yet. Pickup configuration makes me think is some sort of baritone. Any ideas, Mike?

I talked to Dave at the Super Seven show about the G&L. He told me that he went to the factory and they had a prototype of the guitar, Dave said it was one of the last guitars that Leo worked on. They ended up making him one. He was telling me that it can split coils, in and outta phase...get's that Jerry tone! Basically it a swiss army knife, a great gigging guitar, he loves it. We were having a great talk about that guitar and others then Mando started hustling them all back inside for the last set. Always fun talking guitars with the big guy, amazing stuff.
All that stuff you heard about lard, they're all lies, lard is like the... I'm sorry (laughs)... It's the juice of life...

-David Hidalgo 2014-01-11

seneca

that's awesome! it is a very cool guitar.