Paul Kossoff/ Eric Clapton Burst

WholeLottaIzzy

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This is the guitar Clapton swapped with Kossoff. Koss gave him a 58 3 pickup custom for the burst. After Koss's deathdeath, the guitar went to Paul Rogers who kept it until the early 2000's. It was then sold at an auction to (I think) a private collector in America.

This was it during Koss's ownership, sometime in the early 70's.
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And here it is at the auction I believe. It's cool to see the red has pretty much disappeared. Also what's interesting, is the condition this guitar is in compared to Kossoff's others. Perhaps it's because it came from Clapton, (one of) Kossoff's idol.

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Anyway, this is a long way of asking, why is the neck pickup reversed in the more recent photo?
 

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Thanks mate. Doesn't even look like the same guitar.

People did that to give it an out of phase, almost Straty sound.

You do bang on about Kossoff a lot, don't ya. :D
 

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Thanks mate. Doesn't even look like the same guitar.

People did that to give it an out of phase, almost Straty sound.

You do bang on about Kossoff a lot, don't ya. :D

He's worthy of...banging on (I guess that is what I should say :hmm:)

He might not have been the ripper that some other burst slingers were, but his playing was just so darn tasty, wasn't it? I'm burning up Fire & Water right now. I love the color in that first shot, and the second shot.

Cool player, cool band, cool guitar.
 

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He's worthy of...banging on (I guess that is what I should say :hmm:)

He might not have been the ripper that some other burst slingers were, but his playing was just so darn tasty, wasn't it? I'm burning up Fire & Water right now. I love the color in that first shot, and the second shot.

Cool player, cool band, cool guitar.

I'm just teasing him! ;)
 

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It is the same guitar, the red has just faded out.

And yes, I do talk about him a lot but this is certainly the place to do it, being a Les Paul guitar forum!
 

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