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    good post on E.C's Black Beauty?

    Can someone post me a link to some decent info on Eric's Black Beauty please?
    Have done a search but cant find anything.

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    Re: good post on E.C's Black Beauty?

    Robb Lawrence's "The Early Years Of The Les Paul Legacy 1915-1963" book has some info on it. It's a 1958 and I think Albert Lee still has it. If you can't find the book, PM me and give me an e-mail address and I can scan the pages and forward them to you.
    Last edited by VamboRool; 01-11-18 at 11:33 PM.

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    Re: good post on E.C's Black Beauty?

    EC had a Custom?? I never knew!

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    Re: good post on E.C's Black Beauty?

    According to the book LP Custom 8 6320 was used during the recording of "Sunshine Of Your Love".

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    Re: good post on E.C's Black Beauty?

    Disraeli Gears session in New York. I always heard that Strange Brew was the LPC straight trough the desk, no amp at all

    Also some people say a strat was used on the album

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    Re: good post on E.C's Black Beauty?

    I don't know if it is the same guitar, but he used a LPC with Delaney and Bonnie


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    Re: good post on E.C's Black Beauty?

    He actually had two. The one he bought in May of 1966 @ Manny's. It was used on Disraeli Gears and one that he traded a sunburst for to Paul Kossoff in 1969. It's the one without covers that he uses with Delaney & Bonnie and also in Derek & The Dominos.
    The Cream era one he gave to Albert Lee and Albert still owns it!

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    Re: good post on E.C's Black Beauty?

    Albert brought the Cream one to Gun Club one night, and I played it for a minute. Just a minute, but still...

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    Re: good post on E.C's Black Beauty?

    Quote Originally Posted by TM1 View Post
    He actually had two. The one he bought in May of 1966 @ Manny's. It was used on Disraeli Gears and one that he traded a sunburst for to Paul Kossoff in 1969. It's the one without covers that he uses with Delaney & Bonnie and also in Derek & The Dominos.
    The Cream era one he gave to Albert Lee and Albert still owns it!
    If I may, the first was probably bought in May of 1967, as Eric was still with Mayall in May of '66 and there's no evidence that he had been to America before Cream's first visit.
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    Re: good post on E.C's Black Beauty?



    I'm guessing this is it?


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    Re: good post on E.C's Black Beauty?

    Another question. Did Clapton use his LPC to record the Blind Faith album? Or was it the 335? Or the tele with a Strat neck?

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    Re: good post on E.C's Black Beauty?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarcisioo View Post
    Talk about tripping hazard! That looks like the Tele with the Strat neck. EC used that at the Hyde Park concert with Blind Faith.

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    Re: good post on E.C's Black Beauty?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maxmc View Post
    Talk about tripping hazard! That looks like the Tele with the Strat neck. EC used that at the Hyde Park concert with Blind Faith.
    Yeah, he was on a slippery slope ...

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    Re: good post on E.C's Black Beauty?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maxmc View Post
    Talk about tripping hazard! That looks like the Tele with the Strat neck. EC used that at the Hyde Park concert with Blind Faith.
    I had heard hat this was the neck that migrated to Blackie?
    "What's that man movin' cross the stage?
    It looks a lot like the one used by Jimmy Page..." Paul McCartney

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    Re: good post on E.C's Black Beauty?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mars Hall View Post
    I had heard hat this was the neck that migrated to Blackie?
    From what I heard, that was the neck that belonged to Brownie and then came back

    Edit: confirmed

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    Re: good post on E.C's Black Beauty?

    I went to a John Fogerty show when Albert Lee was touring with him. Albert pretty much played that Custom the whole night.Sitting on the drum riser too.

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    Re: good post on E.C's Black Beauty?

    Quote Originally Posted by mistersnappy View Post
    If I may, the first was probably bought in May of 1967, as Eric was still with Mayall in May of '66 and there's no evidence that he had been to America before Cream's first visit.
    Your dead right!! My mistake! Cheers for posting that up.
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    Re: good post on E.C's Black Beauty?

    EC got the 2nd one when touring for Blind Faith. He may have had the Disraeli Gears Custom tucked away. The only humbucking guitar I've seen him with during BF was the ES-335TDC.

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    Re: good post on E.C's Black Beauty?

    Sorry to further derail this thread, but do you think then that the solo on Presence of the Lord is the neck pu on that Tele?

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    Re: good post on E.C's Black Beauty?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Shifter View Post
    Sorry to further derail this thread, but do you think then that the solo on Presence of the Lord is the neck pu on that Tele?
    I wouldn't doubt that, but it's very hard to know considering that solo had a wah wah on. That solo have a trebley thing going on, so I would bet primarily on the tele and a second choice would be the firebird

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    Re: good post on E.C's Black Beauty?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarcisioo View Post
    I wouldn't doubt that, but it's very hard to know considering that solo had a wah wah on. That solo have a trebley thing going on, so I would bet primarily on the tele and a second choice would be the firebird
    To further murky the waters, he's also playing through a Leslie.

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    Re: good post on E.C's Black Beauty?

    Quote Originally Posted by chasenblues View Post
    Killer pic.
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