You know what kills me about this, Doc? That little bastard did all that great playing, hell mastered it, in his early 20's! It has been a source of awe and wonder for me, still.
Not of this world I guess, Al. It's only occasionally that I think I've 'evolved' as a player (and I have...somewhat) that I pull out some Duane licks and try to emulate them - in all their nuanced glory. I usually end up with the same ol line or two from "Stormy Monday" I've been working on for decades. At this pace I'll have him nailed by, oh, 2171 or so.:dang
I belive the cherry burst with the pick ups from the gold top is the guitar/holy grail that has more of a story to tell or a least Most if not all of Duanes Signature Les paul Tones We all love..IMHO..