Eddy Deegan wrote:Dave B wrote:I suppose that if you're DG, you'll always sound like DG regardless of the guitar so these are just nice 'things' to him.
Spot on Dave, exactly what DG stated in a subsequent interview about the auction - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdBKvz-MaH4 where he goes into a little more detail about his thinking and assures us he's not popping off anytime soon as far as he knows :)
DG (on Brian May and the Red Special): There's so much... stuff, you know, people are hunting for ... stacks of pedals and amps and guitars and they want to know how it's done, but I can pick up Brian's* gear and it'll sound just like me and he can pick up mine and it'll sound just like him.
* While discussing Brian May and the Red Special
A couple more random quotes from the interview that made me smile:
DG: "It's only a chunk of wood with some wires strung over it"
Interviewer: is it a bit like finding your wife, finding a guitar like that in the sense ...
DG: No! Are you crazy? It's not remotely like finding my wife!
This one all the way. I never saw a guitar playing by itself. An instrument may inspire something in you - the neck, the slight different in string spacing, or just the sheer novelty of it may conjure some different ideas.. but after a while a guitar is just a guitar. A tool to make make music, and what matters is the music you make on it.
Finding good wives, I have observed, appears much harder than finding good guitars.