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Gibson Music Rising Les Paul - "mardi gras"

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Danvel/Nelson stratocaster-style guitar - black finish

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Taylor 914ce - sunburst finish

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Fender Stratocaster - natural finish

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Gibson Les Paul Custom - white finish

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Fender Eric Clapton model Stratocaster - red finish

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Fernandes Decade Elite w/sustainer - burnt orange finish

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Gibson Explorer - natural finish

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1966 Gibson SG - Heritage Cherry finish

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Line 6 Variax 700 - silver sparkle finish

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Rickenbacker 330 12-string - Fireglo finish

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Rickenbacker 300 12-string - mapleglo finish

BOLIN - Custom - 199x - finish uncertain.
- [Built by John Bolin. Les Paul body shape. Single cutaway. Stratocaster style body contouring at the waist. Duncan Pearly Gates pickups] - (Page 25 The Guitar Magazine Vol 5 / No. 12)

BOND - Electraglide - 198x - black *

BREEDLOVE - CM - 199x - natural finish (Seen in studio picture. Use undertain).*

DANVEL/NELSON - Stratocaster style guitar - 198x - black finish/pickguard/black painted headstock. (Seen in Rattle And Hum "Where The Streets Have No Name").*

EPIPHONE - Casino - 1962 - Royal Tan / Ice Tea finish [Source: Guitar World 2005 & Music Radar Online 2009]

EPIPHONE - Casino - 1964 - Royal Tan / Ice Tea finish w/Bigsby tremolo. [Source: Music Radar Online 2009]

 

*Difference between the 1962 and later vintage Casino: [Guitar World 2005 stated vintage as 1962 but it is possible that it is a 1963 or later, judging by the parallelogram fingerboard inlays, white vs. tortoise pickguard and nickel/chrome vs. black plastic pickup covers.]

 

EPIPHONE - Elektar (lap steel) 1945 - black finish.*

EPIPHONE - Les Paul Standard "Music Rising" - 2006 - black finish with Music Rising logo ("Walk On"). [w/ Epiphone Alnico Classic humbucking pick-ups]

EPIPHONE - Sheraton - xxxx - natural maple finish [Seen in "All Because of You" video.]

FENDER - Jaguar - 196x (likely 1962) - lake placid blue

FENDER - Jaguar - 196x (likely 1962) - white finish (seen in "U2 Show" book)

 

FENDER - Stratocaster - 19xx - (Finish uncertain / might be Sonic Blue finish):

     [Seen in "Wide Awake In America" documentary (1985) - 1:55 and again at 9:33 seconds into video at the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPotKY0AHTs ]

FENDER - Stratocaster - 195x - 2 tone tobacco sunburst

FENDER - Stratocaster - 1962 - 3 tone tobacco sunburst (w/ white/black/white 3 layer pickguard. Seen on Vertigo tour) [Source: Guitar World 2005]

FENDER - Stratocaster - 19xx - natural finish (Used for "Stuck In A Moment..."). -- The Edge referred to this as a 1950's Stratocaster. By looking at the specs of this guitar, it is possible that it is a 1959. [Unconfirmed]

FENDER - Stratocaster - 1968 - tobacco sunburst (per Music Radar Online)

FENDER - Stratocaster - 197x - tobacco sunburst (Seen in early [1977-78] era U2 photos)

FENDER - Stratocaster - 197x - tobacco sunburst w/black pkgrd (Used at 1981 Pink Pop Festival)

FENDER - Stratocaster - 1973 (per Dallas Schoo - U2.com video) - black finish/pickup covers/knobs/pickguard (Used for much of the 1980's: Edge recorded "...Streets..." and "Bullet..." with this guitar...")

FENDER - Stratocaster - 1973 - cream finish (per Music Radar Online)

FENDER - Stratocaster - 1974 - black finish / white pickguard (per Music Radar Online)

FENDER - Stratocaster - 1976 - black finish / white pickguard (per Music Radar Online)

FENDER - Stratocaster - 198x - cherry sunburst finish ("Bad" 1987 Syracuse show)  

FENDER - Stratocaster - Eric Clapton model - 1989 - pewter finish/skelton & snake graphic

FENDER - Stratocaster - Eric Clapton model - 1989 - red finish/white pickguard 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkfAgBR85_I

FENDER - Stratocaster - Eric Clapton model - 1989 - yellow finish/black pickguard

FENDER/SQUIER - Stratocaster - 198x - black finish - fitted for use with Infinite Guitar System

 

FENDER -Telecaster - 19xx - natural finish w/hipshot B-Bender

FENDER -Telecaster - 1966 - blonde finish [Source: Guitar World 2005]

FENDER -Telecaster - 1969 - blonde finish

FENDER -Telecaster - 1966 - Pelham Blue (During the 2004 promo shows, it had a Hipshot B-Bender  but by  the time the guitar appeared during the Vertigo tour, the B-Bender was removed) - [Source: Guitar World 2005]

FENDER -Telecaster - 1974 - black /maple fretboard. (per Music Radar Online)

FENDER -Telecaster - 1975 - blonde/rosewood fretboard. (per Music Radar Online)

FENDER -Telecaster (American Vintage `52 reissue w/Piezo Acoustic System - 2009 - tobacco finish 
FENDER -Telecaster Custom - 1975 - walnut. (per Music Radar Online)

FENDER - 50th Anniversary Telecaster Custom (MIJ) - 1994 - Alpine White finish/matching headstack. (2) [Used for 'Sunday Bloody Sunday' during Elevation & Vertigo tours. Also seen in the 'Walk On' video] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z72Uv-qMci0

FERNANDES - Decade J1S [w/sustainer] - 199x - burnt orange (Seems to be the backup for the sea foam green Decade J1S during the Popmart tour. It seems that it did see some use during the 2001 Elvation tour during the Discotheque / Staring At The Sun medley.

FERNANDES - Decade J1S [w/sustainer] - 199x - sea foam (Used for "With or Without You" & "If You Wear That Velvet Dress" during PopMart tour.)

FERNANDES - Native Pro [w/sustainer] - 200x - metallic green (Used for "With or Without You" during Elevation tour.)

FERNANDES - Retro Rocket Elite [w/sustainer] - 200x - (custom) black finish w/grey marble pickguard (Used for "With or Without You" during Vertigo and U2:360 tours.)

FERNANDES - Retro Rocket Elite [w/sustainer] - 200x - black finish w/white pearl pickguard (Used for UltraViolet during U2: 360 tour)

FERNANDES - Retro Rocket Elite [w/sustainer] - 200x - tobacco finish w/white pearl pickguard (Used for Unchained Melody 9/10/2010 during "Stand Up To Cancer" show.)

GIBSON - ES175 - 19xx - blue sparkle finish (belongs to Bono) [Edge seen with this in "The Ground Beneath Her Feet" video]

GIBSON - ES295 - 1958 - gold (use: Desire video) [Was auctioned by Julien's Auction's in NY on April 21, 2007 to benefit Music Rising - www.musicrising.org]

GIBSON - ES330 - 195x - tobacco sunburst finish

GIBSON - ES335 - 1961 - tobacco sunburst finish [use: One Tree Hill during Joshua Tree tour] [Source: Guitar World 2005]

GIBSON - Explorer - Limited Edition - 1976 - natural mahogany finish [There is the original 1976 that was used from the early days of U2. It was bought in 1978 in NY. It has now been relegated to studio use. There was another one that was auction 5/31/2008 Music Rising Icons of Music Auction, and there are (3) replacements. Two are being used on the road for the U2:360 tour.

GIBSON - Explorer - 'vintage uncertain' - black finish. This is the black Explorer that has been seen being used by Daniel Lanois in a few of the photos from the NLOTH sessions in Fez.

GIBSON - Firebird - 19xx - tobacco finish [This guitar appear to be one of Daniel Lanois'. The Edge used this @ RTE Studios 'Late Late Show' - Dublin, Ireland during a special tribute to Irish film director Jim Sheridan October 31, 2003]

GIBSON - J200 - 19xx - natural maple finish

GIBSON - J200 - 200x - tobacco sunburst finish (2) [used during Vertigo 2005 tour]

GIBSON - SJ200 - Pete Townshend Limited - 2004 - natural maple finish (2) [used during Vertigo 2005 tour]

GIBSON - Les Paul - Custom - 1973 - white finish/black knobs [# 1 Les Paul Custom]

GIBSON - Les Paul - Custom - 1975 - white finish/ gold knobs [# 2 Les Paul Custom] - [Was auctioned by Julien's Auction's in NY on April 21, 2007 to benefit Music Rising - www.musicrising.org - Seems to be back in The Edge's possession, being used for "Unknown Caller" during U2:360 tour]

GIBSON - Les Paul - Custom - 19xx –disco-ball/mirror finish

GIBSON - Les Paul Music Rising - 2005 - 'Mardi Gras' finish. Edge has a few of these in different Mardi Gras 'hues'. [Pickups: Gibson 490R at the neck and 498T at the bridge - Burstbucker Pro pickups]

GIBSON - Les Paul Music Rising - 2006 - 'Mardi Gras' finish. [Pickups: Gibson 490R at the neck and 498T at the bridge - Burstbucker Pro pickups]

GIBSON - Les Paul - Standard - 1956 - gold top finish/P-90 pickups [Used by The Edge at the 2003 MusiCares show during "Night And Day"]

GIBSON - Les Paul - Standard - 1981 - Blue [Auctioned at the 31 May 2008 Icons of Music auction in NY.]

GIBSON - Les Paul - Standard - 1983 - 30th Anniversary gold top finish/gold knobs ["PAF reissue" humbuckers]

GIBSON - RD Artist - vintage uncertain - natural finish [Seen in photos from Dec 2008 recording sessions in Olympic Studios, London]

GIBSON - SG - 1966 - heritage cherry finish

GIBSON - SG - 1965 - Pelham Blue finish

GIBSON - Sonex 180 Deluxe - 1980 to 1981 (Exact vintage uncertain) - Black finish [Edge played "With A Shout (Jerusalem) on this guitar during the 1981/1982 October tour.]

GOODALL - (acoustic) - model uncertain - vintage uncertain (seen in HTDAAB bonus DVD during SYCMIOYO)

GRETSCH - 6101 - Stereo Country Club - 1959 - Sunburst finish (per Music Radar Online)

GRETSCH - 6117 - Double Anniversary - 19xx - tobacco finish (Seen in Please video - possibly a loan for the video shoot.)

GRETSCH - 6119 - Chet Atkins/Tennessean - 1958 - red finish (belongs to Bono)

GRETSCH - 6122 - Chet Atkins Country Gentleman - 1968 - walnut finish (For "City of Blinding Lights" & "Zooropa", during the U2:360 tour. It appears to be a 1968 that has had a SuperTron pickup installed in the neck position at some point)

GRETSCH - 6122 - Chet Atkins Country Gentleman - 1963 [Source: Guitar World 2005 / 1964 (per Dallas Schoo on U2.com video and Music Radar Online article [October 2009]) - walnut finish ("City Of Blinding Lights" / Vertigo tour "Magnificent" during the U2:360 tour) )

GRETSCH - 6122 - Chet Atkins Country Gentleman - 1965 - walnut finish (per Dallas Schoo. Guitar World, September 1997 & "Live And Kicking: The Rock Concert Industry in the Nineties")

GRETSCH - 6122 - Chet Atkins Country Gentleman - 1967 - walnut finish (per Dallas Schoo. Guitar World, September 1997 & "Live And Kicking: The Rock Concert Industry in the Nineties"))

GRETSCH - 6122 - Chet Atkins Country Gentleman - 1968 - walnut finish (per Dallas Schoo. Guitar World, September 1997) & (per Music Radar Online)

GRETSCH - 6122 - Chet Atkins Country Gentleman (w/Piezo Fishman Acoustic System) - 2009 - walnut finish.

GRETSCH - 6129 - Silver Jet - 19xx - silver sparkle (Seen in Lemon video - possibly a loan for the video shoot.)

GRETSCH - 6129 - Silver Jet - 19xx - silver sparkle w/single cutaway (Belfast 1998 belongs to Tim Wheeler of ASH, per The Edge.)

GRETSCH - 6129 - Silver Jet - late -1950's - silver sparkle w/single cutaway

GRETSCH - G6136 - Black Falcon (w/Fishman Piezo Acoustic System) - 2009 - black finish
GRETSCH - 6136 - White Falcon - 1962 (vintage to be verified) - white finish/double cutaway/stereo pickups-rewired mono

GRETSCH - 6136 - White Falcon - 1959 (vintage uncertain) - white finish/double cutaway - (seen in June 2008 studio footage on u2.com)

GRETSCH - 6196 - Country Club - 1955 - cadillac green finish (belongs to Bono) [Edge used thus in the "Magnificent" video (2009)].

GUCCI GUITAR built by Mark Nichol of Guitar Classics - 2001 - black finish
- This is the guitar that The Edge uses in his role as Evil Edge in the 2001 "Elevation (Tomb Raider Mix)" video.
- It is one of only 22 made (Sting owns one).
- More information forthcoming.

LINE 6 - Acoustic 700 - 200x - black finish/red "Vertigo" target [Used for most Vertigo tour performances of 'The Fly'.]

LINE 6 - Acoustic 700 - 200x - silver sparkle finish [Used for most Vertigo tour performances of "Love & Peace or Else" and some performances of 'The Fly'.]

LINE 6 - Acoustic 700 - 200x - black finish/red "Vertigo" target

LINE 6 - Acoustic 700 - 200x - silver sparkle finish

RICKENBACKER - 325/6 - 19xx - Jetglo finish (Mentioned in Music Radar Online article)

RICKENBACKER - 330/6 - 1960's - Fireglo w/amber finish [Seen in BBC Story of The Guitar (Part II) video]

RICKENBACKER - 330/12 - 196x - Jetglo finish (I saw Dallas Schoo playing this at soundcheck in Glendale AZ, in 2005)

RICKENBACKER - 330/12 - 1966 - Fireglo finish (Even Better Than The Real Thing - 360 tour. Could be the same guitar as above? Source: 2009 Music Radar Online article)

RICKENBACKER - 330/12 - 1966 - Fireglo finish (backup on the 360 tour. Source: 2009 Music Radar Online article)

RICKENBACKER - 330/12 - 1966 - Mapleglo finish [Source: Guitar World 2005]

RICKENBACKER - 330/12 - 1967 - Fireglo finish (used: Rattle and Hum through Elevation era)

RICKENBACKER - 330/12 - 1967 - Mapleglo finish

RICKENBACKER - 330/12 - 1967 - Mapleglo finish (backup on the 360 tour. [Source: 2009 Music Radar Online article]

RICKENBACKER - 360/12 - xxxx - Jetglo finish (Used for "Gone" in Boston, 2001 - backup guitar)

SEVER - U2 - xxxx - natural finish - U2 shape guitar (Seen in photos at U2's studio)

TAKAMINE - Santa Fe - 1992 - natural finish (Used during some acoustic sets during the 1992-93 ZOOTV/Zooropa tours

TAYLOR - 614ce - auditorium - 200x - tobacco sunburst finish/maple back & sides

TAYLOR - 710 - dreadnought - 199x - natural cedar finish/rosewood back & sides

TAYLOR - 814ce - auditorium - 200x - natural finish/rosewood back & sides

TAYLOR - 914ce - auditorium - 200x - tobacco sunburst finish/rosewood back & sides

WASHBURN - EA40 - 198x  - black finish [Use:"...Still Haven't Found..."]

WASHBURN - EA40 - 198x  - tobacco finish ["Support local musicians" sticker. Use: "Party Girl", "Seconds"]

WASHBURN - EA40 - 198x  - tobacco finish ["Party Girl", "Mother's of the Disappeared"]

WASHBURN - EA20 - 19xx  - tobacco finish [use: Zoo TV/Zooropa tours. Use: "Stay (Faraway, So Close!)"]

YAMAHA - AE2000 - 198x - tobacco finish (use: solo for "In God's Country" on The Joshua Tree album)

 

YAMAHA - Model uncertain  - 199x - black finish (Notes: This was a Stratocaster style guitar with a piezo pickup in the bridge. The Edge used this for some of the 'acoustic' songs on the B-Stage during ZOOTV.

 

Angel of Harlem - ZOO TV tour

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCyMTDfmj_Q&feature=related

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