Stratocaster

Edge's Strats

1960's

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VINTAGE: 1962 [per Sept 2005 Guitar World]
FINISH: tobacco sunburst
DETAILS: rosewood fretboard. custom bridge pickup. [per Sept 2005 Guitar World]
USE: (live) "Pride (In The Name Of Love)"

1970's

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VINTAGE: 1973 - per Dallas Schoo
FINISH: black w. black pickguard, knobs and pickup covers. White cap pickup selector.
DETAILS: This is the guitar that The Edge recorded "Bullet The Blue Sky" and "Where The Streets Have No Name", amonst others.
USE: (live) "Where The Streets Have No Name" [Vertigo tour]

Eric Clapton Signature

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VINTAGE: 1988 or 1989
FINISH: Red/white pickguard
DETAILS: This was The Edge's backup to the yellow Clapton Strat during the 1989-19901 Love Town tours. It has (3) Golden Lace Sensor pickups and 25db boost.
USE: This appears to be the Strat that Keith Richards used while playing "When Love Comes To Town" with U2, October 16, 1988 at the Dominion Theatre in London for the "Smile Jamaica" benefit show. I've also seen pictures of Edge playing this guitar some during the Love Town tour. Amongst other tunes, The Edge used this for "Desire" (as in "with a red guitar on fire") and for "All Along The Watchtower" [source: video of the Sept 27, 1989 show in Sydney, Australia]
OTHER NOTES: Is it possible that The Edge had proto-types? Here is my question. Per another article, the original production guitar was available in three colors — charcoal gray, Torino red, and 7-Up green. Per Clapton's request, the color black was not offered initially, but was added as an option around 1991. Alpine white was also added about the time of the "Nothing But the Blues" tour. Edge had a red and a yellow Clapton (Bono called it Vanilla at the Dublin Dec 27, 1989 show) and then there is the painted one… which may have started out charcoal and not pewter.

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VINTAGE: 1988 or 1989
FINISH: Yellow finish. Also has a "Do The Right Thing" and a Boston Celtics stickers on it.
DETAILS: This appeared to be The Edge's main Strat during the 1989-1990 Love Town tours. It can bve seen in the LoveTown documentary in Australia as well as later Love Town era shows at the Dublin Point Depot. It has (3) Golden Lace Sensor pickups and 25db boost.
USE: (live) "All Along The Watchtower", "God Part II", "I Will Follow" & "Where The Streets Have No Name" amongst others [Love Town tour 1989-1990]
OTHER NOTES: Is it possible that The Edge had proto-types? Here is my question. Per another article, the original production guitar was available in three colors — charcoal gray, Torino red, and 7-Up green. Per Clapton's request, the color black was not offered initially, but was added as an option around 1991. Alpine white was also added about the time of the "Nothing But the Blues" tour. Edge had a red (didnt' look Torino) and a yellow (Bono called it Vanilla) and then there is the painted one… which may have started out charcoal and not pewter.

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VINTAGE: 1988 or 1989
FINISH: Pewter finish with skeleton and snake graphic by Rene Castro
DETAILS: It has been seen with and without a white pickguard; and had a mauve mirror pickguard when it was on display at the R&R Hall of Fame in 2003. It has (3) Golden Lace Sensor pickups and 25db boost.
USE: (live): "The Fly" & Desire" during the 1992-1993 Zoo TV/Zooropa tours. (studio):I am not sure what exact songs this may have been used in the studio but there are various pictures of The Edge playing this guitar in Hansa Studios during the Achtung Baby sessions. Some of the pictures can be seen in the CD booklet as well as the Musician & Rolling Stone magazine articles that appeared between November 1991 and June 1992.
OTHER NOTES: Is it possible that The Edge had proto-types? Here is my question. Per another article, the original production guitar was available in three colors — charcoal gray, Torino red, and 7-Up green. Per Clapton's request, the color black was not offered initially, but was added as an option around 1991. Alpine white was also added about the time of the "Nothing But the Blues" tour. Edge had a red (didnt' look Torino) and a yellow (Bono called it Vanilla) and then there is the painted one… which may have started out charcoal and not pewter.

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