The Red Special – New Picture #6
An attractive shot of the Red Special prior to her dismantling. Particularly of interest here is the bolt holding the tremolo arm and the original knobs. Notice, too, how flush the white switch tops are to the scratchplate; it does take dexterity to make pickup changes during the heat of a gig, be it Live Aid or down the Red Lion.
The original jack input has long been replaced with this high-quality Switchcraft unit, but the black perspex plates remain from the original build.
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