I’m sure you recognize Gary Moore as a great electric guitarist, but have you ever heard him on acoustic. I find this video and I know that you will like it.
Gary Moore – The World Keeps On Turning, acoustic version from Blues for Greeny live concert.
This album is dedicated to Peter Green (founder of the original Fleetwood Mac) and is so clever that you really can believe that it is, in fact, Green himself – his songs, his guitar (really!) and his voice.
Moore was associated with many guitar brands over his career, but the guitar he was most associated with was the Gibson Les Paul. Moore’s 1959 Les Paul Standard guitar was famed for its distinctive out-of-phase sound attributed to a possible pickup repair, in which the magnet in the neck pickup had been flipped, causing the out-of-phase sound when combined with the bridge pickup. The guitar was originally owned by Peter Green. Green sold the guitar to his younger friend Moore in 1974 for the price that Moore got from selling a Gibson SG, his main guitar at that time. Moore used the guitar extensively over the next 30-plus years, on hits such as “Parisienne Walkways”. The guitar is now owned by Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett who purchased the guitar, a number of years after Moore had sold it, for an undisclosed amount.
Another guitar Moore was associated with was a red 1961 Fender Stratocaster, which Moore had purchased in 1981. The guitar was almost sold to Greg Lake, ex of Emerson, Lake and Palmer,who was originally viewing the guitar, but Moore had tried it out and liked the sound of the guitar acoustically. Lake passed on the guitar as it was not in pristine condition, and so Moore made a deal. The Red Strat, also known as the Pink Strat, was extensively used by Moore on Corridors of Power along with many other recording sessions, over the years. The Red Strat was seen on many live performances, most notably at the Fender 50th Anniversary show held at Wembley Arena, North London, in 2004 when Moore performed Jimi Hendrix‘s song “Red House”. The neck pickup was rewound by pickup maker Seymour Duncan in 1998. Fender Guitars launched a custom shop tribute replica of the Red Strat, in 2016, which was undertaken by Fender master builder John Cruz. (via: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Moore)