1、Fender Stratocaster 1979
2、Fender Stratocaster 197X
3、Fender Stratocaster 197X
4、Fender Stratocaster 197X
5、Fender Stratocaster 197X,
6、Fender Stratocaster 1989
7、Fender Stratocaster 196X
8、Fender Stratocaster 195X,
9、Fender Stratocaster 19XX
10、Fender Stratocaster 198X
11、Fender Stratocaster 19XX,
12、Fender Stratocaster 19XX
13、Fender Stratocaster 198X
14、Fender Stratocaster 196X,
15、Fender Telecaster 1970
16、Fender Telecaster 197X
17、Fender “90’s Telecaster custom” 199X
18、Fender “90’s Telecaster custom” 199X
19、Gibson Explorer 1976
20、Gibson Explorer 19XX
21、Gibson Les Paul Custom 197X
22、Gibson Les Paul Custom 197X
23、Gibson Les Paul Standard 19XX
24、Gibson Les Paul Deluxe 198X
25、Gibson Les Paul Standard 30th Aniversary Gold Top 1983
26、Gibson SG Standard 196(1-3),
27、Gibson SG-Doubleneck 19XX
28、Gibson ES-295 19XX
30、Gibson B.B. King signature 19XX
31、Gibson ? 19XX
32、Gibson J-200 Celebrity 19XX
33、Washburn Acoustic Festival “Woodstock”198X
34、Takamine Santa Fe, brown 19XX
35、Rickenbacker 330-12(strings) 1967
36、Rickenbacker 360-12WB 19XX
37、Rickenbacker 330-12 19XX
38、Rickenbacker 325? 19XX,
39、Gretsch 6137 White Falcon 1964,
40、Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 1965
41、Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 1967
42、Gretsch Silver Jet 19XX
43、Gretsch Country Club, 195X,
44、Gretsch Tennessean 19XX
45、Gretch 6117 Double Anniversary 1964,
46、Dobro Steel String 19XX
47、Bond Electric Light
48、Yamaha AE2000 198X,
49、Yamaha “Prototype” 19XX
50、Yamaha FG 365II,
52、Infinite Guitar (Fender Squire 19XX)
54、Ibanez M-4321 V
55、Fernades Decade Elite Sustain Guitar 199X,
56、Fernades Decade Elite Sustain Guitar 199X
57、Fernades Decade Elite Sustain Guitar 199X,
58、Fernades Native Pro Sustain Guitar 200X
63、Sever custom guitar
64、Epiphone Lap steel 1945,
65、Gucci “Limited Edtion Electric Guitar” 200X
1、VOX AC-30 Top Boost probably from 1964 (maybe a 1967 model),
2、VOX AC-30 Top Boost 19XX,
3、VOX AC-30 Top Boost 1982
4、VOX AC-30 Top Boost 199X
5、VOX AC-30 Top Boost 1966
6、VOX AC-30 Top Boost 1962 or 63
7、VOX AC-30 Top Boost 1965,
8、VOX AC-30 Top Boost 1992
9、VOX AC-30 Top Boost 199x
10、VOX AC-30 Top Boost 19XX
11、VOX AC-30 Top Boost 199X
12、VOX head 19XX
13、Randall RG180-112Cs 198X
14、Roland JC-120 198X
15、Marshall JMP Combo 198X
16、Marshall JCM900 199X heads and cabinets
17、Mesa Boogie Rectifier head 19XX,
18、Mesa/Boogie MK-IIC 198X
19、Fender Pro Reverb 198X
20、Fender Super Amp 19XX
21、Fender Deluxe Reverb 19XX
22、Fender Bassman 1959
23、Hiwatt 50 watt (SA212) combo 197X
24、BGW power amps 198X
25、Laney LC15 199X
26、Orange 120 head 199X
27、Hiwatt Custom 100 Heads
28、Hiwatt Quad box with 4 x 12″ Fanes
30、MarShall Super Lead Anniversary Special,
Effects – Pedals :
8、Electro Harmonix Big Muff
9、Electro Harmonix Memory Man Deluxe
10、Electro Harmonix Micro Syntheziser
11、Sobbat DB-1 Drive Breaker
14、Ibanez TS-9 Tubescreamer.
15、Pearl Graphic-EQ GE-9
16、Lovetone Big Cheese,
19、T.C. Electronic Integrated Preamplifier,
20、T.C. Electronic Dual Parametric Equalizer
Effects – Rack gear :
1、MXR Pitch Transposer
2、Furman parametric equalizer
3、Custom Audio Electronics Envelope filter
4、Custom Audio Electronics (CAE) custom made “Remote Wah”
5、T.C. Electronic TC2290 Digital Delay
7、Korg SDD3000 Digital Delay
8、Korg SDD2000 Digital Delay
9、AMS 1580 S DMX Dual Channel Digital Delay Line Pitch Changer
10、Roland SDE3000 Digital Delay
11、Yamaha D1500 digital delay
12、ART SGX2000 Tube Preamp
13、Rocktron Pro G.A.P. V2.0 PreAmp Hush
15、Rocktron DVC Dynamic Volume Controller
16、Yamaha SPX 1000
17、Yamaha SPX 900
19、Yamaha SPX90 II
23、Eventide Ultra Harmonizer H3000
24、”Infinite Guitar” rack unit
26、Digitech GSP 2101 Studio preamp processor
27、Digitech 2112 Studio GP Preamp/Processor
28、Dunlop DCR-ISR Crybaby rack
29、Electrix Filter Factory
30、Lexicon MPX 100
Effects – Floor gear:
1、Digitech Whammy WH-1
2、Digitech Whammy II
3、Dunlop Dallas Fuzz Face
6、Dunlop Crybaby (Chrome) CB-535 wah
1、Roland GR50 Guitar Synthesizer,
3、Photon MIDI Converter
6、BOSS Volume pedals
7、BOSS EV30 Expression pedal
8、Morley A/B/Y box
9、Juice Goose Power Rack 200 professional distribution center
11、T.C. Electronic TC0144
13、Boss SCC-700 Effects Center
14、Rocktron Bradshaw RSB-18F
17、CAE custom units
18、CAE 2×4 Audio Controller
19、CAE Dual Stereo Line Mixer
20、CAE Amp selector
21、CAE A/B box
22、Digital Music Co. GCX Guitar Audio Switcher
23、Digital Music Co. Line Mixer
24、Digital Music Co. Ground Control and Ground Link
25、Alesis Data Disk
29、Monster and Canare
30、Switchcraft 1/4″ mono plugs mod. 280, 380, 226, 228
Fender Stratocaster 1979, serial #s 916792, black, black pick guard (see picture above), this has been Edge’s main Stratocaster for many many years and tours. Later, this guitar has been modified a lot: the original nut was replaced by one made in graphite, brass saddles were mounted as well as a DiMarzio FS-1 as bridge PU. Also this pickup has something special: Edge mentioned that half of the windings were removed because the sound was too shrill. Some magazines reported that the guitar was also equipped with Seymour Duncan Quarter pound pickups.
Autographed twice by Bono. What is special about the guitar is the story behind it. Sometime during the late 1980’s, The Edge was asked to autograph a guitar to be presented to The Hard Rock Café. The Edge agreed to do so. One day, in 1988, New York, The Edge decided to go to The Hard Rock Café. He went to the front along with Bono and a guitar. There was a long line and a doorman. The doorman told The Edge he would have to stand in line with everyone else. Edge replied,” I’m The Edge. I’d like to get in.” The doorman stood his ground. “You’ll stand in line like everybody else,” he said.
Rebuked, The Edge started to leave the café. Bono grabbed the guitar and said, ” I’ll sign it.” He did so on the spot, with a red felt pen, and the autograph, now dimmed by time, reads “Bono, 88”. When the guitar was presented to the Hard Rock Café, the café’s representative declined it on the ground that it was not signed by the Edge! Black body shows scratches on back of the guitar from the Edge’s belt buckle. In 1993 the guitar was again presented to Bono to resign and he laughed when he was reminded of the story. Bono resigned the guitar; again the Edge still pissed off refused to sign. Valued at $12.000,00. I personally think, that this is a rip-off! You can see the guitar, f.e. “Where the streets have no name” video.
Fender Stratocaster 197X, black, white pickguard, CBS-era, “vintage style” pickups caps and knobs (see picture above), I think that this is Edge′s main working horse (the “blacky one”). This guitar is identical to the next one. You can see this guitar too featuring Edge on “With or without you” in the new released Classic Albums – The Joshua Tree video! That’s this guitar here!
Fender Stratocaster 197X, black, white pickguard, CBS-era, “vintage style” pickups caps and knobs (see picture above), brass string guides, once fitted with Floyd-Rose tremolo (as you can see in the “Rattle & Hum” movie when Edge plays “Sunday bloody sunday” and “Bullet…”). Dallas told me, that this is the same guitar he uses now, only without this tremolo which was removed because it made the sound too harsh. Now you can notice the holes left from the string clamps on the headstock.
Fender Stratocaster 197X, black, rosewood fingerboard, white pickguard, seen in in the “Rattle & Hum” movie, when Edge plays “I Still Haven’t Found…”, and during the Lovetown tour.
Fender Stratocaster 1989, “pewter” color, white perlmut pickguard (during the ZOO Tv Tour), Eric Clapton Signature, with airbrush on the corpus (see picture above), used live on “The Fly”. Normally the Eric Clapton signature’s feature is the 25db mid boost in combination with a larger headstock and golden lace sensor pickups. This guitar was seen without and with a perlmut pickguard. Note the early ZOO-TV tour picture and compare them to the pictures you see during the official Sydney video. Edge gave this guitar to the “Hot Press – Irish music hall of fame” of Dublin; now you can see it there.
Fender Stratocaster 196X, sunburst, rosewood fingerboard, “L Series”, white pickguard (see picture above), used during the Joshua Tree Tour and in a MTV-Interview in 1992. Back again on stage during Popmart and Elevation tour for “Pride…”, tuned 1 step down.
Fender Stratocaster 195X, natural, rosewood fingerboard, white pickguard (see picture above), used in studio and on stage for “Stuck in a Moment”. It seems that Edge got this guitar around the time of the recording session for “Rattle & Hum” in Dublin. See also the picture for the MXR Dynacomp which comes from that period.
Fender Stratocaster 19XX, black, with EMGs and Floyd Rose, you can see Edge with that one during the mid 80ties and especially in the time during the Joshua Tree tour.
Fender Stratocaster 198X, red, with white pickguard and Lace Sensors pickups (see picture above), used during the Lovetown tour. Might be an Eric Clapton signature model.
Fender Stratocaster 19XX, yellow, with dark pickguard, and Lace Sensors pickups (see picture above), used during the Lovetown tour. You can see it in the “Lovetown” video where Edge plays several songs with this guitar.
Fender Stratocaster 19XX, black, with white pickguard and Lace Sensors pickups (see picture above), used during the Lovetown tour.
Fender Stratocaster 198X, black, black pickguard, “The Strat”, used for live “Helter Skelter” and “Where the streets…” as you can see in the “Rattle & Hum” movie.
Fender Stratocaster 196X, light blue, rosewood fingerboard and with white pickguard, seen in the “Wide Awake in Dublin special video – live at the Cork Park”.
Fender Telecaster 1970, natural, white pickguard (see picture above),
seen on the Unforgettable Fire sessions and on the Net-Cam during sessions on the new songs in the studio in Dublin. This guitar was used a lot for the shimmering sounds on the “The Unforgettable fire” album.
Note the official video, where Edge and Brian Eno do some cool sounds with a bottleneck on it. Used during the Unforgettable fire tour, with the alternative tuning FADDGD, for the title track of the album.
Fender Telecaster 197X, black, white pickguard (see picture above), seen in the “Rattle & Hum” songbook. Maybe this guitar is not Edge’s but could be from the Memphis Sun Studios, where U2 went to record some songs and also where this picture was taken.
Fender “90’s Telecaster custom” 199X, alpine white, white perlmut pickguard (see picture above), a model which was made in Japan in the 2nd half of the 90’s. This guitar was used for “Sunday Bloody Sunday” during the Elevation Tour and tuned one and a half tone down (!). Seen also in the official videos for “Walk On”.
Gibson Explorer 1976, natural (see picture above), used for the early live performances up to 1989 and used again since 2000. Edge used it also on Ultra Violet on the ZOO-TV Tour, the head of this guitar has been broken: I saw it myself! This was Edge’s first every owned guitar as Dallas told me. During the Elevation Tour this guitar had a standard tuning and Edge used it for “New York”, “Beautiful day”, “I Will follow” and “Out of Control”.
Gibson Explorer 19XX, this guitar is the backup for the model described above! It was seen in one of the Elevation tour shows at the Slane Castle when Edge played “A Sort of homecoming”. It seems that this guitar was tuned 1/2 step down.
Gibson Les Paul Custom 197X, creme (see picture above), #1, bought around 1981,
once erroneously mentioned that it is fitted with DiMarzios, it was used for the most “Achtung Baby” and “Zooropa” studio takes, also seen during the making of Pride. Used for “Desire” in the studio. Also the neck of this guitar was already broken. Actually I’m a bid unsure from which year this guitar exactly is! In fact Gibson’s online guitar dating function does say, that there have no creme or white (white, which faded away to creme!) customs from 1972. This guitar has standard pickups, they just removed the pickup caps and then they fitted certain pickup rings which have been built only for a very short time in the beginning of the 80ties.
Gibson Les Paul Custom 197X, creme (see picture above), #2, this model is used from the Astoria performance (London-2000) on up to now! It looks identical to the #1 model… only the knobs and the pickups are different. It seems to be used because of different tunings on some songs. During the “Elevation Tour” U2 played a couple of songs in standard tuning instead of the flat tuning! It was first clearly seen in the official video for “the Fly” when it still had the pickup covers, which were removed later, as you can see now.
Gibson Les Paul Standard 19XX, Discotheque finish (see picture above),
this is Edge′s Disco Guitar, with a brick like glimmering silver blending seventies finish and standard pickups – but anyway the heaviest Les Paul on earth: 18 kilos as far as I know.
Gibson Les Paul Deluxe 198X, brown, it′s the guitar you can see in the “I will follow” video.
Gibson Les Paul Standard 30th Aniversary Gold Top 1983, reissue (see picture above), used during the Popmart tour for “Do you feel loved”, “Bullet the blue sky”… This guitar does have humbuckers and not mini-humbuckers, otherwise it would be a “deluxe” model. Used in the Elevation tour for “Until the end…”
Gibson SG Standard 196(1-3), cherry red, with a “deluxe” Lyre Vibrola and half “batwing” black pickguard (see picture above), used for “Elevation”. A mate of Dallas’ recommended the SG, so he picked one up. Dallas himself said that this is a 1966 ORIGINAL SG he bought in LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY, and mentioned it costed a LOT of cash; I think he was hinting like about 5,000 USD probably (source: Jules, which Dallas told to that after the CD:UK show)!
Gibson ES-295 19XX, gold, used on in the Desire video, all Gold paint Gold hardware, early 50’s Les Paul bridge Flower pickguard.
Gibson ES-330, tobacco sunburst (see picture above), this guitar was used for the live performances of “One”, and “Holy Joe”. The typical unique thing of ES-330 models are that they have no sustain block inside! This gives them a very acoustic sound. Used also for the official video of “Even Better…”
Gibson B.B. King signature 19XX, black, read in a guitar magazine from Germany, that Edge picked one up, but I′ve never seen him with this. Maybe he used that only in the studio or it was only a marketing gag of Gibson Germany.
Gibson ? 19XX, red (see picture above), used for the performance at the italian Sanremo Festival for “The ground beneath…” and “All I want is you”. This guitar has little adhesive stars on the body.
Gibson J-200 Celebrity 19XX, natural (see picture above), it seems that Edge got two of these. You can see one in the “Sweetest thing” video with a sound hole pickup.
Washburn Acoustic Festival “Woodstock”198X, tobacco sunburst (main one), with cutaway, used for “Seconds” and other early acoustics performances (especially during the Unforgettable Fire Tour). Edge got several of this guitars and most of them are fitted with a Lawrence pickup in the soundhole.
Takamine Santa Fe, brown 19XX, used on the B-stage during the ZOO TV tour and also seen in the “Classic Albums – The Joshua Tree” video with Daniel Lanois.
Rickenbacker 330-12(strings) 1967, fireglo (see picture above),
used on “Even better than the real thing”, “Mysterious ways”, “Angel of Harlem”. Edge gets his tone from unusual pickup mix setting. The 330-12 from 1967 had only 22 frets and were equipped with “toaster” pickups now called “vintage”. If somebody wants to buy a new one has to ask for those pickups, because new Ricks have low gain ones.
Rickenbacker 360-12WB 19XX, 12-strings, black, white pickguard, Edge was first seen on stage only on first Las Vegas show of the Popmart tour. Then it was used for “Gone” in the second show of Boston 2001 because Edge slammed his main Rickenbacker the night before because he thought the band had ruined the song.
Rickenbacker 330-12 19XX, natural finish,
this guitar was seen in the guitar case during the ZOO-TV shows. It seems to be a back up guitar for the case, that something happens to Edge’s No.1 Rickenbacker.
Rickenbacker 325? 19XX, black, white pickguard, short scale model, seen during a soundcheck (1st Rotterdam show in 1997), as it was tested by Dallas Schoo!
Gretsch 6137 White Falcon 1964, white (see picture above),with Super-O-sonic electrics, stereo model rewired to mono, used for “Desire” in the Rattle and hum Video and “Van Diemens land”, also seen in the official “Pride” video.
Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 1965 (see picture above), this guitar was definitively used for “Discotheque” in the studio and for many other songs on the POP-Album, “Last Night On Earth” and “Please” with a capo on the second fret. These guitars both have a painted f-hole on their body. It seems it belongs to Bono. Also featured in the “Stuck in a Moment” video filmed at U2’s studios.
Gretsch Silver Jet 19XX, used during the “Lemon” video and live on stage for the Belfast performance with Ash.
Gretsch Country Club, 195X, cadillac green (see picture above), used for “Miss Sarajevo” and “One” on stage in Modena. This one belongs definitively to Bono, Egde said some time ago in an interview.
Gretsch Tennessean 19XX, red (see picture above), turtle shell pickguard and half moon fret markers. Used for the video of “Night and Day”. This guitar could be Bono’s.
Gretch 6117 Double Anniversary 1964, tobacco burst, seen in “Please” video.
Dobro Steel String 19XX, steel, mentioned by Edge in an interview. He bought it in the USA for 150$.
Bond Electric Light, made by a British luthier. This guitar seems to have a neck made of graphite with no frets, which gave Edge a strange sound which he used for the distorted outro of One Tree Hill (Edge stated so in a interview).
Yamaha AE2000 198X, used in the Joshua Tree era, it’s a jazz guitar. You can see it in the “With or without you” official video.
Yamaha “Prototype” 19XX, black, with white pickguard, similar to a stratocaster, played on “When love comes to town” and “Angel of Harlem” during ZOO TV shows on the B-stage. This guitar is Edge′s only one with black pickup on a white pickguard. The guitar does have piezo-pickup, so it′s sounding very acoustic. U2’s sound engineer, Joe O’ Herlihy, fully mentioned this guitar in a interview.
Yamaha FG 365II, folk style acoustic mentioned in the “Rattle & Hum” movie book.
Yamaha L20A, folk style acoustic mentioned in the “Rattle & Hum” movie book.
Infinite Guitar (Fender Squire 19XX), which was used for the recording for “With or without you”. This guitar has a built-in sustainer, which works identical to a normal E-bow. This guitar should be a modified Squier Stratocaster, it is black with a maple neck and a white pickguard. It has a Seymour Duncan pickup in the bridge, an electromagnetic transducer in the neck and a graphite nut. You can also notice the double input jack (one is made of brass). The guitar, together with a custom made rack unit, are the “Infinite guitar” system.
Modulus Graphite, made by the Modulus company that has a graphite neck through body design. The body wings of the guitar are made of wood, and the guitars frequently have a figured maple cap to cover up the graphite/wood binding. The graphite neck through body was popular with musicians who did extensive travelling, like the Grateful Dead, because they did not suffer from the changes in climate and humidity from one gig to the next like all-wood guitars do. You could depend on the action being right and the instrument not being damaged by the weather this way.
Ibanez M-4321 V, folk style acoustic mentioned in the “Ratlle & Hum” movie book.
Fernades Decade Elite Sustain Guitar 199X, light blue, white perlmut pickguard, used during POP Mart for “With or Without you” and “Discotheque” on the B Stage.
Fernades Decade Elite Sustain Guitar 199X, orange, white perlmut pickguard, used as the spare guitar for the above listed one. Used during the Elevation Tour and for the Popmart show in Las Vegas for “Discotheque”.
Fernades Native Pro Sustain Guitar 200X, dark green, white pickguard, with a Decade Elite neck, used for “With or without you” during the Elevation Tour.
Breedlove CM, seems it was used during the acoustic performances on the Popmart tour. The source is the Breedlove Co., but they might have confused it with Adam’s Acoustic Breedlove bass.
Taylor 614ce, natural, used during the acoustic performances on the Elevation Tour.
Taylor 914ce, tobacco sunburst, used during the acoustic performances on the Elevation Tour.
Taylor 710, natural, used during the acoustic performances on the Elevation Tour.
Sever custom guitar, it has a wood “U2” body shape! Now it lies on a wall in U2’s Hanover Quay studios.
Epiphone Lap steel 1945, bought in 1982 at Gruhn’s Guitars in Nashville. Used on the “War” album and on stage for “Surrender”. Edge talks about it in an interview from “Guitar Player”, June 1985 issue.
Gucci “Limited Edtion Electric Guitar” 200X, a custom guitar designed by the worldwide famous italian fashion house. Used for the recording of the “Elevation” video.