Gretsch vs. gibson les paul

velvet underground: a ‘stretched’ lou reed with his gretsch guitar made proudly in brooklyn

john frusciante of red hot chili peppers with his gretsch white falcon guitar

now as much as i love les paul himself, to set the record straight, are you a U2 fan really? or are you a velvet underground fan?

others who played gretsch (most of them focusing on the legendary white falcon) – a few picked it up just for the image but others for the distinctive sound: chet atkins, eddie cochran, george harrison (the beatles), hilton valentine (the animals), brian jones (the rolling stnones), lou reed, sterling morrison (the velvet underground), brian setzer (the stray cats), billy duffy (the cult), mick jones (the clash), john squire (stone roses), stephen stills, neil young, even martin gore (depeche mode-did they play guitar?), pete townshend (the who), chris cheney, malcolm young (AC/DC), john frusciante (red hot chili peppers), dave grohl (foo fighters), jack white to name a few. by dd