Gilby Clarke User Review
Talk about the '71 Dan Armstrong guitar in your collection...
"I got that a week before GnR went to England to do a Freddie Mercury tribute show. Once again, I had never played a Dan Armstrong - I just remembered seeing a lot of guys playing them in the '70s - Mark Bolin, Joe Perry. It was the guitar that, as a young teenager, I saw in a shop and thought, I want that guitar! So, I finally bought one, and when I got it I was struck by how it's very different from my Les Pauls, very different from my Teles. And strangely enough, it had a lot of gain; it has the pickup modules - Country Bass and Rock Treble. I use Rock Treble, and the guitar doesn't have a lot of sustain. But it's tone is nice. I was using the Voxes at the time and it sounded great playing those GnR riffs. I fell off the stage one night and was knocked out, but I held up the guitar with my hand. I was wrecked, but the guitar made it through unscathed!"
Interviewed in Vintage Guitar Magazine
December 2014 Issue, Vol. 29, No. 02