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As writer, singer and guitarist for one of America’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll bands, John Fogerty experimented with a number of guitars (Rickenbackers particularly).
But it wasn’t until he bought a Les Paul that “the Red Sea had parted.”
Famous for his ‘swampy’ sound, Fogerty used two Les Pauls, one with a Bigsby vibrato and one with a standard tailpiece, which he played through both Fender (Vibrolux, Concert) and Kustom amps. For ’D’ tuned songs such as Bad Moon Rising, the pickup switch would be in the mid position.
After turning solo, Fogerty continued to use Les Pauls both live and in the studio. Here is he playing a 1956 Goldtop reissue with P-90 pickups.