As Made Famous By: Iconic Instruments For Hire

Fender Telecaster U.S. 52 Reissue 1993
1993 Fender U.S. 52 Vintage Telecaster, Butterscotch Blonde,
as made famous by Graham Coxon
Really, as made famous by so many, but this one the original spec and year of Blur's Modern Life Is Rubbish, and Graham Coxon's most iconic guitar from the Britpop years.
Fender Stratocaster 2006 Alex Turner
2006 Fender Mexican Standard Stratocaster, Arctic White,
as made famous by Alex Turner
When Arctic Monkeys made their ground-breaking debut with Whatever People Say That's What I'm Not, this is the guitar that Alex Turner played.  In Arctic White, of course. 
Fender Jagstang 1996 Kurt Cobain
 1996 First-Run Fender Jag-Stang,
Sonic Blue,
as made famous by Kurt Cobain
Not only as made famous by, but also as designed by Kurt Cobain, shortly before his untimely death - the Fender Jaguar/Mustang hybrid that became an icon across the world.
Gibson EDS1275 Hotel California 2010
2010 Gibson Custom Shop 'Hotel California' Double-Neck  EDS-1275,
as made famous by Don Felder
That song, that interweaved solo - a detail-perfect Gibson Custom Shop recreation of the guitar behind one of the greatest guitar songs of all time.
Gibson Les Paul Gary Moore 2000
2000 Gibson Les Paul Standard, Gary Moore Signature Model, Lemonburst,
as made famous by Gary Moore
No, not the "Greeny" original, but the first and best Gibson Gary Moore Signature, complete with unbelievable Burstbucker pick-ups.  A signature model Gary often played live himself. 
Hofner President Bass 1964
1964 Hofner President Bass,
classic Sunburst,
as made famous by Stuart Sutcliffe
If, that is, Stuart Sutcliffe had lived to see the meteoric rise of The Beatles. A beautifully aged semi-acoustic bass, with all original features bar a nut replacement & pick-up rewire to restore full range of tone.
Brian May Queen Red Special 2005
2005 Burns/Brian May Guitars BMG Special,
as made famous by Brian May
Made during the transition period from Burns to Brian May Guitars, the utterly unique Red Special that has powered Brian May through the Queen years & beyond.
Guild S-100 Standard 1976 Gary Kemp
1976 Guild S-100 Standard,
Aged White,
as made famous by Gary Kemp
In truth, my first grown-up guitar - but also a favourite of Gary Kemp of Spandau Ballet, on their first album, before the big ballads took over. Check out "Musclebound" on TOTP in 1981.
Epiphone Union Jack Supernova Oasis
 2002 Epiphone Union Jack Supernova
Red, White & Blue,
as made famous by Noel Gallagher
From the original run of Epiphone Supernovas, this guitar screams "Britpop". Noel Gallagher's original is now a museum piece, so it's models like these that keep the glory days alive.
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Epiphone Sheraton 1984 The Edge U2
1984 Epiphone Sheraton
Natural
as made famous by The Edge
Well, to be honest, you could point to almost any guitar & find a picture of The Edge with it.  But this one bought shortly after being blown away by a Bourbon Street guitarist playing his heart out in 2002.
Gibson Les Paul Slash Signature 2004
2004 Gibson Les Paul Standard Slash Signature Model, Dark Tobacco,
as made famous by Slash
Slash's main guitar during the Velvet Revolver years, one of 1250 made, and one of the best of his many signature models.  In his own words: "It actually screams".
Gibson ES-335 TD 1977 Johnny Marr
1977 Gibson ES-335 TD,
Walnut,
as made famous by Johnny Marr
The exact model Johnny Marr played when The Smiths got together for the first time, to record demos of Handsome Devil, What Difference Does It Make? & Miserable Lie.  History in the making.
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Yamaha LA-8 1997 Gaz Coombes
1997 Yamaha LA-8,
Antique Natural,
as made famous by Gaz Coombes
One of Gaz Coombes' workhorses through the years.  Hand-crafted in Yamaha's Custom Shop, this guitar punches well above its weight, with a styling and tone that goes way beyond its original price tag.
Rickenbacker 330 1985 Johnny Marr
1985 Rickenbacker 330,
Jet-glo,
as made famous by Johnny Marr
What difference does it make?  The forensic experts will point to the 1983 model for the perfect match - narrower headstock, different tuners.  But play it and you'll be jumping in front of flying bullets for this one.
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Fender Graham Coxon Telecaster 2011
2011 Fender Graham Coxon Telecaster,
as made famous by Graham Coxon
Based on Graham Coxon's modified '68 Telecaster, one of the first of the limited run signature models - and one that he still plays today, in itself a testament to its greatness.
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Gibson ES-355TD-SV 1970 Bernard Butler
1970 Gibson ES-355TD-SV,
Cherry,
as made famous by Bernard Butler
Loves this guitar so much, he even named his studio after it.  And he's not the only one - Chuck Berry, B B King, Johnny Marr, Noel Gallagher, to name only a few, put this right up there among their own gods.
Fender Johnny Marr Jaguar 2016
2016 Fender Johnny Marr Jaguar,
Olympic White
as made famous by Johnny Marr
"It sounds like I'm supposed to sound." In his own words, and with his own design, the signature model that brings together everything Johnny Marr in one guitar.  A gift from a lifelong lover of guitars to lovers of guitars.
Eastwood Airline 2P DLX Jack White
2005 Eastwood Airline 2P DLX,
as made famous by Jack White
Seven Nation Army.  The song that earned The White Stripes a worthy Number 6 place in Rolling Stone's Top 100 Songs of the 00s - and launched a thousand football (and political) chants.  This perfectly space-age, perfectly retro guitar.
Fender Precision P-Bass 1972
1972 Fender Precision Bass,
classic Sunburst,
as made famous by . . . well, everyone
The first ever electric bass, and still #1 today.  If we were trying to be specific, we'd say "as made famous by Roger Waters".  But what's the point?  This one is really "as made famous by pretty much any bassist".  Solid-gold classic!
Gibson J-200 100 Years 1993
1993 Gibson J-200 100 Years,
Sunburst,
as made famous by Roy Orbison
Roy Orbison, because it's only a few years after he gave a sunburst J-200 a memorable spin with The Travelling Wilburys.  Really, anyone from Elvis Presley to Alex Turner could take the accolade.  The "king of the flat-tops", built for guitar gods.
National Style O Resonator Mark Knopfler
1934 National Style O Resonator,
Nickel on Brass,
as made famous by Mark Knopfler
OK, his is a 1937, with flat headstock and 14-fret neck. Three years earlier, and these came with open headstock and 12-fret neck. But for that look, that sound, and the experience of playing an absolute icon, this one's hard to beat.  A nickel on brass classic!
Fender Duo-Sonic 1962 Jimi Hendrix
1962 Fender Duo-Sonic,
Olympic White
as made famous by Jimi Hendrix
Not only a fabled Pre-CBS Fender, but the first Fender that a young Jimmy James, soon to become Jimi Hendrix, is pictured with.  A shorter scale guitar marketed for the "student", not a bad place to start if you're on the way to rock legend status.
Fender Jazz Bass 1976 Flea
1976 Fender Jazz Bass,
Olympic White,
as made famous by Flea
Fender's second bass, and its most versatile.   An absolute beauty from 1976, Olympic White naturally faded to Ivory . . . OK, it's not shell pink, but get it in the right light, strip off your top, and you're centre-stage in Stadium Arcadium.
1974 Martin D-28 Acoustic Guitar
1974 Martin D-28,
Natural,
as made famous by Jimmy Page
Such an iconic guitar, it's really as made famous by 100s of guitar gods. But Jimmy Page gets the laurels here.  A D-28, "Going To California", and Led Zeppelin's 5-date run at Earl's Court in 1975.  Legendary!