Artist Owned And Played: Iconic Instruments For Hire

Hamish Stuart Epiphone Casino 1967
Hamish Stuart's
(Paul McCartney, Average White Band)
1967 Epiphone Casino
The Epiphone Casino a classic in its own right.  This one the guitar behind Chaka Khan's "I'm Every Woman", Average White Band's "Let's Go Round Again", and on tour with Paul McCartney.
Noel Gallagher's 1967 Gibson Firebird
Noel Gallagher's (Oasis)
1967 Gibson Firebird Non-Reverse
The wood may be the only original feature, but the history lives forever: a guitar that Noel played throughout Definitely Maybe and What's The Story?
Primal Scream Gibson Les Paul Standard 1989
Robert "Throb" Young's
(Primal Scream)
1989 Gibson Les Paul Standard
 . . . probably.  Bought from Henry Olsen, bass guitarist with Primal Scream in the Screamadelica/Give Out But Don't Give Up years, a beautiful Les Paul Standard that keeps Robert Young's legacy alive.
Noel Gallagher Gibson B-45-12 N 1963
Noel Gallagher's (Oasis)
1963 Gibson B-45-12 N
Played extensively, if behind the scenes, during the Definitely Maybe and What's The Story? years, a gem of a guitar with a huge warm tone - not to mention one of the earliest of Gibson's B-45-12s.
Katrina & The Waves Gibson SG 62 Reissue 1989
Kimberley Rew's
(Katrina & The Waves)
1989 Gibson SG 62 Reissue
1997.  Happy days.  The last time the UK won Eurovision . . . this guitar used by writer/guitarist Kimberley Rew on the recording of Katrina & The Waves' winning anthem, "Love Shine A Light"
The Vaccines Danelectro Dead On 67 2009
Justin Young's (The Vaccines)
2009 Danelectro Dead On 67
So good, he bought two!  One of two Dead On 67s played extensively in the studio, live and on video by Justin Hayward-Young of The Vaccines.  With original strap, gaffer-taped in case of high-energy performance.
Alex Trimble Martin LX1 Little Martin
Alex Trimble's 2016 Martin LX1
(Little Martin), Natural,
as made famous by Ed Sheeran
The Little Martin.  Owned by Alex Trimble of Two Door Cinema Club.  Made slightly more famous by Ed Sheeran.  Lovely short-scale, travel guitar.  They probably both liked The Shape Of You . . . Now everybody wants one.