Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Rolling Stones - Brian Jones - Guitar Weaving
A Rolling Stones legend he died in July, 1969. Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones (back/centre), born in 1942 was English and one of the founding members of The Rolling Stones. Jones was known for his talent in using different musical instruments and for his flamboyant attire.
As a guitarist, Jones had used a Harmony Stratotone, a Gretsch Double Anniversary in two-tone green, a teardrop-shaped prototype Vox Mark III, Gibson (various Firebirds, ES-330), a Les Paul, as well as two Rickenbacker 12-String models.
Keith Richards maintains that what he and Jones called "guitar weaving", emerged from this period. "We listened to the teamwork, trying to work out... how you could play together with two guitars and make it sound like four or five". Their guitars became a signature sound for the Rolling Stones, both playing rhythm and lead without clear boundaries, known as the Chicago style.