In 2006 musician and photographer Aaron Warren was touring the Gibson Bozeman plant. He spied something different in the final setup area: there were two guitars with Bob Dylan’s work order attached.
The guitars are labelled as Gibson LG-1, a model that has not been made since the 1960s.
The LG-1 is a small body guitar with spruce top and mahogany sides and back, similar to the J-45 but smaller.
In 2006, Dylan was probably trying to find a smaller guitar that would accommodate the rumored arthritis he has. It is quite common for guitar players to get arthritis in their 60s due to over use.
The Bob Dylan Autographed SJ-200 Collector’s Edition is an exact replica of Bob’s personal highly-customized SJ-200, fashioned from highly figured Indian rosewood and AAA Sitka spruce. The headstock features an inlaid artist’s eye logo with a Bella Voce mother-of-pearl inlay in the fret board. The double pick guards are ornately decorated with an inlay of abalone.
Each model features an autographed label by Bob Dylan and is numbered in the series. The head block also bears a matching number in the series. Only 175 guitars will be made and distributed for worldwide sales.
These guitars will also include a unique limited edition hard-shell case with embroidered artist eye logo.
The SJ-200 Player’s Edition is a high-performance model based on Bob Dylan’s personal guitar. This model is constructed with Adirondack red spruce and hand-selected AAA flamed maple. Featuring vintage style hide glue top bracing. The headstock features the artist’s eye logo with a Bella Voce Mother-of-pearl inlay on the fret board. Double pick guards feature an engraved design, with mother-of-pearl dot inlay.
June 30, 1999
Bob joined Clapton on stage with one of Eric's guitars a Black Fender Strato with rosewood soundboard and matching black headstock.
Eric Clapton put together a stellar band and invited a few friends--Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow, Mary J. Blige, and David Sanborn--to perform a one-night-only concert in New York City's Madison Square Garden as a benefit for Clapton's Crossroads Centre at Antigua.
Dylan played 6 songs, plus the "all-star" encore.