Snowy White’s Gibson Les Paul Goldtop.
Many people know Snowy from his work in other bands such as Thin Lizzy, or for his work with Pink Floyd and Roger Waters over the years. Whether in his capacity as a backup guitarist or as a solo performer in his own right, his Goldtop was always by his side.
The instrument has undergone many changes, some of which are:
- New Wiring
- New Bridge (Gift from Peter Green)
- Out of phase pickup selection. (Originally via a toggle switch on the back, now changed to a pull/push pot in the bridge tone position.
After 45 years of service with Snowy, the guitar was auctioned in early 2015, selling for almost US$95,000.
Premier Guitar did a fantastic interview with Snowy (as well as the other guitarists) during Roger Waters’ “The Wall Live” tour, as part of their “Rig Rundown” series, which you can find here.