- May 10, 2021
- Atlanta, GA
Though probably not captured well by this photo, the front cover of Uriah Heep’s 1977 album Innocent Victim shows Ken Hensley (d. 2020) with a red Gibson EDS 1275. Ken did play a lot of guitar and keyboard in UH: he owned a white Gibson Les Paul with P90 pickups, and he also played a Gibson Flying V and an Ovation acoustic. This EDS 1275 looks to be an early seventies EDS 1275, when Norlin Gibson brought it back due to Jimmy Page using it in Led Zeppelin.
Whether this guitar was used frequently and what happened to it after Ken Hensley died is unknown, but I thought I’d share this cool photo!