Paul McCartney playing George's rosewood telecaster.

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How cool is this footage?

Never paid close attention, but I guess I always assumed Paul "re-strung" for his left-handed playing.
I used to know a "lefty" who played a right-strung guitar by just flipping it over. It was IMPOSSIBLE to follow along by watching his chording hand. ;)
 

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So if that footage is to believed it's Billy on Bass, Paul guitar, Ringo on drums and George on Piano.
 

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Never paid close attention, but I guess I always assumed Paul "re-strung" for his left-handed playing.
I used to know a "lefty" who played a right-strung guitar by just flipping it over. It was IMPOSSIBLE to follow along by watching his chording hand. ;)

Everything I've ever read about Paul's "actual" playing on guitar is that he has always restrung them as Lefties, even though his Casino and Texan were righty models. He has mentioned a few times that he did get pretty good at playing a guitar upside down simply due to the fact that those were the only guitars around during most of the earlier Beatles days and if he wanted to mess with one his choices were John's or George's.

Cool that the Tele is even going through the Leslie.
 

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I love George of course, but most of my favorite Beatles guitar solos weren't played by George: "Taxman" (Paul), "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (Clapton), "Hey, Bulldog" (John). I recall being a little disappointed when I first learned that George didn't play those solos because I wanted it to be him. There is that terrifically nasty solo on "Savoy Truffle" by George, though, and that gorgeous solo on "Something" and others I'm forgetting at the moment. I look at George primarily as a great songwriter first and foremost who happens to play guitar as his primary instrument (and a darn good one). That being said, a good chunk of my favorite Beatles tunes are George's: "It's All too Much", "Savoy Truffle", "Piggies", "I Want to Tell you".

The thing about Paul is that he's a complete bad ass on virtually every instrument he touches. That awesome guitar riff on "Paperback Writer", Paul again.

One main take away for me after watching the "Get Back" doc was that John really plays a mean boogie on the guitar. I mean, I always liked his nice chordal work, but damn, he can get down and dirty.
 
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John helping roll a Leslie into the room?
There was no one else to do it?

Yeah, that was amusing. It's pretty funny because if you take a second look at that, it looks like John can barely handle it and his facial expression is one of "Why the hell am I doing this" and "Damn, this is exhausting".
 

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Very cool! Most impressive part is it’s strung righty!

Never paid close attention, but I guess I always assumed Paul "re-strung" for his left-handed playing.

Everything I've ever read about Paul's "actual" playing on guitar is that he has always restrung them as Lefties, even though his Casino and Texan were righty models. He has mentioned a few times that he did get pretty good at playing a guitar upside down simply due to the fact that those were the only guitars around during most of the earlier Beatles days and if he wanted to mess with one his choices were John's or George's.

Cool that the Tele is even going through the Leslie.
Yeah I remember hearing Paul say on "The Ronny Wood Show" that he used to play righthanded guitars upside down.

Many years ago I worked in Alaska for a few months and one of the few guitars around was a left hander's acoustic guitar strung lefty and I got fairly decent playing it upside down in the short time I was there. And I have tried lefty guitars since in stores upside down and it seems that the ability to play a guitar strung upside down stays with you to some extent. However I agree with NoJazzHere, trying to visually figure out what someone else is playing that way is a different story. Saw Coco Montoya at the old Palomino Club in Southern California in the '90s and he was amazing, but for the life of me I couldn't figure out what he was doing on the fretboard.

 

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@Double Stop awesome guitar riff on "Paperback Writer", Paul again.

I didn't know that. One of my favourite guitar tones ever. My SG with 57 CLassics into a cranked VoxAC30 totally nails that tone (yes I chased it...) but it also sounds great on Les Paul or Casino. I don't know which guitar was used on the track. Do you?
 

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@Double Stop awesome guitar riff on "Paperback Writer", Paul again.

I didn't know that. One of my favourite guitar tones ever. My SG with 57 CLassics into a cranked VoxAC30 totally nails that tone (yes I chased it...) but it also sounds great on Les Paul or Casino. I don't know which guitar was used on the track. Do you?

During that period I’d say it’s most likely his epiphone casino through an AC30.
 

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During that period I’d say it’s most likely his epiphone casino through an AC30.

Yes and that’s what I thought. But my SG sounded closer to it than my Casino did when I was trying to get it bang on. That said, they all sounded great into a cranked ac30 and little tweaks in Eq can get things closer together.
 

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Most surprising thing about that clip is at 1.05 where John Lennon is helping to load in what looks like the speaker cab for Billy Preston's Hammond!
 




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