Gibson ES-175 - 199x - black finish
DETAILS: This guitar was used during the ZOOTV/ZOOROPA
tours. It has a sticker on the underside reading, "I Feel Good". This is a hollowbody guitar that was originally designed
more for "jazz" music but Bono seems to be very drawn to this model, owning at least 3 ES-1754's. Bono used this for "The
Fly", "One", "Stay (Faraway, So Close!), and "Dirty Day" during the ZOOTV/ZOOROPA tours. - [Source: "U2: ZOOTV Live From Sydney"]
Gibson ES-175 - 199x - (custom) blue sparkle finish
DETAILS: This blue sparkle finish was custom ordered
for Bono for the Popmart tour. The Edge borrowed this guitar for the video shoot for the "The Ground Beneath Her Feet", from
the "Million Dollar Hotel" soundtrack. Bono played this guitar during "Miss Sarajevo" during the 9-23-1997 Popmart Sarajevo
- [Source: "U2: The Best of 1990-2000" & VCD of Sarajevo concert
Gibson ES-175 - 199x - (custom) red sparkle finish
DETAILS: This red sparkle finish was custom ordered
for Bono for the Popmart tour. It was used during live performances of "Last Night on Earth". I saw Bono smash this against
the drum riser in Oakland during "I Will Follow", on the Elevation 2001 tour. It has since been repaired. I saw the pictures
on the Gibson site. They did a great job repairing it.
- [Source: Concerts attended. U2 Popmart live from Mexico City video
& Gibson.com "In The Shop"].
Gibson ES-335 - 19xx - Heritage red finish
DETAILS: This guitar has a rosewood fretboard, block
inlays, cream body binding, two humbucker pickups and a stop tailpiece. Bono used this guitar during the Joshua Tree, Rattle
and Hum Pt. Depot sessions (as seen in many pictures in the "Official Rattle and Hum" book) and during the Lovetown tour.
- [Source: "Official Rattle and Hum" book: p20, p21, p79]
Gibson L5 - 19xx - tobacco sunburst
DETAILS: There are pictures of both Bono
and The Edge playing this guitar during the Rattle and Hum Sessions at Pt. Depot in Dublin. I am not sure if it made an appearance
on Rattle and Hum (or any other album). I have not seen it in any live concert pictures either.
- [Source: "Official Rattle and Hum" book. P16, p27, p28]
Gibson Les Paul Custom - 19xx - black finish
DETAILS: I have seen pictures of Bono in
the VOX magazine [August 1993/Page#21] while in the studio during the writing and recording of the Zooropa CD. I do not recall
seeeing him use this guitar for live applications. I have also seen a few in the studio pics of Bono playing this during the
making of POP and ALL THAT YOU CAN'T LEAVE BEHIND.
Gibson Les Paul - 19xx - (custom) hologram finish
DETAILS: Bono used this guitar
to play "Last Night On Earth", opening night of the European leg of Popmart tour. (Rotterdam, Netherlands. July