One question that I am frequently asked is, “Mr. Cooper, what type of guitar do you play onstage?” For the last tour, with The Dirty Heads and Matisyahu, I played every show with a 1960 Gibson Les Paul (reissue). The “reissue” means that it was not built in 1960. Yet, it was built in 2005, by hand, the same way Gibson did it in 1960. I have to thank Matt Denne for properly adorning the body of my guitar with my signature “HB”. I’ve also had her worked on to keep her playing like a dream. The 1960 Gibson Les Paul is definitely a key element in the HB Surround Sound tone. Now…I just need to name her…any suggestions?
- Mr. Cooper