Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante attended Solange, Blood Orange and Kelela’s show at the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday night at the iconic Hollywood Bowl. Frusciante was photographed speaking to fans, and you can see another new John story below the photo.
John Frusciante’s former guitar tech Dave Lee discussed his gear in recent Dave Mails on JFEffects.
There is a Enrique Garcia guitar from the 1910s in the photos of John Frusciante’s collection of instruments in 2008 – hitherto unknown to the general public. Apparently, Frusciante practiced classical guitar during the Stadium Arcadium tour.
“John told me to keep an eye on a classic guitar and he said he wanted something very special, ‘something that Segovia would play.'” We were touring and we passed through Nashville, our team bus arrived at noon on a I thought that since I had some time, I could see if they had something “special” at Gruhn Guitars (the best guitar shop in Nashville), and there was Garcia John told me, “I’ll buy it.” Then the accountant transferred the money to Gruhn, and I, too, I went back to my hotel room.Later that night I took him to John.He picked up.He started to play.And he said ‘Perfect!Exactly what I wanted. ‘”
“One of them actually belonged to Rick Rubin, not Anthony, the other we bought from Norm’s Rare Guitars.”
“We bought it to use it live because it had built-in pickups.” John never liked him very much because he was new, and once he said, ‘I play all those beautiful old guitars, why can not I play old guitars?’ So we installed pickups in the Martins. “