I would like to ask if the '62 Strat is very different from a newly manufactured Stratocaster. Is it really a much better guitar or it's just that John cared about that guitar?
Dave Lee: "This is where it comes down to personal taste. I'm a big fan of Fender Custom Shop "Relic" guitars. I think they feel great. But John wouldn't come near them at the time. Once, Louie Mathieu (Peppers's then drum tech/tour manager) once said that he felt John only really liked old Strats in the hope that "Jimi Hendrix might have played it". I don't think there's much truth to that. Considering Jimi was a lefty."
- Rubio Salas - Olivença - Spain