Dean Playmate

Dean Testbed                  $ 70

I bought this Dean Playmate in 1987 at a     little music store in Florence, South Carolina. It has since been modified 2,746 times. 

It is currently set up in Nashville tuning with a mish-mash of pickups, including an L-500 humbucker that Bill Lawrence made for me in 1990.  This pickup has been in so many guitars that the leads are now this short: -- I test new wiring and tone controls and pickups and strings and things on this guitar.  Poor little thing.  I think I paid $80 for it.