Finally, let's just indulge ourselves with a gallery dedicated to some of the great players who have played JG basses over the years. Given the very short production run it's quite a remarkable roster that reflects how well known and well respected Ian Waller and Pete Stevens were with the musical elite of the 1970s, even in these early days.
So here are a few of the faces who queued up to order their own JG basses from Electric Wood...
Nigel Griggs - Split Enz
Alan Spenner - Roxy Music
John Entwistle - The Who
Percy Jones - Brand X
Gary Tibbs - Roxy Music
Theo de Jong - Kayak and Toots Theilemans
Paul Simenon - The Clash
Leigh Gorman - Bow Wow Wow
John Gustafson - Ian Gillan Band, Gordon Giltrap and others...
|JG recording with the Ian Gillan Band in the late 70s|
|JG back in the studio with his beloved JG bass some two decades later|
Gordon Giltrap (for whom JG was a sidesman for several years in the late 70s) sent me the original negatives of a host of photos of his band in concert. Scans of the prints taken from those negatives are included here. For that I am eternally grateful to Gordon and it is a pleasure to share them here.