The guitar is first seen on stage in France, June 1974 (Great Gig in the Sky and Shine On You Crazy Diamond part 2).This was actually the first time David used slides live as he used the Strat on earlier performances (One of these Days, Atom Heart Mother and Echoes).Both the red and blonde was again used during the Momentary/Delicate tours in 1987-90, now custom fitted with white EMG H (humbucker) pickups – the blonde on Great Gig in the Sky and the red on One of These Days.The red Jedson was again used on One of These Days and also High Hopes on the 1994 Division Bell tour.
The 1000 was first used for the recording of One of These Days (Meddle 1971).
I went off to Sound City, which was the in place to go in the west of London, and they had two Jedsons, a blonde one and a red one.
They were about 60 quid each.” – Phil Taylor, Guitarist 1995.
The lap steels are straight clones of the Fender Deluxe table/lap steel with six strings, volume and tone knob and two custom single coil pickups.
Gilmour used both Jedsons during the 1974-’75 tour.