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ers, favored the bridge
pickup.
"That was the setting for the most part,
though I'd use the other
pickup on ballads, like
'Conversation,'" he said. "I liked the
idea that it was available." The wear
around the bridge-pickup Volume
knob offers proof.
Bailey used the guitar on one of
the band's biggest hits, "So Into You."
"I played my Tele on the basic
rhythm track, but all the lead overdubs were the Deluxe, including the
instrumental passage after the first
chorus. (Engineer) Rodney Mills,
(drummer) Robert Nix, and I used
eight tracks to accommodate all the
harmony and octave parts I submitted. When Buddy Buie, the producer,
listened to the finished playback, he
thought it was all done electronically.
We corrected him!"
This '69 Les Paul Deluxe, serial
number 845552, was Barry Bailey's
primary guitar with the Atlanta
Rhythm Section. (RIGHT) Jeff
Carlisi's go-to studio guitar with 38
Special was this '69 Deluxe,
serial number 894029.

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"Reb" is depicted on the artwork on two later ARS album
covers, Red Tape (1976) and Truth
in a Structured Form ('89).
In the early '70s, an architecture
student named Jeff Carlisi was in
the audience at Funochio's, a renowned
venue on Peachtree Street, when Bailey
sat in with Lynyrd Skynyrd around the
time that band was at Studio One recording songs for its 1973 debut album. Like
Skynyrd, Carlisi was from Jacksonville,
Florida, and played in bands there before
moving to attend Georgia Tech.
"Barry walked in one night when
Skynyrd was playing," Carlisi said. "I
already knew about Atlanta bands like
Eric Quincy Tate and the Hampton
Grease Band, as well as local guys like
Barry, but this was the first time I'd heard
him play. It was just a one-four-five blues
jam, but Barry played great."
Carlisi earned a degree but opted for
a career in rock and roll as co-founder
of 38 Special. That band made a lot of
music at Studio One, and he recalled
visiting the facility even before his band
began recording.
"One day I went and there was Barry
and (engineer) Rodney Mills, working on
guitar parts," he said. "I watched from
the control room as they threw ideas
back and forth; Rodney was actually
producing Barry instead of just engineering. And Rodney
was later the producer
for 38 Special.
"I didn't stay long,
but I really got a grasp
on the discipline Barry
had as a player, and how
he played for the song. So
that was an important
educational event for
me, and it's fair to
say his playing
mentored me
by osmosis."
Carlisi later
acquired his
ow n Les
Pau l Deluxe, also a
'69.
"I got it
at a paw n
shop in the
Buckhead area
of Atlanta," he
said. "Three hundred bucks. That was

Bailey and Carlisi LP Deluxes: Willie G. Moseley.

his primary instrument onstage
and in the studio with Atlanta
Rhythm Section. He acquired it
from bandmate J.R. Cobb, who'd
bought it new in an Atlanta music
store.
"I wasn't much of a gearhead then,
and I'd never owned a Les Paul," Cobb
said. "But I played a bit on a goldtop that
belonged to Joe South, and thought I
might like to have one."
When Bailey first saw Cobb using the
guitar at Studio One, ARS' home base in
Doraville, Georgia, he was drawn to it.
"I'd been using my Tele in the studio
along with a Les Paul Junior I used there
and for live shows," he recalled. "But
the Junior [did not stay in tune], so I
started borrowing the Deluxe from J.R.,
and it was like a magnet. So I bought it
from him, and it was one of the better
investments I ever made."
Cobb never regretted parting with it.
"I was playing mostly rhythm along
with some slide, looking for a sound
that wasn't real close to Barry's," he said.
"I found that a Strat worked better for
me. The goldtop was, and is, a greatsounding guitar; it just didn't seem as
versatile for what I was trying to do.
And I still favor a Strat. I'm glad
(the goldtop) ended up in the
right hands."
The guitar, nicknamed "Reb" by an
ARS tech, deviates
from the Deluxe norm
in that is has a onepiece mahogany body
- no "pancake" laminate. It does, however,
have the three-piece maple
cap; its seams have become
more pronounced after
nearly 50 years.
The guitar has
seen its share of
modif ication,
including replacement
tuners, a
Gibson TP-6
tailpiece, and
it has gone
through a few
sets of control
knobs. Bailey
always liked the
sound of its minihumbuckers and,
like most Les Paul play-


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