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Carlos Santana 1970, hand-drawn wearing his Jesus Christ t-shirt (portait by Heinrich Hofmann) in 1970, age 23, playing his 1968 Gibson Les Paul Custom.
This guitar was probably Santana’s most widely used Les Paul. He played it on couple of gigs starting from around 1970, and going into 1972 (see Black Magic Woman & Gypsy Queen 1971), and possibly on the three albums recorded between 1971 and 1973 (Santana III, Caravanserai, Welcome).
Some sources even indicate that he might’ve used the guitar on the first album. The Les Paul was black originally, since all the Customs made around that time were.
Santana’s LP Custom featured a cherry-sunburst finish, meaning that it was most likely refinished.
Santana is an American rock band formed in San Francisco in 1966 by Mexican-born American guitarist Carlos Santana.
The band has undergone multiple recording and performing line-ups in its history, with Santana the only consistent member. After signing with Columbia Records, the band’s appearance at the Woodstock Festival in 1969 increased their profile and went on to record the commercially successful and critically-acclaimed albums Santana (1969), Abraxas (1970), and Santana III (1971).
These were recorded by the group’s “classic” line-up, featuring Gregg Rolie, Michael Carabello, Michael Shrieve, David Brown, and José “Chepito” Areas.
Hit songs of this period include “Evil Ways”, “Black Magic Woman”, “Oye Como Va”, and the instrumental “Samba Pa Ti”.
Following a change in line-up and musical direction in 1972, the band experimented with elements of jazz fusion on Caravanserai (1972), Welcome (1973), and Borboletta (1974).
Santana reached a new peak of commercial and critical success with Supernatural (1999) and its singles “Smooth”, featuring singer Rob Thomas, and “Maria Maria” featuring The Product G&B.
The album reached No. 1 in eleven countries and sold 12 million copies in the US alone. In 2014, the “classic” line-up reunited for Santana IV (2016) and the group continue to perform and record.
Santana is one of the best-selling groups of all time with over 47 million certified albums sold in the US, and an estimated 100 million sold worldwide.
Carlos and his band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 1998.
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