But there are some guitars that I have literally never played more than one song on. Like I've never taken that gold Strat and played any other tune on it than Vultures. Although I could - when I used to play Something's Missing [from Heavier Things, 2004], I had this Strat-Tele that [Fender Custom Shop master builder] Chris Fleming built.
It became the allocated guitar, with the tuning for that song [E B E F# B E]; it comes out of the coffin and I'd play it for "Something's Missing," then it went back in and stayed in that tuning.
Then when I stopped playing "Something's Missing", it was like, This is a great guitar for other things; tune it back into standard…