THE BLACK DEAN CADILLAC
This is one of the Dean guitars that Steve owned but I have never seen him on stage with it anywhere. He donated it to the Hard Rock Cafe where it was proudly displayed in London’s HRC for some years in the early 90’s.
Steve Clark: Dean
Serial No. 8307530
“It’s a custom three-pickup” is what Tap’s Nigel Tufnel might tell you, but there’s more to this Dean than just its triple humbuckers. Formerly owned by renowned guitar collector, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, this pointy Dean, which features a Kahler tremolo system, found its way into the hands of Brit rocker Steve Clark.
Steve’s work on Def Leppard’s ‘Hysteria‘ and ‘Pyromania‘ albums will serve as a constant reminder of his talents. This Dean was donated to the Hard Rock by Steve just two weeks before he died.
SOURCE: Guitarist Magazine
The guitar also features gold hardware, an ebony fingerboard, pearl block inlays and the “shrimp fork” headstock design.