By Steve Newton
When I first interviewed Howe he was still touring with original Yes vocalist Jon Anderson and bassist Chris Squire. Today’s Yes is a much different animal, member-wise, but Howe’s stellar guitarwork remains a constant.
Speaking of guitar, knowing that Howe has long favoured the Gibson ES-175, at one point in the interview I made the assumption that he’s never really been a Les Paul or Strat man–which he straightened me out on pretty quick.
I was also surprised to learn that he’d recorded the entire 1974 Yes album Relayer on a Fender Telecaster.
Shows what I know about Steve Howe and his guitars.
Have a listen: