The official Twitter account of Foo Fighters shared the sad news of losing an important part of their family, Trini Lopez, who designed the band’s frontman David Grohl‘s iconic cherry red 1967 Trini Lopez signature guitar.
American singer, guitarist, and actor Trini Lopez designed two guitars for the Gibson Guitar Corporation, which were the Trini Lopez Standard and the Lopez Deluxe. The guitars were in production only from 1964 until 1971, and now are now collectors’ items. On August 11, 2020, Lopez sadly passed away at the age of 83, due to the complications of COVID-19.
Recently, the official Twitter account of Foo Fighters posted a series of tweets after the devastating news of Trini Lopez’s death. In the tweet, the iconic frontman of Foo Fighters, David Grohl, explained the importance of Lopez in the development of their music over the years.
Furthermore, David mentioned that he used his red 1967 Trini Lopez signature guitar for the recording of every album that they had ever made. Grohl thanked Lopez for all of his contributions to create the ‘sound of their band.’
Here’s how the members of Foo Fighters said goodbye to Trini Lopez:
“Today the world sadly lost yet another legend, Trini Lopez. Trini not only left a beautiful musical legacy of his own but also unknowingly helped shape the sound of the Foo Fighters from day one.
Every album we have ever made, from the first to the latest, was recorded with my red 1967 Trini Lopez signature guitar. It is the sound of our band and my most prized possession from the day I bought it in 1992. Thank you, Trini for all of your contributions.
You will be missed by many, remembered by all. RIP Trini Lopez“
You can see the tweets posted by the official Twitter account of Foo Fighters below.
Today the world sadly lost yet another legend, Trini Lopez. Trini not only left a beautiful musical legacy of his own, but also unknowingly helped shape the sound of the Foo Fighters from day one. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/9KRJXDXeWK— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) August 11, 2020