Paul McCartney purchased his 1964 FT-79 Texan in 1965. It was a right-handed model, which he flipped over. He learned to play with the strings upside down or right side up. Gibson reissued a replica of the Epiphone Texan acoustic guitar Paul used to record Yesterday. Paul McCartney: "Actually, though I'd seen others do that sort of thing - signature guitars - it was just never anything I got involved with. But I believe it was the charity component - the money that's going to Adopt-A-Minefield - that made me think it was a good thing. "Then, after many years, I started to play the Texan again, using it on my tour, and I actually saw an old bit of footage of me playing it. I said to my guitar tech, John Hamell, Wow, you know, it really is a pretty historic instrument. I don't ordinarily think of my instruments as historic; they're just my guitars. But seeing it up on the screen like that gave me a certain perspective about it. "From then on, it just became kind of exciting, trying to re-create it. Then, while going back and forth on the guitar's preparation with Gibson, I realised that this whole thing is a pretty cool honour."