"I was on a trip to New York and I went to a guitar shop. I didn’t go with the intention of buying an Explorer. A Rickenbacker six-string was what I was after. But when I picked up the Explorer it felt really, really good. I wasn’t expecting it, but the guitar seemed to talk to me. There are some songs in this, I said to myself."
- Edge on buying an Explorer guitar, 2008
did you know
One recording of the song One Step Closer ran for more than 15 minutes, with Bono adding many verses that were subsequently dropped.