Kelton Swade built me this fantastic Esquire a few years ago - it's his "brownie" model. Plays like a dream. It started out life with a neck pickup as well, but I pulled that out and installed a Seymour Duncan BG1400 in the bridge. This is a great grab and go guitar for just about any situation!
I love the old Gibson Melody Makers. They are often overlooked because of their simplicity. Here is my 1962 Melody Maker. It's a little tone machine!
This is a favorite of mine - a 1959 Gretsch 6119. This is a killer guitar. A rock 'n roll machine!
My Gretsch Billy-Bo...signed and pinstriped by The Rev. Billy F. Gibbons in Cleveland a few years ago after hearing his tall tales for 3 hours at the hotel bar with Steve Lukather, Skunk Baxter, Nokie Edwards and others. One of those nights you don't forget!
Love my 1961 Rickenbacker 460. It's got the sound that only a Ric has, but the narrow fretboard makes it tough to play with my sausage fingers!!
I picked up this Fender Jeff Beck Stratocaster to take with me for the Jeff Beck dates we supported. At the end, Jeff signed the tribute Esquire and this Strat...I think it was at the Mainz, Germany show...I remember finding a great Indian restaurant after that show! This Strat plays great...love the noiseless pickups!
We have twins this week! Here's a pair of PRS guitars that were built for Eric Johnson way back when. The unique thing about this pair is they have the same serial number!
Gotta love this 1967 Fender XII! It kind of gets neglected over in the corner but knows it's loved once it gets plugged in!
Here's my Logan Custom Billy Gibbons esquire. Modeled after a few different yet similar guitars The Rev had built for him by various builders. Very cool/affordable rock n roll guitar. I love the reverse headstock...
I first saw a Dan Armstrong as a kid...probably played by Keith Richards or Joe Perry...just thought it was an extremely cool and unique instrument. Here's mine...a fantastic one from 1969!
I picked up this Mike Campbell signature Doozy when they were released. GREAT playing guitar. The humbucker/P90 combination is great and the Doozy vibratos are so smooth!
Here's my 20th Anniversary PRS. I picked this one up because it reminded me of my dad. Great guitar!
Here's another guitar I got from Neal Schon. This is a '58 reissue Les Paul that is strikingly beautiful and plays like a nice Les Paul should. Nice '58 chunky neck!
Here's a great Danocaster Esquire built by Dan Strain. Super light with a KILLER soft V neck profile that begs to be played.
Here is my 1996 Taylor 812CE that has been everywhere with me. Total workhorse! Many thanks to TJ Baden and Diane Magagna for getting this in my hands all those years ago!
One of the coolest new guitars Fender came out with in the past few years is the La Cabronita, combining a Tele body with a Gretsch style pickup. This is a beast!!!
I first met Craig Chaquico back in '85 or '86 and not only was he a HUGE influence in me playing the electric guitar, he is truly one of THE nicest guys you'll ever meet. A few years ago I got one of his signature Carvin guitars and had it sent to him and asked him to sign it and asked him to 'have at it' artistically...and viola! A one of a kind!
Here's a slammin' 2011 Limited Edition Fender Custom Shop Desert Sand Esquire. I think there were something like 30 of these babies made. Super light...around 6 pounds. A killer Duncan BG1400 pickup - what more do you need?
This 1930's Kalamazoo Mandocello was a great rare find. It sits perfectly in a track and is always the topic of conversation when people see/hear it!
Here is Neal Schon's old Les Paul that he used with Journey and later with Hardline and Bad English. Originally had a P90 in the neck position back in the Don't Stop Believin' days and he later installed a Sustainer. Cool piece of rock history.