|First off take a look at my main squeezes, a
classic '65 Strat and a stunning '70s Ibanez Archtop. The archtop is the
guitar you hear on "A Cool Move".
You like acoustics? I like acoustics. Here we have (front) a rare unknown
archtop (late '40s), a hand built John Le
Voi "Maccaferri" (back left) for those Django moments, and an Ovation Folklore
Here you get a picture of me with the '65 Strat I've owned since I was
more Fenders and other odds and ends:
pink Strat is a Tanglewood; they're great value and this is always in Eb
tuning. The black one is a Squier, with a Roland GK2 pick-up. The red Tele
is a "Silver Series", which plays well but has a dodgy switch!
The banjo, bottom right, has 6 strings and is tuned like a guitar. It lets
me pretend I can play banjo. Bottom left there's a
"Lap-Steel" (or Hawaiian), a Ukelele (middle left) and a "Banjolin",
(half banjo, half mandolin)!
||Next, we present a Patrick Eggle Berlin pro and a superb
Paul Reed Smith Holowbody II. The Eggle has a great
"modern" sound due to its Seymour Duncans and Wilkinson Whammy
bar. The PRS is one of the best-sounding, best-constructed guitars around
How about some Basses? A Fender '78 Jazz Bass in "Antigua" (a
sort of gray-burst) and a Tokai Fretless. Tokai were superb in the 80s,
often better (and cheaper) than the real thing. This one has EMG pick-ups.
The Fender is a great bass, a real workhorse for all kinds of gigs.
Lets have a look at some amps.
On the right a Fender Deluxe Reverb. I
used this exclusively on "A Cool Move". Amps like these
that have that classic warm, springy Fender sound. On the left, a modern,
tweed covered "Blues Deluxe", great for rock and r'n'b, and at
the back a Hiwatt 200 watt p.a. amp. It's been sold to a bass player.
Click here to see my new
vintage (1928) Washburn acoustic: