GEAR: Guitars...

Acoustic and Electric guitars that I tend to reach for when writing and recording music. The ones with a link to a “Written Review & Video,” are ones that I own, or have at least, owned long enough to write the review and make the video…

Gretsch White Falcon

Not to be confused with the “Custom” Gretsch White Falcon, which costs 3x times as much; however, at just under 4K, this gem can generate some beautiful tones in my opinion…

American Fender Stratocaster

(Also not a custom) but American made with that good, solid Strat feel that I identify with the most in electric guitars.  

Epiphone Casino

The “Less-than-a-grand” version, but still some very unique tones.  I do like this guitar; however, it does have a few drawbacks that are kind of annoying at times (probably because its the lower priced one), but I’ll let you be the judge…

Fender Telecaster Deluxe

Tele feel with some humbuckers – very nice combination… It has that artificial aged look and large headstock.  The aged look was actualy done very nicely.  I didn’t necessarily buy it for that.  I actually had bought it to have a guitar to record with whenever I had free time in Afghanistan (2010-2011 time frame)….

Gibson J45TV Acoustic Guitar

Currently, my “go-to” acoustic guitar for writing (and some recording) purposes… I’ve added a L.R. Baggs pickup that has a really nice “real acoustic sound” when using an acosutic amplifier.  The guitar itself is “a bit” on the quiet side compared to a lot of other guitars, but very easy to play, great intonation, and overall warm tone(s)…

Taylor CE214 Acoustic Guitar

My first acoustic-electric guitar (but I don’t use the electronics that much)… Great little guitar, especially when played with some light gauge strings…