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Reverend Eastsider S - click for more photos Custom Telecaster - click for more photos Jimmy Page Telecaster - click for more photos
This Reverend Pete Anderson Eastsider S is only one of 20 produced in this Silver Sparkle finish. Features a chambered body, Roasted Maple neck, locking tuners, Wilkinson tremolo, push-pull switch in the tone control to turn on neck & bridge pickups together. This is a custom Telecaster that I put together myself, with an MJT body, Fishman Fluence pickups, Tronical tuners and a neck from CEG Hardtails. Right now, this is my favorite guitar to play, it's my #1 go-to guitar. Jimmy Page Telecaster - Fender's official reproduction of the guitar Page painted himself & played on classic Led Zep tunes, including the solo on "Stairway To Heaven".
Custom White Telecaster - click for more photos Chandler Black 555 - click for more photos Fender 69 Reissue Thinline Telecaster 2003 HotRod Flame - click for more photos
White Telecaster that's been heavily modded, tweaked & recycled. The only actual Fender parts left are the neck pickup, pickguard & some electronics. With a Warmoth neck w/Schaller locking tuners and a Rio Grande Muy Grande Twangbucker pickup in the bridge. Forearm and tummy contours make it really comfortable to play. I spent many years waiting for an opporunity to pick up a Chandler 555, and it did not dissapoint. One of my favorite guitars. I'm a big fan of the Mini-Humbucker pickups, and I installed a Chandler ToneX tone control for an additional kick. 2003 Fender '69 Telecaster Thinline Re-Issue, Mahogany semi-hollow body with a cream-white finish and flame pattern revealing the natural wood beneath, with matching headstock. I believe Fender only made 200 of these back in 2003. Very cool looking guitar, great to play, too.
1978 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe - click for more photos Les Paul Special Double Cut Danelectro Sitar - click for more photos
This 1978 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe goldtop has plenty of wear & tear including some serious checking on the top, but it's got a lot of mojo. 2015 Gibson Les Paul Special Double Cut in classic "TV Yellow". One of the all-time greats for straight-ahead rock. This model has the "robo-tuners" which a lot of people don't like, but I think they're pretty useful. I've been playing this one a lot and it's become one of my favorites. 2020 Gibson Les Paul Classic in Translucent Cherry finish. I've always been more of a Fender guy, but in the past few years, I find myself playiong the Les Pauls more & more.
Blackjack Country Gentleman copy - click for more photos Custom Telecaster - click for more photos Supro David Bowie Limited Edition Dual Tone - click for more photos
Back in 1977, I bought my first guitar at a flea market for $10. It was a knock-off of a Gretsch Country Gentleman. No model name or serial #, just "Blackjack" on the headstock. Painted-on F-holes! That specific guitar is long gone, but I recently found another one; needless to say I paid more than $10 for this one, but that's the price of nostalgia. Harley Benton ResoKing resonator with 1 Mini humbucker and 1 piezo pickup. I usually keep this in Open C tuning, great for playing slide guitar. Supro David Bowie Limited Edition Dual Tone, based on the main guitar David Bowie played on the Reality album and throughout his final world tour.
Customized Blue Flower Stratocaster - click for more photos Modified Fender Stratocaster - click for more photos Rocky Stratocaster - click for more photos
Customized Fender Blue Flower Stratocaster, with Suhr Michael Landau pickups, a beautiful Warmoth neck with graphite nut & vintage Fender-style frets, and Tronical motorized tuners. Modified Fender Stratocaster. Originally a Squier Affinity Stratocaster HH, I replaced & upgraded everything except the body; an actual Fender neck, Fender locking tuners, GFS 60's Overwound pickups and a GFS bridge. All because I can't resist a Pink Sparkle finish! A Fender Stratocaster, faithfully recreated as George Harrison's Strat known as "Rocky".
Danelectro Sitar - click for more photos Gretch Streamliner Epiphone Dot - click for more photos
Danelectro Sitar, a copy of the Coral Electric Sitar from the '60's. Features GOTOH Sitar Bridge and 13 drone strings. 2016 Gretsch Streamliner G2420T hollowbody in Gold Dust finish. With licenced Bigsby vibrato and Broad'Tron pickups. Saw this one up at a good price, I couldn't resist. The Epiphone Dot is Epiphone's version of the classic Gibson ES-335 semi-hollowbody. Not my usual cup of tea, but I'm pleasantly surprised how much I like playing this one.
HarleyBenton RB-612 CS - click for more photos Harley Benton BM-75 Trans Red Deluxe Series - click for more photos MusicMan Sterling Valentine - click for more photos
A knock-off of the Ampeg Dan Armstrong plexiglass guitar. Harley Benton BM-75 Trans Red Deluxe Series - copy of Brian May's classic "Red Special" Sterling By MusicMan Valentine. Features a humbucker in neck & single coil in bridge position (inside a humbucker casing), 12dB “Push-Push” boost, roasted maple neck/fretboard, and locking tuning machines. I had a custom pickguard made for it.
Andrew White Freja 112BV - click for more photos Breedlove Stage Concert CE acoustic HarleyBenton RB-612 CS - click for more photos
Andrew White Freja 112BV acoustic with arm bevel, "crop circle" inlay and ARTEC EDGE Z pickups & electronics. Breedlove Stage Concert CE Sitka-Indian Rosewood acoustic with LR Baggs Stage Pro electronics. HarleyBenton RB-612 CS electric 12-string.
Xaviere DLX II Spalted Maple Carved Top Active Bass - click for more photos Vineyard JB-N Bass - click for more photos "Beatle" Bass copy - click for more photos
Xaviere DLX II bass, Spalted Maple body with a carved top and active electronics. A great bass for a very affordable price. Vineyard JB-N Jazz Bass copy. I picked this up just for fun. It's a cheap copy of a Hofner "Beatle" Bass by Rogue. It's great when I need to get a little McCartney out of my system.
Vineyard Classical Nylon-String w/Pickup - click for more photos Vineyard JC501CEQ/T Acoustic w/ EQ and Tuner - click for more photos "Beatle" Bass copy - click for more photos
This was a prototype nylon-string Classical guitar built for Vineyard, with a built-in pickup. Vineyard JC501CEQ/T acoustic guitar w/piezo pickup, EQ and tuner built-in, with both XLR and 1/4" output jacks. Rouge RLS1MBK Lap Steel, just to play around with.

 

 

I have 2 main amplifiers that I use:

a Dr. Z MAZ 18
This amp just sounds great, very flexible with lots of great tones.
Dr Z MAZ 18 Amp Dr Z MAZ 18 Amp
  It has a Dr. Z Brake-Lite attenuator installed.
DR Z MAZ 18 Amp DR Z MAZ 18 Amp
 
And a Supro 1699RH Statesman head with a 1790 Black Magick 12" cab.
Dr Z MAZ 18 Amp
 
I also own a Vox AC15 amp. I upgraded the tubes and put in a Celestion Blue speaker.
Also replaced the reverb tank.
Vox AC15 Amp Vox AC15 Amp
Vox AC15 Amp
 
For practice & jam sessions, I use a Boss Katana 50.  
Boss Katana 50 amplifier Boss Katana 50 amp
Boss Kataana 50 amp
 
And for acoustic gigs, I use a Fender Acoustasonic.  
Fender Acoustasonic amp Fender Acoustasonic amp
Fender Acoustasonic top

 


Here are some guitars I used to own, but no longer...

Reverend Avenger w/aluminum top and back - click for more photos Charvel Surfcaster -  click for more photos Orange Jackson Surfcaster - click for more photos
I had special ordered this Reverend Avenger with a "Ridged Aluminum" finish, maple neck & Sperzel locking tuners. A Charvel Surfcaster. With roller bridge & nut. Of all of the guitars I've sold, this is one I miss a lot. A Jackson Surfcaster with a cool transparent orange finish. I replaced the stock humbucker with a lipstick humbucker to bring back more of that classic Surfcaster tone. I also upgraded the tailpiece/bridge to a Wilkinson/Gotoh Adjustable model.
Washburn HB45WHK  - click for more photos Fender Telecaster 1957 Reissue Stratocaster - click for more photos
Washburn HB45WHK, Semi-hollowbody

Blue Paisley Fender Telecaster

1957 Reissue Fender Stratocaster in Shell Pink w/maple neck. Originally had a plain white pickguard w/cream pickups but I upgraded the pickups & put on this pearloid pickguard.
Danelectro 59DC Danelectro Bass Danelectro DC-3
Danelectro 59DC 6-string

Danelectro DC Bass

Danelectro DC3

Blue Star Psychocaster - click for more photos Fernandes Vertigo Vox teardrop copy
A Psychocaster from Blue Star, a small guitar-maker in Michigan, with a cool reflective top.

A Fernandes Vertigo. Always dug that Roadcone Orange color. An early-model Reverend Avenger
Custom-built Warmoth Telecaster - click for more photos Danelectro DC 12-String - click for more photos Danelectro 6/12 Doubleneck - click for more photos
This one I put together myself, using a Warmoth Telecaster body & neck. This one had a quilted maple top, some extra body contours for playing comfort, and a Fishman Piezo Bridge pickup. A Danelectro 12-String A Danelectro Doubleneck.
Fender Aerodyne Tele - click for more photos Electric Sitar - click for more photos Weissenborn copy - click for more photos
Fender Aerodyne Telecaster. Kind of a dissapointment, I didn't keep it for long. A Jerry Jones Electric Sitar copy with Red Crackle finish. Groovy! A Weissenborn copy from Vineyard Guitars.
Vox teardrop copy Gretsch Electromatic Double Jet - click for more photos Fender Nashville Telecaster - click for more photos
Phantom Guitarworks Vox teardrop copy

Reissue Gretsch Electromatic Double Jet. Chambered mahogany body, TV Jones-designed pickups, and Bigsby-licensed Vibrato tailpiece. Fender Nashville Telecaster, with a Strat pickup in the neck position.
ESP Clapton SG Copy - click for more photos Seafoam Green Eastwood Surfcaster - click for more photos Custom-built Warmoth Telecaster - click for more photos
A reproduction of Eric Clapton's famous SG. It is hand painted and does not have a clear coat. It was made to have the look and feel of Clapton's original hand-painted guitar. For more info on the original guitar, which was owned by Clapton and later by Todd Rundgren, click here. Another Surfcaster. This one was a recent reissue from Eastwood with a nice Seafoam Green finish. Custom Warmoth Telecaster w/Contoured Heel, Forearm and Tummy Contours; Schaller locking tuners; DiMarzio Twang King & GFS Lil Puncher XL pickups. I painted & finished this guitar myself.
Custom Warmoth Variax - click for more photos Breedlove CM - click for more photos Custom-built Tele-style - click for more photos
All the electronics from a Line 6 Variax in a custom Warmoth body (with pearloid top) and birds-eye maple neck with matching mother-of-pearl dot inlays. Graphite nut, Schaller locking tuners, contoured body-- all my favorites. Breedlove CM acoustic. The top was bordered in abalone with Bloodwood binding. The peghead and fingerboard were also Bloodwood, and the back & sides were striped Macassar Ebony. A beautiful guitar, sad to sell it but I needed the cash. This one was custom designed by hand-picking the body, neck, pickups, hardware, etc. from the best manufacturers in an attempt to build the ultimate guitar.
Italia Modena Sitar - click for more photos Ibanez Artist Yamaha Revstar
Italia Modena Electric Sitar Ibanez Artist Expressionist Series AR620 IV Revstar RS502T in Bowden Green
Fender American Elite Telecaster  - click for more photos DiPinto Belvedere Deluxe - click for more photos
2016 Fender American Elite Telecaster in Autumn Blaze Metallic finish DiPinto Belvedere Deluxe  
Vox Valvetronix Amp Vox AC30H2 Amp
Vox Valvetronix amp Vox Heritage Collection AC30H2 amp

 

Other guitars I've owned over the years include:
Gibson Firebird
Gibson SG Special 400
Gibson SG Custom
Fender Telecaster Custom (circa '73)
Fender 1979 "Antigua" Stratocaster
Fender James Burton Signature Telecaster
Fernandes "Bergundy Mist" Strat copy (this was my main guitar for almost 10 years)
Hamer green sunburst (one of the few I really regret selling)
Dean Bel-Air
Schecter Strat
Fender James Burton model Telecaster (different than the Signature model)
Alvarez-Yahiri double-neck acoustic
Ibanez Roadstar
Yamaha strat-style
Ibanez Lonestar
Ovation Celebrity acoustic
Kramer Ferringon acoustic/electric
Some kind of Kramer pointy-headstock thing (*what* was I thinking?)
Ibanez Flying V Bass
Peavey T-15 (probably the worst guitar I ever owned)
Washburn strat copy - I forget the model name
Ibanez Studio
Epiphone PeeWee Les Paul
A few Hondo II Cheapo models & a few no-names, way back when...

You can learn more about my band, Ten Story Love, on our website www.tenstorylove.com.