At the moment, I have 8 guitars.
1992 Les Paul Standard, in vintage sunburst. I changed the neck pickup around to make it look a little different. It also gives a slightly clearer bottom-end.
1988 Fender Strat Plus. I call it Mr.Blobby because of its shocking pink finish. I don't know how rare this colour is, but I've only ever seen one Fender guitar in this finish, and that was an old bass.
CMI Telecaster copy, c. 1980. This is all white - body and scratchplate. It may be a copy, but it's a good one, with a solid wood body and good pickups that don't squeal like a lot of non-Fender Teles'.
Yamaha APX4 electro-acoustic. This is also in vintage sunburst. It plays well and has come in very handy for certain gigs.
Hashimoto 12-string. Just a generic jumbo model. I don't play it much now.
M.I. Fender Jazz Bass copy. This is really a heap of junk, but it does to put down bass lines on my 4-track
Clarissa electro-acoustic. This is finished in silver, believe it or not. I bought it very cheaply, as it had a very high action which couldn't be taken down. I've tried to adjust it, but I can't get the trussrod to respond. So, I use it for slide guitar. It does very well for that.
Juan Teijeiro classical guitar. This is really very battered, but it sounds very good. I mainly use it for teaching classical guitar, but it's also the guitar I pick up the most for a "noodle".
I have 3 amps. My main one is a Marshall JCM900 6502 model. This is a 50W combo with 2X12 inch speakers. It's all-valve and can really push some air! I also have a little combo that a friend built for me to play my APX4 through. It runs on mains or batteries and has a built-in notch-filter to tune out feedback. The amp part is removeable and can be used as a pre-amp with my Marshall combo. My third amp is a 10W Ross practice combo, which I use for rehearsals, and for my students to play through.
I don't go much on effects these days. I just like the unadorned sound of a Fender or a Gibson through a good valve amp. However, I do have a small collection, including a wah-wah, digital delay, various overdrive pedals and a digital multi-effects unit.
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