Fender Eric Clapton Strat
■ My absolute no.1 guitar.
■ Since getting this in 2009, it instantly became my most used guitar on all my gigs, sessions and lessons.
■ Quite simply the best guitar Fender make. The midboost circuitry and TBX tone circuits, along with the satin finished neck, the neck tilt adjustment, and gorgeous Fender contours.
■ I'd have 100 of them if I could, all in the same creamy colour!
■ Fitted with Highwood saddles, and Callaham bridge screws.
GIbson Les Paul Classic
■ 2002 Gibson Les Paul.
Fitted with Seymour Duncan Signature 'Slash' Zebra pickups.
■ Fitted with Woman Tone & Jensen OIP caps, and 500k pots.
■ A great sounding guitar. Used for all my Thin Lizzy, Gary Moore, Free and Guns and Roses cover tracks.
Custom Ibanez Jem
■ Built from a Nate Perle Swirl Maple Body, and an RG750 Wizard II neck in 2011.
■ Pickups are DiMarzio PAF Pro's and a JEM single coil. 250k pots, and an original Edge trem.
■ I use this for all of my widdly widdly guitar solos, and instrumental album releases. It has a great tone.
Burns Brian May
■ This guitar was purchased for a recording session where I had to recreate a number of Queen tracks for a production house. It's completely stock.
■ I even use sixpence pieces just like Mr.May himself.
■ One of my best purchases ever.
■ Used throughout my Black Sabbath tribute band days, this guitar is now my go to guitar for all things Cream and AC/DC as well as the odd Sabbath tune.
■ It's completely stock, sounds great. On the day I tried out several for the neck/body weight distirbution. This one came out tops.
■ I have plans to change the electrics and pickups, but for now, a great guitar.
Fender Gilmour Replica
■ This started life as a mid-80's strat 'Silver Series'... I Replaced the broken neck with a Fender 50's vintage neck.
■ The usual Duncan Little 59's, in Bridge and Neck positions.
■ Callaham bridge trem screws and a custom engraved Jimi Hendrix neck plate seal the deal.
Fender 'Ouija' Custom
■ Fender Mexican 1991 Strat.
■ Modded with Seymour Duncan Little '59's
■ Custom mirror plate, and fitted with a Wudtone trem system. The Wudtone trem upgrade has transformed this guitar, tuning stability is amazing, and the tone and sustain is improved. I can recommend these trems!
■ A custom OUIJA neck plate fitted along with Fender locking tuners and a well cut graphite nut.
Fender 'Milkybar' Strat
■ Bought back in 2010, this guitar rarely comes out to play, but plays a crucial role in my session work here at my home studio.
■ Strings are fitted with DR Neon's (Pink or Orange!) along with a custom engraved Jimi Hendrix neck plate.
■ Pickups are a Little 59' in the Neck, and a Hot Rails in the Bridge.
■ Stock 250k pots and Locking Tuner Machine Heads complete the package on this creamy, dreamy sounding lush guitar.
■ An old Ibanez RG, reverse headstock, with a brand new OFR (Original Floyd Rose)
■ Pickups are stock (for now) but the biggest improvement in tone, was replacing the trem system and electronics.
■ This guitar stays permanently tuned to Drop D tuning for any heavier guitar work that may be needed.
■ A great guitar, it has had numerous setups and tweaks done to it.
Peavey Wolfgang QT Special
■ Bought in around 2003 sometime, I spent a whole afternoon with the cheap version and the USA model, and by the end of it, couldn't tell much of a difference.
■ Not only is it a great playing guitar, but the pickups sound really good, and it has a great playing neck.
■ Other Instruments...
Bass guitars, Acoustic & Classical guitars, and more...
Fender Jazz Bass
■ This was bought around 2014 mainly to teach my bass students, and for recording work.
■ It's completely stock, sounds great, it's a squier series model, so nothing too outrageous here!
Steel String Acoustic Guitar.
■ This has had a Fishman Pickup fitted to it, new machineheads, new nut, and a new bridge saddle.
■ It's a basic no name generic acoustic, as I am not that keen on acoustics, but, as a session musician, they are a necessary evil, and I have to have at least one for recording rhythm guitar tracks.
Admira Classical/Spanish Guitar
■ I've had this for about 25 years now and in that time, it's had new bridges, machine heads and various nut changes. I keep the action low and the strings fresh.
■ Used mainly for Classical playing, or for when I need something different on my sessions.