Regrettably, some instruments are no longer with me, having either been lost, sold, or broken, and therefore will not be pictured here. Most of these guitars are my own builds, starting with the single pick-up green strat which I made out of a cheeseboard, using minimal tools. Can I honestly say that I love them all equally? Of course not, but they all have a place when that particular sound is needed in the studio. As far as my absolute favorites are concerned, it depends on the mood, but I generally gravitate towards a dozen of them, ranging from Strats to Teles via a couple of hollows, semi-hollows, and Gibson solid body types.
1 - FV J-Custom 2: Honduras mahogany body and neck, Indian rosewood fretboard, Rio Grande pick-ups.
2 - FV J-Custom 1: sapele body with bubinga top, Honduran mahogany neck, Indian rosewood fretbboard, Dominger pick-up.
3 - FV J-Standard 1: Honduras mahogany body and neck, Indian rosewood fretboard, Dominger pick-up.
4 - FV J-Standard 1: Honduras mahogany body and neck, Indian rosewood fretboard, Lollar pick-up.
5 - FV ST: Pacific maple body, cocobolo neck, Indian rosewood fretboard, Dominger pick-ups.
6 - 1967 Univox Custom hollow body built by Matsumoku, hand-wound ZR P-90s.
7 - 1973 Epiphone EA 250 Riviera built by Matsumoku, Dominger custom-wound humbuckers.
8 - 1979 Fender Stratocaster with Paul C's vibrato.
9 - FV Antares: alder body with Congolese bubinga top, Honduras mahogany neck, Indian rosewood fretboard, Golden Age Parsons Street pick-up.
10 - 1968 Aria Diamond built by Matsumoku. Matsumoku single coil pick-ups.
11 - 1966 Audition built by Sakai, hand-wound ZR P-90.
12 - FV S-type: Pacific maple body, flamed maple neck with Indian rosewood fretboard, Wilkinson vibrato with brass block, Dominger pick-ups.
13 - FV S-type (second guitar ever built): alder body with figured maple top, padauk neck with ebony fretboard, Dominger and DiMarzio pick-ups, Fender vibrato.
14 - FV T-type: basswood body, maple neck and fretboard, Seymour Duncan pick-ups.
15 - FJ Coyote S-type: Pacific maple body, flamed maple neck with Indian rosewood fretboard, Wilkinson vibrato, Dominger pick-ups.
16 - FV S-type: Honduras mahogany body, figured maple neck with Indan rosewood fretboard, Fender USA Deluxe wired pickguard.
17 - FJ Coyote T-type: Pacific maple body, maple neck, Dominger low-wind humbucker and Fender Baja single coil pick-ups.
18 - FV S-type: Honduras mahogany body, birds-eye maple neck and fingerboard, Suhr Michael Landau pick-ups, Fender vibrato.
19 - FJ Coyote T-type: ash body, flamed maple neck, Indian rosewood fretboard, Wilkinson compensated bridge, Fender Nocaster pick-ups.
20 - FV ST-type. Honduras mahogany body, English walnut neck, Indian rosewood fingerboard, Wilkinson USA vibrato, Carvin wired pickguard.
21 - FV S-type: basswood body, maple neck with ebony fingerboard, Fender vibrato with Callaghan block and saddles, Fender noiseless pick-ups, Roland hex pick-up.
22 - FV T-type: black limba body, maple neck with Indian rosewood fretboard, Dominger pick-ups.
23 - FV T-type: poplar body, flamed maple neck with scallopped fingerboard, Dominger pick-ups, Super V Bladerunner vibrato.
24 - FV S-type (first guitar ever made): laminated maple body (cheese board,) figured maple neck with maple fingerboard, Golden Age pick-up. This instrument went through many incarnations. Sounds fabulous!
25 - Partscaster: Kramer body, FV figured maple neck with Indian rosewood fingerboard, Wilkinson by Gotoh vibrato, DiMarzio Super Distorsion, Pacer, and Tracker pick-ups.
26 - 1973 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe with Gibson Burstbucker 1 & 2 pick-ups.
27 - 1985 Peavey Foundation bass.
28 - 2003 Epiphone ES 335 built by Peerless (Korea,) Gibson Burstbucker 2 & 3 pick-ups.
29 - 2003 Epiphone Casino built by Peerless, Dominger P-90 pick-ups.
30 - 2003 Epiphone ES 335 Dot Deluxe built by Saein (Korea,) Gibson Burstbucker 1 & 2 pick-ups.
31 - 1997 Epiphone Sheraton built by Peerless, Gibson 57 Classic pick-ups.
32 - 1968 Kay/Valco, built in the U.S. from imported parts, likely for the Gambles store chain under the Coronado moniker. Pick-ups and vibrato are similar to those featured on Teisco/Kawai instruments. Very rare.
33 - 1996 Epiphone Casino built by Peerless, Lollar pick-ups.
34 - 2004 Ovation LX, built in Connecticut.
35 - 1971 Kohno #10 classical guitar. Exceptional instrument!
36 - FJ Coyote S-type: African mahogany body, figured maple neck, Fender vibrato, Suhr Michael Landau pick-ups.
37 - 1969 Apollo Custom Six, built by Fujigen Gakki (Greco, Ibanez,) Gibson 57 Classic pickups.
38 - 1968 Domino, built by Matsumoku, unknown sweet-sounding P90s.
39 - 1966 Univox Custom, built by Matsumoku, Custom-wound ZR P90 bridge (11.5K, alnico 5,) JVC single coil at the neck (7.2K, alnico 5.)