My Collings here is what I used for the majority of the 6 string acoustic guitar parts on the project - a great instrument. Collings guitars, made in Austin, Texas, make steel string acoustic guitars that are as fine as any you will see.
Dean Markley acoustic guitar
This is an instrument I jammed with at Dean Markley’s house one night, and I liked it so much I talked him into selling it to me. I remember in particular using this for the 6 string acoustic part on Stealin’.
I have a number of Dobros - this one is a Phil Leadbetter model Dobro, very nice, and I used this for the Dobro parts on Chicken Butt. Phil has won the International Bluegrass Music Association’s “Dobro Player Of The Year” award twice, and his work has also been Grammy nominated. An interesting side note - it is the only guitar being made as of 2017 which bears the name "Dobro".
Martin Grand J12 40E Special (12 string guitar)
A really great 12 string - wonderful sound, easy on the fingers. I used this on the walk-down descending lines in Harvest.
National Style O Resonator Guitar
Gotta love the sound of the metal body resonator instruments. The slide guitar work on Goin’ To The Country was played on this beautiful instrument.
Perez Classical Guitar
Used on the intro melodic guitar work on the Alex version of Mr. Moon. This is a really fine instrument, made in Alicante, Spain.
Wechter High String Guitar
My good friend Hank Linderman, whom I met as Timothy B. Schmit’s musical director when I was part of a band backing Timothy up for a benefit concert, called me one day and told me about a special sale of these Wechter high string guitars going on at McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica. It’s the only guitar I know of specifically manufactured to be a “high string” or Nashville tuned guitar - usually you have to modify a regular 6 string acoustic guitar to make it a proper “high string” guitar. High string guitars are essentially strung to be tuned like the high strings only of a 12 string guitar, with the lower four strings an octave higher than a normal 6 string guitar - this is what gives them their unique sound. After meeting up with Hank and going to McCabe’s to check it out, I bought this guitar and used this for the chimey sounding chordal parts on Stealin’ - very happy with how it worked on this song.