I used this mandolin for all the mandolin parts - Fourty Niner, Love Is Gone, Harvest, etc., and this is my go-to mandolin.
Epiphone Emperor Swingster Royale
I used this for the Merle Travis style picking in the yodeling section of Chicken Butt… thanks go to Ron “Bear” Jones and Epiphone for gifting me this very cool guitar.
There’s a reason why I never sell or get rid of any instruments - it’s because I had a Gretsch Jet when I was very young and regretted having let it go. I acquired this one a while back because I missed that sound. I used this for the lead guitar on the Alex version of Mr. Moon… it has a very unique sound. George Harrison used to play one of these.
Lindert Baritone Guitar
This is the best baritone guitar I’ve ever had. I used it to reinforce the bass lines on Mitch’s Tune - thanks to Charles Lindert…
Larry Porgreba, an artist and rather eclectic guitar maker from Montana, made this one-of-a-kind guitar. This is another instrument that Fred Walecki turned me on to - its hollow body and oddball pickups give this one-of-a-kind instrument a one-of-a-kind sound. It’s tuned three half steps below standard guitar tuning - I used this for the main guitar part on Go Raise Hell Up In Heaven. It inspired me to play a non-repetitive stream of conciousness style - kind of like what I used to do as a youth in Clover…