As with many musicians, the list of equipment is ever evolving. As we discover new and fun things, we add to our family.
Chapman Guitars is currently building my British Standard Custom. In the meantime, I'm playing my Charvel Guthrie Govan signature guitars most of the time.
Every Guitarist needs the big 3! A Strat, a Tele and a Les Paul! I have a Fender Richie Kotzen Strat which I purchased new from a shop in Holland since they aren't sold here in the states. I love it! I also have a Richie Kotzen Tele. I admit to fanboying out here, but as long as I was in the market for a strat and a tele and I wanted 22 jumbo frets and 12" radius maple fingerboards, it allowed me to do it justly! I occasionally have my brother's early 70s Les Paul Custom at my disposal. I'm keeping my eye out for my own, but I'll likely go with a Boutique builder's version instead.
I have an original Ibanez RG570 I've had for 20 years that just sounds killer and plays better than just about anything. It's almost ridiculous.
I have a Line 6 Variax which allows me to emulate a plethora of guitars and other stringed instruments which comes in handy when covering multiple instrument parts in a live or recording situation. In conjunction with the Live 6 Helix, it's quite an astounding rig!
My first "keeper" electric guitar was a 1985(?) Aria Pro II Cardinal hard tail. (The first real electric guitar I owned that I liked. I got it in 1988. It was stolen this past year where it was being stored in New Milford, CT. I have a pic in the gallery of a similar guitar. Keep your eyes peeled. I'd like it back)
Breedlove Acoustic/Electric guitar for the appropriate acoustic sessions/gigs
Ibanez BTB675M 5 string
Lots of Victory Amplification!
Victory V30 The Countess
Victory V40 The Duchess
Victory VX The Kraken
Victory RK50 Richie Kotzen Signature Amp. This was NOT simply a fanboy purchase. Although I was elated he went with Victory for his signature. His Cornford signature amp was astonishing. So I was waiting for a new signature from whoever he went with. I was ecstatic it happened to be Victory!
Matching 1x12 and 2x12 cabs for each.
Line 6 Helix
2 Laney IRT-X powered FRFR cabs
Peavey E208 Acoustic Combo
So many pedals...
*Home Recording is done on Apple Logic Pro X and Pro Tools. I can accommodate quite a bit at home with the tools I have at my disposal.