Guitars of the Stars, Volume 1
Gov’t Mule’s Warren Haynes
Haynes brought along a bevy of Gibson guitars (14!) for the summer 2010 Gov’t Mule shows. His main guitar on the road is a Gibson Les Paul Inspired By Warren Haynes nicknamed Chester (top). He also plays a P-90 equipped version of that guitar, along with two Firebirds, a Gordy Johnson SG with P-90s, a few Les Pauls in alternate tunings (pictured), and a pair of ES-335s (pictured). Haynes’ main recording guitar is a 1961 Gibson ES-335, but the band tours with a copy of that guitar (red ES-335) and a blonde ’59 reissue ES-335 with Burstbucker pickups that he also uses with the Allman Brothers. The rarest guitar Haynes tours with is a 12-string Les Paul (not pictured) that’s one of only two in the world.