Red Hot Chili Peppers 2012 Touring Gear
Josh Klinghoffer's Guitars
Josh uses a core of Strats, starting with Chad Smith's '63 Tobacco Sunburst used for older songs like "Higher Ground" and anything with a whammy bar. His main Strat is a black '66 with a '68 neck and he also uses a black 1974 hardtail Strat as his backup. He uses a Gretsch White Penguin for Californication-era songs as a tip-of-the-hat to Frusciante, an early-70s Gibson ES-335 for "Universally Speaking" and a Neil Young song, a '67 Telecaster that was a gift from Frusciante long ago, a '64 custom-color Fender Jaguar used for lighter songs, a 12-string Gibson Firebird with some modifications to the pickguard and switching, a Fender Coronado 12-string in burnt orange (dropped a half step for "Breaking the Girl"), and a "Fools Telemaster" relic'd Tele/Jazzmaster hybrid.