Porter muses over the highlights of his vast collection used on records by everyone from B.B. King to Eric Clapton to the Smiths.

"This pale Telecaster's neck was carved from the same piece of rosewood as Porter's perfect Strat. This guitar, like most of my Fenders, uses 6105 frets," says Porter. "They are not wider but slightly higher than regular Fender frets. If you want to bend strings and stay in tune, 6105s are the ones to use."