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

"Unlike the 335, Gibson's 330 model is entirely hollow. It also boasts two fat P-90 pickups. This guitar replaced the 225 model, which they quit making when they brought this out," Porter explains. "I had Dean Parks play this one at a session and he left and went straight to Norm's [Rare Guitars] in L.A. and bought one straight away."