In our inaugural Show Us Your Gear Gallery, we feature the go-to instruments of our readers.

"My #1 guitar is a 2002 Gibson Les Paul Standard. It has a Gibson 498T in the bridge position and a Gibson Burstbucker V in the neck postion. I have upgraded the electronics with CTS pots and Hovland MusiCaps. The aluminum tailpiece is by Gotoh. This guitar has been my #1 since it was new. It is so easy to play and has a big, warm sound with presence and without being shrill. I always play my best when I play this guitar. "