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

7-String Fan-Fret Novax Guitar
"The semi-hollowbody body is crafted of mahogany, with a fully chambered interior, and highly figured walnut top, vertical grain maple neck with 1 15/16"" nut width, bound osage orange fretboard with green abalone dot inlay, 22 jumbo frets and Bartolini ""soapbar"" humbucking pickup with volume and tone. It allows me to play bass and guitar at the same time. - Bob Burnett"

The shredmeister recounts how Vai's vocal-like delivery drew her in, while his use of groovy odd time signatures and pinch harmonics still pervade her rockin' repertoire.

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See a sampling of picks used by famous guitarists over the years.

Marty Stuart

Submit your own artist pick collections to rebecca@premierguitar.com for inclusion in a future gallery.

How does a legacy artist stay on top of his game? The pianist, hit singer-songwriter, producer, and composer talks about the importance of musical growth and positive affirmation; his love for angular melodicism; playing jazz, pop, classical, bluegrass, jam, and soundtrack music; and collaborating with his favorite guitarists, including Pat Metheny and Jerry Garcia.

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