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

"This Paul Reed Smith Hollowbody Spruce guitar has more miles on it than most marathon runner's feet and it is by far my favorite guitar that I have ever owned or even had the pleasure of playing. It suits my playing style perfectly as it can do anything from crystal-clear sounding high gain all the way down the spectrum to great acoustic sounds via the onboard piezo system. My band Element plays covers from Metallica, O.A.R., Foo Fighters, Kid Rock, White Stripes, U2, Kings of Leon, Radiohead, etc., and I can't imagine ever owning a better #1 guitar. Plus, since I never, ever plan on selling it I put a Hawaiian state flag and a sweet tiki sticker on it as well to always remind me of my favorite place on Earth and also make this Hollowbody Spruce truly one of a kind. - Jay Bennett"