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

Custom-Builder Tele-Style Broadcaster
"This custom built guitar features a butterscotch Fender HotRod 52 Tele body, Warmoth Pro neck, Joe Barden compensated bridge, and Gotoh locking vintage tuners. The pickups are Fender American 52 Reissue neck and bridge pickup, with a modified and hidden Fender American '57 Reissue middle pickup. The electronics are a prototype Turnstyle switch (Strat, Tele, Tele Thinline Wide-Range humbuckers, P-90, PAF, Dot 332 PAF, Casino P-90 and Rickenbacker 330 tones). It also features built-in compressor and boost, a 5-way pickup selector switch, Volume and Tone. - Michael Franklin"

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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