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

Hand-built Chestnut Tele-Style
"My #1 guitar is a hand-built Telecaster made from a 160-year-old piece of worm-eaten chestnut taken from a friends house during a renovation. It has rosewood fingerboard, maple neck, cocobolo binding, and Jason Lollar pickups (mini-humbucker and reproduction Supro lapsteel). What makes this my favorite is the clean look and warm tone from the Lollars. - Shane Kramer"
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Intermediate

Intermediate

  • Demonstrate a variety of drone guitar techniques and approaches.
  • Examine drone points of reference from an array of genres.
  • Learn how to use standard, drop D, and uncommon alternate tunings in drone contexts.

Playing a melody or solo with a “drone” means playing over just one note or, in some instances, one chord. Besides playing without any harmonic accompaniment, it is about as simple a concept as one can image, which also means the possibilities are endless. We’ll look at ways to use drones in a variety of contexts, from ancient to contemporary, blues to metal, traditional to experimental.

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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.

The latest in EHX's 9 Series is designed to turn guitar tone into a string ensemble synthesizer.

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