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

"My #1 guitar is a Wasson guitar, Serial #1. I built it myself, by hand, from scratch, starting from chunks of select mahogany and quartersawn hard curly maple. I didn't even know how to play guitar when I built #1.I learned how to play on it and it is still my #1 guitar four years later. I have gone on to build custom hand made electric guitars for great musicians, including Felicia Collins of the CBS Orchestra, Late Show with David Letterman. But #1 will always be my #1 because it has soul and holds a special place in my heart. It features a solid mahogany body with red transparent laquer, solid hard flame maple 25.5"" scale neck with satin finish and graphite nut, 22 stainless steel frets, and ebony fretboard with Abalone dots. The pickups are a Seymour Duncan Jazz and JB with a 5-way switch, and the hardware is a Hipshot hardtail bridge and Sperzel locking tuners. - Kevin Wasson "