PG's Shawn Hammond is on location in Anaheim, California, at the 2013 NAMM Show where he visits the Guild Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of their newest electric guitars -- S-100 Polara, Starfire IV, X-175B Manhattan, & A-150B Savoy.



PG's Shawn Hammond is on location in Anaheim, California, at the 2013 NAMM Show where he visits the Guild Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of their newest electric guitars -- S-100 Polara, Starfire IV, X-175B Manhattan, & A-150B Savoy.

Michael Majett typically wields this Nate Mendal signature P bass or an eye-catching orange Jaguar.

Nashville’s Michael Majett uses two amps—an Ampeg B-15N and a Markbass TTE 500—to go deep and low.

When we spoke, bassist Michael Majett had just checked off an item on his bucket list: playing the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. For Majett, the headlining set with the War and Treaty at the festival’s Blues Stage wasn’t just a gig. It was a way to connect with the history of the festival and what it represents: the deep legacy of American music and culture that’s synonymous with the Crescent City, and especially the Black heritage that birthed rock ’n’ roll, blues, jazz, and R&B, plus some of the world’s tastiest cuisine.

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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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