Strats with presto-chango pickguards power folk and flamenco flourishes mingled with kerranging rock and Melvins-esque metal.

Antonio’s first guitar was this 1983 Gibson Challenger I, bought brand new by his dad. He played it almost exclusively through Totimoshi’s five albums starting with 1999’s S/T and ending with 2011’s Avenger. The simple, student-minded, bolt-on-neck guitar came with tinny-sounding ceramic pickups, so he fixed that by slipping in some super-hot passive Lace Drop & Gains (13.5k in neck; 24k in bridge) designed for dropped tunings, because all Totimoshi songs used E-B-E-B-E-B.


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